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Four matches from Wrestle Kingdom 12 airing on AXS TV tonight


AXS TV will be televising three hours from Wrestle Kingdom 12 tonight, with the special airing from 8-11 p.m. Eastern time and again from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. Eastern time, with the idea of it being prime time for both the East and West Coast.

The three-hour show was produced on Thursday after the Dome show ended with Jim Ross and Josh Barnett doing the commentary.

In order to air complete matches with video pieces building them up, there will only be four matches shown, which will be the IWGP title match with Kazuchika Okada vs. Tetsuya Naito, the United States title match with Kenny Omega vs. Chris Jericho, the IC title match with Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Jay White, and the Kota Ibushi vs Cody match.

AXS will also be broadcasting matches from the Tokyo Dome in its usual Friday night at 8 p.m. time slot from January 12th to February 9th, so that every match on the main card will be airing.

AXS is currently doing an all-day New Japan marathon that started at Noon Eastern time.

The first three hours of the marathon will be built around Omega matches from 2017, in particular his US title win over Tomohiro Ishii, his G1 final match with Tetsuya Naito, and his US title defense against Juice Robinson.

They will broadcast the October King of Pro Wrestling show from Sumo Hall at 3 p.m. Eastern and follow with the top matches from Power Struggle in November from 6-8 p.m., which include Omega vs. Beretta for the US title and the classic Tanahashi vs. Ibushi singles match.