Cody vs. Juice Robinson For U.S. Heavyweight Title, Young Bucks Added To Wrestle Kingdom 13 IWGP Tag Titles Match

Two new matches have been added to the Wrestle Kingdom 13 match card.

The road to Wrestle Kingdom 13 is officially underway and there are only a few weeks left to go until New Japan Pro Wrestling presents their biggest show of the year from the Tokyo Dome live on NJPW World. Coming into tonight's 2018 World Tag League press conference, there were already a plethora of matches slated for Wrestle Kingdom 13 and two more bouts have now been added to the fray.

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Yesterday on the final day of World Tag League action, EVIL and SANADA defeated the IWGP Tag Team Champions the Guerrillas Of Destiny to win the World Tag League tournament for the second consecutive year in a row. As the Los Ingobernables de Japon members were celebrating their victory, Matt and Nick Jackson made their way to the ring and stated that they never received their rematch for the Tag Titles after losing them to Tama Tonga and Tanga Loa at NJPW's 'Fighting Spirit Unleashed' in September. The Young Bucks will get their rematch as they have been added to the Wrestle Kingdom 13 IWGP Tag Team Championships match featuring EVIL and SANADA and the champions the Guerrillas Of Destiny.

Juice Robinson captured the IWGP U.S. Heavyweight Championship from "Switchblade" Jay White this past July at NJPW's G1 Special show in San Francisco. The following month Juice went into the G1 Climax 28 tournament and his momentum did not carry over and he went into a slump that led him to dropping the U.S. Heavyweight Title to Cody at 'Fighting Spirit Unleashed'. Cody, who is battling a knee injury at the moment has promised that he will not miss Wrestle Kingdom and today he was announced to be defending his gold against Juice at the Tokyo Dome come January 4th.

Also announced for Wrestle Kingdom was a gauntlet match to determine a new #1 contenders to the NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championships that are currently being held Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa and Taiji Ishimori. The gauntlet match will be on the pre-show and the winners of the #1 contenders match will challenge for the 6-Man Tag Titles at New Years Dash the day after Wrestle Kingdom 13.


To re-watch the full NJPW presser which contains the announcements above, click here, and to stay up to date with the Wrestle Kingdom 13 match card, head over to Fightful's "events" page.

You can see the updated card below

IWGP Heavyweight Championship 
Kenny Omega (c) vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi

IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship
KUSHIDA (c) vs. Taiji Ishimori

IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championships - Three Way Match
Yoshinobu Kanemaru & El Desperado (c) vs. Roppongi 3K (SHO & YOH) vs. BUSHI & Shingo Takagi

"Switchblade" Jay White vs. Kazuchika Okada

IWGP Intercontinental Championship
Chris Jericho (c) vs. Tetsuya Naito

RPW British Heavyweight Championship
Tomohiro Ishii (c) vs. Zack Sabre Jr.

NEVER Openweight Championship
Kota Ibushi (c) vs. Will Ospreay

IWGP Tag Team Championships - Three-Way Match
Guerrillas Of Destiny (Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa) (c) vs. EVIL & SANADA vs. The Young Bucks

IWGP U.S. Heavyweight Championship 
Cody (c) vs. Juice Robinson 

NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championships #1 Contender Gauntlet Match Pre-Show 
Winners will receive their title match at New Years Dash

Competitors TBA



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