New Japan Pro-Wrestling has announced a special second night of Wrestle Kingdom 17.
Following three years of multi-night events, Wrestle Kingdom 17 was originally set to see the series return to a one night format.
This will no longer be the case.
In addition to the January 4, 2023 Tokyo Dome show, NJPW has announced that another Wrestle Kingdom 17 event will be held on January 21 at the Yokohama Arena.
NJPW shared the following on its official site:
The Wrestle Kingdom 17 party will not be finished with the Tokyo Dome!
After January 8 2022 saw a third night of Wrestle Kingdom sell out the Yokohama Arena, January 21 will see this special festival of an event for the second year.
This year, NJPW and Pro-Wrestling NOAH collided on a card full of interpromotional battles. What does this special night have in store for 2023? Stay tuned for more information!
NJPW did something similar for the 2022 Wrestle Kingdom 16 events, holding the main event over January 4-5, before hosting a NJPW vs Pro Wrestling NOAH card on January 8.
There has been speculation that the January 21 show will be a crossover event with AEW, following AEW President Tony Khan stating that he won’t send many top stars over for the January 4 show, as it clashes with a Dynamite taping.
AEW’s Kenny Omega will be in action on January 4 however, against IWGP US Champion Will Ospreay.
Some AEW stars will be in Japan for the week of the second Wrestle Kingdom 17 show.
Pro Wrestling NOAH have confirmed that the Great Muta will team with Sting and Darby Allin for his retirement bout on January 22.
We will continue to provide updates on both nights of Wrestle Kingdom 17 as they become available.
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