A stipulation has been added to the King of Pro Wrestling 2021 trophy match set for Wrestle Grand Slam on September 4.
During the previous Wrestle Grand Slam event in July, Chase Owens won the KOPW 2021 trophy in a battle royal, last eliminating former trophy-holder Toru Yano.
NJPW has now announced that the two competitors will wrestle for the provisional trophy on September 4 in a No DQ I Quit match.
Yano had proposed this stipulation, while Owens suggested a Texas Strap Match. NJPW revealed that Yano’s choice of stipulation won an online poll, winning over 75% of the votes:
After 17,598 votes were cast worldwide in the KOPW 2021 match poll online, a winner has been determined, and rules now set for Chase Owens and Toru Yano’s clash on September 4 on night one of Wrestle Grand Slam in MetLife Dome.
Toru Yano got a overwhelming victory over Chase Owens by winning 76.4% of the domestic vote and 72.1% of the international vote. The final total numbers are as follows:
Chase Owens- Texas Strap Match: 4,316 votes (24.53%)
Toru Yano- No-DQ I Quit Match: 13,282 votes (75.47%)
The two will now face off for the KOPW 2021 trophy in a No-DQ I quit Match! There will be no pinfalls or disqualifications, and the only way to win is to make an opponent verbally quit on the microphone.
Wrestle Grand Slam in MetLife Dome will take place on September 4 live on NJPW World.
Here are the current line-ups for the September 4 and 5 Wrestle Grand Slam shows:
- IWGP US Championship: Hiroshi Tanahashi (c) vs. Kota Ibushi
- KOPW 2021: Chase Owens vs. Toru Yano (No DQ I Quit Match)
- Kazuchika Okada vs. Jeff Cobb
- IWGP World Heavyweight Championship: Shingo Takagi (c) vs. EVIL
- IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Championship: Zack Sabre Jr & Taichi (c) vs. Tetsuya Naito & SANADA vs. YOSHI-HASHI & Hirooki Goto
- IWGP Jr Heavyweight Championship: Robbie Eagles (c) vs. Hiromu Takahashi