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    Wrestle Kingdom 16

    The first match is set for the three night event

    On January 4th Shingo Takagi will defend the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship against the winner of the 31st G1 Climax Kazuchika Okada.

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    i guess it makes too much business sense to walk away from but the multi night thing really kills my interest

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tainted Eclipse View Post
    i guess it makes too much business sense to walk away from but the multi night thing really kills my interest
    im in the same boat. especially with how they're booking things, where night one will set up a match or two for night two, it can make shit a bit predictable. trying to get too cute with stuff.

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    I hope that the 3 night deal is only for this year to help recoup some money and they at least go back to 2 nights next year
    Last edited by Hero!; November 7th, 2021 at 5:48 PM.

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    2 nights in the span of one day would be quite the feat.

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    I am sorta convinced that third show is just New Year Dash with the Wrestle Kingdom name instead

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    Quote Originally Posted by Defrost View Post
    I am sorta convinced that third show is just New Year Dash with the Wrestle Kingdom name instead
    yeah that's how it seems to me as well. i just wish it were a one night WK with a new years dash the next night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psycho666Soldier View Post
    2 nights in the span of one day would be quite the feat.




    i really shouldn’t be on here while taking my kids to the park lol

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    I'm a fan of this match but I definitely see Okada getting the win. It's been an unfortunate start to the IWGP World championship.

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    The main event of 1/5 is now set

    The winner of Shingo vs Okada will face the man who was never defeated for the World Heavyweight Championship Will Ospreay

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    I feel that Shingo has to beat Okada and Ospreay, especially Ospreay.

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    You know, I don't mind the 2-day model. But I don't like the top title being defended both nights every year.

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    I like it being defended both nights. If you are going to have a two day model it makes sense. People want to see the title defended no matter what night they attended if they are attending. Plus I want to see each night if they are going to do two nights. They are not WWE with two main titles that they can do one each night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinner View Post
    I feel that Shingo has to beat Okada and Ospreay, especially Ospreay.
    Shingo beat Okada to win the vacant title. I wouldn't be surprised to see him win again so that we get the Ospreay/Shingo match. Then again it has been some time since Okada was the champ so I also wouldn't be surprised to see him win and face Ospreay but at the same time I don't want him to be Ospreay. I would like to see Shingo continue and see what he can do or give it back to Ospreay and let him run with it again since his time was cut short due to injury.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTR View Post
    I like it being defended both nights. If you are going to have a two day model it makes sense. People want to see the title defended no matter what night they attended if they are attending. Plus I want to see each night if they are going to do two nights. They are not WWE with two main titles that they can do one each night.
    well, they did have two titles that could have for each night, but they went and tied them together for a year and then scrapped one of them. I'd much prefer a format with two strong feuds, one for the IC title and the g1 winner going after the heavyweight, with them main eventing each night, with the heavyweight getting night 2.

    there was no need to keep the double belts for so long. because both belts were tied up together, they convolute last year's build up by having kota lose the g1 shot, still getting the title match anyway, winning the title on night one despite losing the shot and then defending it the next night, not really allowing a real crowning moment to be enjoyed. now they've got another crowded field just to telegraph the two nights. it very much feels like treating the title as a prop, to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTR View Post
    Shingo beat Okada to win the vacant title. I wouldn't be surprised to see him win again so that we get the Ospreay/Shingo match. Then again it has been some time since Okada was the champ so I also wouldn't be surprised to see him win and face Ospreay but at the same time I don't want him to be Ospreay. I would like to see Shingo continue and see what he can do or give it back to Ospreay and let him run with it again since his time was cut short due to injury.
    okada/ospreay would play nicely into the build up of will into a heavyweight main eventer, from matches against one another as faction members at anniversary cards, new japan cups and g1's, to will's turn and being defeated by okada at wrestle kingdom last year. would be a good way to cement will. however, i dont like the idea of a one day reign fot okada.

    best route, i think, is the champ who didnt lose vs the guy who won the vacated title. i feel like jay white, if these contract rumors are all diversions, is set to be the first foreigner to leave the january 4th tokyo dome show as iwgp champ(we're not counting lesnar), so i dont think ospreay wins on night two no matter who he faces, unless things really are at odds with white, but even then with priestley over in wwe, i'd be cautious giving that moment to will, especially after how kenny left.

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    I enjoyed the double gold angle but hated how it played out that year plus especially with getting rid of such a great title.

    I still don't mind the double defense but this year it is kind of a puzzle on how they book it.

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    This year had the best reason to do two title matches since Ospreay never actually lost the title

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    I agree the reasoning makes sense. Just curious to see how they play it out.

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    The 1/8 Show in the Yokohama Arena will be a joint show between New Japan and Pro Wrestling NOAH.

    It will not air live on NJPW World but be a PPV on Abema.

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    Subtitled interviews

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    Tickets went on sale today for the Yokohama Arena show. Show sold out.

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    In which Okada ethers NOAH


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    Following a drawing of straws Saya Kamitani & Tam Nakano vs Mayu Iwatani & Starlight Kid has been added to January 5th.

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    Coming out of today Hiromi Takahashi is #1 Contender to the Jr Heavyweight Title. Hirooki Goto and Yoshi-Hashi are #1 contenders to the Tag Team Titles. KENTA accepted Hiroshi Tanahashi's challenge to a US TItle match on the condition it be No DQ. And Katsuyori Shibata announced that his return match will take place on 1/4.

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    Here are cards for the first two nights

    1/4/21
    YOH vs SHO
    Hiroshi Tanahashi/Rocky Romero/Ryusuke Taguchi vs KENTA/ELP/Taiji Ishimori
    Tetsuya Naito/SANADA/BUSHI vs Will Ospreay/Jeff Cobb/Great O-Khan
    Katsuyori Shibata vs X
    NEVER Championship: Tomohiro Ishii vs EVIL
    Tag Team Championship: Dangerous Tekkers vs Hirooki Goto/Yoshi-Hashi
    Jr Championship: El Desperado vs Hiromu Takahashi
    World Heavyweight Championship: Shingo Takagi vs Kazuchika Okada

    1/5/21
    Jr Tag Team Championship: Flying Tiger vs Bullet Club's Cutest Tag Team vs Mega Coaches
    Mayu Iwatani/Starlight Kid vs Tam Nakano/Saya Kamitani
    KOPW: X vs X vs X vs X
    NEVER 6 Man Championship: EVIL/SHO/Yujiro Takahashi vs Hirooki Goto/Yoshi-Hashi-YOH
    SANADA vs Great O-Khan
    Tetsuya Naito vs Jeff Cobb
    US Championship No Dq: KENTA vs Hiroshi Tanahashi
    World Heavyweight Championship: Winner of Shingo Takagi/Kazuchika Okada vs Will Ospreay

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    i was curious if they'd put the tag title match on one night and have zsj go with shibata again. kenta is tied up night 1, too. wonder if they have him go with a young lion or maybe someone from NOAH?

    has there been any decent speculation for his opponent?

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    I figure if he can get cleared in time it will be Kota Ibushi

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew View Post
    are you more of a sho or yoh guy?
    Sho

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    YOH > SHO

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    NJPW "WRESTLE KINGDOM 16 IN YOKOHAMA ARENA", 08.01.2022 (Abema)
    Yokohama Arena

    - Kosei Fujita vs. Yasutaka Yano
    - Yuji Nagata, Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima vs. King Tani , Mohammed Yone & Akitoshi Saito
    - SHO vs. Atsushi Kotoge
    - Taiji Ishimori & Gedo vs. HAYATA & Seiki Yoshioka
    - El Desperado & DOUKI vs. YO-HEY & NOSAWA Rongai
    - Tomohiro Ishii, Hirooki Goto, YOSHI-HASHI, Ryusuke Taguchi & Master Wato vs. Daisuke Harada , Hajime Ohara , Daiki Inaba, Yoshiki Inamura & Kinya Okada
    - Zack Sabre Jr. & Yoshinobu Kanemaru vs. Naomichi Marufuji & Yoshinari Ogawa
    - Minoru Suzuki, Taichi & TAKA Michinoku vs. Takashi Sugiura , Kazushi Sakuraba & KENTA
    - "King of Darkness" EVIL & Dick Togo vs. Go Shiozaki & Masa Kitamiya
    - Kazuchika Okada & Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Keiji Muto & Kaito Kiyomiya
    - Tetsuya Naito, Shingo Takagi, SANADA, Hiromu Takahashi & BUSHI vs. Katsuhiko Nakajima , Kenoh , Manabu Soya , Tadasuke & Aleja

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    fuckin KENTA, that trader

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    thanks!

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    What if....Masa Kitamiya joins House of Torture at WK Night 3 (turning on Go Shiozaki), and then HoT goes to NOAH similar to hose Suzuki Gun did the same..??

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    Who is staying up and watching live?

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    I took the next couple days off

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    Looking forward to Shibata, Ishii vs EVIL, and El Desperado!

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    Desperado is so fucking cool.

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    I had to tap out on night two. stupid covid. thinking about pulling it up shortly and watching it.

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    KENTA is all kinds of injured. Dislocated hip, broken nose, torn ligaments in his hand.

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    The Japanese broadcast of the 3rd WK show is kicking around online. With the better sound and the music back in this show is by far the best night of this year's Wrestle Kingdom.

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