Two matches confirmed for NJPW King of Pro Wrestling

4 years ago by Tempest

Two matches confirmed for NJPW King of Pro Wrestling

Two big title matches have been confirmed for NJPW‘s next supercard King of Pro Wrestling following Fighting Spirit Unleashed on Sunday.

Marty Scurll will face KUSHIDA in the finals of the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship tournament, with the winner to be crowned the new champion.

Scurll defeated rival Will Ospreay to advance to the finals of the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship tournament at Fighting Spirit Unleashed, while Kushida beat BUSHI at Destruction in Kobe. 

The tournament was brought about due to the serious injury suffered by Hiromu Takahashi in July, which caused the title to be vacated.

KUSHIDA and Scurll wrestled earlier this year in the Best of the Super Juniors, with KUSHIDA picking up the win. Both men are former holders of the title.

Three way dance

The main event with be only the second three-way match for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship in history, featuring Kenny Omega defending against Kota Ibushi and Cody.

Following the conclusion of the Fighting Spirit Unleashed main event, Kenny Omega issued a challenge to his partner Kota Ibushi.

Before Ibushi could accept, Cody jumped in and inserted himself into the match. Omega accepted, confirming the main event of King of Pro Wrestling.

The only other time the IWGP Heavyweight Championship has been up for grabs in a three-way was when Brock Lesnar defeated Masahiro Chono and Kazuyuki Fujita to win the title in 2005.

With the event only being a week away more matches will likely be announced for the show very soon.

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