Stardom will take part in NJPW's Wrestle Kingdom for the third consecutive year.
NJPW announced that Stardom talent will take part in night two of Wrestle Kingdom 16 in Tokyo Dome on Wednesday, January 5, 2022. It was not stated whether this would be a main card match or a pre-show bout, but Stardom's inclusion on NJPW cards in the past has been limited to the pre-show.
Stardom and NJPW share the same parent company in Bushiroad. In addition to the Wrestle Kingdom pre-show bouts, Stardom matches also took place on the Wrestle Grand Slam in MetLife Dome pre-shows on September 4 and September 5 of this year.
At Wrestle Kingdom 14, Mayu Iwatani and Arisa Hoshiki defeated Giulia and the late Hana Kimura. Two pre-show bouts were held on night two of Wrestle Kingdom 15, as AZM, Saya Kamitani and Utami Hayashishita defeated Himeka, Maika and Natsupoi in a trios match, plus Giulia and Syuri defeated Iwatani and Tam Nakano in a tag bout.