For prestige and because this might not happen every year.So you don't even have to win the G1 to get a match for the heavyweight title. Just win the IC belt.
Sounds stupid to me. Why try and win the G1 at all then?
Sounds like they’re going to do Ibushi vs. Okada on 4th with Ibushi vs, Naito on 5th, probably for both belts. White can challenge Naito and then face Okada on 5th, with Okada “redeeming” himself in the Dome.
Throw on Tanahashi wrestling Suzuki and Zack Sabre, Jr. on different nights, Ishii vs. KENTA and maybe KENTA vs. Shibata and you’ve got a damn glorious Wrestle Kingdom shaping up. And you haven’t even done anything with Jericho or Moxley yet.