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NJPW announces the opening matches for the two nights of Wrestle Kingdom 14

NJPW announces the opening matches for the two nights of Wrestle Kingdom 14

The Japanese company New Japan Pro Wrestling will celebrate on January 4 and 5 a new edition of its biggest event of the year, Wrestle Kingdom 14. Next year will also be the first edition of the show held in two nights. NJPW announced yesterday three new opening matches for both nights of Wrestle Kingdom 14.

The first night, on January 4, will begin with a tag team match that will face the team formed by Yuji Nagata and Manabu Nakanishi with TenCozy, the couple formed by Hiroyoshi Tenzan and Satoshi Kojima. That same night there will also be a tag team match between the group of Yuya Uemura, Yota Tsuji, Tomoaki Honma, and Togi Makabe and Alex Coughlin, Clark Connors, Karl Fredericks, and Toa Henare.

On the other hand, on January 5, the NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championship will be defended in a Gauntlet match. The champions Ryusuke Taguchi, Togi Makabe, and Toru Yano will defend their titles against CHAOS, represented by Robbie Eagles, YOSHI-HASHI and Tomohiro Ishii; The Ungovernables of Japan, represented by BUSHI, Shingo Takagi and EVIL; Suzuki-Gun, represented by Yoshinobu Kanemaru, El Desperado and Taichi and Bullet Club, represented by Chase Owens, Yujiro Takahashi, and Bad Luck Fale.

Wrestle Kingdom Card January 14 – 4

IWGP Heavyweight Championship
Kazuchika Okada (c) vs. Kota Ibushi

IWGP Intercontinental Championship
Jay White (c) vs. Tetsuya Naito

IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship
Will Ospreay (c) vs. Hiromu Takahashi

Texas Death Match for the IWGP United States Championship
Lance Archer (c) vs. Jon Moxley

IWGP Tag Team Championship
Guerrillas of Destiny (Tama Tonga and Tanga Loa) (c) vs. FinJuice (David Finlay and Juice Robinson)

CHAOS (Hirooki Goto, Tomohiro Ishii, Toru Yano, and YOSHI-HASHI) vs. Bullet Club (KENTA, Bad Luck Fale, Yujiro Takahashi, and Chase Owens)

The Ungovernables of Japan (EVIL, SANADA, Shingo Takagi and BUSHI) vs. Suzuki-gun (Minoru Suzuki, Zack Saber Jr, Taichi and El Desperado)

Jushin “Thunder” Liger Special Retreat Combat – Special Referee: Norio Honaga
Jushin Thunder Liger, Tatsumi Fujinami, The Great Sasuke and Tiger Mask IV (accompanied by The Samurai) vs. Naoki Sano, Shinjiro Otani, Tatsuhito Takaiwa and Ryusuke Taguchi (accompanied by Kuniaki Kobayashi)

Yuji Nagata and Manabu Nakanishi with TenCozy (Hiroyoshi Tenzan and Satoshi Kojima)

Yuya Uemura, Yota Tsuji, Tomoaki Honma and Togi Makabe vs. Alex Coughlin, Clark Connors, Karl Fredericks, and Toa Henare

Wrestle Kingdom Card January 14 – 5

Match for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship and Intercontinental
Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Chris Jericho

Match between losers of the WK fights (day 1) for the IWGP Heavyweight and Intercontinental

NEVER Openweight Championship
KENTA (c) vs. Hirooki Goto

IWGP United States Championship
Lance Archer or Jon Moxley (c) vs. Juice Robinson

RevPro British Heavyweight Championship
Zack Saber Jr. (c) vs. SANADA

IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship
Bullet Club (El Phantasmo and Taiji Ishimori) (c) vs. Roppongi 3K (SHO and YOH)

Retirement match of Jushin “Thunder” Liger
Jushin “Thunder” Liger and Naoki Sano (accompanied by Yoshiaki Fujiwara) vs. Hiromu Takahashi and Ryu Lee

Gauntlet Match for the NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championship
Ryusuke Taguchi, Togi Makabe and Toru Yano (c) vs. CHAOS (Robbie Eagles, YOSHI-HASHI and Tomohiro Ishii) vs. The Ungovernables of Japan (BUSHI, Shingo Takagi and EVIL) vs. Suzuki-Gun (Yoshinobu Kanemaru, El Desperado and Taichi) vs. Bullet Club (Chase Owens, Yujiro Takahashi, and Bad Luck Fale)

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Written by Noroman

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