The lineup for Wrestle Kingdom 18, NJPW’s biggest event of the year, is coming together with five confirmed matches ahead of it taking place on Thursday, January 4, at 2:30 a.m. Eastern time and will be broadcasted on NJPW World.
The main event will feature IWGP World Heavyweight Champion SANADA defending against G1 winner Tetsuya Naito.
Other matches include Bryan Danielson taking on Kazuchika Okada, IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion Hiromu Takahashi facing El Desperado, and IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champions Bullet Club War Dogs (Clark Connors & Drilla Moloney) battling United Empire Catch 2/2 (TJP & Francesco Akira).
Additionally, a three-way showdown between IWGP United States/United Kingdom Heavyweight Champion Will Ospreay, Jon Moxley, and David Finlay has been set.
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Wrestle Kingdom 18, the biggest event of the year for New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW), is set to take place on Thursday, January 4. With five confirmed matches, fans are eagerly anticipating the action-packed event, which will be broadcasted on NJPW World.
The main event of Wrestle Kingdom 18 will feature IWGP World Heavyweight Champion SANADA defending his title against Tetsuya Naito, the winner of the G1 Climax tournament. This highly anticipated match will showcase the top talent in NJPW and is sure to be a thrilling encounter.
Another exciting match on the card is Bryan Danielson, formerly known as Daniel Bryan in WWE, taking on Kazuchika Okada. Both wrestlers are renowned for their technical prowess and high-flying abilities, making this a must-watch match for fans of technical wrestling.
In the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship match, Hiromu Takahashi will face El Desperado. Takahashi is known for his high-risk style and innovative moves, while El Desperado is a skilled technician. This clash of styles promises to deliver an exhilarating contest.
The IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship will also be on the line as Bullet Club War Dogs (Clark Connors & Drilla Moloney) take on United Empire Catch 2/2 (TJP & Francesco Akira). Tag team wrestling is always a crowd favorite, and these talented teams will undoubtedly put on a show.
Adding to the excitement, a three-way showdown has been set between IWGP United States/United Kingdom Heavyweight Champion Will Ospreay, Jon Moxley, and David Finlay. With three top-tier competitors vying for supremacy, this match is bound to be chaotic and full of surprises.
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As Wrestle Kingdom 18 approaches, anticipation is building among wrestling fans worldwide. With a stacked lineup of exciting matches, this event promises to be a memorable night of action and drama. Whether you’re a longtime NJPW fan or new to the world of professional wrestling, Wrestle Kingdom 18 is an event you won’t want to miss.