Jay White, who is the current G1 contract holder, issued a challenge to Tetsuya Naito for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship and IWGP Intercontinental Championship at Night 2 of the Wrestle Kingdom 15 event on January 5th, 2021.

White revealed that he will be taking the night off on January 4th and only concentrating on the January 5th event, while Naito revealed during his section at the press conference that he will put both titles on the line against Kota Ibushi on Night One, a match that New Japan Pro Wrestling are yet to make official.