Kota Ibushi won and defended both the IWGP Intercontinental and Heavyweight Championships at Wrestle Kingdom 15. Now the current New Japan Pro-Wrestling titleholder has plans to unify the two belts.
“This IWGP Intercontinental title is the greatest belt there is,” said Ibushi. “This IWGP Heavyweight title is the strongest belt there is. I want to unify these titles. I want it to be both the greatest and the strongest. Nobody has challenged for just one of these titles. Then, what does a double championship mean? I want to unify them. Then I will make my ultimate dreams come true. Pro-wrestling is only going up from here. In order to do more, I want to unify them. The longest defense record is 13, right? 12? Then I’ll have to reach 13. But that’s not the end.”
Ibushi’s next challenge appears to be SANADA. WrestleZone will have full coverage of NJPW New Year’s Dash tomorrow.