New Japan Pro Wednesday (1/2) Wrestle Kingdom 13 Is Nigh

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Wrestle Kingdom 13 Set To Outsell WK 12, Ticketing Hours Change

Due to the unprecedented demand for Wrestle Kingdom 13 tickets, the Tokyo Dome box office will open earlier than originally scheduled. The box office will now open at 11am JST. Wrestle Kingdom 13 is set to outsell last year’s event. Last year’s event saw 34,995 paid attendance.

Jay White: “Don’t Overlook Me Cos I’m Gonna Beat You Again”

Jay White recently sat down with NJPW, ahead of his Wrestle Kingdom 13 match against Kazuchika Okada. During the interview, he reviewed his year and previewed his upcoming match.

If he wants to stand a chance, he needs to stop overlooking me. That’s my gift to him. You know, I shouldn’t really give that away. It’s gonna help his game plan because it hasn’t been working since. So maybe he should listen to me and maybe, maybe he will make it past 10 minute mark with me. We’ll see. That’s my message to Okada. Focus on me. Nothing else. Don’t overlook me cos I’m gonna beat you again.

The full interview is available HERE.

Kazuchika Okada: “It’s Scary, Honestly”

Kazuchika Okada also sat down with New Japan Pro-Wrestling. In the interview, he discussed teaming with Tanahashi, as well as the brutal ware between Bullet Club and CHAOS. The Rainmaker also touched on the growth potential of his Wrestle Kingdom 13 opponent, Jay White.

I don’t think I’m on an island here. The fans as well are now thinking ‘holy sh*t, this guy is something else’. He’s very impressive and only 26. He’s going to grow from here. It’s scary, honestly.

The full interview is available HERE.

Hiroshi Tanahashi: “I Can Sense His Desire For Wanting To Be Appreciated”

Hiroshi Tanahashi had some harsh words for his Wrestle Kingdom opponent. In the interview with New Japan Pro-Wrestling, Tanahashi said that the IWGP Heavyweight Champion is desperate for appreciation.

At the core of Kenny’s frustration is a need for approval. I can sense his desire for wanting to be appreciated. ‘Why is Tanahashi still admired more than me, even though I’ve had so many amazing matches?’

The full interview is available HERE.

Tetsuya Naito: “I Can See Why New Japan Kisses His Ass”

Tetsuya Naito used his pre-Wrestle Kingdom 13 interview to call out New Japan Pro-Wrestling for their preferential treatment of IWGP Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho. Naito says that he doesn’t understand the hype behind Jericho, but appreciates the platform to kick his ass.

I can see why New Japan kisses his ass, because he’s a good marketer (Grins). Actually, that all works in my favor because it sets a bigger stage for me to kicks his ass on.

The full interview is available HERE.

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