Fans have picked the stipulation.
NJPW announced that Chase Owens will defend the KOPW 2021 Trophy against Toru Yano in a No DQ I Quit match at NJPW Wrestle Grand Slam. The stipulation was picked by Yano. Owens picked a Texas Strap match and the fans voted on which match they wanted to see.
Yano's stipulation won by a significant marigin.
After 17,598 votes were cast worldwide in the KOPW 2021 match poll online, a winner has been determined, and rules now set for Chase Owens and Toru Yano’s clash on September 4 on night one of Wrestle Grand Slam in MetLife Dome.
Toru Yano got a overwhelming victory over Chase Owens by winning 76.4% of the domestic vote and 72.1% of the international vote. The final total numbers are as follows:
Chase Owens- Texas Strap Match: 4,316 votes (24.53%)
Toru Yano- No-DQ I Quit Match: 13,282 votes (75.47%)
The two will now face off for the KOPW 2021 trophy in a No-DQ I quit Match! There will be no pinfalls or disqualifications, and the only way to win is to make an opponent verbally quit on the microphone.
Wrestle Grand Slam in MetLife Dome will take place on September 4 live on NJPW World.
Here is the current lineup for both nights of Wrestle Grand Slam
NJPW Wrestle Grand Slam - September 4
- Kazuchika Okada vs. Jeff Cob
- KOPW 2021 - No DQ I Quit Match: Chase Owens vs. Toru Yano
- IWGP US Heavyweight Championship: Hiroshi Tanahashi (c) vs. Kota Ibushi
NJPW Wrestle Grand Slam - September 5
- IWGP World Heavyweight Championship: Shingo Takagi (c) vs. EVIL
- IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Championships: Dangerous Tekkers (Zack Sabre Jr & Taichi) (c) vs. Tetsuya Naito & SANADA vs. YOSHI-HASHI & Hirooki Goto
- IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship: Robbie Eagles (c) vs. Hiromu Takahashi
Fightful will have coverage of both nights of Wrestle Grand Slam. You can find results from past NJPW events at Fightful's results section.