In the fan vote for this block, he got the 2nd most votes by a considerable margin. Japanese fans seem ready for it. It's tough seeing him making it out of a block with Suzuki, Okada, and Omega in it but if they see him as a Goto-esque surprise then that'd be really rad. Particularly, if Naito wins and this sows the seeds of a split.
Unlikely, but a cool way this could play out.
Oh and really fun match. This crew of guys is tremendous.