New Japan Pro Wrestling crowned a new IWGP World Heavyweight Champion during today’s NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 16 Day 1 event at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan as Kazuchika Okada defeated Shingo Takagi to become the new Champion.

Okada’s victory brings an end to Shingo Takagi’s 211-day reign as the Champion.

Okada will put the title on the line as part of the Day 2 event tomorrow at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan against Will Ospreay.