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WrestleKingdom 10 looks to be unforgettable

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Japan's Wrestlemania goes down January 4

If you have been following Japanator's coverage of NJPW on AXS TV or are just a fan of Japanese pro wrestling in general, then you are probably familiar with WrestleKingdom. It has become the biggest wrestling event for New Japan as well as wrestling in general for the country. The event, held at the famed Tokyo Dome, draws over 50,000 fans on a yearly basis and is the centerpiece of New Japan's storylines and wrestlers.

This year's show looks to be no different as the tenth annual event looks to be a stacked card. A SPOILER WARNING before we go too far as the matches for WrestleKingdom cover events that have not been covered in NJPW on AXS or Strong Style yet, so if you don't want to know results of things before we can cover them, turn back now and hopefully these matches will show up on our coverage later this year.

So let's take a look!

NJPW Rumble: Gedo, Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima, Yuji Nagata, Manabu Nakanishi, Jushin Liger, Tiger Mask, Ryusuke Taguchi

 

IWGP Jr. Tag team title: ReDRagon (champions) vs. Roppongi Vice vs. Young Bucks vs. Matt Sydel/Ricochet

 

NEVER 6 man title (To crown first champions): Toru Yano & The Briscoes vs The Bullet Club (Bad Luck Fale/Yujiro Takahashi/Tama Tonga)

 

ROH Title: Jay Lethal (champion) vs. Michael Elgin

 

IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Title: Kenny Omega (champion) vs. Kushida

 

IWGP Tag team title: Doc Gallows/Karl Anderson vs. Global Bash Heel (Togi Makabe and Tomoaki Honma)

 

Hirooki Goto vs. Tetsuya Naito

 

NEVER Openweight Title: Tomohiro Ishii (champion) vs. Katsuyori Shibata

 

IWGP Intercontinental Title: Shinsuke Nakamura (champion) vs. A.J. Styles

 

IWGP Title: Kazuchika Okada (champion) vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi

On paper, this looks to be a killer show. The big question is can Tanahashi and Okada face each other for the third time main eventing this show (and the umpteenth time at major events) and still knock it out of the park? Chances are good there. A.J. Styles has said that despite fighting a back injury, he will be able to perform on the big stage. If he doesn't reaggravate it, he and Nakamura will have a dandy. Ishii and Shibata is making me drool already. And that the rumble looks like a fun one.

So tune in on January 4 (check for differences in your time zone) on NJPW's streaming service New Japan World to see all the action in both Japanese and in English with Kevin Kelly, Matt Striker, and Yoshi Tatsu.

Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Jado, Jushin Thunder Liger, Manabu Nakanishi, Ryusuke Taguchi, Satoshi Kojima, Tiger Mask and Yuji Nagata.

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