NJPW’s loaded Wrestle Kingdom 17 event is set to begin airing live shortly from the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan. We will have live coverage of the event as it happens, beginning around 3am EST.
It’s believed that Mercedes Varnado (aka Sasha Banks) will make her NJPW debut at Wrestle Kingdom 17. She is rumored for a face-off with IWGP Women’s Champion KAIRI, who will defend tonight against Tam Nakano.
Wrestle Kingdom 17 is set to feature wrestlers from multiple promotions, including WWE (NEVER Openweight Champion Karl Anderson) and AEW (Kenny Omega, IWGP Tag Team Champions FTR).
We will have live coverage of Wrestle Kingdom 17 as it happens, plus news and photos/videos on any major happenings, including Banks’ debut.
NJPW has announced the following card and match order for Wrestle Kingdom 17:
IWGP World Heavyweight Title Match
Kazuchika Okada vs. Jay White (c)
IWGP United States Heavyweight Title Match
Kenny Omega vs. Will Ospreay (c)
IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title Fatal 4 Way
El Desperado vs. Master Wato vs. Hiromu Takahashi vs. Taiji Ishimori (c)
Keiji Muto’s Final Match In NJPW
Keiji Muto, Hiroshi Tanahashi, and Shota Umino vs. Tetsuya Naito, SANADA, and BUSHI
NEVER Openweight Title Match
Tama Tonga vs. Karl Anderson (c)
Tournament Finals for the Inaugural NJPW World Television Title
Ren Narita vs. Zack Sabre Jr.
IWGP Tag Team Titles Match
Hirooki Goto and YOSHI-HASHI vs. FTR (c)
IWGP Women’s Title Match
Tam Nakano vs. Kairi (c)
IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles Match
Lio Rush and YOH vs. TJP and Francesco Akira (c)
Antonio Inoki Memorial Six-Man Tag Team Match
Minoru Suzuki, Tiger Mask, and Tatsumi Fujinami vs. Togi Makabe, Yuji Nagata, and Satoshi Kojima
Opening Match: New Japan Ranbo
Final four will challenge for the Provisional KOPW 2023 Trophy at New Year Dash on January 5.
Opening Match: NJPW Young Lions Exhibition
Ryohei Oiwa vs. Boltin Oleg
Stay tuned to WrestlingHeadlines.com for full results and news from NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 17.