Originally published at NJPW reveals full cards for nights one and two of Wrestle Kingdom 16
Full cards rolled out for Wrestle Kingdom 16 at the Tokyo Dome.
The 2022 installment of Wrestle Kingdom 16 will stretch over three nights and the first two dates are January 4th and 5th at the Tokyo Dome. New Japan Pro-Wrestling rolled out the match cards for the first two nights. Both nights are going to be headlined by an IWGP World Heavyweight Title match and night one will consist of multiple title matches including Katsuyori Shibata’s first traditional pro wrestling match since 2017.
- IWGP World Heavyweight Championship: Shingo Takagi (c) vs. Kazuchika Okada
- IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship: El Desperado (c) vs. Hiromu Takahashi
- IWGP Tag Team Championships: Dangerous Tekkers (Zack Sabre Jr. & Taichi) (c) vs. Hirooki Goto & YOSHI-HASHI
- NEVER Openweight Championship: Tomohiro Ishii (c) vs. EVIL
- Katsuyori Shibata vs. TBA
- Los Ingobernables de Japon (Tetsuya Naito, SANADA & BUSHI) vs. United Empire (Will Ospreay, Jeff Cobb & Great-O-Khan)
- Hiroshi Tanahashi, Rocky Romero & Ryusuke Taguchi vs. KENTA, Taiji Ishimori & El Phantasmo
- YOH vs. SHO
- Kickoff Show – New Japan Ranbo: Competitors TBA
- IWGP World Heavyweight Championship: Shingo Takagi (c) or Kazuchika Okada vs. Will Ospreay
- IWGP U.S. Heavyweight Championship — No-DQ Match: KENTA (c) vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi
- Tetsuya Naito vs. Jeff Cobb
- SANADA vs. Great-O-Khan
- NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championships: House of Torture (c) (EVIL, SHO & Yujiro Takahashi) vs. Hirooki Goto, YOSHI-HASHI & YOH
- KOPW Trophy — Four-Way Match: Competitors TBA/TBD
- STARDOM Showcase Match: Mayu Iwatani & Starlight Kid vs Tam Nakano & Saya Kamitani
- IWGP Junior Tag Team Championships — Three-Way Match: Robbie Eagles & Tiger Mask (c) vs. Rocky Romero & Ryusuke Taguchi vs. El Phantasmo & Taiji Ishimori
On December 17th, New Japan Pro-Wrestling is hosting an NJPW versus NOAH press conference on their YouTube channel ahead of the January 8th show.
The card for night one of NJPW Road to Tokyo Dome is out and headlining the show is Shingo Takagi and Hiromu Takahashi versus Kazuchika Okada and Robbie Eagles.