Some from one of the most underrated guys in wrestling today, a Stone Pitbull killing people
His NJ cup match with Omega was pretty special. He gives me big Taz vibes, which can only be a good thing
I'm with a few that Cole doesn't really fit NJPW, besides being another body in tag matches. He's a great talent, just his style looks so odd in the promotion.
So who would be your guys to watch/you want pushed in 2017, excluding the obvious.
My Top Three:
Evil - Has a very marketable character and moves unbelievably well for a big guy. Tanahashi has done a great job making him a star. There's nobody on the roster like him, and with his age there's so much upside to him. If they move Naito up the card, Evil would be a good guy to take over.
Sanada - Has it all. A one of a kind athlete, who can move like a Jr but has the size to pull off some pretty fantastic power moves. He's suffered due to politics, but if they ever pull the trigger I think Sanada could be pretty big as a babyface. I think he has a lot of understated charisma, which gets masked with the restrictive character he plays.
Tiger Mask W - Ibushi
What the hell, he's far too good to be in these low-card tag matches. He needs to be right at the top of the card. Its crazy he not had a run with the top belt yet. Probably Top 5 best worker in the company. Omega, Tanahashi, Naito, Okada and Ibushi. New Japan have some crazy talent even with the loss of Styles, Nakamura and possibly Shibata.