Here are my "worst case" scenario's, that if happen, would make NJPW's Wrestle Kingdom 12 a complete failure!
Wrestle Kingdom 12 worst case scenario's-
Roppongi 3K (SHO & YOH) vs. The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson) (IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship)
Worst Case: The Young Bucks win. This match is where a torch has to be passed. We have to see RPG Vice 3K billed as the new big thing in the Jr tag division. If not, what's the point?
Bullet Club (Bad Luck Fale, Tama Tonga, & Tanga Loa) (c) vs. Chaos (Beretta, Tomohiro Ishii, & Toru Yano) vs. Michael Elgin & War Machine (Hanson & Ray Rowe) vs. Suzuki-gun (Taichi, Takashi Iizuka, & Zack Sabre, Jr.) vs. Taguchi Japan (Juice Robinson, Ryusuke Taguchi, & Togi Makabe) (NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championship Gauntlet Match)
Worst Case: Chaos wins when Yano nut shots everyone they face on the way to victory. It'll be bad enough if they win one phase of this "gauntlet" that way. Chaos should be eliminated first with Yano getting pinned.
Cody Rhodes vs. Kota Ibushi-
Worst Case- Omega comes out to save Ibushi from defeat, and they embrace after. Second worse case, Cody wins due to Brandy getting involved, third worse case, they try and make it look like Cody can even compete with Ibushi. Ibushi should go over big here, and Omega should be nowhere to be found unless it sets up splitting The Elite from BC!
Killer Elite Squad (Davey Boy Smith, Jr. & Lance Archer) vs. Los Ingobernables de Japon (EVIL & SANADA) (IWGP Tag Team Championship)
Worst case- Tons of SG and LIJ interference Which I highly suspect. I want this to be a completely CLEAN 2 on 2 match up with a clear winner!
Hirooki Goto vs. Minoru Suzuki (c) (NEVER Openweight Championship Hair vs. Hair Match)
Worst Case- Actually, with SG being banned from ringside, this may be one of the best matches on the card. The worst case is Suzuki losing, because he's already practically bald. What would he lose here other than the title, which is all this match should be about anyways. Goto should lose here, get his head shaved, and turn into a completely different worker, even possibly joining SG!
Hiromu Takahashi vs. KUSHIDA vs. Marty Scurll vs. Will Ospreay (IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship)
Worst case- Worst case is already happening...a 4 way match for a title in New freaking Japan. I'm sorry, but watching 2 of these guys lay around outside the ring most of this match will suck. Multi-man matches for single titles SUCK! KUSHIDA should win and bring prestige back to this title.
Hiroshi Tanahashi (c) vs. “Switchblade” Jay White (IWGP Intercontinental Championship)
Worst case- Tanahashi retains, if he does, I don't see the point of the match. Just to make Jay look strong? Egh....Jay should destroy the ACE and show he means serious, serious, business and that he's a major part of NJPW's future.
Chris Jericho vs. Kenny Omega (IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship No Disqualification Match)
Worst Case- Ibushi runs in to save his lover from defeat as the commentators go on and on about how special that is. Second worst thing, this is a typical WWE style hardcore match with multiple BC members getting involved, especially the Bucks. This match can't possibly live up to the hype, especially with the no DQ stip being added. I'd have Jericho win and take the title to WWE where it belongs, then Kenny can sign there for the rematch.
Kazuchika Okada (c) vs. Tetsuya Naito (IWGP Heavyweight Championship)
Worst case- LIJ help Naito win the title. If Naito goes over here he needs to go over clean. If that's not going to happen, Okada should win and hold the belt for at least another year.
I am a fan of NJPW but they've been Westernizing the company like crazy as of late. I doubt this all happens, in fact I suspect most will not happen, but even if some of these things happen it's a blow to New Japan for me. I want and need New Japan to be better than all of these scenarios. Not some of them, all of them. I'll be watching on January 4th. Will I watch much after that? Well, it all depends on how many of these scenarios actually occur on this card.