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Yota Tsuji Aims To Restore IWGP Heavyweight Title, Republic Of Lucha Show, ROH TV

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Yota Tsuji will challenge Tetsuya Naito for the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship at NJPW Sakura Genesis 2024.

In a recent press conference hyping the match, he declared that he would separate the World Heavyweight Championship if he won, retire the IWGP Intercontinental Title and continue with the IWGP Heavyweight Title.

Tsuji said, “I want to make it exactly clear just how much IWGP means. That means I should take the IWGP World Heavyweight title, separate it again, officially retire the Intercontinental belt, and carry the IWGP Heavyweight. Lead us into a new era while properly respecting the lineage that came before. But that’s all after I beat Naito. First I have to beat him, and it would mean a lot to defeat Tetsuya Naito in order to achieve my goals.

I want to restore the IWGP Heavyweight Championship and properly retire the IWGP Intercontinental. I would want the fourth generation IWGP Heavyweight Championship. And I do want to make this very clear. The World title came about because Tetsuya Naito at first wanted to be double champion, and he achieved that. After he did, there was talk of the unification, and Naito was against that. He fought against it, and he lost. In all honesty, Naito wants that World title he has now to be separated. But his story, the route he took to get here means that he feels he can’t. I plan on doing what he’s unable to.”

The two titles were unified into the current IWGP World Heavyweight Championships at NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 15.

The Lucha Bros will run a show at Lucha Underground’s old stomping grounds.

The Lucha Bros announced through their Republic of Lucha brand that the duo will host the Republic of Lucha show on June 1st at The Temple in Los Angeles, California.

You can check out the announcement below:

Tickets for the Republic of Lucha event go on sale on March 21.

It was announced on Thursday’s episode of ROH TV that Kiera Hogan will face Diamante on next week’s HonorClub-airing episode.

You can check out the backstage promo from the two competitors below:

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