The IWGP NEVER Openweight champion Hiroki Goto has been targeting Golden Elite member Kota Ibushi for the past few weeks, nagging him constantly to challenge for his prestigious title. Ibushi kept denying, claiming he had no reason to fight Goto, and especially didn’t want to face him at NJPW’s biggest event of the year, WrestleKingdom. At this past Sunday’s World Tag League show…Goto finally got his wish…and Ibushi accepted his challenge.
Now, according to NJPW’s website, the match will take place on December 9th at Iwate Industrial Cultural Center in Japan. This title bout now joins the finals of the World Tag League tournament, which has been ongoing since this past weekend.