NJPW has announced the stipulation for the New Japan Ranbo for the KOPW 2021 title on the Wrestle Grand Slam in Tokyo Dome pre-show.
Toru Yano will defend the provisional KOPW 2021 in the Ranbo in a match where handcuffs will be legal. Eliminations in the Ranbo can take place by pinfall, submission, DQ, being thrown over the top rope, or being handcuffed to the ropes or the ringside area.
The number of entrants for the Ranbo have not been announced, but participants will enter the match at one-minute intervals.
Handcuffs won by a margin of 12,100 votes (76.3%) to 3,755 votes (23.7%).
Here is the full lineup for the event:
NJPW Wrestle Grand Slam in Tokyo Dome, Sunday, July 25, pre-show 2 a.m., main card 3 a.m. Eastern time on NJPW World --
- IWGP World Heavyweight Championship: Shingo Takagi (c) vs. Kota Ibushi
- IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Championship: Tetsuya Naito & SANADA (c) vs. Taichi & Zack Sabre Jr.
- Kazuchika Okada vs. Jeff Cobb
- IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship: El Desperado (c) vs. Robbie Eagles
- IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship: Taiji Ishimori & El Phantasmo (c) vs. Rocky Romero & Ryusuke Taguchi
- Pre-show New Japan Ranbo with handcuffs for the provisional KOPW 2021