Amateur Wrestling Match Set For KOPW 2021 Bout At NJPW Power Struggle

The fans have spoken.

Despite the proposal for a Kiss My Feet Match by Great-O-Khan, the KOPW 2021 Trophy will be defended on November 6 in an Amateur Wrestling Match after Toru Yano’s proposal won in a landslide vote.

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Yano runs away with KOPW 2021 vote

After 25,826 votes were cast in the worldwide in the KOPW 2021 match poll online, a winner has been determined, and rules now set for Toru Yano and Great-O-Khan’s clash on November 6 at Power Struggle.

Yano swept both international and Japanese votes, with the final total numbers as follows:

Great-O-Khan- Kiss My Feet Match: 3,801 votes (14.72%)

Toru Yano- Amateur Rules Match: 22,025 votes (85.28%)

The two will now face off for the KOPW 2021 trophy in an Amateur Rules Match! The match will consist of two three minute periods with amateur scoring applied.

Power Struggle will take place on November 6 live on NJPW World, with English coverage following on demand.

The November 6 card will also feature Zack Sabre Jr. challenging Shingo Takagi for the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship, Tama Tonga challenging Kazuchika Okada for the right to challenge for the world championship at Wrestle Kingdom, and more.

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