NJPW Announces New Championship

NJPW Logo over NJPW World TV Title

It was a big night for NJPW at its Declaration of Power show with the company unveiling a brand new championship.

New Japan Pro Wrestling is currently home to 9 championships under the NJPW and Strong banners. In addition stars of the company fight over the title of the King of Pro Wrestling while an IWGP Women’s Championship is set to be introduced in November.

At Declaration of Power in Ryoguku Kokugikan, President of New Japan Pro Wrestling Takami Ohbari announced the introduction of the all-new NJPW World Television Championship. The title will focus on the company’s younger stars and matches for the championship will be capped at a 15-minute time limit. Ohbari also added that the title will be defended in towns that don’t normally get championship matches.

A tournament to crown the inaugural champion will begin on October 14th when the company returns to Korakuen Hall in Tokyo. The first NJPW World Television Champion will be crowned at Wrestle Kingdom on January 4th, 2023.

At Declaration of Power Jay White reigned supreme as he defeated Tama Tonga in a match for Switchblade’s IWGP World Heavyweight Championship. Shingo Takagi also picked up a win over El Phantasmo in a ‘Who’s Your Daddy?’ match where the loser had to call the winner their daddy.