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Opening Match Of NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 13 Revealed

We're getting off to a fast start for sure...

New Japan Pro Wrestling's marquee event, Wrestle Kingdom, takes place this coming Friday (January 4) at the legendary Tokyo Dome.

Thanks to NJPW announcer, Chris Charlton, we now know which match will be opening the main card - and goodness gracious are we set to get things off to a relentless pace as Will Ospreay vs. Kota Ibushi for the Golden Star's IWGP NEVER Openweight Championship will open the show.

Here's what Mr. Charton tweeted: “#njwk13 ‘s main card starts with Kota Ibushi vs Will Ospreay. An insane match to start that event, but it’s just as much a. Statement of intent for the year as it is for WK13. It’s starting huge and only getting bigger.”

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

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