Great financial news for NJPW.
New Japan Pro Wrestling's biggest show of the year in Wrestle Kingdom is this Friday and will go live on various streaming services at 2 AM EST time on Friday and 11 PM Pacific time on Thursday night for West coast viewers. The Tokyo Dome will be jam packed as New Japan announced on their website that the ticket sales for Wrestle Kingdom 13 has surpassed the paid attendance for last January's Wrestle Kingdom 12
Here's the announcement about the attendance from New Japan's website:
Also, thanks to you, at this moment the number of tickets sold this year has exceeded the number of visitors (34,995 people) of "WRESTLE KINGDOM 12 in Tokyo Dome" last year. I am deeply grateful to everyone who has already asked for tickets.
The match card for Wrestle Kingdom 13 is locked in with 10 matches total and they are listed as followed:
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
Head over to the Fightful Pro Wrestling YouTube channel to set a reminder for the post-Wrestle Kingdom 13 review podcast.