Big stipulations for the NEVER Openweight Title bout.
NJPW announced Jay White will defend his NEVER Openweight Title against Tomohiro Ishii at NJPW Battle In The Valley on November 13. If Ishii doesn't win, he won't be allowed to challenge for the NEVER Openweight Title again.
Battle in the Valley has its first match officially confirmed for Sas Jose Civic on November 13, as Switchblade Jay White will put the NEVER Openweight Championship on the line against challenger Tomohiro Ishii. Ishii stepped forward to challenge White after the Switchblade’s successful defence against David Finlay at Battle in the Valley, but White would refuse to take Ishii up. Later on STRONG, Ishii would be hit with a low blow and Bladerunner center ring as Jay remained steadfast, but his mood would shift by the time STRONG tapings began in Philadelphia.
Finally granting ‘the little puppy nipping at my heels’ his title opportunity, White granted the championship match on one big condition. If Jay White retains in the San Jose Civic, Ishii will no longer be allowed to challenge for the NEVER title again. Now with stakes high for both men, who walks out as champion?
Here is the current lineup for NJPW Battle in the Valley.
NJPW Battle in the Valley (11/13)
- NEVER Openweight Championship: Jay White (c) vs. Tomohiro Ishii
Fightful will have coverage of NJPW Battle in the Valley on November 13. The event will air on FITE TV.