Kota Ibushi made a request to New Japan Pro Wrestling management at a press conference recently. The winner of the G1 Climax 29 stated that he would like to challenge for the IWGP Intercontinental title and the IWGP Heavyweight title at Wrestle Kingdom this year. Wrestle Kingdom will be a 2-night event this year, with shows in the Tokyo Dome booked for both January 4th and 5th.
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Kota Ibushi Wins G1 Climax 29, Requests To Challenge For Two Titles
Kota Ibushi’s statement to NJPW can be read below:
‘Of course I accept and will use this contract. But I have one proposal. We have events in the Tokyo Dome on January 4 and 5, but I still have an attachment to the IWGP Intercontinental Championship. How about, if I win the Heavyweight Championship on January 4 and then challenge for the Intercontinental Championship on January 5? Whoever it may be. I will of course defend this right to challenge against KENTA and EVIL who beat me during the G1. That’s it, that’s my suggestion.’
The rest of NJPW’s interview with Ibushi can be read here.