70. Cody Rhodes vs Kota Ibushi (NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 12)

After watching Kota Ibushi vs Cody Rhodes at NJPW Wrestling Dontaku 2018, I was left disappointed. However, that was a rematch from their first singles bout together at NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 12. Thankfully, their first bout is much better. Leaner, better paced and just more entertaining all-round, it proved that their rematch was just an aberration.

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69. Cody Rhodes vs Kota Ibushi (NJPW Wrestling Dontaku 2018)

Did you know that Cody Rhodes has fought in NJPW? You probably did, but I didn’t! So, after seeing his already legendary performance at WWE Hell in a Cell 2022, I searched his name in NJPW World (search just ‘Cody’ by the way, not ‘Cody Rhodes.’ Nothing comes up for Cody Rhodes). I was greeted with a plethora of matches, and more than a few caught my eye. But there was one I could not resist: Cody Rhodes vs Kota Ibushi frim NJPW Wrestling Dontaku 2018. Unfortunately, I was left a little disappointed.

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