Dave Meltzer Issues First Five-Star Rating Of 2015 To NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 9 Title Match

Dave Meltzer has issued his first five-star match of 2015 to the IWGP Intercontinental Championship match between champion Shinsuke Nakamura and challenger Kota Ibushi, from this past weekends Wrestle Kingdom 9 pay-per-view. The match saw Ibushi, who only recently graduate to a heavyweight try to out hit the veteran Nakamura, but Ibushi ultimately fell fall to Nakamura’s finishing maneuver, the BomYe knee strike. Jim Ross said after the match that it was an honor for him to have been there to call it and labeled it, “a great moment in wrestling”.

You can see the IWGP Intercontinental Championship match, as well as the other title matches and more by ordering the replay of Wrestle Kingdom 9 from your pay-per-view provider, or alternatively through the Flipps TV app for international customers.