New Japan Pro Wrestling will make history when it comes to the United States in July… because the first-ever IWGP United States Champion will be crowned!
Prior to Ring of Honor’s War of the Worlds pay-per-view on Friday night, NJPW United States Ambassador George Carroll brought the new belt out to the ring at the Hammerstein Ballroom.
It was then announced that the first champion will be crowned via round-robin tournament during the G-1 Climax special events on July 1-2 in Long Beach, California.
Jay Lethal and Adam “Hangman” Page also came out and said they’d compete in the tournament.
Sound off in the comments and tell us who you think should be the inaugural IWGP US Champion!
— NJPW Global (@njpwglobal) May 13, 2017
— The Wrestling Fix (@TheWrestlingFix) May 13, 2017