Tuesday, August 11, 2020

First Matches Announced for NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 14

New Japan Pro-Wrestling held a press conference today to reveal the first several matches for their two-day weekend in the Tokyo Dome, Wrestle Kingdom 14. Kazuchika Okada, who successfully defended his IWGP Heavyweight Championship against SANADA yesterday, attended the press conference, as did G1 Climax 29 winner Kota Ibushi. Jushin Thunder Liger, who will have his final matches at Wrestle Kingdom 14, also made an appearance, along with Tatsumi Fujinami.

At the press conference, all wrestlers involved had a chance to speak, with Okada and Ibushi making their intentions clear. Kota Ibushi still aims to challenge for both the Heavyweight and Intercontinental Championships over the course of the two days. Meanwhile, Kazuchika Okada expressed his willingness to defend the IWGP Heavyweight Championship on both days at the Tokyo Dome.

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The following matches have been announced for the two days of Wrestle Kingdom 14.

Wrestle Kingdom 14 Day 1 (January 4, 2020)

  • Jushin Thunder Liger Retirement Match II (Special Guest Referee: Norio Honaga): Jushin Thunder Liger, Tatsumi Fujinami, The Great Sasuke & Tiger Mask IV (accompanied by El Samurai) vs. Naoki Sano, Shinjiro Otani, Tatsuhito Takaiwa & Ryusuke Taguchi (accompanied by Kuniaki Kobayashi)
  • IWGP Heavyweight Championship Match: Kazuchika Okada (c) vs. Kota Ibushi

Wrestle Kingdom 14 Day 2 (January 5, 2020)

  • Jushin Thunder Liger Retirement Match II: Unknown

Once it is available, read the full contents of the press conference at NJPW1972.com.

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