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Nic Nemeth Confronts New IWGP Global Champion David Finlay at NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 18

Three Key Points:

  • Nic Nemeth clashed with David Finlay at NJPW’s Wrestle Kingdom 18.
  • Finlay captured the IWGP Global Championship in a triple threat match.
  • Nemeth expressed desire to elevate the IWGP Global Title if he competes for it.

Altercation Sparks Between Nemeth and Finlay

At the New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) Wrestle Kingdom 18 spectacle, a tense altercation ensued between Nic Nemeth and fresh IWGP Global Champion David Finlay. Post-victory from a grueling triple threat bout involving Will Ospreay and Jon Moxley, Finlay became embroiled in a fevered confrontation with ringside spectator Nemeth. The incident rapidly escalated, necessitating intervention to separate the two heated wrestlers.

Ringside Incident Leads to Backstage Chase

Amidst the grand stage of Wrestle Kingdom, the skirmish attracted immediate attention. With Nemeth at ringside and his brother Ryan Nemeth by his side, the broadcast noted a ruckus as Nemeth pursued Finlay behind the scenes, audaciously interrupting the event’s flow during Kazuchika Okada’s momentous entrance.

Nemeth’s Unsanctioned Challenge

Later, in the media’s presence and clutching Finlay’s championship, Nemeth addressed the altercation. Despite lacking a formal NJPW contract, he voiced a sentimental attachment to the IWGP Global title. Taking exception to Finlay’s conduct during the match, Nemeth declared his ambition to wrestle for the championship, vowing to transform the title into a revered symbol of excellence in the wrestling world.

From WWE Release to NJPW Attraction

Nemeth’s release from WWE in September 2023 marked the end of a prolific 19-year tenure. His potential shift towards NJPW follows a recent trend of former WWE talents, such as Chris Jericho and Mercedes Mone, transitioning to NJPW as headline acts, with Jericho engaging in mid-card title feuds and Mone participating in the IWGP Women’s title scene. Both had high-profile debuts at Wrestle Kingdom, setting a precedent for Nemeth’s potential impact within the promotion.

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