Pro Wrestling NOAH has revealed KENTA's match for their New Year's Day show at Budokan Hall.
KENTA will team with Kazushi Sakuraba & Takashi Sugiura in a six-man tag team match against Daiki Inaba, Masa Kitamiya & Yoshiki Inamura at NOAH's The New Year 2022. The show is taking place on Saturday, January 1 and will be available live on NOAH's Wrestle Universe streaming service.
It was announced on November 28 that NJPW's KENTA would be taking part in NOAH's Budokan Hall show. It will be the first time KENTA's wrestled for NOAH since 2018, when he returned to the company to face Naomichi Marufuji at Marufuji's 20th anniversary event. KENTA was still with WWE then. He joined NJPW after departing WWE in 2019.
KENTA is currently the IWGP United States Heavyweight Champion in NJPW.
The Budokan Hall show is taking place in advance of the NJPW vs. Pro Wrestling NOAH supercard at Wrestle Kingdom 16 night three. Wrestle Kingdom 16 night three is being held at Yokohama Arena on Saturday, January 8.
NOAH's New Year's Day show will be headlined by Katsuhiko Nakajima defending his GHC Heavyweight Championship against Go Shiozaki. Here's the full card for the event:
- GHC Heavyweight Champion Katsuhiko Nakajima defends against Go Shiozaki
- GHC National Champion Kenoh defends against Kaito Kiyomiya
- KENTA, Kazushi Sakuraba & Takashi Sugiura vs. Daiki Inaba, Masa Kitamiya & Yoshiki Inamura
- GHC Tag Team Champions Keiji Mutoh & Naomichi Marufuji defend against Masato Tanaka & Masaaki Mochizuki
- GHC Junior Heavyweight Champion HAYATA defends against Yoshinari Ogawa
- Kazuyuki Fujita & Kendo Kashin vs. Masakatsu Funaki & Ikuto Hidaka
- Ultimo Dragon, Daisuke Harada, Atsushi Kotoge & Hajime Ohara vs. NOSAWA Rongai, Eita, YO-HEY & Kotaro Suzuki
- Seiki Yoshioka & Yuya Susumu vs. Haoh & Aleja
- King Tany, Muhammad Yone & Akitoshi Saito vs. Manabu Soya, Tadasuke & Nioh
- Junta Miyawaki & Kinya Okada vs. Kai Fujimura & Yasutaka Yano