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Main event set for NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 14 night one


Coming out of King of Pro Wrestling, the main event of Wrestle Kingdom 14 night one is set.

IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada will defend his title against G1 Climax winner Kota Ibushi at the Tokyo Dome on January 4, 2020. Night two of Wrestle Kingdom 14 will then take place at the Tokyo Dome on January 5.

Okada and Ibushi both won their matches at King of Pro Wrestling this morning. Okada retained his IWGP Heavyweight Championship against SANADA in the main event, while Ibushi defended his title shot briefcase against EVIL.

Okada and Ibushi went face-to-face at the end of King of Pro Wrestling. Ibushi reiterated that he wants to win the IWGP Heavyweight and Intercontinental titles. Okada told Ibushi it won't be that easy and said he'll have to go through him first.

Jay White is the current IWGP Intercontinental Champion.

Ibushi defeated White in this year's G1 Climax finals. On his way to winning the tournament, Ibushi also defeated Okada when they faced off in the G1.

The formal announcement of Okada vs. Ibushi will likely come at a press conference regarding Wrestle Kingdom that NJPW is holding overnight tonight (2 a.m. Eastern time).