IWGP Heavyweight Championship Match Set For January 4th

At the conclusion of Monday’s King of Pro-Wrestling, IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada made a formal challenge to G1 Climax winner Kota Ibushi. Ibushi accepted, saying that Okada being on top all the time “isn’t fun anymore.”

Ibushi plans to win the IWGP Heavyweight Championship from Okada on January 4th, on the first night of Wrestle Kingdom 14, and then win the IWGP Intercontinental Heavyweight Championship on the second night of Wrestle Kingdom 14, January 5th. This year marks the first two-night Wrestle Kingdom in the history of the January 4th Tokyo Dome show.