Stipulation decided for KOPW Title match at NJPW Road to Sakura Genesis

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O-Khan and Loa will compete for the KOPW Title. 

The next tour for New Japan Pro-Wrestling is their Sakura Genesis stretch which begins on March 30th and concludes on April 6th. 

On the 3/31 Road to Sakura Genesis event in Hamamatsu, Japan, Great-O-Khan is defending the KOPW Championship against Tanga Loa. A stipulation has been decided and O-Khan’s Rural Revitalization in Hamamatsu match won in the votes. 

Here is a breakdown of the rules: 

The match will officially be a Rural Revitalization in Hamamatsu bout. The match will be contested in a two out of three rounds format:

Round 1: ten minute most covers match (every pinfall attempt results in one point)

Round 2: five minute eel eating contest

Round 3: strap match (competitors joined with a strap, and must touch all four corners consecutively)

Here is the full lineup for 3/31: 

  • Shoma Kato vs. Jeff Cobb
  • Ryusuke Taguchi, Kevin Knight & KUSHIDA vs. Gedo, Drilla Moloney & Clark Connors
  • Boltin Oleg, El Desperado, Tomoaki Honma, Toru Yano & Tomohiro Ishii vs. Just 5 Guys (TAKA Michinoku, DOUKI, Yuya Uemura, Taichi & SANADA) 
  • Tiger Mask & Hirooki Goto vs. Taiji Ishimori & Chase Owens
  • YOH, Togi Makabe & Shota Umino vs. HOUSE OF TORTURE (Yoshinobu Kanemaru, SHO & Ren Narita)
  • BUSHI, Hiromu Takahashi & Yota Tsuji vs. United Empire (Callum Newman, Francesco Akira & TJP)
  • Shingo Takagi & Tetsuya Naito vs. Yujiro Takahashi & EVIL
  • KOPW Championship — Rural Revitalization in Hamamatsu Match: Great-O-Khan (c) vs. Tanga Loa
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