Rules are set for the KOPW Title match.
A three day poll was up for the public to vote on the stipulations for the KOPW Championship match between SHO and the champion Taichi at NJPW Destruction in Kobe.
Taichi suggested a ‘Seconds Handcuffed’ match while SHO wanted a ’10 Minute Guaranteed Decision’ match. Taichi’s poll won with 62.7 percent of the votes compared to SHO’s 37.3 percent.
As a result, on 9/24 when Taichi defends against SHO, there will be no time limit and members of Just Five Guys are going to be handcuffed to members of HOUSE OF TORTURE. EVIL will be cuffed to SANADA, Yujiro Takahashi to DOUKI and Dick Togo to TAKA Michinoku.
With this match being made official, here’s the updated lineup for Destruction in Kobe:
- Kevin Knight & Tiger Mask vs. BULLET CLUB War Dogs (Clark Connors & Drilla Moloney)
- TAKA Michinoku, SANADA & DOUKI vs. HOUSE OF TORTURE (Dick Togo, Yujiro Takahashi & EVIL)
- Jado, El Phantasmo, Hikuleo, Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa vs. BULLET CLUB War Dogs (David Finlay, Gedo, Gabe Kidd, Alex Coughlin & Chase Owens)
- YOH & Lio Rush vs. BUSHI & Hiromu Takahashi
- Tomohiro Ishii & Kazuchika Okada vs. T.M.D.K. (Zack Sabre Jr. & Bad Dude Tito)
- KOPW Championship — Seconds Handcuffed Match: Taichi (c) vs. SHO
- IWGP Tag Team Championships: Bishamon (YOSHI-HASHI & Hirooki Goto) (c) vs. T.M.D.K. (Mikey Nicholls & Shane Haste)
- Shingo Takagi vs. Great-O-Khan
- IWGP U.S. (U.K.) Heavyweight Championship: Will Ospreay (c) vs. Yota Tsuji