Naito Rips Kenny Omega's "Double Main Event" Comments, World Tag League Update, Wrestle Kingdom 12

- Above, Togi Makabe hyped Wrestle Kingdom 12 on January 4 via NJPW's English YouTube channel. Just click the "CC" on the video for English subtitles. Here's what the card looks like so far.

- The World Tag League continues on as teams contend for a future IWGP Tag Team Championship match. The tournament will run until December 11 with the winners of Block A and B facing off. Here's what the current standings look like:

Block A
* Juice Robinson and Sami Callihan 6
* Hangman Page and Yujiro Takahashi 6
* Hirooki Goto and YOSHI-HASHI 6
* Minoru Suzuki and Takashi Iizuka 6
* Hiroyoshi Tenzan and Satoshi Kojima 4
* Bad Luck Fale and Chase Owens 4
* Manabu Nakanishi and Yuji Nagata 2

Block B
* Beretta and Chuckie T. 8
* Tama Tonga and Tanga Loa 8
* Davey Boy Smith, Jr. and Lance Archer 6
* Hanson and Raymond Rowe 6
* Jeff Cobb and Michael Elgin 6
* Tomohiro Ishii and Toru Yano 6
* David Finlay and Katsuya Kitamura 0
* Henare and Togi Makabe 0

- In an interview via Yahoo! Japan, Kenny Omega said Wrestle Kingdom 12 is a "double main event" show with Kazuchika Okada defending the IWGP Heavyweight Championship against Tetsuya Naito and Omega defending the IWGP U.S. Championship against Chris Jericho. Omega continued that because he lost to Naito in this year's G1 Finals, Naito's match should go on last, even though his match against Jericho will have more impact. He also said the U.S. Title is number two in the company.

Naito wasn't a fan of Omega using the "double main event" term, saying it doesn't mean anything and rather Omega just say he wants to be the main event. Naito also said if the U.S. title is number two, Omega's match can be the "double semi-main event" along with Hiroshi Tanahashi who will defend the IWGP Intercontinental Champions against Jay White. You can see more of their comments below, translated by Chris Charlton (@reasonjp).


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