More details have emerged on the IWGP Women’s Championship, ahead of the inaugural champion being crowned at the upcoming NJPW x World Wonder Ring STARDOM event.
In July, NJPW and STARDOM confirmed that the two promotions will introduce a joint title at the November 20 Historic X-Over joint event.
It has now been confirmed that the first champion will be determined with a tournament featuring STARDOM names and international stars.
On October 2, the international bracket first round match will happen. One international star is set to receive a bye straight to the semi-final round.
The STARDOM bracket for the tournament will feature four stars, with their first round matches taking place on October 22.
The semi-final bouts will take place on October 23, ahead of the finals on November 20.
NJPW x STARDOM Historic X-Over will be the first time both promotions have came together for a joint event.
STARDOM exhibition matches have taken place on recent NJPW cards since Bushiroad’s acquisition of the women’s promotion in 2019, with Tam Nakano & Saya Kamitani facing off against Mayu Iwatani & Starlight Kid at Wrestle Kingdom 16 in January.
IWGP Women's Title Tournament
Round 1 Oct 2 in London will feature International talent. This side of the bracket is the international bracket.
Round 1 continues on Oct 22 in Tachikawa with Stardom talent.
Stardom bracket has 4 wrestlers, international bracket 3 (1 bye). pic.twitter.com/SjqEwO1Nk2
— We Are Stardom (@we_are_stardom) August 23, 2022
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