Just like this year, NJPW will hold Wrestle Kingdom on two consecutive nights in 2021.
New Japan Pro Wrestling announced today that Wrestle Kingdom 15 will take place on January 4 and January 5, 2021 at the Tokyo Dome. This follows the trend that was started in 2020 as NJPW held this show for the first time on two consecutive nights.
As of this writing, the promotion has yet to announce a date for New Year Dash, which took place this year on January 6. This is event widley compared to be like the Raw episode after WrestleMania. Wrestle Kingdom is NJPW’s version of WrestleMania.
Wrestle Kingdom 14 had various big matches. For night one, it had 40,000 fans in attendance and featured Jushin Thunder Liger’s final match as well as Kazuchika Okada retaining the IWGP Heavyweight title over Kota Ibushi.
The second night drew 30,063 fans with Tetsuya Naito defeating Kazuchika Okada to become both the IWGP Heavyweight and Intercontinental champion in the main event.
NJPW still has some big shows left for the year. Power Struggle takes place on November 7th while World Tag League and Best of the Super Jr. 27 tour starts on November 15 and runs through December 11.
NJPW has been holding shows with a limited number of fans in attendance since resuming shows earlier this year. There’s no word yet on how many fans will be allowed to attend Wrestle Kingdom 15.
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