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NJPW announces three-night Wrestle Kingdom 16 event for 2022

NJPW has announced Wrestle Kingdom 16 as a three-night event for January 4, January 5 and January 8, 2022. 

Nights one and two will be in the Tokyo Dome, while night three will be in Yokohama Arena. The announcement was made at intermission during today's Wrestle Grand Slam in MetLife Dome event. 

New Year Dash has been held the day after Wrestle Kingdom every year since 2014, but no announcement was made as to what the three-night format means for the future of that show.

NJPW ran Tokyo Dome for Wrestle Kingdom 15 on January 4 and January 5 of this year, then returned to the venue for a Wrestle Grand Slam show on July 25. 

Traditionally a one-night show, Wrestle Kingdom became a two-night event beginning with Wrestle Kingdom 14 in 2020. Tetsuya Naito defeated Jay White for the IWGP Intercontinental title on night one of that event, then defeated Kazuchika Okada on night two to win the IWGP Heavyweight title and complete the Double Gold Dash.