Wrestle Kingdom 14: Night 1 (1/4) Full Card, Viewing Info & Predictions
It’s here! It’s here! It’s finally here! New Japan Pro-Wrestling’s biggest weekend of the calendar year has arrived.
Saturday’s show will feature a huge 10-man tag team match to start the retirement weekend of Jushin Thunder Liger. Plus World Tag League winners Juice Robinson & David Finlay look to capture IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Championship gold from Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa, and Lance Archer defends his IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship against Jon Moxley in a TEXAS DEATHMATCH.
Elsewhere on the card Hiromu Takahashi returns from a career-threatening neck injury to challenge IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Champion Will Ospreay for the title that Takahashi vacated in August of 2018.
The co-main event matches will see IWGP Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion Jay White battles Tetsuya Naito, and IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada defends his title against the 2019 G1 Climax Winner Kota Ibushi. The four men are battling for history, as the IWGP Heavyweight Champion will battle the IWGP Intercontinental Champion on Sunday.
Wrestle Kingdom 14 kicks off with a pre-show at 2am ET on NJPWWorld.com.
Wrestle Kingdom 14: Night 1
Main Card Start Time: 3am ET
Pre-Show Start Time: 2am ET
- Dark Match: Mayu Iwatani & Arisa Hoshiki vs. Giuia & Hana Kimura
- Pre-Show Match: Yuya Uemura, Yota Tsuji & Great Bash Heel (Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma) vs. Toa Henare, Alex Coughlin, Clark Connors & Karl Fredericks
- Pre-Show Match: Ten-cozy (Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima) vs. Yuji Nagata & Manabu Nakanishi
- Jushin Thunder Liger Retirement Match I: Jushin Thunder Liger, Tiger Mask, The Great Sasuke & Tatsumi Fujinami (w/ El Samurai) vs. Ryusuke Taguchi, Naoki Sano, Tatsuhito Takaiwa & Shinjiro Otani (w/ Kuniaki Kobayashi)
Special referee: Norio Honaga
- Los Ingobernables de Japon (BUSHI, EVIL, SANADA & Shingo Takagi) vs. Suzuki-gun (Minoru Suzuki, Zack Sabre Jr., Taichi & El Desperado)
- CHAOS (YOSHI-HASHI, Toru Yano, Tomohiro Ishii & Hirooki Goto) vs. Bullet Club (KENTA, Bad Luck Fale, Chase Owens & Yujiro Takahashi)
- IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Championship Match: Guerrillas of Destiny (Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa) (c) vs. FinJuice (David Finlay & Juice Robinson)
- IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship Texas Deathmatch: Lance Archer (c) vs. Jon Moxley
- IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship Match: Will Ospreay (c) vs. Hiromu Takahashi
- IWGP Intercontinental Heavyweight Championship Match: Jay White (c) vs. Tetsuya Naito
- IWGP Heavyweight Championship Match: Kazuchika Okada (c) vs. Kota Ibushi.
12 HOURS AWAY!
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