NJPW has announced the first match for their huge two-night UK show, Royal Quest II which will take place in London, England.
New Japan Pro Wrestling announced on August 16th that it would be returning to the UK for the first time in three years to hold Royal Quest II. The event will take place over two nights on October 1st and 2nd at Crystal Palace Indoor Arena in London, England.
On top of this, the promotion has also announced the creation of the IWGP Women’s Championship, the first women’s title in NJPW history.
The new champion will be crowned following a tournament which is set to feature two sets of brackets in the quarterfinal rounds, one made up of Stardom talent and one for Internationals.
It has already been revealed that the tournament will begin on the second night of Royal Quest II and will culminate on November 20th at the cross-promotional Historic X-Over event in Tokyo, Japan.
Now, it has been revealed that the first match of the tournament will see Jazzy Gabert clash with Ava White.
The first IWGP Women’s Champion is crowned 11/20 at Historic X-Over!
10/2 Jazzy Gabert vs Ava White!
10/22 representatives from Oedo Tai, STARS, Queen’s Quest & DDM!
Who makes the second round? Who gets the International bye 10/23?
— NJPW Global (@njpwglobal) August 28, 2022
Jazzy Gabert is from Germany and has wrestled all around the world from Pro Wrestling: EVE, TNA, and NXT UK to STARDOM itself where she held the World of STARDOM Championship.
Meanwhile, Ava White is a British wrestler who began her career in 2020. Since then, she has been making a name for herself in Pro Wrestling: EVE and Revolution Pro Wrestling.
Other names announced for the event include IWGP World Heavyweight Champion Jay White, IWGP United States Champion Will Ospreay, G1 Climax 32 winner Kazuchika Okada, and AEW stars and current IWGP Tag Team Champions FTR,