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Update on NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 13 start time

The biggest event of the year for New Japan Pro Wrestling is quickly approaching. The card for the NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 13 event has been finalized and now the start time for it has been released.

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 on Fite TV.

Chris Charlton, who is an author and NJPW English Translator, mentioned in a recent Twitter post that the start time for the show has been revealed. The pre-show starts at 4pm JST/2am EST which will feature a gauntlet match to determine the Number One Contenders to the NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championship.

Moving along, there will be an opening ceremony and announcements regarding the 2019 NJPW schedule at 4:50pm JST/2:50am EST. Finally, the main card of the show will then kick off at 3am EST.

Here is the updated card for this show:

Main Card

  • IWGP Heavyweight Title Match: (C) Kenny Omega vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi
  • IWGP Intercontinental Title Match: (C) Chris Jericho vs. Tetsuya Naito
    Kazuchika Okada vs. Jay White
  • IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title Match: (C) KUSHIDA vs. Taiji Ishimori
  • IWGP United States Title Match: (C) Cody vs. Juice Robinson
  • IWGP Tag Team Title Match: (C) Guerrillas of Destiny vs. The Young Bucks vs. EVIL and SANADA
  • RevPro British Heavyweight Title Match: (C) Tomohiro Ishii vs. Zack Sabre Jr.
  • IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Title Match: (C) Yoshinobu Kanemaru and El Desperado vs. Roppongi 3K vs. BUSHI and Shingo Takagi
  • IWGP NEVER Openweight Title Match: (C) Kota Ibushi vs. Will


  • Gauntlet Match to determine #1 Contenders for NEVER Six-Man Titles: Ryusuke Taguchi, Toru Yano, and Togi Makabe vs. David Finley, Jeff Cobb, and Yuji Nagata vs. Best Friends and Hirooki Goto vs. Killer Elite Squad and Minoru Suzuki vs. Marty Scurll, Adam Page, and Yujiro Takahashi

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