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NJPW introduces KOPW 2020 title focusing on stipulation matches

A new title of sorts was introduced today in New Japan Pro Wrestling.

During this morning’s press conference, Kazuchika Okada explained what this new title, the KOPW 2020 title, would be. He explained that wrestlers competing for the title would pick the stipulations for the title match. The stipulations would then go to a fan vote.

Beginning on August 26, eight wrestlers will square off in a first round set of four matches. The winners of those four matches will move on to a fatal four way match at Jingu Stadium on August 29. The match will not have a unique stipulation, as it was explained that a fatal four way match is already unique in of itself. 

The winner of the Jingu Stadium match will be declared the provisional champion. The provisional title will be contested until the end of the year, where one final title match will take place. The winner of that match will then officially become the KOPW 2020 champion, receiving a trophy. The process would then start again in 2021.

Summer Struggle in Jingu will take place on August 29 at Jingu Stadium in Tokyo.