New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) is hours away from night one of Wrestle Kingdom 16, an event that is widely regarded as NJPW’s biggest show of the year. In 2022, it will be different as it’s held over the course of three nights.
Night one takes place on January 4th and features the main event of IWGP World Heavyweight Champion Shingo Takagi vs. Kazuchika Okada.
The event will stream on NJPW World and FITE at 3 am ET / 12 am PT for the main card. Here is the final card for the first night:
IWGP World Heavyweight Title Match: Shingo Takagi (champion) vs. Kazuchika Okada
IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title Match: El Desperado vs.Hiromu Takahashi
IWGP Tag Team Title Match: Dangerous Tekkers (champions) vs. CHAOS
NEVER Openweight Title Match: Tomohiro Ishii (champion) vs. EVIL
Katsuyori Shibata vs. TBA
Tetsuya Naito, SANADA, and BUSHI vs. Jeff Cobb, Great-O-Khan, and Will Ospreay
Hiroshi Tanahashi, Ryusuke Taguchi, and Rocky Romero vs. KENTA, Taiji Ishimori, and El Phantasmo
YOH vs. SHO
Kickoff Match: New Japan Ranbo battle royal with the top four finalists moving to a four-way the next night to determine the KOPW 2022 trophy winner.