IWGP Women’s Championship defense confirmed for NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 17

It is official that STARDOM and NJPW's IWGP Women's Championship will be defended at Wrestle Kingdom 17

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New match confirmed for Wrestle Kingdom.

Coming out of the NJPW x STARDOM ‘Historic X-Over’ press conference, it was confirmed that the IWGP Women’s Championship will be defended at Wrestle Kingdom 17.

The 2023 Wrestle Kingdom is returning to the one-night format and is scheduled for January 4th at the Tokyo Dome.

The tournament to crown the first-ever IWGP Women’s Champion begins on day two of NJPW Royal Quest II on October 2nd. At the STARDOM x NJPW crossover show on 11/20, the first champion will be crowned.

With the addition of the IWGP Women’s Title match, here’s the updated lineup for Wrestle Kingdom 17:

  • IWGP World Heavyweight Championship: TBD (c) vs. Kazuchika Okada
  • IWGP Women’s Championship: TBD (c) vs. TBD
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