NJPW Reveals Two Exciting Matches Scheduled for Wrestle Kingdom 18

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New Japan Pro Wrestling has revealed two more matches for Wrestle Kingdom 18.

Shingo Takagi will defend his NEVER Openweight title against Tama Tonga, who is a former champion. Hiroshi Tanahashi will try to dethrone Zack Sabre Jr as they compete for the NJPW TV Title.


Here is the current card for the January 4th event:

IWGP World Heavyweight Championship: SANADA (c) vs. Tetsuya Naito
IWGP US (UK) Heavyweight Championship: Will Ospreay (c) vs. Jon Moxley vs. David Finlay
IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship: Hiromu Takahashi (c) vs. El Desperado
IWGP Jr Tag Championship: Bullet Club War Dogs (c) vs. Catch 2/2
NJPW World Television Championship: Zack Sabre Jr (c) vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi
NEVER Openweight Championship: Shingo Takagi (c) vs. Tama Tonga
* Bryan Danielson vs. Kazuchika Okada

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New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) has recently announced two more exciting matches for its upcoming event, Wrestle Kingdom 18. The event, which is scheduled for January 4th, 2023, promises to be a thrilling night of professional wrestling action.

One of the matches announced is for the NEVER Openweight Championship. Shingo Takagi, the current champion, will defend his title against Tama Tonga, a former champion himself. Both Takagi and Tonga are known for their hard-hitting and intense wrestling styles, making this match a must-watch for fans of strong-style wrestling.

The second match announced is for the NJPW TV Title. Hiroshi Tanahashi, a legendary figure in NJPW, will challenge Zack Sabre Jr for the championship. Tanahashi, often referred to as the “Ace” of NJPW, will look to dethrone Sabre Jr and add another accolade to his already impressive career. Sabre Jr, on the other hand, is known for his technical prowess and submission-based wrestling style, making this clash of styles an intriguing matchup.

These two matches join an already stacked card for Wrestle Kingdom 18. Some of the other highly anticipated matches include SANADA defending his IWGP World Heavyweight Championship against Tetsuya Naito, Will Ospreay defending the IWGP US (UK) Heavyweight Championship against Jon Moxley and David Finlay in a triple threat match, and Hiromu Takahashi defending the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship against El Desperado.

Additionally, there will be a match for the IWGP Jr Tag Championship between Bullet Club War Dogs and Catch 2/2. The NJPW World Television Championship will be on the line as Zack Sabre Jr defends against Hiroshi Tanahashi. And finally, Bryan Danielson will face off against Kazuchika Okada in what promises to be a dream match for wrestling fans.

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As the anticipation builds for Wrestle Kingdom 18, fans can expect an unforgettable night of wrestling action. With a mix of established stars and rising talents, NJPW continues to deliver high-quality matches that keep fans coming back for more.