Yota Tsuji vs. Yuya Uemura set for Wrestle Kingdom

Originally published at Yota Tsuji vs. Yuya Uemura set for Wrestle Kingdom

Yuya Uemura has earned a Wrestle Kingdom match with Yota Tsuji after pinning him in a six-man tag match during the final NJPW show of 2023.

The main event of NJPW Road to Tokyo Dome at Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, saw Uemura join Taichi and IWGP World Heavyweight Champion SANADA to take on Tsuji, Shingo Takagi and Tetsuya Naito.

It was the second night of a two-day event. On Thursday, Tsuji had told Uemura that he would need to score a pinfall win over him for there to be a singles match between the pair.

After this morning’s result, Tsuji accepted the match for the Tokyo Dome on January 4th.

Results: Road to Tokyo Dome, December 22nd

  • Shoma Kato & Togi Makabe def. Katsuya Murashima & Satoshi Kojima
  • Toru Yano & YOH def. Masked Horse & Masked Boltin
  • Tomohiro Ishii def. Callum Newman
  • Hirooki Goto & YOSHI-HASHI def. Oskar Leube & Yuto Nakashima
  • El Desperado & Master Wato def. BUSHI & Hiromu Takahashi
  • Coffin Match: Clark Connors & Drilla Moloney def. Francesco Akira & TJP
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi & Kazuchika Okada def. Kosei Fujita & Zack Sabre Jr
  • SANADA, Taichi & Yuya Uemura def. Shingo Takagi, Tetsuya Naito & Yota Tsuji

Current card for Wrestle Kingdom 18, January 4th 2024

  • IWGP World Heavyweight Championship: SANADA (c) vs. Tetsuya Naito
  • Kazuchika Okada vs. Bryan Danielson
  • IWGP Global Heavyweight Championship: Will Ospreay vs. Jon Moxley vs. David Finlay
  • NJPW World Television Championship: Zack Sabre Jr (c) vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi
  • IWGP Tag Team Championships and STRONG Openweight Tag Team Championships (Winners Take All): Hirooki Goto & Yoshi-Hashi) (IWGP) vs. Hikuleo & El Phantasmo (STRONG Openweight)
  • IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship: Hiromu Takahashi (c) vs. El Desperado
  • IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championships: Clark Connors & Drilla Moloney) (c) vs. TJP & Francesco Akira
  • NEVER Openweight Championship: Shingo Takagi (c) vs. Tama Tonga
  • Yuya Uemura vs. Yota Tsuji