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NJPW's “Wrestle Kingdom 8” on Jan. 4th

“Wrestle Kingdom”, the biggest pro wrestling show of the year in Japan will take place this Saturday at the Tokyo Dome. Besides WWE's “WrestleMania”, this is possibly the most anticipated show of the entire year by international wrestling fans. This year's show will feature 10 main card bouts and every championship belt in New Japan Pro Wrestling will be defended.

The main event of the evening features Shinsuke Nakamura defending his IWGP Intercontinential Championship against Hiroshi Tanahashi, a rematch from Wreslte Kingdom 2 in 2008 when Nakamura defeated the then IWPG Heavyweight champion. And for the first time in 20 years the NWA Heavyweight Championship will be defended at the Dome show with Champion Rob Conway facing veteran Satoshi Kojima. The full card can be found below.

Main Event for the IWGP Intercontinential Championship
Shinsuke Nakamura (c) vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi

IWGP Heavyweight Championship Match
Kazuchika Okada (c) vs. Tetsuya Naito

IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship Match
Prince Devitt (c) vs. Kota Ibushi

Hirooki Goto vs. Katsuyori Shibata

“King of the Destroyer” Match
Togi Makabe vs. Bad Luck Fale

Toru Yano / The Great Muta vs. Minoru Suzuki / Shelton X Benjamin

Kazushi Sakuraba / Yuji Nagata vs. Daniel Gracie / Rolles Gracie

NWA World Heavyweight Championship Match
Rob Conway (c) vs. Satoshi Kojima

IWGP Tag Team Championship Match
Davey Boy Smith Jr. / Lance Archer vs. Karl Anderson / Doc Gallows

IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Championship 4-way Match
The Young Bucks (c) vs. Taichi / TAKA Michinoku vs. Kushida / Alex Shelly vs. Rocky Romero / Alex Koslov

For more great New Japan Pro Wrestling action including past Wrestle Kingdom events and other great shows, make sure to tune into FightBox all month long in January! Check the schedule for more details.

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