New Japan Pro Wrestling has unveiled a new Championship! The Japanese wrestling promotion debuted the new NJPW Strong Openweight Championship, during NJPW strong. The winner of the new title will be determined by the New Japan USA Cup tournament. To see the official announcement, check out it out below:
Strong Openweight Championship revealed, New Japan Cup USA 2021 winner to become first champion
This Friday saw the Road to New Japan Cup USA 2021, and the reveal of just what each of the eight competitors in single elimination competition this April will be fighting for.
While the 2020 tournament was contested for number one contendership status to the IWGP US Heavyweight Championship held by Jon Moxley, this year’s tournament will be different. In 2021, the tournament winner will not be a contender, but rather a champion; the Strong Openweight Champion.
As the name suggests, the title represents the pinnacle of competition on NJPW STRONG on Friday nights, and will be contested for by wrestlers of any weight class. Things are going to get even more exciting going forward on NJPW STRONG; who of the eight in this year’s tournament will become the first holder of the gold?
You can also see a picture of the new belt, which has been posted to Twitter:
— NJPW Global (@njpwglobal) April 3, 2021
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