Wrestle Kingdom 5 Star Ratings (Dave Meltzer’s Star Ratings)

Hamish Woodward

Wrestle Kingdom 5 was one of the most international-feeling events in the history of the show, with superstars from NJPW, TNA and CMLL in Mexico taking place at the event. The main event of the show saw Hiroshi Tanahashi defeated Satoshi Kojima to win the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship.

A number of crossover matches took place on this event. One of the most infamous was Jeff Hardy vs Tetsuya Naito for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship. This is considered one of the worst matches of all time, with Hardy clearly inebriated, and Naito not yet the Tranquilo star he would later become.

Rob Van Dam also appeared at Wrestle Kingdom for the first time in this event, as did Kenny Omega – he teamed with Taichi in a historic tag team match.

This page will detail the star ratings for Wrestle Kingdom 5. This will detail Dave Meltzer’s star ratings from the Wrestling Observer, as well as match ratings from Cagematch, and our own star rating too. Any matches Dave Meltzer did not give a rating for is labelled “Not Rated”.

Tama Tonga, Tiger Mask, Tomoaki Honma & Wataru Inoue vs CHAOS (Gedo, Jado, Tomohiro Ishii & Yujiro Takahashi)

  • Dave Meltzer’s Star Rating – Not Rated
  • Cagematch Rating – Not Rated
  • Atletifo Rating – 1.5 Stars

Koji Kanemoto & Ryusuke Taguchi defeat Kenny Omega & Taichi

  • Dave Meltzer’s Star Rating – Not Rated
  • Cagematch Rating – Not Rated
  • Atletifo Rating – 2 Stars

Bad Intentions (Giant Bernard & Karl Anderson) vs Beer Money Inc. (James Storm & Robert Roode) vs Manabu Nakanishi & Strong Man

  • Dave Meltzer’s Star Rating – Not Rated
  • Cagematch Rating – Not Rated
  • Atletifo Rating – 2 Stars

La Sombra & Mascara Dorada vs Hector Garza & Jushin Thunder Liger

  • Dave Meltzer’s Star Rating – Not Rated
  • Cagematch Rating – Not Rated
  • Atletifo Rating – 2 Stars

Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs Takashi Iizuka

  • Dave Meltzer’s Star Rating – Not Rated
  • Cagematch Rating –
  • Atletifo Rating –

Rob Van Dam vs Toru Yano

  • Dave Meltzer’s Star Rating – Not Rated
  • Cagematch Rating – 6.25 Stars
  • Atletifo Rating – 2 Stars

Yuji Nagata vs Minoru Suzuki

  • Dave Meltzer’s Star Rating – Not Rated
  • Cagematch Rating – 7.40
  • Atletifo Rating – 3 Stars

Prince Devitt vs Kota Ibushi

  • Dave Meltzer’s Star Rating – Not Rated
  • Cagematch Rating – 8.09
  • Atletifo Rating – 4.5 Stars

Takashi Sugiura & Yoshihiro Takayama vs Hirooki Goto & Kazuchika Okada

  • Dave Meltzer’s Star Rating – Not Rated
  • Cagematch Rating – 6.57
  • Atletifo Rating – 2 Stars

Jeff Hardy vs Tetsuya Naito

  • Dave Meltzer’s Star Rating – Not Rated
  • Cagematch Rating – 3.50
  • Atletifo Rating – 0 Stars

Shinsuke Nakamura vs Go Shiozaki

  • Dave Meltzer’s Star Rating – Not Rated
  • Cagematch Rating – 7.79
  • Atletifo Rating – 3.5 Stars

Togi Makabe vs Masato Tanaka

  • Dave Meltzer’s Star Rating – Not Rated
  • Cagematch Rating – 7.09
  • Atletifo Rating – 3 Stars

Hiroshi Tanahashi vs Satoshi Kojima

  • Dave Meltzer’s Star Rating – Not Rated
  • Cagematch Rating – 8.35
  • Atletifo Rating – 4 Stars

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