New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) are back again and given that we’ve finished up with the Destruction tour and Fighting Spirit Unleashed is in our rear view, that means we’re onto the fourth and final of New Japan’s big four events, King of Pro-Wrestling! Like all of New Japan’s other major events, this show will be broadcast worldwide on New Japan's streaming service, NJPW World.
We'll have the standard match recommendation post later for those of us who can’t be up in the wee hours watching wrestling, but if you can, why not watch along with the best pro wrestling community on the internet?
Today’s action takes place in Tokyo’s Ryogoku Sumo Hall, kicking off at a ripe 4AM Eastern / 1AM Pacific, and features a rare-for-New-Japan triple threat main event as Kenny Omega puts his IWGP Heavyweight Championship on the line against both his partner Kota Ibushi and his stablemate Cody Rhodes.
Plus Hiroshi Tanahashi puts his G1 Climax 28 winner’s contract on the line against “Switchblade” Jay White, KUSHIDA and Marty Scurll meet in the finals of the tournament to crown a new IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion, and the junior dads tag team of Jushin Liger and Tiger Mask IV get a title match against IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champions El Desperado and Yoshinobu Kanemaru.
And, maybe most exciting of all, today we’ll find out who Los Ingobernables de Japon’s newest member is!
Jushin Liger & Tiger Mask IV vs. Suzuki-gun (El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru) (c) (IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship)
Great Bash Heel (Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma) vs. Juice Robinson & Toa Henare
Bullet Club (Chase Owens, Hangman Page, Matt Jackson, & Nick Jackson) vs. Firing Squad (Bad Luck Fale, Taiji Ishimori, Tama Tonga, & Tanga Loa)
Chaos (Hirooki Goto, Tomohiro Ishii, & Will Ospreay) vs. Suzuki-gun (Minoru Suzuki, Taichi, & Takashi Iizuka)
Chaos (Kazuchika Okada, SHO, Toru Yano, & YOH) vs. Los Ingobernables de Japon (BUSHI, SANADA, Tetsuya Naito, & ???)
EVIL vs. Zack Sabre, Jr.
KUSHIDA vs. Marty Scurll (IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship Tournament Finals)
Hiroshi Tanahashi (c) vs. “Switchblade” Jay White (G1 Climax 28 Winner’s Contract)
Cody Rhodes vs. Kenny Omega (c) vs. Kota Ibushi (IWGP Heavyweight Championship)
Enjoy the show!