ABC Comedy Features Reference to NJPW, Okada Responds

ABC Comedy Features Reference to NJPW, Okada Responds

Tonight’s episode of “Blackish” on ABC featured a reference to New Japan Pro Wrestling.

This week’s episode of the ABC comedy included a scene where the father of the Johnson family discovered a hole in the wall and when he asked his sons, Junior and Jack, what happened, Junior said they were trying to recreate “the classic Wrestle Kingdom Okada vs. Tanahashi match.” Junior said he went for the Rainmaker and accidentally threw his brother into the wall.

Kazuchika Okada re-tweeted the clip from the show and thanked the show for the mention.

“Thanks for the shout out @blackishabc,” Okada wrote.

Okada vs. current IWGP Heavyweight Champion Hiroshi Tanahashi worked the main event of Wrestle Kingdom 7 in 2013, with Tanahashi winning to retain, and then again at Wrestle Kingdom 10 in 2016, with Okada winning to retain.

You can see the clip below, along with Okada’s tweet:

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