Wrestle Kingdom 12 is almost here, and New Japan Pro Wrestling is rolling full steam ahead!
The company has released a series of videos on their English Youtube channel to hype the event including a rundown of the card by Kevin Kelly, Mark Warzecha, and Rocky Romero. We’ll also get interviews with Chris Jericho and Kenny Omega regarding the match that has been the most-talked-about contest in recent months dubbed simply “Alpha vs. Omega”!
Wrestle Kingdom 12 will air Live on NJPWWORLD.com (New Japan’s streaming service) on Wednesday, January 4th at 4 pm Japanese Standard Time!
For those of you who have trouble working out time zones (like me) here are the times that it will air in each major timezone:
Pacific Time US: January 3rd at 11 pm
Eastern Time US: January 4th at 2 am
Greenwich Mean Time: January 4th at 7 am
Australian Eastern Standard Time: January 4th at 6 pm
Here is the full card for the Show:
NEW JAPAN RUMBLE
IWGP JR. HEAVYWEIGHT TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
Roppongi 3K (c) vs. The Young Bucks
NEVER OPENWEIGHT 6-MAN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (GAUNTLET MATCH)
Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa, and Bad Luck Fale (c) vs. Ryusuke Taguchi, Juice Robinson, and Togi Makabe vs. Beretta, Toru Yano, and Tomohiro Ishii vs. Hanson Raymond Rowe, and Michael Elgin vs. Taichi, Takashi Iizuka, and Zack Sabre Jr.
Cody vs. Kota Ibushi
IWGP TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
Killer Elite Squad (Lance Archer and Davey Boy Smith Jr.) vs. EVIL and SANADA
NEVER OPENWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP (HAIR VS. HAIR/NOBODY AT RINGSIDE DEATHMATCH)
Minoru Suzuki (c) vs. Hirooki Goto
IWGP JR. HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP (4-WAY)
Marty Scurll (c) vs. Hiromu Takahashi vs. KUSHIDA vs. Will Ospreay
IWGP INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Hiroshi Tanahashi (c) vs. “Switchblade” Jay White
IWGP UNITED STATES HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP (NO DQ)
Kenny Omega (c) vs. Chris Jericho
IWGP HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
Kazuchika Okada (c) vs. Tetsuya Naito
Wrestle Royalty will hold one of our trademark “Dignified Discussion” for the event starting half an hour before showtime!