Originally Posted by Martyn
Yeah. Goto isnt ready for match at that stage. I personally prefer a Nakamura/Kojima match in the Dome, but Tanahashi/Kojima is right now the best option.
Actually Gotoh is ready, he is more connected with the fans than you think. Even more so than Makabe had been as of late. Gotoh has gained strong fanfare with winning the G1 and Cups the last two years it just doesn't appear that he is doing anything when him and Masato Tanaka were down each others throats for a pretty much a year.
It is being speculated that the dome may come down to a triple or even 4 way match, but then again it may not really matter who he faces at the dome. Because with Hiroyoshi Tenzan returning here in a few days New Japan and a lot of the media has been hinting about Tenzan's and Kojima's past history which leads me to believe a title defense will be happening between these two, if not at the dome (too soon for that), then possibly in February at the earliest.
Yesterday in Japan they held a press conference for the upcoming Real Japan show on Dec. 9.
The Original Tiger Mask (Satoru Sayama) vs. Tiger Mask IV was meant to happen back in June, but due to IV getting injured the match was postponed.
The match was being billed as Tiger Mask IV's 15th Anniversary match, and was going to be a real test for Sayama to see the real skills that IV learned over the years. A match between student and teacher is what it was really aiming to be. It is also seems that Sayama is aiming to lose 10kg before this match, so that him and IV will be closer to the same size.
There was also mentioning of Tiger Mask V to IV, but he sort of brushed it away by saying that he is 100% focused solely on his teacher.