I am ready. I have finally caught up with all my viewing for New Japan Pro Wrestling on NJPWworld, after lagging behind for almost two months (I only finished G1 Climax in mid-October).
The card for Wrestling World 2016 is already out (pasted below from the NJPW reddit), subject to any last minute changes. This is the first time that Roppongi Vice, the Guerillas of Destiny, Katsuyori Shibata, Yujiro Takahashi, and Kenny Omega are performing in Singapore.
All eyes will be on Match 5, the six-man tag: Tanahashi is challenging Naito for the IWGP Intercontinental title on 4 January, and this match will be the start of their feud leading up to Tokyo Dome.
Match 6 will be a continuation of Omega and Okada’s lead-up to their showdown on 4 January for the Heavyweight title. Omega managed to score a pinfall against Okada during a tag match at Power Struggle (5 November), so I’m predicting that CHAOS will get the victory this time. Please please please, I hope Kenny will be given some time on the microphone. We’re an English-speaking audience, we wanna hear all of your trash talking.
The main event is an interesting one, thank you Gedo for giving us a title match in Singapore. EVIL just won the Openweight title from Shibata at Power Struggle, I highly doubt he’s going to drop it back to Shibata after only 10 days. If he retains it, the question now is who’s going to challenge for it at Tokyo Dome. My friend said he would love to see YOSHI-HASHI vs EVIL for the title, and I think it would work. YOSHI-HASHI is long overdue for a title run, he’s the most underrated wrestler of NJPW’s mid-card right now.
I find it quite amazing that the majority of my blog posts for the past couple of months are mostly about pro wrestling. I’ll just end this post with a short quote from VA-11 Hall-A, one of the most underrated videogames of the year (which also has pro wrestling):
“Never underestimate the power of putting on a good show.”
– ★Kira★ Miki, VA-11 Hall-A