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Triple threat IWGP title match set for NJPW King of Pro Wrestling


Next week’s King of Pro Wrestling will be headlined by a triple threat match for the IWGP championship.

Champion Kenny Omega will defend the title against Cody Rhodes and Kota Ibushi in a triple threat match. The match was made tonight at the end of Fighting Spirit Unleashed after the Golden Lovers defeated Kazuchika Okada and Tomohiro Ishii in the main event. 

Omega mentioned to Ibushi how they didn’t want to break their ten year promise, but the fans wanted a rematch between the two. Both seemed conflicted about the matter. Cody, who won the IWGP United States title earlier in the show, came out and wanted to help solve the issue. He proposed a triple threat match stipulation for King of Pro Wrestling between the three of them. Omega, liking the idea, agreed to the bout, as did Ibushi.

The match will headline the 10/8 King of Pro Wrestling event in Sumo Hall. Another match for the show that was set tonight was Marty Scurll, who defeated Will Ospreay in the second IWGP Jr. title tournament match. He will take on KUSHIDA for the vacant IWGP Jr. title.