Stipulation Announced For Toru Yano vs. EVIL KOPW 2021 Bout At NJPW Satsuma no Kuni

Who is the creator of darkness?

Toru Yano will defend the KOPW 2021 Provisional Championship against EVIL in a Creation Of Darkness match. The stipulation, which was Yano's choice, was voted on by the fans.

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Creation of Darkness Blindfold Match consists of blindfold hoods on each ring post with the goal being to blindfold your opponent and then defeating him. EVIL picked a Darkness Match, which has the lights being turned off at 30-second intervals for the first three minutes of the match. At the three-minute mark, the lights will be turned off for 30 seconds every three minutes.

Yano's choice won by a vote of 51.58% to 48.42%.

From NJPW:

After 28,679 votes were cast worldwide in the KOPW 2021 match poll online, a winner has been determined, and rules now set for Toru Yano and EVIL’s clash on April 28 on night one of Satsuma no Kuni.

While EVIL took the international vote, Toru Yano’s domestic presence was enough to surge him to victory. The final total numbers are as follows:

EVIL- Darkness Match: 13,885 votes (48.42%)

Toru Yano- Creation of Darkness Blindfold Match: 14,794 votes (51.58%)

The two will now face off for the KOPW 2021 trophy in a Creation of Darkness Blindfold Match! Four blindfolds will be put on each cornerpost, and an opponent must be blindfolded in order for a decision to be rendered.

Satsuma no Kuni will take place on April 28 live on NJPW World.

You can view the full lineups for both nights of NJPW Satsuma no Kuni by clicking here.

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