The EST of NXT
The LegitEST BOSS
Posting this here because it's relevant to Kenny's belt collector gimmick. It'll be interesting if he holds it long enough for them to meet on a big stage.
Yeah, I was thinking the same thing about transitioning the belt to Okada for a squeaky clean double title match with no controversy. There are also more stories to tell, considering the history between Okada and Omega, and the fact that he's the face of New Japan and Kenny is the face of AEW.Yeah, not many people called that. Ibushi got lots of heat for being the guy to end the old IWGP lineage and bring in this controversial new title... only to drop it to Will in short time. He's a god level wrestler but never came across as a world champion unfortunately.
Shingo is probably challenging next, then Okada. I could see Okada winning it at one of the major shows, then of course we'll get the Okada vs. Kenny rumours all over again.
I'd love to see Will defend the title in AEW. Part of the whole rebooting the title as 'World' is to have it defended overseas apparently. He looks the part as a world champion and AEW could feed him someone like Hager as a credible opponent. I'm also very curious to see how Will would come across on U.S. wrestling TV as he's developed his star qualities well in Japan.
Some of the social media types have already boycotted NJPW because of some allegations about him blackballing a women's wrestler a few years ago. So AEW would have to be careful on that front.
Remember when Rollins tweeted this about Ricochet to Ospreay? 😂
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If true that would be amazingly dumb. The WWE title has gone through plenty of name changes but still has the history. Would be insane to do otherwise here.Congrats to Will Ospreay!
I'm just confused as to why it doesn't just keep and follow on the lineage/history of the IWGP Heavyweight Championship? It seems like it's beginning it's own new history.