The main event of night two of NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 16 is official.
New IWGP World Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada will defend the title against former champ Will Ospreay in the main event of Wednesday's show.
Okada defeated Shingo Takagi in the main event of night one of Wrestle Kingdom 16 today to win the title and set the match for night two. Ospreay came to the ring and cut a promo taunting Okada, while Okada responded in kind with his own promo.
Ospreay was the second-ever IWGP World Heavyweight Champion, defeating Kota Ibushi for the title last May. Ospreay then vacated the belt, citing a neck injury. Shingo went on to defeat Okada for the vacant title at Dominion in June, then held the belt until today. Ospreay returned at NJPW Resurgence in Los Angeles in August claiming to be the real IWGP World Heavyweight Champion, and has since been wrestling on NJPW Strong events in the United States.
The full main card for night two of Wrestle Kingdom is now set, with just a pre-show match still to be announced.
Here is the lineup:
NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 16 night two, Wednesday, January 5, 2 a.m. Eastern time pre-show, 3 a.m. Eastern time main card on NJPW World --
IWGP World Heavyweight Championship: Kazuchika Okada (c) vs. Will Ospreay
No DQ match for the IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship: KENTA (c) vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi
Tetsuya Naito vs. Jeff Cobb
SANADA vs. Great-O-Khan
NEVER Openweight Six-Man Tag Team Championship: EVIL, Yujiro Takahashi & SHO (c) vs. Hirooki Goto, YOSHI-HASHI & YOH
Provisional KOPW 2022: Toru Yano vs. CIMA vs. Minoru Suzuki vs. Chase Owens
Stardom special: Mayu Iwatani & Starlight Kid vs. Tam Nakano & Saya Kamitani
IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship: Robbie Eagles & Tiger Mask (c) vs. Taiji Ishimori & El Phantasmo vs. Ryusuke Taguchi & Rocky Romero
Pre-show match: TBA