- Above is video from Kizuna Road 2017 when NJPW announced the participants for the upcoming G1 Climax 27 tournament. You'll notice the crowd reaction for each wrestler and Kota Ibushi gets an especially impressive reaction from the live crowd.
- Both Kenny Omega and Kota Ibushi have been named to the G1 Climax 27 tournament. On Twitter, Omega tweeted an in character taunt towards Ibushi. Now a freelancer, Ibushi has worked for NJPW in recent shows, but it has been as Tiger Mask W.
So you've finally decided to come back... It's a different world now, Ibutan, allow me to show you just how far behind you've fallen. #njpw— Kenny Omega (@KennyOmegamanX) June 20, 2017