A thrown together team of Captain New Japan, Yoshitatsu, and Makabe will do their best, but The Bullet Club should win this one. We really need to see Page shine here, since he is new to BC and Japan.
Team Chaos vs Los Ingobernables de Japan should be a barn burner. Ishii having just lost the ROH TV title to Bobby Fish will be angry, but I look for Sanada and Bushi to do any and everything they can to win here, and get the job done when Sanada pins Hashi
No title in all of wrestling gets swapped around like the IWGP Junior tag titles do. Many fans complain about this, but I see it as proof that there is no greater competition in all of wrestling than there is in the NJPW Junior division. I'd like to see the Young Bucks get the belts again to keep the swapping alive!
The IWGP tag division really needs freshened up, and bringing in The Brisco Brothers to do that is a smart move. In fact, bringing in a few ROH teams would be a very smart move. However, I feel the G.O.D. need to be pushed harder, and further, and why not keep Bullet Club on top? Should be an amazing match!
This has been a very enjoyable feud between two amazing wrestlers. I want to see this continue, and to do that I feel that you've got to give Evil the win again. You need to make Evil the thorn in Goto's side, the "bad guy" that keeps cheating to win, and have Goto chase him around to prove he is the better man. I suspect Goto wins here, and if so, I don't see how you continue this feud.
Nagata got the upset win for the title a little while back, and has had a nice little run. Kyle O'Reilly recently said that he wanted to move up into the heavyweight division, so if for no other reason, I'd put the title back on Shibata so he could be challenged by O'Reilly for the title. Both of these guys will kill each other, as usual, and make for one of the best matches on the card!
I don't remember the last time I saw a wrestler pushed like Ospreay has been pushed since signing with NJPW. He won The Best of the Super Juniors tournament, the youngest winner ever, and now earned this shot against one of the best wrestlers in the world today in KUSHIDA. I really suspect Ospreay win the title, and continues in his amazing push in NJPW. No matter who wins though, this is a dram match up.
An amazing opportunity for Elgin, who has gotten himself pretty over in NJPW. Omega, the new leader of not only Bullet Club, but "The Elite" of them all consisting of himself, and The Young Bucks, has been the talk of the wrestling world since kicking AJ Styles out, and winning the IC title. This is the first ever ladder match in NJPW, and seems more suited for Omega's style, but if Elgin can hit Omega with a power move, and get him out of the way, he can win the match without pinning or submitting Omega. Something to think about here...
Naito has been on fire since bringing out the Los Ingobernables de Japan faction, going so far as to defeat the Rainmaker Okada for the precious IWGP championship. Okada is "the man" in Japan, but no way do I see Naito dropping the title in Okada's first rematch for it. The match up will be an edge of your seat battle though and both men represnt NJPW as well as any men could.
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