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NewsStipulation Announced For Shingo Takagi vs. Great-O-Khan KOPW Title Match

Stipulation Announced For Shingo Takagi vs. Great-O-Khan KOPW Title Match

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New Japan Pro Wrestling has announced that Shingo Takagi will defend the 2023 King of Pro Wrestling Championship against Great-O-Khan in an MMA rules match at the upcoming “The New Beginning” event in Nagoya.

Great-O-Khan proposed the stipulation, which won the majority of votes against Takagi’s proposed stipulation of a 30-count fall match, 60.7% to 39.3%. Takagi’s shot at Kazuchika Okada’s IWGP World Heavyweight Title will also be on the line.

You can check the official announcement below:

This past weekend saw Great-O-Khan and Shingo Takagi go to the Twitter polls in order to determine the stipulations for their meeting Sunday in Nagoya.

With Takagi proposing a return of the 30 count fall match he had with Taichi last spring, and O-Khan requesting a mixed martial arts rules match, 29,617 votes were cast worldwide with the following results:

Shingo Takagi: 11,625 (39.3%)

Great-O-Khan: 17,992 (60.7%)

O-Khan has won the poll, and Sunday the KOPW 2023 will be contested under mixed martial arts rules with gi! Additionally, per Takagi’s own suggestion, O-Khan’s victory in the vote means that Shingo’s number one contendership status to the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship will be on the line as well as the KOPW belt Sunday!

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