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Full Card For NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 13 Revealed & New US Tour Announced

Headlined by Kenny Omega vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi...

New Japan Pro Wrestling has revealed the full card for January 4's Wrestle Kingdom 13 event. On top of that, the company have also announced a new tour of the United States happening in the early part of 2019.

As for WK13, it looks like the traditional New Japan Rumble and tag-team gauntlet that open the yearly spectacular have been replaced. Instead, there will be a gauntlet where the winning team will be the number one contenders for the NEVER Openweight 6-Man Championships - titles currently held by Guerrillas of Destiny (Tama Tonga and Tanga Loa) and Taiji Ishimori.

Here is the full card for NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 13:

IWGP Heavyweight Championship
Kenny Omega (c) vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi

IWGP Intercontinental Championship
Chris Jericho (c) vs. Tetsuya Naito

Kazuchika Okada vs. Jay White

IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship
KUSHIDA (c) vs. Taiji Ishimori

IWGP United States Championship
Cody (c) vs. Juice Robinson

RevPro British Heavyweight Championship
Tomohiro Ishii (c) vs. Zack Sabre Jr.

IWGP Tag Team Championships
Guerrillas of Destiny (c) vs. The Young Bucks vs. EVIL and SANADA

IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championships
Yoshinobu Kanemaru and El Desperado (c) vs. Roppongi 3K vs. BUSHI and Shingo Takagi

IWGP NEVER Openweight Championship
Kota Ibushi (c) vs. Will Ospreay

Pre-Show
Gauntlet Match to become Number One Contender for the NEVER Openweight Six-Man Titles

As for the new 2019 tour, it's going to be called The New Beginning USA and will consist of two shows happening in Los Angeles, CA and Charlotte, NC.

  • Wednesday January 30, 8:30 PM in Los Angeles, CA at the Globe Theatre

  • Friday February 1, 7:30 PM in Charlotte, NC at the Grady Cole Center


Tickets for both events go on sale on Saturday 22 December on njpw1972.com.

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