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NJPW & Stardom to hold first-ever joint event

The show will be held at Ariake Arena in Tokyo on Sunday, November 20.

For the first time ever, NJPW and Stardom are holding a full joint event together.

The NJPW x Stardom special event will be held at Ariake Arena in Tokyo on Sunday, November 20. Bushiroad is the parent company of both promotions.

Bushiroad acquired Stardom in October 2019. Women's matches featuring Stardom wrestlers have been featured on NJPW Wrestle Kingdom each of the past three years, with this year being the first time a Stardom match was on the main card instead of the pre-show.

The joint event was announced at a press conference on Monday celebrating 15 years of Bushiroad. The press conference was attended by Hiroshi Tanahashi, The Great-O-Khan, Mayu Iwatani, and Starlight Kid.

"For the first time ever, NJPW and STARDOM will combine forces for a full joint card in Tokyo’s Ariake Arena. Newly [constructed] for the Tokyo Olympics in 2021, the 15,000 seat venue will be playing host to both companies for the very first time for this landmark event," NJPW wrote.

"Special STARDOM showcases have highlighted Wrestle Kingdom pre-shows, as well as Wrestle Grand Slam in MetLife Dome in 2021. STARDOM was part of the main card at Wrestle Kingdom 16 night 2 on January 5, but now both companies will present their best for a special joint card. What will happen November 20?"