Ahead of Power Struggle on Saturday, I give you a brief run down on the Fallout from the G1 Climax 30 and the results for the Road To Power Struggle.
Bullet Club: Who is the leader?
The top guys in Bullet Club seems to be Jay White, KENTA and EVIL but with “The Spoiler” Dick Togo in EVIL’s corner and Gedo pulling the strings, and not always in Jay White’s favour, as can be seen in his match against Tomohiro Ishii and the way Yujiro Takahashi wouldn’t lay down like agreed in their match. Could KENTA emerge as the new leader or will Jay White be able to hold on to his power.
Who are The Empire?
They were formed after Ospreay’s betrayal of Okada, at the G1 Climax 30 A Block final on 16th October 2020. The Empire consists of Will Ospreay, Bea Priestley of STARDOM and the Great-O-Kahn who has just returned from excursion from REVPRO. With a vicious streak and a wild card in the presence of Bea Priestley this could be a very interesting and difficult time for “The Rainmaker” Kazuchika Okada.
What’s Next for SANADA?
SANADA this G1 Climax looked like he might not reach the top of the mountain after his first three matches, but he came back swinging, beating stable mate Tetsuya Naito, giving him the confidence to go all the way to face his old tag team partner EVIL on the final night of the B Block. He beat EVIL to make it to the finals but fell short to Kota Ibushi in the finals this year. Will next year be the year he finally gets that briefcase and main event in the Tokyo Dome?
And what is next for him, with no other viable title prospects, other than against Tetsuya Naito for the IWGP Heavyweight and IWGP Intercontinental Championship, SANADA might end up not having a match come 4th January.
Kota Ibushi vs Jay White for the main event at Tokyo Dome
After Kota Ibushi won the G1 Climax 30 against SANADA, for those who don’t know would think that it was now plain sailing weather for him to make it to the main event at the Tokyo Dome. But before he can do that, some people have claim to that contact and the first man to throw in his chips is Jay White. Jay White beat Kota Ibushi earlier in the tournament and now has a legitimate claim, hoping to make it to the Tokyo Dome and beat Tetsuya Naito, or SANADA if he beats Naito before then, to reclaim both IWGP Heavyweight and Intercontinental Championships.
Will Jay White manage to weasel his way to a championship match or will he be left out of the top of the card for the first time since his return to New Japan.