NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 13 Preview

In just a few days New Japan Pro Wrestling will put on what will possibly be the best Pro Wrestling show of the year…Wrestle Kingdom 13 at the Tokyo Dome!

The promotions biggest show of the year is expected to draw the largest crowd for a Pro Wrestling event in Japan in 20 years. Buzz for the show is at high levels worldwide, and we here at Wrestle Royalty could not be more excited.

The best way for you to watch the show Live and in full is signing up for the companies streaming service is NJPWWorld.com. The site does have an icon which changes the language to English, and most of the shows now come with English commentary provided by Kevin Kelly and Don Callis. The price for the service varies due to the exchange rate constantly changing, but it’s always around 9USD a month.

However, if you are not into long-term commitments, you can order the event as an iPPV on the FITE TV App!

We will be holding a Dignified Discussion of the event starting half an hour before showtime. We hope you will be willing to stay up late and join us because we are sure it will be well worth it!

For those of you who have trouble working out time zones (like me) here are the times that the show will air in each major timezone:

Pacific Time US: January 4th at 12 am

Eastern Time US: January 4th at 3 am

Greenwich Mean Time: January 4th at 8 am

Australian Eastern Standard Time: January 4th at 7 pm

Here is the full match card:


No.1 Contender Gauntlet Match For The NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Title: 

Will feature several of the best Tag Teams in NJPW.

Main Show:

NEVER Openweight Title Match:

Kota Ibushi (c) vs. Will Ospreay

Triple Threat Tag Team Match For The IWGP Jr-Heavyweight Tag Team Title:

Yoshinobu Kanemaru & El Desperado (c) vs. Sho & Yoh vs. Bushi & Shingo Takagi

Triple Threat IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Title Match:

Tonga Loa & Tama Tonga (c) vs. Sanada & EVIL vs. The Young Bucks

IWGP U.S. Title Match:

Cody (c) vs. Juice Robinson

IWGP Jr-Heavyweight Title Match:

Kushida (c) vs Taiji Ishimori

Kazuchika Okada vs. Jay White

IWGP Intercontinental Title Match:

Chris Jericho (c) vs. Tetsuya Naito

IWGP Heavyweight Title Match:

Kenny Omega (c) vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi