Title Matches, Hiroshi Tanahashi, EVIL, SANADA, More Announced For Wrestle Kingdom 15

NJPW has announced several matches, some of which are title bouts, to both nights of next month's Wrestle Kingdom 15 card.

The promotion revealed that IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion Taiji Ishimori will defend his title on night two, taking place on January 5. His challenger will be determined the night before when Best Of The Super Jr. winner Hiromu Takahashi takes on Super J-Cup winner El Phantasmo. 

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In addition, IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Champions Zack Sabre Jr. & Taichi will defend their titles on January 4 against Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa, who won the World Tag League earlier this month. The other match announced for night one on January 4 is Hiroshi Tanahashi taking on the Great-O-Khan.

As for the rest of the matches announced for night two, current NEVER Openweight Champion Shingo Takagi will defend his title against Jeff Cobb while former stablemates EVIL and SANADA will face off against each other. Both matches are rematches from this year's G-1 Climax where Cobb and SANADA emerged victorious in their respective bouts.

Below are the current cards for each night of Wrestle Kingdom, taking place at the Tokyo Dome:

Night 1: January 4, 2021:

* IWGP Heavyweight and Intercontinental Championships: Tetsuya Naito (c) vs. Kota Ibushi

* Will Ospreay vs. Kazuchika Okada

* Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Great-O-Khan

* IWGP Tag Team Championships: Dangerous Tekkers (Zack Sabre Jr & Taichi) vs. Guerrillas of Destiny (Tama Tanga & Tanga Loa)

* Hiromu Takahashi vs. El Phantasmo

Night 2: January 5, 2021:

* IWGP Heavyweight and Intercontinental Championships: Tetsuya Naito/Kota Ibushi Winner (c) vs. Jay White


* NEVER Openweight Championship: Shingo Takagi (c) vs. Jeff Cobb

* IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship: Taiji Ishimori (c) vs. Hiromu Takahashi/El Phantasmo Winner

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