Full Cards Set For Both Nights of NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 14
The full match cards are finally set for both nights of New Japan Pro Wrestling Wrestle Kingdom 14. Night one will take place on January 4 and night to takes place on January 5. Here is a full match listing for each night. You can also find a match breakdown on NJPW’s Official Web Site.
Wrestle Kingdom Night 1
Tiger Mask, Great Sasuke, Tatsumi Fujinami, and Jyushin Thunder Liger vs Ryusuke Taguchi, Naoki Sano, Tatsuhito Takaiwa and Shinjiro Otani
Los Ingobernables de Japon (BUSHI, Shingo Takagi, EVIL & SANADA) vs Suzuki gun (El Desperado, Taichi, Minoru Suzuki and Zack Sabre Jr.)
CHAOS (YOSHI-HASHI, Toru Yano, Tomohiro Ishii and Hirooki Goto) vs Bullet Club (Chase Owens, Yujiro Takahashi, Bad Luck Fale and KENTA)
IWGP Tag Team Championship: Guerillas of Destiny (c) vs Finn Juice (Juice Robinson and David Finley)
Texas Death Match for the IWGP US Championship: Lance Archer (c) vs Jon Moxley
IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship: Will Ospreay (c) vs Hiromu Takahashi
IWGP Intercontinental Championship: Jay White (c) vs Tetsuya Naito
IWGP Heavyweight Championship: Kazuchika Okada (c) vs Kota Ibushi
Wrestle Kingdom Night 2
Jyushin Thunder Liger and Naoki Sano vs Hiromu Takahashi and Ryu Lee (formerly Dragon Lee)
IWGP Junior Tag Team Championship: El Phantasmo and Taiji Ishimori (c) vs SHO AND YOH
Rev Pro British Heavyweight Championship: Zack Sabre Jr. (c) vs Sanada
IWGP US Championship: Winner of Moxley/Archer vs Juice Robinson
NEVER Openweight Championship: KENTA (c) vs Hirooki Goto
Loser of Naito/White vs Loser of Ibushi/Okada
Hiroshi Tanahashi vs Chris Jericho
Double Gold Dash: Winner of Naito/White vs Winner of Ibushi/Okada
Justin C’s Thoughts: There are a couple of surprises on this card to me. The first being that Jyushin Liger does not have an actual singles match on either of these shows. I thought for sure he might have been fighting the winner of Ospreay/Takahashi from Night 1 on Nights 2. I’m sure Liger had some say on how he was booked these final two nights. Night 1 has everyone from his past and Night 2 has him fighting the Juniors of the future.
Another surprise on this is there are no singles matches for either Tomohiro Ishii or Shingo Takagi. For anyone dreaming of a one time Ishii Heavyweight Title run I think his position on these cards puts an end to that. Shingo is a bit more of a surprise to me. I think he is a future star in New Japan and not getting some kind of singles match is a bit surprising to me.
Everything else falls in line with what we expected. With Shibata likely not getting cleared, Goto makes the most sense from an opponent perspective. Moxley/Archer should be nuts.
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