Michael Elgin Off Wrestle Kingdom 13 With Knee Injury; Yuji Nagata Named As Replacement

The Wrestle Kingdom 13 pre-show will undergo a makeover as Michael Elgin is out with a knee injury. Yuji Nagata will take his place in the NEVER Openweight Six Man Tag Team Number One Contenders Gauntlet. Nagata will team with Jeff Cobb and David Finlay.

It's unknown how long Elgin will be out for, but he is scheduled to undergo surgery shortly. 

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The 50-year-old Nagata worked World Tag League this past winter, teaming with Manabu Nakanishi. The duo finished with six points in round robin competition.

Wrestle Kingdom 13 is scheduled for Jan. 4. Here is a look at the updated card:

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
Rysuke Taguchi, Toru Yano & Togi Makabe vs. David Finley, Jeff Cobb & Yuji Nagata vs. Best Friends & Hirooki Goto vs. Killer Elite Squad & Minoru Suzuki vs. Marty Scurll, Adam Page & Yujiro Takahashi

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