Wrestle Kingdom 13 will go down from the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan on January 4th. New Japan Pro Wrestling has just announced several matches for its biggest card of the year. The promotion held a press conference featuring IWGP Jr. Heavyweight champion KUSHIDA, Taiji Ishimori, Jay White, Kazuchika Okada, and Tetsuya Naito to reveal the news. One of the bigger matches announced was IWGP Intercontinental Champion Chris Jericho defending his title against Tetsuya Naito.
Jericho recently successfully defended his title against EVIL at NJPW “Power Struggle.” In an interesting note, this will be the first Wrestle Kingdom since Wrestle Kingdom 9 in which Kazuchika Okada will not be involved in the main event of the show. Check out Wrestle Kingdom 13’s card thus far below:
- IWGP Heavyweight Championship match: (C) Kenny Omega vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi
- IWGP Intercontinental Championship match: (C) Chris Jericho vs. Tetsuya Naito
- IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship: (C) KUSHIDA vs. Taiji Ishimori
- IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Championship: Yoshinobu Kanemaru & El Desperado vs. Roppongi 3K
- Kazuchika Okada vs. Jay White