NJPW revealed the brand new IWGP World Heavyweight Championship at as we speak’s Road to Sakura Genesis occasion. Held by Kota Ibushi, NJPW determined final month to unify the IWGP Heavyweight and Intercontinental Championships into one belt.
Ibushi’s first protection of the title takes place this Sunday at Sakura Genesis in opposition to Will Ospreay — winner of this yr’s New Japan Cup. Wrestling Inc. can have full stay protection, starting at 4 am ET / 1 am PT.
Below is the cardboard for the upcoming occasion and pictures of the brand new title.
IWGP WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
Kota Ibushi (c) vs. Will Ospreay
IWGP JR. HEAVYWEIGHT TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
El Desperado and Yoshinobu Kanemaru (c) vs. SHO and YOH
DOUKI, Zack Sabre Jr., and Taichi vs. Jado, Tango Loa, and Tama Tonga
YOSHI-HASHI, Tomohiro Ishii, Hirooki Goto, Toru Yano, and Kazuchika Okada vs. Dick Togo, Taiji Ishimori, Yurijo Takahashi, KENTA, and EVIL
Shingo Takagi, SANADA, and Tetsuya Naito vs. Jeff Cobb, Great-O-Khan, and a thriller companion
Satoshi Kojima and Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Bad Luck Fale and Jay White
✨The IWGP World Heavyweight Championship.✨
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The IWGP World Heavyweight Championship.
— NJPW Global (@njpwglobal) March 30, 2021
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— 悠陽(ゆうひ)クロスナイン👁🗨 (@s_d_yuhi) March 30, 2021