NJPW has revealed the cards for this year’s Road to Tokyo Dome events.
The shows will take place at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo this Friday (December 14) and Saturday (December 15). The cards largely feature tag team matches that will serve as the final build to Wrestle Kingdom 13.
Hiroshi Tanahashi, Will Ospreay, Togi Makabe & Toru Yano vs. Kenny Omega, Kota Ibushi, Yujiro Takahashi & Chase Owens will be the main event of Friday’s show. The lineup for Friday also includes two singles matches: Kazuchika Okada vs. Gedo and Shingo Takagi vs. Shota Umino.
Tanahashi & Ospreay vs. Omega & Ibushi is set to headline Saturday’s show. Tanahashi will challenge for Omega’s IWGP Heavyweight Championship in the main event of Wrestle Kingdom 13 at the Tokyo Dome on January 4, and Ospreay is challenging for Ibushi’s NEVER Openweight Championship at the Tokyo Dome show.
Teruaki Kanemitsu is returning to action on Saturday after suffering a cervical spine injury in 2016.
Both Road to Tokyo Dome events will air live on New Japan World. There will be English commentary available.
Here are the full Road to Tokyo Dome cards:
December 14 —
Hiroshi Tanahashi, Will Ospreay, Togi Makabe & Toru Yano vs. Kenny Omega, Kota Ibushi, Yujiro Takahashi & Chase Owens
Kazuchika Okada vs. Gedo
Tetsuya Naito, EVIL, SANADA & BUSHI vs. Bad Luck Fale, Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa & Taiji Ishimori
Tomohiro Ishii, SHO & YOH vs. Taichi, Yoshinobu Kanemaru & El Desperado
Hirooki Goto & Rocky Romero vs. Minoru Suzuki & Takashi Iizuka
Shingo Takagi vs. Shota Umino
Tomoaki Honma, Jushin Thunder Liger, Tiger Mask IV & KUSHIDA vs. Toa Henare, Ayato Yoshida, Ren Narita & Yuya Uemura
December 15 —
Hiroshi Tanahashi & Will Ospreay vs. Kenny Omega & Kota Ibushi
Kazuchika Okada, Togi Makabe, Toru Yano, Tomoaki Honma & KUSHIDA vs. Bad Luck Fale, Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa, Gedo & Taiji Ishimori
Tetsuya Naito, BUSHI & Shingo Takagi vs. Taichi, Yoshinobu Kanemaru & El Desperado
EVIL & SANADA vs. Yujiro Takahashi & Chase Owens
Tomohiro Ishii & Hirooki Goto vs. Minoru Suzuki & Takashi Iizuka
Jushin Thunder Liger, Tiger Mask IV & Toa Henare vs. Rocky Romero, SHO & YOH
Teruaki Kanemitsu & Ren Narita vs. Ayato Yoshida & Shota Umino