NJPW won’t be packing the Tokyo Dome for Wrestle Kingdom 15 like previous years.
Instead, the event, which takes place on January 4 and January 5, 2021, will be limited to 20,000 fans due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
NJPW President Takami Obari announced the news in a new interview with Tokyo Sports. The venue can hold over 50,000 fans depending on the configuration, but that won’t happen as expected.
As noted, Obari took over as NJPW President from Harold Meij after Meiji announced that he was stepping down from the position back in September. Obari officially took over on October 23rd.
NJPW will hold Wrestle Kingdom on two consecutive nights in 2021. This follows the trend that was started in 2020
The promotion hasn’t announced any matches for the show yet and won’t do so until after Power Struggle. One night. This event will be headlined by Kota Ibushi and Intercontinental Champion Tetsuya Naito.