We're on the road to Wrestle Kingdom! Finally, it's that time of the year again where New Japan Pro Wrestling begins filling out the card for the biggest show of the year. The major event has become even bigger this year as NJPW has elected to host two nights in the Tokyo Dome this year.
This week wasn't without it's own share of news, however, as NJPW announced a stipulation for night two that is both historical and fitting of a two night party in the Tokyo Dome. Night two of the Tokyo Dome will conclude with a double champion being crowned for the first time ever.
During NJPW Power Struggle this past weekend, we saw the long awaited return of the Ticking Time Bomb himself, Hiromu Takahasi. He returned and was immediately inserted as the challenger for Will Ospreay's Junior Heavyweight Championship. This match will also take place at Wrestle Kingdom.
Matches Announced So Far:
IWGP Intercontinental Championship Match: Jay White vs Tetsuya Naito
IWGP Jr Heavyweight Championship Match: Will Ospreay vs Hiromu Takahashi
IWGP Heavyweight Championship Match: Kazuchika Okada vs Kota Ibushi
Jyushin Thunder Liger Retirement Match: Jyushin Thunder Liger, Tatsumi Fujinami, The Great Sasuke, & Tiger Mask vs Naomi Sano, Shinjiro Ootani, Tatsuhito Takaiwa, & Ryusuke Taguchi
Double Championship Match: Winner of Jay White vs Tetsuya Naito vs Winner of Kazuchika Okada vs Kota Ibushi