Toru Yano's first KOPW title defense post-G1 Climax now has its stipulation.
NJPW announced that the match between Toru Yano and Zack Sabre Jr., taking place at Power Struggle, will be a "No Corner Pads" match. The match will open the show, taking place on November 7 and headlined by Tetsuya Naito vs. EVIL for the IWGP Heavyweight and Intercontinental titles.
Yano vs. Sabre is a rematch from their encounter during the recent G1 Climax tournament, where Sabre emerged victorious.
The night’s action will kick off with Zack Sabre Jr. facing Toru Yano for Yano’s KOPW 2020 trophy. A unique prize conceived by Kazuchika Okada and first won by Yano at Summer Struggle in Jingu, the KOPW 2020 sees the holder bring their own rules to the table. After ZSJ defeated Yano in Okayama during the G1 despite Yano pulling every conceivable trick out of the book, Yano got increasingly frustrated at Sabre replacing the turnbuckle pads in the ring every time he tried to remove them. We now have a No Corner Pads Match set for Power Struggle, which is sure to kick the night off in unique form.
Toru Yano and Zack Sabre Jr.'s clash over #KOPW2020 at Power Struggle is now officially a No Corner Pad Match!— NJPW Global (@njpwglobal) November 3, 2020
Nothing will be between these two competitors and raw steel Saturday!
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