NJPW unveils new IWGP World Heavyweight Championship.
Kota Ibushi now has the new belt
NJPW have unveiled the new IWGP World Heavyweight Championship title at the Road to Sakura Genesis event, which is currently held by Kota Ibushi. We had reported earlier last month that NJPW had decided to unify the IWGP Intercontinental Championship and the IWGP Heavyweight Championship into one main title belt.
Kota's first title defence will take place this Sunday at the Sakura Genesis event, where he will go up against the challenger, Will Ospreay, who was the eventual winner of this years New Year's New Japan Cup.
With the reveal of the new belt, it has become a major talking point as many are divided on the style and look of the new title.
You can see pictures of the new title here:
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