NJPW reveals complete Wrestle Kingdom 11 lineup
The complete lineup for Wrestle Kingdom 11, which is the biggest non-WWE pro wrestling event in the world each year, was announced at a New Japan press conference on Monday.
The lineup was mostly the same matches listed in yesterday’s update with more teams involved in the trios title picture, a Cody Rhodes match, plus a Tiger Mask W match.
The matches will go on, in this order:
New Japan Rumble — This is a Royal Rumble match basically for all the talent on the roster not on the card, as well as surprise legends and outsiders. It’s more played up for surprising old-timers and that type of pop.
Tiger Mask W (who was Kota Ibushi the first time) vs. Tiger the Dark — This is based on the Tiger Mask anime that airs on TV-Asahi.
Young Bucks vs. Rocky Romero & Baretta for the IWGP Jr. tag titles
A Trios title gauntlet match featuring these teams:
SANADA, EVIL & BUSHI
Bad Luck Fale, Yujiro Takahashi & Hangman Page
Tomohiro Ishii, YOSHI-HASHI & Will Ospreay
Champions Satoshi Kojima, Ricochet & David Finlay
Cody vs. Juice Robinson
Kyle O’Reilly vs. Adam Cole for the ROH title
Tama Tonga & Tanga Roa vs. Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma for the IWGP tag team titles
KUSHIDA vs. Hiromu Takahashi for IWGP Jr. title
Katsuyori Shibata vs. Hirooki Goto for NEVER Openweight title
Tetsuya Naito vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi for IC title
Kazuchika Okada vs. Kenny Omega for IWGP heavyweight title
The show will air live exclusively on New Japan World with Kevin Kelly and Steve Corino as announcers in English as well as a Japanese language feed. There will be no U.S. television PPV of this show.