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NJPW vs. NOAH set for Wrestle Kingdom 16 night three



Night three of Wrestle Kingdom 16 will feature talent from both NJPW and Pro Wrestling NOAH. The announcement was made in a joint press conference with the two promotions.

NJPW's Kazuchika Okada, Hiroshi Tanahashi, Shingo Takagi and NOAH's Kaito Kiyomiya, Keiji Muto and Katsuhiko Nakajima have been announced for the event on Saturday, January 8, 2022 at Yokohama Arena in Yokohama, Japan, at 3 a.m. Eastern time. No matches have been made official as of yet.

The card will air live on Abema pay-per-view and have an English language option for the broadcast. The cost will be 3960 Yen. The show will be made available on NJPW World and NOAH's Wrestle Universe streaming service one week after the air date. A portion of proceeds from the event and PPV will be donated to Japanese Red Cross.

Tanahashi and company president Takami Ohbari represented NJPW at the presser, while CyberFight director Akihiro Takeda and Kiyomiya represented NOAH. Comments from the card's other announced participants were shown via video. 

The NJPW Global Twitter account quoted Ohbari:

"The match card is yet to be announced. NJPW and NOAH wrestlers have their own histories and backgrounds. It's up to them whether they want to face off, or even join together... 

This is a rare opportunity, and it would be a somewhat of a waste not to have the two companies face off across the whole card."

The press conference can be seen below with English subtitles.