Jay White remains IWGP Intercontinental Champion but his role at Wrestle Kingdom 14 is up-in-the-air.
The 27-year-old retained his title against Hirooki Goto – with help from Kenta and the rest of Bullet Club – in the main event of NJPW Power Struggle in Osaka, Japan on Sunday.
“I did what I said I was going to do, and Goto is done, finished, career over,” White announced.
“Me on the other hand … I will soon be the first-ever dual Intercontinental and IWGP Heavyweight Champion. And I’m going straight … to the second night of Wrestle Kingdom to face the winner of Ibushi or Okada!”
“Switchblade” called for Ibushi and Okada to meet him in the ring but was confronted by Los Ingobernables de Japon’s Tetsuya Naito instead.
Ibushi and Okada soon joined Naito and White as all four tried to determine who was worthy of wrestling who, and for which title(s).
With no end in sight, White chased everyone from the ring to celebrate his first defence of the Intercontinental Championship. “Switchblade” announced he is not interested in defending the title again before receiving a match for the Heavyweight Championship.
“I’m going straight to night two [of Wrestle Kingdom], and when I wake up tomorrow I want to see that’s been announced.”
NJPW is polling its fans via popular Japanese social media app Line whether they’re interested in a double Intercontinental and IWGP Heavyweight Championship match at Wrestle Kingdom.
NJPW Power Struggle Results:
- Clark Conners, Titan, TJP & Volador Jr def. Jushin Thunder Liger, Ryusuke Taguchi, Tiger Mask & Yuya Uemura
- El Phantasmo & Taiji Ishimori def. Robbie Eagles & Rocky Romero
- Evil, Sanada & Shingo Takagi def. Lance Archer, Minoru Suzuki & Zack Sabre Jr
- Hiroshi Tanahashi & Kota Ibushi def. Kazuchika Okada & Yoshi-Hashi
- Tetsuya Naito def. Taichi
- Super Junior Tag League Final:
Roppongi 3K (Sho & Yoh) def. El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru
- Never Openweight Championship:
Kenta (c) def. Tomohiro Ishii
- IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship:
Will Ospreay (c) def. Bushi
- IWGP Intercontinental Championship:
Jay White (c) def. Hirooki Goto