After a wild night of wrestling, New Japan Pro-Wrestling returns to the Tokyo Dome for night 2 of Wrestle Kingdom 14. Last night, Tetsuya Naito looks to fulfill his dream of becoming double IWGP Heavyweight Champion, and finally beating The Rainmaker Kazuchika Okada. Naito has been trying to beat Okada at the Dome. He wasn’t able to in 2013. He wasn’t able to in 2018. Will 2020 finally be Naito’s year? Find out in Sunday’s main event.
Elsewhere on the card, Hiroshi Tanahashi faces AEW Champion Chris Jericho. So certain that he’ll end Tanahashi’s career, Jericho has put a shot at his title belt on the line, meaning that a win by Tanahashi could lead to the beginnings of a relationship between NJPW & AEW.
Plus, fresh off a brutal match with Lance Archer, Jon Moxley will put his newly won IWGP United States Championship against Juice Robinson. The two were supposed to clash at King of Pro-Wresting in October but typhoon-related travel issues caused the match to be canceled. Everything is back in its right place for these two to finally collide.
Finally the main card of Sunday’s show will open with the final match of Jushin Thunder Liger’s historic career. Liger will team with one of his oldest his rivals, Naoki Sano, to take on the team of Ryu Lee and new IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Champion Hiromu Takahashi.
Plus the RevPro British Heavyweight Title is on the line, the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Championships, and the NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Championship will be defended on the pre-show.
The pre-show for Wrestle Kindgom 14: Night 2 will begin at 12am ET, with the main card kicking off at 1am ET. The show will be available to NJPWWorld.com subscribers and FITE TV Customers.
Wrestle Kingdom 14: Night 2
Main Card Start Time: 1am ET
Pre-Show Start Time: 12am ET
- Pre-Show Match- NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Championship Gauntlet Match: Ryusuke Taguchi & The Most Violetnt Players (Togi Makabe & Toru Yano) (c) vs. CHAOS (Tomohiro Ishii, YOSHI-HASHI & Robbie Eagles) vs. Bullet Club (Bad Luck Fale, Chase Owens & Yujiro Takahashi) vs. Los Ingobernables de Japon (BUSHI, EVIL & Shingo Takagi) vs. Suzuki-gun (Yoshinobu Kanemaru, Taichi, & El Desperado)
- Jushin Thunder Liger Retirement Match: Jushin Thunder Liger & Naoki Sano vs. Ryu Lee (fka Dragon Lee) & Hiromu Takahashi
- IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Championship Match: Bullet Club (El Phantasmo & Taiji Ishimori) (c) vs. Roppongi 3K (SHO & YOH)
- RPW British Heavyweight Championship Match: Zack Sabre Jr. (c) vs. SANADA
- IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship Match: Jon Moxley (c) vs. Juice Robinson
- NEVER Openweight Championship Match: KENTA (c) vs. Hirooki Goto
- IWGP Double Title Runner-Up Match: Jay White vs. Kota Ibushi
- If Tanahashi Wins He Receives Shot At AEW Championship: Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Chris Jericho
- IWGP Double Title Match: IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada vs. IWGP Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion Tetsuya Naito
IN NINE HOURS!
The action of Wrestle Kingdom 14 night two kicks off on @njpwworld! It's a five team gauntlet for the NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championships!https://t.co/cEFFsYsBAi#njpw #njwk14 pic.twitter.com/dUBu9EvjPN
— NJPW Global (@njpwglobal) January 4, 2020
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