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Top 25 New Japan Pro Wrestling Matches | According to Cagematch

Updated: Jan 21, 2023

This article was a joy to put together. 2012-2020 New Japan Pro Wrestling is, in my opinion, the best period of professional wrestling ever. Below you will find the highest rated 25 matches on Cagematch from New Japan.


There are three MVPs of this era according to Cagematch ratings, arguably four. Here are the totals for the wrestlers that appear on the list more than once:

Okada - 12

Omega - 8

Tanahashi - 7

Ibushi - 5

Naito - 3

Ishii - 3

Ospreay - 2

Shibata - 2

Nakamura - 2



#1 - Kenny Omega vs Kazuchika Okada - Wrestle Kingdom 11

Cagematch - 9.81

WON - 6*

GRAPPL - 4.88



#2 Kenny Omega vs Kazuchika Okada - Dominion 2018

Cagematch - 9.8

WON - 7*

GRAPPL - 4.89



#3 - Katsuyori Shibata vs Kazuchika Okada - Sakura Genesis 2017

Cagematch - 9.8

WON - 5*

GRAPPL - 4.88



#4 - Kota Ibushi vs Hiroshi Tanahashi - G1 Climax 28

Cagematch - 9.79

WON - 5.75*

GRAPPL - 4.86



#5 - Kenny Omega vs Tetsuya Naito - G1 Climax 27

Cagematch - 9.77

WON - 5.75*

GRAPPL - 4.88



#6 - Kenny Omega vs Tetsuya Naito - G1 Climax 26

Cagematch - 9.77

WON - 5*

GRAPPL - 4.87



#7 - Kazuchika Okada vs Hiroshi Tanahashi - Wrestle Kingdom 10

Cagematch - 9.74

WON - 5*

GRAPPL - 4.85



#8 - Kazuchika Okada vs Hiroshi Tanahashi - Invasion Attack 2013

Cagematch - 9.74

WON - 5*

GRAPPL - 4.85



#9 - Kenny Omega vs Kazuchika Okada - Dominion 2017

Cagematch - 9.74

WON - 6*

GRAPPL - 4.88



#10 - Kazuchika Okada vs Hiroshi Tanahashi - King of Pro Wrestling 2013

Cagematch - 9.73

WON - 5*

GRAPPL - 4.81



#11 - Kota Ibushi vs Shinsuke Nakamura - Wrestle Kingdom 9

Cagematch - 9.71

WON - 5*

GRAPPL - 4.84



#12 - Kenny Omega vs Tomohiro Ishii - G1 Climax 28

Cagematch - 9.71

WON - 5.5*

GRAPPL - 4.84



#13 - Will Ospreay vs Shingo Takagi - BOSJ 2019

Cagematch - 9.7

WON - 5.75*

GRAPPL - 4.86



#14 - Kenny Omega vs Kazuchika Okada - G1 Climax 27

Cagematch - 9.69

WON - 6.25*

GRAPPL - 4.86



#15 - Hiroshi Tanahashi vs Shinsuke Nakamura - G1 Climax 25

Cagematch - 9.64

WON - 5*

GRAPPL - 4.8



#16 - Hiroshi Tanahashi vs Minoru Suzuki - King of Pro Wrestling 2012

Cagematch - 9.63

WON - 5*

GRAPPL - N/A



#17 - Kazuchika Okada vs Tetsuya Naito - Wrestle Kingdom 14

Cagematch - 9.62

WON - 5*

GRAPPL - 4.84



#18 - Kazuchika Okada vs Hiroshi Tanahashi - Wrestle Kingdom 9

Cagematch - 9.62

WON - 4.75*

GRAPPL - 4.79



#19 - Hiromu Takahashi vs Taiji Ishimori - BOSJ 2018

Cagematch - 9.61

WON - 5.5*

GRAPPL - 4.83



#20 - Kazuchika Okada vs Kota Ibushi - Wrestle Kingdom 14

Cagematch - 9.6

WON - 5.5*

GRAPPL - 4.84



#21 - Kazuchika Okada vs Will Ospreay - G1 Climax 32

Cagematch - 9.59

WON - 5.75*

GRAPPL - 4.8



#22 - Katsuyori Shibata vs Tomohiro Ishii - G1 Climax 23

Cagematch - 9.59

WON - 5*

GRAPPL - N/R



#23 - Kenny Omega vs Kota Ibushi - G1 Climax 28

Cagematch - 9.58

WON - 5.5*

GRAPPL - 4.71


#24 - Kota Ibushi vs Tomohiro Ishii - G1 Climax 28

Cagematch - 9.58

WON - 4.75*

GRAPPL - 4.77



#25 - KUSHIDA vs Kyle O'Reilly - BOSJ 2015

Cagematch - 9.58

WON - 4.75*

GRAPPL - 4.66

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