Follow along with our review of the NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 11 pay-per-view.
On Wednesday night, New Japan Pro Wrestling will present the Wrestle Kingdom 11 event. This is set to take place from the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan. This is considered NJPW’s WrestleMania, or their top event of the year. The heavily hyped feuds and just about every top star will wrestle at the show, including someone making their company debut.
The main event of Wrestle Kingdom 11 will see Kazuchika Okada defend the IWGP Heavyweight Championship against Kenny Omega. This is Okada third consecutive title match at this show, but it’s also his second straight year he’s defended the belt. Omega is new to the top title picture for NJPW. He won their G1 Climax event in the summer to earn this opportunity, and will look for a chance to capture the IWGP Heavyweight Championship for the first time.
Cody Rhodes will make his NJPW debut as a member of the Bullet Club. Now known as the “American Nightmare,” Cody (as he’ll be known as due to WWE trademarking ‘Cody Rhodes’) will face fellow former WWE star, Juice “CJ Parker” Robinson. Will Cody get his first-ever win in Japan?
Kyle O’Reilly and Adam Cole will have a rematch for the ROH World Championship as one of the undercard bouts. This comes a little over one month after O’Reilly won the belt off Cole at the Final Battle pay-per-view. Can Cole bring the belt back to the Bullet Club?
The show will kick off at 3:00 a.m. ET with the New Japan Rumble. The full match card will then get underway as the show stretches into daylight in the United States. Some of the matches seen at this show will be among the best of 2017, so get ready and follow along with our review and catch up with the show online!