NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 16 is set to be the biggest show in the companies 50-year history. Set over three nights and in two different locations, NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 16 looks to kick off the company’s golden anniversary in style – as well as 2022 as a whole – and NJPW has announced the full cards for both Jan. 4th and 5th.
They are as follows;
NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 16, Night One;
- YOH vs. SHO
- Rocky Romero, Ryusuke taguchi & Hiroshi Tanahashi vs BULLET CLUB (KENTA, Taiji Ishimori & El Phantasmo)
- Los Ingobernables De Japon (SANADA, BUSHI & Tetsuya Naito) vs United Empire (Jeff Cobb, Will Ospreay & Great-O-Khan)
- Katsuyori Shibata vs X (Rules TBD)
- NEVER Openweight Championship: Tomohiro Ishii vs EVIL
- IWGP Tag Team Championships: Dangerous Tekkers (Zack Sabre Jr. & Taichi) vs CHAOS (Hirooki Goto & YOSHI-HASHI)
- IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship- El Desperado vs Hiromu Takahashi
- IWGP World Heavyweight Championship- Shingo Takagi vs Kazuchika Okada
NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 16, Night Two;
- IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championships: Flying Tiger (Robbie Eagles & Tiger Mask) vs Mega Coaches (Ryusuke Taguchi & Rocky Romero) vs BULLET CLUB’s Cutest Tag Team (El Phantasmo & Taiji Ishimori)
- STARDOM Special: Mayu Iwatani & Starlight Kid vs Tam Nakano & Saya Kamitani
- KOPW 2022 Four Way
- NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championships: HOUSE OF TORTURE (EVIL, Yujiro Takahashi & SHO) vs CHAOS (Hirooki Goto, YOSHI-HASHI & YOH)
- SANADA vs Great-O-Khan
- Tetsuya Naito vs Jeff Cobb
- IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship- No DQ: KENTA vs Hiroshi Tanahashi
- IWGP World Heavyweight Championship- Shingo Takagi or Kazuchika Okada vs Will Ospreay
NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 16 is a stacked – and I mean f*cking stacked – double bill with so much quality in every single match that I don’t even know where to begin with it. There isn’t a single match across two nights that won’t deliver four to five-star performances, and I am literally salivating at the prospect. Obviously, the two Main Events will not only be out of this world but will set the bar for the standard of wrestling for 2022 that we will expect from every company. As will both cards.
Pay attention, other wrestling promotions. This is how you book a goddamn PPV.