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Wrestle Kingdom 12 start time, event details, full match card



The 12th annual edition of New Japan Pro Wrestling’s biggest show is set to go off in just hours and we have all of the details for you right here just to make sure you don’t miss what is sure to be a historic night inside of the Tokyo Dome.

Wrestle Kingdom 12 Preview and Predictions

The show begins at 2 a.m. Eastern Time (4 p.m. Local Time) on January 4th with the New Japan Rumble. The main card kicks off at 3 a.m. Eastern and can be viewed in its entirety on New Japan’s streaming service—New Japan World. Viewers can choose to watch the show with English or Japanese commentary.

Here’s a look at the full match card for Wrestle Kingdom 12. 


New Japan Rumble
(Competitors TBA)

Main Card

IWGP Junior Tag Team Championship
Roppongi 3K (Sho and Yoh w/ Rocky Romero) vs. The Young Bucks

NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championship
Bullet Club (Toma Tonga, Bad Luck Fale and Tanga Loa) (c) vs. Chaos (Beretta, Tomohiro Ishii and Toru Yano) vs. War Machine and Michael Elgin vs. Suzuki-gun (Zack Sabre Jr., Taichi and Takashi Iizuka) vs. Taguchi Japan (Juice Robinson, Ryusuke Taguchi and Togi Makabe)

Special Singles Match
Cody vs. Kota Ibushi

IWGP Tag Team Championship
Killer Elite Squad (Davey Boy Smith Jr. and Lance Archer) (c) vs. SANADA and EVIL

NEVER Openweight Championship (Hair vs. Hair Match)
Minoru Suzuki (c) vs. Hirooki Goto

IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship (Four-Way Match)
Marty Scurll (c) vs. KUSHIDA vs. Will Ospreay vs. Hiromu Takahashi

IWGP Intercontinental Championship
Hiroshi Tanahashi (c) vs. Jay White (Switchblade)

IWGP United States Championship
Kenny Omega (c) vs. Chris Jericho

IWGP Heavyweight Championship
Kazuchika Okada (c) vs. Tetsuya Naito

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