Kota Ibushi defeated Tetsuya Naito in the semifinals and Hirooki Goto in the finals to win the 2015 New Japan Cup. This is easily Ibushi’s biggest win and achievement since joining the New Japan heavyweight division.
And Ibushi DIDN’T challenge Shinsuke Nakamura for the IWGP Intercontinental title in a Wrestle Kingdom 9 rematch. Instead, Ibushi is aiming straight for the top as he’s challenged IWGP Heavyweight champion A.J. Styles.
Thats a match I am very, very much looking forward to.
Congratulations Kota Ibushi!