A new match has been announced for the biggest event of the year for New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW), Wrestle Kingdom 13. The promotion held their World Tag League finals event on Sunday morning which is where it was revealed that Kota Ibushi will defend the Openweight Title against Will Ospreay.
At Sunday’s show, Ospreay won a number one contender’s match when he beat Taichi with the stormbreaker. The following match saw Ibushi defeat Hirooki Goto to win the title. After this match, Ospreay made his way out to the ring where he cut a promo to set up this big upcoming match.
Wrestle Kingdom 13 is slated to take place on January 4, 2019, at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan and will air live on NJPW World and air on Fite TV. Here is the updated card for this show:
IWGP Heavyweight Title Match: Kenny Omega (c) vs Hiroshi Tanahashi
IWGP Intercontinental Title Match: Chris Jericho (c) vs Tetsuya Naito
NEVER Openweight Title Match: Kota Ibushi (c) vs Will Ospreay
IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Title Match: Yoshinobu Kanemaru and El Desperado (c) vs. Sho and Yoh vs. Bushi and Shingo Takagi)
IWGP Tag Team Title Match: Tonga and Tanga Loa (c) vs. The Young Bucks vs. EVIL and SANADA
IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title Match: KUSHIDA (c) vs. Taiji Ishimori
Rev Pro British Heavyweight Title Match: Tomohiro Ishii (c) vs Zack Sabre Jr
Kazuchika Okada vs. Jay White