Three title matches announced for NJPW King of Pro Wrestling
July 5, 2020
Editor’s note: This article references results from NJPW’s Super J-Cup.
NJPW has confirmed three title matches for King of Pro Wrestling 2019.
The event will be headlined by IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada defending his title against SANADA. The match was set up by SANADA defeating Okada in this year’s G1 Climax.
Okada retained the IWGP Heavyweight title against Minoru Suzuki at Royal Quest this past weekend.
The IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship will be on the line at King of Pro Wrestling as Jon Moxley defends against Juice Robinson in a no DQ match. Moxley won the title from Robinson at June’s Best of the Super Juniors finals. Robinson then defeated Moxley in the G1.
El Phantasmo is challenging for Will Ospreay’s IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship at King of Pro Wrestling. Phantasmo was the winner of this year’s Super J-Cup, defeating Ospreay in the process. Phantasmo defeated Robbie Eagles in the first round, TJP in the quarterfinals, Ospreay in the semifinals, and Dragon Lee in the finals.
Ospreay & Eagles are challenging for Phantasmo & Taiji Ishimori’s IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team titles at Destruction in Kagoshima on Monday, September 16. That comes after Ospreay & Eagles defeated Phantasmo & Ishimori in a non-title match at Royal Quest.
King of Pro Wrestling is taking place at Sumo Hall in Tokyo, Japan on Monday, October 14.