Fans have got a first look at the brand new IWGP Women’s Championship design.
On August 22, NJPW announced that the first-ever champion would be crowned at the Historic X-Over event, which will be held on November 20. The show will feature the finals of the tournament that will determine the inaugural champion. The participants of the finals will be determined throughout the rest of the bracket, which will take place across NJPW Royal Quest II night two, STARDOM’s October 22 event, and STARDOM’s show on October 23. This bracket is set to include an international section which will see some non-Stardom performers compete to become the first champion.
Tokyo Sports revealed today the design for the title, which was based on the second IWGP Heavyweight Championship design. Stardom icon Mayu Iwatanic commented on the design “The second IWGP Heavyweight Belt has been worn by amazing wrestlers, so I really feel the history and tradition. Considering its significance, I strongly sink in the weight of the IWGP Women’s Title…..”
The IWGP Women’s Championship will be defended at NJPW events, and the first defense will be held at Wrestle Kingdom 17 on January 4.
Here is the IWGP women’s Championship design! pic.twitter.com/c0mL6FFs7R
— We Are Stardom (@we_are_stardom) August 24, 2022
The Historic X-Over show will feature talent like Tom Lawlor, Syuri, Giulia, Zack Sabre Jr., Hiroshi Tanahashi, Utami Hayashishita, Hirooki Goto, and Maika, among other stars.
What do you think of the IWGP Women’s Championship design and its inspiration taken from the second IWGP World title? Who do you think will be the first woman to hold the title?
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