Three tag matches added to NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 16 night two pre-show

Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2022/01/04/three-tag-matches-added-to-njpw-wrestle-kingdom-16-night-two-pre-show/

Matches announced for the night two pre-show.

Night one of New Japan Pro-Wrestling’s Wrestle Kingdom 16 has concluded and night two is scheduled to take place on January 5th. The main card for night two is filled out but NJPW added three bouts to the pre-show, one of which features former IWGP World Heavyweight Champion Shingo Takagi.

Takagi lost the title to Kazuchika Okada on night one and he’ll be teaming with BUSHI and Hiromu Takahashi to take on Douki and the former IWGP Tag Team Champions Zack Sabre Jr. and Taichi.

  • Shingo Takagi, Hiromu Takahashi & BUSHI vs. Zack Sabre Jr., Taichi & DOUKI
  • Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Master Wato & Satoshi Kojima vs. El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Master Wato
  • Togi Makabe, Yuji Nagata & Tomoaki Honma vs. Bad Luck Fale, Gedo & Jado

【1月5日(水)16時予定~東京ドームの第0試合決定!】

第0-1試合は、
真壁&永田&本間vsファレ&邪道&外道!

第0-2試合は、
天山&小島&ワトvsデスペラード&金丸&TAKA!

第0-3試合は、
鷹木&ヒロム&BUSHIvsタイチ&ザック&DOUKI!

詳細は
https://t.co/MaDeG0oxsS#njwk16Day2 #njpw pic.twitter.com/Pt71ujfw9S

— 新日本プロレスリング株式会社 (@njpw1972) January 4, 2022

To read POST Wrestling’s recap of Wrestle Kingdom 16 night one, head over to this link.

The two multi-mans in last night’s show really dragged things down - really don’t see the point in these new matches…apart from ensuring folks who only bought tickets for the second night get to catch a couple of minutes of Shingo? Surely if Cima’s around he could have let T-Hawk and Lindaman play hooky from GLEAT and get in on one of these.