Tetsuya Naito Threatening To Destroy IWGP World Heavyweight Title Belt

Tetsuya Naito has destruction on his mind for the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship

Despite his status as leader of Los Ingobernables de Japon and their motto of ‘tranquilo’, Tetsuya Naito has never shied away from showing destructive tendencies, especially with regards to championship title belts.

Naito famously used to throw the IWGP Intercontinental Championship around like it owed him money, and after defeating SANADA for the maligned IWGP World Heavyweight Championship at Wrestle Kingdom 18, Naito has threatened to destroy the belt:

"Well, I haven’t worn it yet. I hold it, but I haven’t worn it around my waist. When this belt was made, I was against it right up to the very end. I never had any good thoughts about this title before, and now I have it… it’s complicated. Maybe I have a little more attachment to this belt than I did before the Tokyo Dome, but just a little. Perhaps the more I hold it, the more attached I’ll become, and if not, well I guess I’ll just toss it. I mean, if you break belts around here they just give you new ones, right? With a different name. Seems there’s precedent," Naito said during a recent press conference.

Naito was referring to the recent dissolution of the IWGP United States/United Kingdom Championship and its change into the IWGP Global Heavyweight Championship, a move brought about in kayfabe after David Finlay lay waste to the old title.

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