Jay White Wins IWGP Intercontinental Title At Destruction In Kobe

Jay White captured his first IWGP Intercontinental title.

In the main event of the NJPW Destruction in Kobe show, White pinned Tetsuya Naito to become the new Intercontinental champion. This is now the third singles title White has won and second major title in New Japan in 2019 after capturing the promotion's heavyweight title earlier this year.

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Below is the finish of the match, written by Fightful's David Tees during the live coverage of the show, which can be seen here.

White looks for a pile driver on the ring apron and Naito counters with a back body drop, White quickly recovers and he nails Naito with an apron bomb. White gets Naito in the ring to land a uranage for a near fall, Naito recovers and he spikes White with a DDT. Naito and White have a striking exchange in the middle of the ring, the referee eventually goes down and Gedo attacks Naito with a steel chair. White then hits Naito with a Kiwi Krusher for a near fall, Naito recovers and he nails White with a flying forearm strike. Naito then nails White with a tornado DDT, White looks for Destino and White drops to the ground to nail Naito with a bunch of elbow strikes. White follows that up by crushing Naito with a sleeper suplex, Naito recovers to hit White with a dragon suplex and Destino for a near fall. Naito goes for Destino and White blocks it before eating a rolling kick, White nails Naito with Blade Runner from out of nowhere for a three count.

Winner: Jay White, your new IWGP Intercontinental Champion

White has now held the IWGP Heavyweight, Intercontinental and United States titles, joining Kenny Omega as the only wrestlers to have held all three of those belts. White put himself in a position to challenge for Naito's belt after White pinned Naito during the G1 Climax, winning the B Block.

The show also saw the winner of the 2019 Young Lion Cup be crowned and you can read on who won the tournament at this link.

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