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Shingo Takagi announces move to NJPW's heavyweight division


Shingo Takagi has made it clear: he is going to be a heavyweight moving forward.

In post-match comments from last night's G1 Climax 29 card, Takagi noted that when he declared his interest in participating in the G1, he wanted to be an openweight wrestler, wrestling in both the heavyweight and junior heavyweight divisions. But after defeating Hirooki Goto and Tomohiro Ishii, he will now wrestle as a heavyweight going forward. 

Takagi finished the G1 Climax tournament with eight points, his biggest wins being against NEVER champion Tomohiro Ishii and Hirooki Goto. He also scored wins over Taichi and Toru Yano.

After jumping from Dragon Gate over to New Japan Pro Wrestling Pro Wrestling last year, Takagi joined Los Ingobernables de Japon and established himself as a junior heavyweight, losing in the finals to Will Ospreay in this year’s Best of the Super Juniors tournament. He previously held the IWGP Jr. tag team titles with BUSHI.

You can see video of his comments below: