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Get to Know Tomorrow's NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 18 Full Card

Wed 03 Jan 2024 | 10:36 AM
NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 18
NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 18
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Tomorrow, New Japan Pro Wrestling will organize its most prestigious annual show, Wrestle Kingdom, in the iconic Tokyo Dome.

This year's edition is number 18, and it will be the first after the appointment of the new NJPW President Hiroshi Tanahashi who reflected that he would continue his career as a pro wrestler, along with his office roles. Tanahashi will face ZSJ for the IWGP World TV title at the event.

A 3-way match for the inaugural IWGP Global Heavyweight Championship (the title replaced the IWGP US title) between NJPW/AEW's Jon Moxley, AEW's most recent signing Will Ospreay (c), and NJPW star and Bullet Club head David Finlay is set for the event.

In addition, a highly anticipated match of the generation between NJPW's Kazuchika Okada and AEW's Bryan Danielson will take place tomorrow.

Both stars fought each other for the first time in June 2023 at AEWXNJPW: The Forbidden Door.

Moreover, G1 Climax 2023 Winner Tetsuya Naito will face his former mate SANADA for the IWGP World Heavyweight title in a contest not only for the title but for setting an end to a battle and betrayal. 

Regarding the full card of the event, it is as follows:

New Japan Ranbo to determine a challenger for the Provisional KOPW 2024 Championship at New Year Dash

IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championships: Bullet Club War Dogs (c) vs. Catch 2/2 

NJPW World Television Championship: Zack Sabre Jr. (c) vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi 

Yota Tsuji vs. Yuya Uemura 

Tag Team Match: Shota Umino & Kaito Kiyomiya vs. House of Torture's Evil & Ren Narita 

NEVER Openweight Championship: Shingo Takagi (c) vs. Tama Tonga 

IWGP Tag Team Titles & Strong Openweight Tag Team Titles (Winners Take All) Match: IWGP TG Champions Bishamon vs. Strong Openweight TG Champions Guerrillas of Destiny

IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship: Hiromu Takahashi (c) vs. El Desperado 

3-Way Match for the inaugural IWGP Global Heavyweight Championship: Will Ospreay vs. Jon Moxley vs. David Finlay 

Kazuchika Okada vs. Bryan Danielson 

IWGP World Heavyweight Championship: Sanada (c) vs. Tetsuya Naito