Guessing Hiromu isn’t in this because if they have international wrestlers back, they could conceivably put on a BOSJ now and he’d be a big cog for that tour and the Ospreay double from last year seems like a huge task for any one wrestler.
Lots of juicy Finals possibilities here. I could totally see them completing the story of the year and having Ibushi conquer his hero Tanahashi on the way to the Tokyo Dome main event. The B Block seems wide open…Goto goes all the way and beats Okada? Shingo vs. EVIL to try and make an all LIJ Dome Final? Okada getting revenge on EVIL for costing him the NJ Cup? SANADA running through Naito, EVIL, and Shingo to finally get to the top? Naito toppling anyone in the A Block and picking BOSJ winner Hiromu to face him and finally getting the Anniversary match everyone wanted to see?
I still think the favorite is probably Jay White coming off a strong showing last year, but that block is so deep that Gedo has at least created a lot of uncertainty there.