Cards Announced For Both Nights Of New Japan’s Wrestle Kingdom 14

December 8, 2019 0 By Tim Jarrell

New Japan Pro Wrestling’s biggest show is officially set. For the past 13 years Wrestle Kingdom has run on January 4th but this year they are changing things up. This year for Wrestle Kingdom 14, they will run two night’s in the Tokyo Dome with each show just as big as the other.

This year Wrestle Kingdom will run on it’s normal January 4th date, but then continue the next night on January 5th. This will also push back the New Year’s Dash show that always runs the night after Wrestle Kingdom to January 6th.

The biggest thing that will come out of these shows is that after night two New Japan will crown their first double champion as for the first time one wrestler will hold both the IWGP Heavyweight and Intercontinental Titles at the same time. Also, the legendary Jushin Thunder Liger will wrestle his last matches every on these shows as he is set to retire. Plus, we will also see the in-ring return of Hiromu Takahashi after he missed roughly 18 months after suffering a neck injury in 2018.

Here are both cards announced tonight,

Night One- January 4, 2020

IWGP Heavyweight Championship
Kazuchika Okada(c) vs. Kota Ibushi

IWGP Intercontinental Championship
Jay White(c) vs. Tetsuya Naito

IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship
Will Ospreay(c) vs. Hiromu Takahashi

IWGP United States Championship – Texas Deathmatch
Lance Archer(c) vs. Jon Moxley

IWGP Tag Team Championships
Guerrillas of Destiny (Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa)(c) vs. Juice Robinson & David Finlay

YOSHI-HASHI, Toru Yano, Tomohiro Ishii & Hirooki Goto vs. Chase Owens, Yujiro Takahashi, Bad Luck Fale & KENTA

BUSHI, Shingo Takagi, EVIL & SANADA vs. El Desperado, Taichi, Minoru Suzuki & Zack Sabre Jr.

Jushin Liger Retirement Match
Jushin Thunder Liger, Tatsumi Fujinami, The Great Sasuke & Tiger Mask (w/ El Samurai) vs. Naoki Sano, Shinjiro Otani, Tatsuhito Takaiwa & Ryusuke Taguchi (w/ Kuniaki Kobayashi)

Night Two (January 5, 2020)

Double Gold Dash – IWGP Heavyweight & Intercontinental Championships
The winner of Kazuchika Okada vs. Kota Ibushi  will face the winner of Jay White vs. Tetsuya Naito

Chris Jericho vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi

Runner Up Bout
Loser of Kazuchika Okada vs Kota Ibushi will face the loser of Jay White vs. Tetsuya Naito

NEVER Openweight Championship
KENTA(c) vs. Hirooki Goto

IWGP United States Championship
The winner of Lance Archer vs. Jon Moxley will defend against Juice Robinson

RevPro British Heavyweight Championship
Zack Sabre Jr.(c) vs. SANADA

IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championships
Taiji Ishimori & El Phantasmo(c) vs. SHO & YOH

Jushin Liger & Naoki Sano vs. Ryu Lee & Hiromu Takahash

Wrestle Kingdom 14 comes to us from the Toky Dome in Tokyo, Japan live on New Japan World