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Double title match set for NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 14 night two

More matches have been announced for both Wrestle Kingdom cards, including the double championship match.

It was confirmed during tonight’s NJPW press conference that both titles will be on the line on the second night of Wrestle Kingdom 14 on January 5. This double champions match will be between the winners of two matches that take place on January 4: Jay White vs. Tetsuya Natio for the Intercontinental title and Kazuchika Okada vs. Kota Ibushi for the IWGP Heavyweight title.

The two non-champions after January 4 will compete the following day in a special singles match.

The press conference also confirmed several matches that were made during Power Struggle this past Sunday. January 4 will now have Will Ospreay defending the Jr. title against Hiromu Takahashi as well as the new Intercontinental title match. January 5 will have a special singles match between Chris Jericho and Hiroshi Tanahashi. The Jr. Tag Team title match, which will have champions Taiji Ishimori & El Phantasmo take on Roppongi 3K, will also take place on January 5.

As usual, the January 6 New Year Dash card will not have a card announced until bell time. It will host Jushin Thunder Liger’s retirement ceremony. 

Here are the current cards for Wrestle Kingdom 14:

January 4 - 

  • Kazuchika Okada vs. Kota Ibushi for the IWGP Heavyweight title
  • Jay White vs. Tetsuya Naito for the IWGP Intercontinental title
  • Will Ospreay vs. Hiromu Takahashi for the IWGP Jr. title
  • Jushin Thunder Liger, Tatsumi Fujinami, The Great Sasuke & Tiger Mask (with El Samurai) vs. Naoki Sano, Shinjiro Ohtani, Tatsuhito Takaiwa & Ryusuke Taguchi (with Kuniaki Kobayashi)

January 5 -

  • IWGP Heavyweight champion vs. IWGP Intercontinental champion for both titles
  • The two non champions following the IWGP Heavyweight and Intercontinental title matches on January 4 will have a singles match
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Chris Jericho
  • Taiji Ishimori & El Phantasmo vs. SHO & YOH for the IWGP Jr. Tag Team titles