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NEW JAPAN ANNOUNCES NEW CHAMPIONSHIP, UNVEILS BELT

By Mike Johnson on 2017-05-12 20:47:00

Prior to the Ring of Honor War of the Worlds PPV went on the air, Ring of Honor and New Japan Pro Wrestling officials came to the ring.

In a special ceremony, Kevin Kelly introduced the different officials who were in the ring.  NJPW United States Ambassador George Carroll announced the company was introducing the IWGP United States championship and the first champion would be crowned at the 7/1 and 7/2 New Japan G-1 Special events in Long Beach, California.

The championship will be determined through a round robin tournmament held over the two nights.  

They unveiled the championship, which got a huge "USA" chant.

They also announced the first person in the tournament will be Jay Lethal.

Lethal came out and cut a promo and said he was the first man to hold two ROH championships at the same time and would be the first IWGP U.S. champion.  

Adam "Hangman" Page came to the ring and tried to get in the ring and challenge Lethal but was held back.

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