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New Matches Set For NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 16 Day 2

Three new matches

Following the events of the January 4 Wrestle Kingdom 16 show, New Japan Pro-Wrestling have added three new matches to day two of Wrestle Kingdom. All three matches will take place on the pre-show, which begins at 7 am GMT/ 2 am ET. 

Former IWGP World Heavyweight Champion Shingo Takagi will be in action on the final pre-show match, teaming with Los Ingobernables de Japon faction-mates Hiromu Takahashi and BUSHI against Dangerous Tekkers and DOUKI. TenCozy will also team with Master Wato against Suzuki-gun's El Desperado, Yoshinobu Kanemaru and TAKA Michinoku, while Tomoaki Honma, Togi Makabe and Yuji Nagata will take on Bad Luck Fale, Gedo and Jado in the opening pre-show match. 

The main event of the January 5 Wrestle Kingdom 16 show was also determined today following Kazuchika Okada's win over Shingo Takagi in their IWGP World Heavyweight Title match. The Rainmaker will defend the world championship against Will Ospreay in tomorrow's headline match.

Check out the updated January 5 card below:

  • Tomoaki Honma, Togi Makabe & Yuji Nagata vs. Bad Luck Fale, Jado & Gedo
  • TenCozy & Master Wato vs. El Desperado, Yoshinobu Kanemaru & TAKA Michinoku
  • Shingo Takagi, BUSHI & Hiromu Takahashi vs. Dangerous Tekkers & DOUKI
  • Robbie Eagles & Tiger Mask (c) vs. El Phantasmo & Taiji Ishimori vs. Ryusuke Taguchi & Rocky Romero - IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship
  • Mayu Iwatani & Starlight Kid vs. Tam Nakano & Saya Kamitani
  • Toru Yano vs. Minoru Suzuki vs. Chase Owens vs. CIMA - KOPW 2022 Four-Way
  • EVIL, SHO & Yujiro Takahashi (c) vs. Hirooki Goto, YOSHI-HASHI & YOH - NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championship 
  • SANADA vs. Great-O-Khan
  • Tetsuya Naito vs. Jeff Cobb
  • KENTA (c) vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi - No DQ Match for the IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship
  • Kazuchika Okada (c) vs. Will Ospreay - IWGP World Heavyweight Championship

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