Wrestle Kingdom 16 In Yokohama Card Announced, NJPW Clashes With Pro Wrestling NOAH
New Japan Pro Wrestling and Pro Wrestling NOAH came together on Friday to announce the card for the third night of Wrestle Kingdom 16. A special NJPW vs. NOAH presentation, with a portion of proceeds going to the Japanese Red Cross, will take place in Yokohama on January 8th.
The show will be headlined by current IWGP World Heavyweight Champion Shingo Takagi leading his Los Ingobernables de Japon stablemates against current GHC Heavyweight Champion Katsuhiko Nakajima and his compatriots from KONGOH.
The semi-main event will see NJPW Legends Hiroshi Tanahashi & Kazuchika Okada face off against wrestling all-star Keiji Mutoh and young upstart Kaito Kiyomiya. Kiyomiya sharing the ring with these three pillars of Japanese wrestling is a big show of support for the youngest wrestler to ever hold the GHC Heavyweight Champion.
The most shocking revelation is that KENTA will be wrestling on the side of Pro Wrestling NOAH, joining Takashi Sugiura’s Sugiura-gun for one night.
The event will the finale of this year’s three-day Wrestle Kingdom 16 celebration, with Nights 1 & 2 taking place in the Tokyo Dome.
Here is the full card for January 8th:
Wrestle Kingdom 16 in Yokohama: NJPW vs. NOAH
Only Available on Abema PPV (will be on streaming one week later)
- Kosei Fujita vs. Yatasuka Yano
- Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima & Yuji Nagata vs. Muhammad Yone, King Tany & Akitoshi Saito
- SHO vs. Atsushi Kotoge
- Taiji Ishimori & Gedo vs. HAYATA & Seiki Yoshioka
- El Desperado & DOUKI vs. YO-HEY & NOSAWA Rongai
- Tomohiro Ishii, YOSHI-HASHI, Hirooki Goto, Ryusuke Taguchi & Master Wato vs. Daisuke Harada, Hajime Okara, Daiki Inaba, Yoshiki Inamura & Kinya Okada
- Zack Sabre Jr. & Yoshinobu Kanemaru vs. Naomichi Marufuji & Yoshinari Ogawa
- Taichi, Minoru Suzuki & TAKA Michinoku vs. Takashi Sugiura, Kazushi Sakuraba & KENTA
- EVIL & Dick Togo vs. Go Shiozaki & Masa Kitamiya
- Kazuchika Okada & Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Keiji Mutoh & Kaito Kiyomiya
- Shingo Takagi, Tetsuya Naito, SANADA, BUSHI & Hiromu Takahashi vs. Katsuhiko Nakajima, Kenoh, Manabu Soya, Tadasuke & ALEJA
'It's my personal responsibility to make you fear Shingo Takagi January 8 in Yokohama'
— NJPW Global (@njpwglobal) December 17, 2021