Whiskey wins as the official tipple of Kanemaru vs Yano
December 24 will see Yoshinobu Kanemaru and Toru Yano face off in the last KOPW 2021 match. The bout will be contested under End of Year Party rules, wherein both participants must drink every two minutes. Other wrestling rules apply, with the ruling that if a drink is not completed within twenty seconds, they will be disqualified.
After 23,224 votes cast worldwide, Yoshinobu Kanemaru’s choice of whiskey as the official beverage took 65.8% of the vote, making it the drink of choice.
This marks the first KOPW fan vote that Toru Yano has lost since the title’s inception in 2020.
Fans can watch the match live or in English on demand on NJPW World.