Kota Ibushi And Jay White Battle For Redemption After Night One Wrestle Kingdom 14 Defeat

Who Will Salvage Their Wrestle Kingdom?

Great competitors know how important it is to respond to adversity, even when their spirit comes into question after defeat. Kota Ibushi and Jay White have the opportunity to immediately move past disappointment and regain their footing at the top of the New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW).

Tetsuya Naito Defeating Jay White After Using Destino At Night One Of Wrestle Kingdom 14 On January 4, 2020  And Winning The IWGP Intercontinental Championship For The 5th Time via New Japan World

The current vague understanding is the winner of this match will challenge the winner of IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada and IWGP Intercontinental Champion Tetsuya Naito at New Beginning In Osaka; however, which championship they will challenge for is unknown.

Kota Ibushi showing his dark and vicious side on night-one of Wrestle Kingdom 14 drew the ire of many in attendance at the Tokyo Dome, ushering back recent memories of Jay White offering Ibushi a spot within Bullet Club.

While it’s unlikely Ibushi would ever align with Bullet Club, his added edge will likely be a facet of his character NJPW fans will see throughout 2020. For White, he will look to topple Ibushi without having to deal with that side of his adversary.

IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada Defeating Kota Ibushi After The Rainmaker Technique At Night One Of Wrestle Kingdom 14 On January 4, 2020 via NJPW

The loser of this contest will have a steep hill to climb to find their way back into contention for the two most prestigious heavyweight championships in NJPW. The winner will pull himself one step closer to obtaining his goals despite not being declared the winner of the Double Gold Dash tournament.

One has to imagine there isn’t anything Jay White won’t do to ensure his victory tonight, especially after Ibushi defeated him in the G1 Climax 29 finals last year.

Check Out The Inside Wrestle Kingdom 14 Series:

1. Both Nights On Better Pace Than Last Year, A Look At The Featured Matches

2.  Jyushin Thunder Liger Retirement Match I

3. G.O.D. Face FinJuice For The IWGP Heayweight Tag Team Championship

4. Lance Archer and Jon Moxley IWGP US Heavyweight Texas Death Match

5. Will Ospreay Defends His IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship Against Hiromu Takahashi

6. Double Gold Dash, Jay White And Tetsuya Naito For The IWGP Intercontinental Championship

7. The Tanahashi and Jericho Match Has An Added Stipulation

8. Double Gold Dash, Kazuchika Okada And Kota Ibushi For The IWGP Heavyweight Championship

9. Jyushin Thunder Liger Retirement Match II

10. IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship Contest

11. Zack Sabre Jr And Sanada For The RevPro British Heavyweight Championship

12. KENTA And Hirooki Goto Battle Over The Never Openweight Championship

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