John Pollock & Wai Ting review NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 16 Night 1 headlined by Shingo Takagi vs. Kazuchika Okada for the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship. Also: Katsuyori Shibata returns against a mystery opponent and NJPW announces a new deal with AXS TV.
NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 16 Night 1
January 4, 2022
- IWGP World Heavyweight Championship: Shingo Takagi (c) vs Kazuchika Okada
- IWGP Jr Heavyweight Championship: El Desperado (c) vs Hiromu Takahashi
- IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Championship: Zack Sabre Jr & Taichi (c) vs YOSHI-HASHI & Hirooki Goto
- NEVER Openweight Championship: Tomohiro Ishii (c) vs EVIL
- Catch Wrestling Rules (?): Katsuyori Shibata vs (X)
- BUSHI, SANADA & Tetsuya Naito vs Great O-Khan, Jeff Cobb & Will Ospreay
- Rocky Romero, Ryusuke Taguchi & Hiroshi Tanahashi vs El Phantasmo, Taiji Ishimori & KENTA
- Yoh vs Sho
- New Japan Ranbo KOPW Qualifier
Plus, a look ahead at the updated card for Wrestle Kingdom 16 Night 2.
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