Here is your NJPW Fight Size update for the afternoon of 8/13/19.
- At the NJPW G1 Climax 29 Finals, KENTA turned his back on NJPW and joined Bullet Club. The turn brought out Katsuyori Shibata, who fired up against KENTA and delivering a hesitation corner dropkick. Shibata was then jumped by Bullet Club and took a PK from KENTA. Shibata spoke after the attack, expressing his disappointment in KENTA. You can view his comments, along with highlights from the angle, in the video above
- According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer, Shibata has not been cleared to compete in a match. Meltzer went on to say, "things could change." Shibata retired in 2017 due to a subdural hematoma.
- Will Ospreay is getting his dream match against Amazing Red in the first round of the Super J-Cup. You can view the full bracket for the Super J-Cup by clicking here.
Ospreay Vs Red.— ᵂⁱˡˡ ᴼˢᵖʳᵉᵃʸ • ウィル・オスプレイ (@WillOspreay) August 13, 2019
Super J Cup. pic.twitter.com/hHYmyJMXvJ
- Kota Ibushi said at the G1 29 Press Conference that he wants to win the IWGP Heavyweight Title on Jan. 4 and then challenge for the IWGP Intercontinental Title on Jan. 5. Ibushi also plans on defending his G1 Briefcase against KENTA and EVIL, the two men who beat him in the G1 tournament.
- Speaking of Ibushi, here's my feature on his split from Kenny Omega and how he is thriving under freedom.
- NJPW released the full 1994 Super J-Cup match between Wild Pegasus against The Great Sasuke.
- Check out the full lineup for NJPW Royal Quest, which will be headlined by Minoru Suzuki challenging Kazuchika Okada for the IWGP Heavyweight Title.