For the first time in history, the IWGP G1 briefcase has changed hands.
At NJPW Power Struggle, Jay White defeated Kota Ibushi to capture the IWGP G1 briefcase, which earns him an IWGP Heavyweight and Intercontinental Championship at Wrestle Kingdom 15. Ibushi earned the briefcase by virtue of winning the G1 Climax 30 tournament.
White picked up the victory by catching Ibushi off guard with a backslide and getting his feet on the ropes.
Previously, the IWGP G1 briefcase had been successfully defended 16 times.
Now, White will move on to Wrestle Kingdom 15 to challenge for the IWGP Heavyweight and Intercontinental Titles.
OH MY GOD!!!!!! An absolute shocker at Osaka, @JayWhiteNZ has stole one! Jay White has beaten kota Ibushi. Jay White is going to Wrestle Kingdom! #njpst #NJPW https://t.co/d63mH2znnl pic.twitter.com/MzGRvQOPsQ— Italo Santana (@BulletClubIta) November 7, 2020
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