A title change took place in the main event of NJPW's Golden Fight Series show on Monday.
Shingo Takagi defeated Taichi to become the new provisional KOPW 2022 Champion. Takagi vs. Taichi was a "30 Count Match," where the first wrestler to get a combined 30 count in pinfall attempts throughout the match was declared the winner.
In a show-closing promo after his win, Takagi vowed to elevate the KOPW trophy just like he's done with other titles that he's held.
Provisional KOPW title matches will be held throughout 2022. After the final title match of the year, the trophy holder will be declared the official KOPW 2022 Champion.
For every KOPW title match, each participant proposes a set of rules. A fan vote then determines which rule set the match will be held under. The 30 Count stipulation was proposed by Taichi.
Here are the full results from Monday's Golden Fight Series show:
- 30 Count Match: Shingo Takagi defeated Taichi to become the new provisional KOPW 2022 Champion
- NEVER Openweight Six-Man Tag Team Champions EVIL, SHO & Yujiro Takahashi defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi, Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa to retain their titles
- Tetsuya Naito, Hiromu Takahashi & BUSHI defeated Kazuchika Okada, Toru Yano & YOH
- Bad Luck Fale & Chase Owens defeated Hirooki Goto & YOSHI-HASHI
- Taiji Ishimori & Gedo defeated El Desperado & TAKA Michinoku
- Zack Sabre Jr., Yoshinobu Kanemaru & DOUKI defeated Ryusuke Taguchi, Master Wato & Ryohei Oiwa
- Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma defeated Tiger Mask & Yuto Nakashima