By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
New Japan Pro Wrestling has announced the following matches for Wrestle Kingdom 13, which will be held on Friday morning in Tokyo, Japan at the Tokyo Dome.
-Kenny Omega vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship.
-Chris Jericho vs. Tetsuya Naito for the IWGP Intercontinental Championship.
-Kazuchika Okada vs. Jay White.
-Kushida vs. Taijii Ishimori for the IWGP Jr. Hvt. Championship.
-Cody vs. Juice Robinson for the IWGP U.S. Championship.
-Tama Tonga and Tanga Loa vs. Young Bucks vs. Evil and Sanada for the IWGP Tag Titles.
-Tomohiro Ishii vs. Zack Sabre Jr. for the British Heavyweight Championship.
-Yoshinobu Kanemaru and El Desperado vs. Sho and Yoh vs. Bushi and Shingo Takagi for the IWGP Jr. Hvt. Tag Titles.
-Kota Ibushi vs. Will Ospreay for the Never Openweight Championship.
-Pre Show: Gauntlet match to determine the No. 1 contenders to the Never Openweight Six-Man Tag Titles (Ryusuke Taguchi, Toru Yano, and Togi Makabe vs. David Finlay, Jeff Cobb, and Yuji Nagata vs. Chuckie T, Beretta, and Hirooki Goto vs. Davey Boy Smith Jr., Lance Archer, and Minoru Suzuki vs. Marty Scurll, Yujiro Takahashi, and Hangman Page).
Powell’s POV: Join me for live coverage of Wrestle Kingdom beginning with the pre-show match early Friday morning at 1CT/2ET. The actual event is scheduled to begin at 2CT/3ET. The event will be broadcast on the New Japan World streaming service and will be available via FITE TV pay-per-view, and AXS TV will air a two-hour special on delay on Friday night and the rest of the show in future installments. Will Pruett and I will be discussing the full show in a special Friday edition of the Pro Wrestling Boom Podcast.
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