Fans planning to tune in to Wrestle Kingdom 13 live on Jan. 4 will get an earlier start than first anticipated.
Author & NJPW English Translator Chris Charlton took to social media to announce that the show will begin at 2 a.m. ET with the NEVER Openweight Six-Man Gauntlet to determine the No. 1 Contenders for the NEVER Openweight Six-Man Titles. Following that bout, an opening ceremony will take place at 2:50 a.m. ET. Finally, the main card will begin at 3 a.m. ET.
If you’re watching Wrestle Kingdom 13 on World:— chris charlton (@reasonjp) December 28, 2018
4pm JST: NEVER gauntlet
4:50pm JST: opening and announcements for big 2019 cards
5pm main card start.
Adjust your viewing plans accordingly! #njwk13 https://t.co/p83vbz6McO
The show will air live on NJPW World and FITE TV. Here is a look at the full 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