Los Ingobernables de Japón currently houses seven champions in New Japan Pro-Wrestling. With that kind of dominance, Shingo Takagi feels it is not worth stirring the pot in any way even though he would like an opportunity to one day be the IWGP World Heavyweight Champion or IWGP Intercontinental Champion.
Recently, Shingo Takagi participated in a Q&A on the official website of New Japan Pro-Wrestling and one fan was curious to know whether or not the current NEVER Openweight Champion would one day like to challenge LIJ leader, Tetsuya Naito for an opportunity at one or both of the IWGP Championships currently held by the winner of Wrestle Kingdom 14’s Double Gold Dash.
In response, Shingo said that he would be lying if he didn't say he wanted to be champion but offered a counter proposal for a potential bout should he win the New Japan Cup that would elevate the current championship he holds.
“I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t, but I really don’t think there’s any need for disruption within Los Ingobernables De Japon at the moment. LIJ has seven belts right now; the IWGP Intercontinental and Heavyweight, the NEVER Openweight, IWGP Junior Heavy and three NEVER 6-Man Tag belts. I don’t recall another faction ever being able to pull that off. I wrestle for myself and for my team; I have a lot of personal pride, and I want what I want, but there’s no reason to wreck a good thing right now. But yeah, I’m not uninterested,” Shingo says. “Since I want to elevate the NEVER title, it would make sense if I won to have Naito challenge me. If I beat Naito in a NEVER Openweight Championship match, that would make the power balance around here pretty interesting.”
Also in the interview, Takagi talked about his dream opponent in NJPW. Learn more about that at this link.