Umino & Kiyomiya vs. EVIL & Narita, New Japan Ranbo made official for Wrestle Kingdom 18

Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2023/12/23/umino-kiyomiya-vs-evil-narita-new-japan-ranbo-made-official-for-wrestle-kingdom-18/

More matches added to the fray. 

With Wrestle Kingdom 18 being two weeks away, New Japan Pro-Wrestling added two more matches to the card. There is going to be a tag match that’ll feature Shota Umino and NOAH’s Kaito Kiyomiya taking on EVIL and Ren Narita. Several days prior at NOAH The New Year, all four talents are going to be part of a NOAH and NJPW versus HOUSE OF TORTURE elimination tag match

In addition to that, the New Japan Ranbo is returning. The last four remaining talents in the match will be heading to New Year Dash the following day to determine the first KOPW Title holder of 2024. 

As of this writing, the Wrestle Kingdom 18 lineup is listed as follows: 

  • IWGP World Heavyweight Championship: SANADA (c) vs. Tetsuya Naito
  • Bryan Danielson vs. Kazuchika Okada
  • IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championships: BULLET CLUB War Dogs (Clark Connors & Drilla Moloney) (c) vs. Catch 2/2 (Francesco Akira & TJP)
  • IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship: Hiromu Takahashi (c) vs. El Desperado
  • IWGP Global Heavyweight Championship: Will Ospreay vs. Jon Moxley vs. David Finlay (w/ Gedo)
  • NEVER Openweight Championship: Shingo Takagi (c) vs. Tama Tonga
  • IWGP & NJPW STRONG Openweight Tag Team Championships: Bishamon (Hirooki Goto & YOSHI-HASHI) (c) vs. Hikuleo & El Phantasmo (c)
  • NJPW World Television Championship: Zack Sabre Jr. (c) vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi
  • Yota Tsuji vs. Yuya Uemura
  • Shota Umino & Kaito Kiyomiya vs. EVIL & Ren Narita
  • New Japan Ranbo: Participants TBA

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