New Japan Pro Wrestling is looking to make a splash in the United States, and they're taking steps to do it.
Ahead of Friday's NJPW/ROH War of the Worlds pay-per-view, the company announced that they've created a United States Championship. The title will be determined in a tournament to take place July 1-2 in Long Beach, California.
Jay Lethal was the first announced entrant to the tournament. This makes 8 championships in total for New Japan Pro Wrestling.