Clark Connors: NJPW World TV Title Was Made For Me

Clark Connors has his eyes on the newest NJPW championship.

At NJPW Declaration of Power, New Japan Pro-Wrestling introduced the NJPW World TV Championship. Matches for the new belt will include a 15-minute time limit and focus on younger talent and more high-paced action.

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The first-ever NJPW World TV Champion will be crowned at NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 17.

Speaking on Ringersiders Wrestling, Clark Connors gave his pitch as to why the belt is perfect for him.

"I think that title is made for me. Just how it looks, I love it. I love bling. You see me normally when I'm walking around the streets, I'm always iced up with something. I want to carry that around with me. I would be proud to carry that through an airport. In terms of the actual match structure, 15-minutes, I've said so many times. Don't get me wrong, (Kazuchika) Okada, Jay (White), (Will) Ospreay, all these guys, they do their 30-minute barn burners, Wrestle Kingdom goes 35 minutes, G1 whatever the fuck. That's great and all, I could do it if I wanted to, but I think a good 15-minute, go-hard match is some of the best wrestling to me. It fits a flow better, there is not as much...it's not a lot of filler. For me, that's what I want to do, especially in small towns and the newer and younger talent. It kind has my name written all over it. I'm going to throw my hat in the ring when I get back over there," he said.

Connors continued by saying, "I always say, my goal is to be the Brock Lesnar of the junior division, throw people around, get stuff done. Goldberg, (Bobby) Lashley, all these guys who are hard hitters. They wrestle these short matches, but they don't need to...they beat someone's ass and get it done as quickly as possible. Defending them in the small towns is going to be a good way to elevate main event. I want to bring it back to the States too and defend it on STRONG and the shows here. That would be a great opportunity."

Connor is currently out of action with a back injury, but says he'll be back "sooner rather than later." He last wrestled on July 5. It is unknown when he will make his return to the ring.

Fans can check out the bracket for the NJPW World TV Title tournament by clicking here.

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