New Japan Pro Wrestling have announced a pair of strange potential stipulations for the upcoming KOPW 2021 Provisional Championship Match between Toru Yano and EVIL at Wrestling Satsuma no Kuni on April 28.
Fans can vote on which they’d prefer to see out of a Creation of Darkness Blindfold Match or a Darkness Match. The former is Yano’s choice for the match whilst the later is EVIL’s.
So, what exactly are these match types? According to NJPW the Creation of Darkness match is: “Distinct from a ‘traditional’ blindfold match, this bout will start with four blindfold hoods on each of the four ring posts around the ring. A competitor is only able to defeat their opponent if they can blindfold them first. Should a hood be secured on an opponent, usual rules apply to pinfalls, submissions, knock outs and count-outs.”
Whilst the Darkness match is: “The first three minutes of the match will see the lights turned on and off at thirty second intervals. From the three minute mark onward, there will be thirty seconds of darkness every three minutes until a decision is rendered.”
Voting is open now on NJPW’s Global Twitter account.