19. NJPW Debuts The IWGP United States Championship
At the War of the Worlds PPV (ROH and NJPW’s co-promotional PPV), New Japan Pro Wrestling announced the debut of the IWGP United States Championship.
Below is a photo of this new Title belt:
Below is what NJPW’s Twitter account posted regarding the crowning of the first ever IWGP United States Champion:
The G1 Special will be held on July 1 and 2 in Long Beach, California and the first participant announced for this IWGP United States Title tournament is former ROH World Champion Jay Lethal.
“G1 Specials in the US will have a 2 night tournament for the IWGP United States Championship.”