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NJPW reveals full card for Wrestling Dontaku 2022

Kazuchika Okada defending the IWGP World Heavyweight title against Tetsuya Naito headlines.
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The full card for next month’s NJPW Wrestling Dontaku event has been revealed.

Kazuchika Okada will headline the show defending the IWGP World Heavyweight title against Tetsuya Naito. The two have wrestled each other twice in 2022 so far, with Okada beating Naito in February to retain the title, while Naito beat him the following month in the New Japan Cup tournament. Okada at the end of Hyper Battle on Saturday said he wanted one more match against Naito. Naito came out, but didn’t give an answer to Okada.

Other title matches include Hiroshi Tanahashi facing Will Ospreay for the vacant IWGP United States title, El Desperado vs. Taiji Ishimori for the Junior title, EVIL vs. Tama Tonga for the NEVER title, a three-way match for the IWGP Tag Team titles involving Bad Luck Fale & Chase Owens, Hirooki Goto & YOSHI-HASHI, and new champions Jeff Cobb and Great-O-Khan, and IWGP Junior Tag Team Champions Ryusuke Taguchi and Master Wato defending against Yoshinobu Kanemaru and DOUKI.

Tatsumi Fujinami will also be wrestling in the undercard. Fujinami has appeared several times on NJPW cards with it being the 50th anniversary of New Japan Pro Wrestling.

Here is the full card for Wrestling Dontaku, which takes place at the Fukuoka Dome:

  • Kazuchika Okada vs. Tetsuya Naito for the IWGP World Heavyweight title
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Will Ospreay for the IWGP United States title
  • El Desperado vs. Taiji Ishimori for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight title
  • EVIL vs. Tama Tonga for the NEVER Openweight title
  • YOSHI-HASHI and Hirooki Goto vs. Jeff Cobb and Great-O-Khan vs. Bad Luck Fale and Chase Owens for the IWGP Tag Team titles
  • Ryusuke Taguchi and Master Wato vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru and DOUKI for the IWGP Junior Tag Team titles
  • Tanga Loa vs. Yujiro Takahashi
  • Tatsumi Fujinami, Shingo Takagi, and Hiromu Takahashi vs. Zack Sabre Jr., Taichi, and Taka Michinoku