Three title matches announced for NJPW Summer Struggle in Jingu

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Three title matches announced for NJPW Summer Struggle in Jingu

Post by Big Red Machine » Jul 28th, '20, 04:20

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By Bryan Rose | @br26 | Jul 28, 2020 1:51 am


The top two matches for Summer Struggle in Jingu have been announced.

In a press conference held this morning, it was confirmed that IWGP Heavyweight and Intercontinental champion EVIL will defend both titles against Tetsuya Naito. This comes after EVIL defeated Naito at Dominion to win the titles following interference from EVIL’s new partner, Dick Togo.

Naito confronted EVIL at the end of Sengoku Lord last weekend, setting up the title match for next month.

Hiromu Takahashi will also defend the IWGP Jr. title against Taiji Ishimori on this card. It was Ishimori who attacked Hiromu after losing his double title match to EVIL at Sengoku Lord. Naito eventually ran in for the save.

NJPW chairman Naoki Sugabayashi also noted that although IWGP rules say titles must be defended every six months, the period during the state of emergency won’t count against Hiromu.

Additionally, a new championhip, the KOPW 2020 title, will be determined in a fatal four way match. Four matches will take place on August 26, with the winners advancing into this match. Competitiors fighting for the championship will name their stipulations and will allow fans to vote on the matches they would want to see.

Summer Struggle in Jingu will take place on August 29 at Jingu Stadium in Tokyo.
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Re: Three title matches announced for NJPW Summer Struggle in Jingu

Post by Big Red Machine » Jul 28th, '20, 04:59

Big Red Machine wrote:
Jul 28th, '20, 04:20
https://www.f4wonline.com/new-japan-new ... ngu-316311


NJPW chairman Naoki Sugabayashi also noted that although IWGP rules say titles must be defended every six months, the period during the state of emergency wo
Or- radical idea coming here- because you've got SIX SHOWS between now and the time that you'd have to have him vacate the belt, you could just book a title defense on one of those shows instead of bending the rules? Just a thought.


And why are you bringing this up for Hiromu but not Roppongi 3K, who clearly won't be able to make their six months due to Yoh's injury?
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