New Japan Pro Wrestling posted an update on Wrestle Kingdom 13 ticket sales today, officially announcing that it has already surpassed the paid attendance for last year's Tokyo Dome show.
NJPW's announcement read: "At this moment the number of tickets sold this year has exceeded the number of visitors (34,995 people) of 'WRESTLE KINGDOM 12 in Tokyo Dome' last year."
This year's January 4 Tokyo Dome show falls on a Friday, while last year's Wrestle Kingdom was on a Thursday.
Wrestle Kingdom 13 will air live on New Japan World starting at 2 a.m. Eastern time this Friday (which is 11 p.m. Pacific time on Thursday night for those on the West Coast). Here's the full card for the show:
- IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kenny Omega defending against Hiroshi Tanahashi
- IWGP Intercontinental Champion Chris Jericho defending against Tetsuya Naito
- Kazuchika Okada vs. Jay White
- IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion KUSHIDA defending against Taiji Ishimori
- IWGP United States Heavyweight Champion Cody Rhodes defending against Juice Robinson
- IWGP Tag Team Champions Guerrillas of Destiny defending against EVIL & SANADA and The Young Bucks in a three-way match
- Revolution Pro Wrestling Undisputed British Heavyweight Champion Tomohiro Ishii defending against Zack Sabre Jr.
- IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champions El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru defending against SHO & YOH and Shingo Takagi & BUSHI in a three-way match
- NEVER Openweight Champion Kota Ibushi defending against Will Ospreay
- Pre-show match: Togi Makabe, Toru Yano & Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Yuji Nagata, Jeff Cobb & David Finlay vs. Hirooki Goto, Beretta & Chuckie T vs. Minoru Suzuki, Davey Boy Smith Jr. & Lance Archer vs. Hangman Page, Marty Scurll & Yujiro Takahashi in a gauntlet match to determine the number one contenders for the NEVER Openweight Six-Man Tag Team titles