IWGP Intercontinental Championship

Kota Ibushi puts up his Intercontinental Title against Zack Sabre Jr.

The landscape is slowly changing in for New Japan. Coming out of the G1 Supercard earlier this month, we witnessed certain wrestlers step up and two of those individuals will do battle on this Friday’s coverage of Sengoku Lord. Newly crowned IWGP Intercontinental Champion Kota Ibushi will enter the squared circle against Zack Sabre Jr. The championship is on the line!

Ibushi won the title from Tetsuya Naito in a hard-hitting contest that made the New York City crowd at times gasp in astonishment from the neck-breaking moves they would apply on one other. Ibushi considered Naito a God and by defeating him he believes he is on another level of performance. If he was dangerous before, there is no telling what he will do to keep his current status.

He does have an extremely tough challenge ahead of him. Zack Sabre Jr. has made the “Golden Star” tap out before, very recently in fact, during the New Japan Cup last month. Often overlooked based on his appearance, this master of joint manipulation has no plans to slow down. Currently the RevPro British Heavyweight Champion, he is on a personal mission to win every major title around the world.

Will Kota Ibushi be the one to stop his quest? Don’t miss it THIS FRIDAY 8p/7c

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