New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) Chairman Naoki Sugabayashi has confirmed to Tokyo Sports that the IWGP World and Intercontinental Championships will be unified.
PWInsider had the following to say on the matter, noting that the two titles, both of which are currently held by Kota Ibushi, will be merged to form the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship.
The IWGP Heavyweight Championship and IWGP Intercontinental Championship have been officially unified to create the new IWGP World Heavyweight Championship, New Japan Pro Wrestling chairman Naoki Sugabayashi confirmed to Tokyo Sports.
Kota Ibushi’s first defence of the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship will take place on April 4 against the winner of the New Japan Cup this year, with the tournament set to commence this week.
IWGP World Heavyweight Championship to be created: first title match to take place April 4 at Sakura Genesis
— NJPW Global (@njpwglobal) March 1, 2021