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New Japan Pro Wrestling just announced the cards for the first two nights of their biggest show of the year, Wrestle Kingdom.
The first two nights will take place in the Tokyo Dome on January 4th and 5th. The third night will be on January 8th in the Yokohama Arena. The card for night 3 is expected to be revealed this Friday. There is no word for how many matches night 3 will have.
IWGP World Heavyweight Title Match: Shingo Takagi [c] vs Kazuchika Okada
IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title Match: El Desperado [c] vs. Hiromu Takashashi
IWGP Tag Team Title Match: Dangerous Tekkers [c] vs. CHAOS
NEVER Openweight Title Match: Tomohiro Ishii [c] vs. EVIL
Katsuyori Shibata vs. X
Tetsuya Naito, SANADA, and BUSHI vs. Will Ospreay, Great-O-Khan
Hiroshi Tanahashi, Ryusuke Taguchi, and Rocky Romero vs. KENTA, Taiji Ishimori, and El Phantasmo
YOH vs. SHO
Kickoff Match: New Japan Ranbo battle Royal. The top four finalists moving to a four-way the next night to determine the KOPW 2022 trophy winner.
IWGP World Heavyweight Title Match: Will Ospreay vs. the winner of Shingo vs. Kazuchika Okada
IWGP United States Title Match: Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. KENTA [c]
Tetsuya Naito vs. Jeff Cobb
SANADA vs Great-O-Khan
NEVER Openweight Six-Man Tag Team Title Match: Hirooki Goto, YOSHI-HASHI, and YOH vs. EVIL, Yujiro Takahashi, and SHO [c]
Four-way match for the KOPW 2022 trophy
Stardom Match: Mayu Iwatani and Starlight Kid vs. Tam Nakano and Saya Kamitani
IWGP Junior Tag Team Title Match: Robbie Eagles and Tiger Mask vs. Taiji Ishimori and El Phantasmo vs. Ryusuke Taguchi and Rocky Romero [c]
The kickoff match for night 2 will be announced today at 4 PM local time.
WrestleKingdom 16 will be available to watch on FiteTV at 8:00 PM in Japan or 3:00 AM PST, 6:00 AM EST, and 11 AM in the UK.