G1 winner Kota Ibushi is looking redemption at Wrestle Kingdom. Last year, he failed to wrest the IWGP Heavyweight Championship from Kazuchika Okada. This year, he vows he won’t make the same mistake again.
‘I want to make something clear. Last year in this press conference I said I wanted to become the first double IWGP Champion. This year I want to take those belts from Tetsuya Naito but it has to be Naito. Nobody else. So, make sure you keep those titles,” warned Ibushi at today’s media event.
Long before Wrestle Kingdom rolls around though Ibushi must defend his contract against Jay White at Power Struggle.
“I’m fine with (facing him) any time. I have respect for him as a pro-wrestler. I do. So any time he wants to do it, that’s fine,” said Ibushi.
NJPW also revealed the rest of the line-up for Power Struggle on November 7th.
The main event will be Tetsuya Naito putting both the IWGP Heavyweight Championship and the IWGP Intercontinental Championship against EVIL.
The rest of the card is as follows:
Kota Ibushi vs Jay White (Double IWGP Right to Challenge Contract Match)
KENTA vs Hiroshi Tanahashi (IWGP US Heavyweight Championship Right to Challenge Contract Match)
Kazuchika Okada vs Great-O-Khan
Minoru Suzuki vs Shingo Takagi (NEVER Openweight Championship Match)
Toru Yano vs Zack Sabre Jr. (Provisional KOPW 2020 Match)