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FTR set for NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 17

They'll be defending their IWGP Tag Team titles at the Tokyo Dome show.
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FTR are set to wrestle at the Tokyo Dome for the first time ever.

On the latest edition of Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer confirmed that FTR (Dax Harwood & Cash Wheeler) will be wrestling at NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 17. FTR will be defending their IWGP Tag Team titles at the event.

"FTR is going to be at the Tokyo Dome. I've got that confirmed, defending the championship," Meltzer said.

FTR won the IWGP Tag Team titles by defeating Jeff Cobb & The Great-O-Khan and Trent Beretta & Rocky Romero in a three-way match at AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door this June.

In their two title defenses since becoming IWGP Tag Team Champions, FTR have retained against Aussie Open (Kyle Fletcher & Mark Davis) and Great-O-Khan & Cobb.

There was a post-show angle with FTR and Aussie Open after NJPW Battle Autumn in Osaka last Saturday. Aussie Open confronted FTR backstage, saying that they're going to win NJPW's World Tag League tournament and then go on to challenge FTR at Wrestle Kingdom.

Wrestle Kingdom 17 is taking place at the Tokyo Dome on Wednesday, January 4, 2023. FTR wrestling at the event means they'll miss that week's episode of AEW Dynamite.