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Final Card Heading Into NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 15


As we head into 2021 we await, like always, the first major show of the year: New Japan Pro Wrestling Wrestle Kingdom 15 from The Tokyo Dome. Taking place across two nights on Monday January 4 and Tuesday January 5, it’ll be a Wrestle Kingdom like no other, due to the ongoing effects of Covid-19 on the live wrestling industry.

As such there have been some issues heading into Wrestle Kingdom, such as Juice Robinson having to withdraw from the event due to a fractured orbital bone. Robinson’s opponent KENTA, will be facing the legendary Satoshi Kojima instead.

As always, card is subject to change, but with less than a week to go until the event here’s a look at the Wrestle Kingdom 15 card:

Night One - January 4:
• Tetsuya Naito (c) vs. Kota Ibushi - IWGP Heavyweight & IWGP Intercontinental Double Championship
• Kazuchika Okada vs. Will Ospreay
• Hiromu Takahashi vs. El Phantasmo - Winner will face Taiji Ishimori for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship on January 5
• Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Great-O-Khan
• KENTA vs. Satoshi Kojma - IWGP US Title Contract Briefcase
• Dangerous Tekkers (c) vs. The Guerrillas Of Destiny - IWGP Tag Team Championship
• New Japan King of Pro Wrestling Ranbo - Final four participants will advance to a Four-Way Match for the KOPW 2021 Trophy on January 5

Night Two - January 5:
• Tetsuya Naito or Kota Ibushi (c) vs. Jay White - IWGP Heavyweight & IWGP Intercontinental Championship
• SANADA vs. EVIL
• Taiji Ishimori (c) vs. Hiromu Takahashi or El Phantasmo - IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship
• Shingo Takagi (c) vs. Jeff Cobb - NEVER Openweight Championship 
• El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru (c) vs. Master Wato & Ryusuke Taguchi - IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship 
• Four-Way Match for the KOPW 2021 Trophy

Night two is also set to feature two dark matches from Stardom:
• Mayu Iwatani & Tam Nakano vs. Giulia & Syuri
• Saya Kamtani, Azumi, & Utami Hayashishita vs. Maika, Natsupoi, & Himeka - Six-Woman Tag Team Match



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Written by Jack Atkins