IWGP Jr Heavyweight Championship Tournament

Two Championship Matches Announced for NJPW – King Of Pro Wrestling, October 8th

coming out of the New Japan show, Fighting Spirit Unleashed, we have two championship matches announced for the next NJPW show on njpwworld.

IWGP Jr Heavyweight Championship Match – KUSHIDA vs Marty Scurll

  • Unfortunately, the last time NJPW was in America, Hiromu Takahashi was injured and had to relinquish the Championship as he couldn’t defend the belt. After that a four man tournament was created with the previous four champions. KUSHIDA faced BUSHI and KUSHIDA came out on top, at Fighting Spirit Unleashed Marty Scurll faced Will Ospreay in an epic bout which Marty bested Ospreay one more time in. At King Of Pro Wrestling on October 8th we will see the final between KUSHIDA and Marty Scurll.

IWGP Heavyweight Championship Match – Kenny Omega (c) vs Cody vs Kota Ibushi

  • This was announced at the end of the show and after in the post match comments, Kenny even said it’s not official as he’ll have to get it approved by the President but it’s basically on. If this match happens it will be different to the usual NJPW championship match as they very rarely do triple threats. I believe that this match could be very good and I’m excited to see what these three can come up with as they are all very creative. Kenny said that this is not a match about hate, it’s about competition, it’s about the championship.

Those are the first two matches announced so far but more will be announced soon, and when they are I will have them here. If you missed the Fighting Spirit Unleashed, see results Here.

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