Kota Ibushi and Tetsuya Naito finally have a date for their next match.
Naito and Ibushi faced off this morning at Wrestling Dontaku following a tag team match that had them on opposite sides, with Naito’s team picking up the win. After the match, he said that would like to face Ibushi for the Intercontinental title at Dominion on June 9th. He asked Ibushi a simple question: “si” or “no.”
Ibushi entered the ring and quickly said “si”, setting the stage for their showdown at Osaka-jo Hall.
The story for much of this tour was that Ibushi wanted to get his hands on Naito so bad that he wanted to face him throughout the entire tour. The cards were changed, with Ibushi regularly teaming with CHAOS against Los Ingobernables de Japón. Ibushi clearly wanted to face Naito in a singles match, and while Naito agreed, he waited to reveal when he wanted the match until this morning.
Naito and Ibushi have faced off against each other twice this year, the first during the New Japan Cup and the second at the G1 Supercard at Madison Square Garden. Ibushi picked up the win in both matches.