Wrestle Kingdom 18 is the biggest show of the year for New Japan Pro Wrestling, with fans already excited for the next addition into the company’s annual Tokyo Dome show on January 4th, 2023.
Often acclaimed as one of the best shows in wrestling each year, Wrestle Kingdom combines the best wrestlers from all across Japan and the rest of the world, in some terrific battles that pit good vs evil in some titanic clashes.
SANADA defends his IWGP World Heavyweight Championship against Tetsuya Naito in the main event of the show, while AEW’s Bryan Danielson challenges Kazuchika Okada and Will Ospreay wrestles AEW’s Jon Moxley in some massive attraction matches in Tokyo.
How To Watch Wrestle Kingdom 18 In The UK
You can watch NJPW’s Wrestle Kingdom 18 on the New Japan World app, or website, on Thursday 4th January 2024. The show will begin at around 8am on Wednesday morning due to the time differences between Japan and the United Kingdom, lasting until around midday to 1pm in the afternoon.
New Japan World is the streaming service created by New Japan Pro Wrestling. It is akin to Netflix, Disney Plus or the WWE Network, giving wrestling fans the opportunity to watch the entirety of the NJPW back catalog, stretching back to their formation in 1972. Watch wrestlers like Antonio Inoki, Hulk Hogan, Shinsuke Nakamura and many more for just $9.99 per month (around £7.87).
However, be careful when you subscribe to the service. Renewal for New Japan World is on the first of the month, regardless of when you sign up for the streaming service. If you sign up on the 31st of December, you will still be billed again on the 1st of January, so it is best to sign up as early in the month as you can, in order to get the most out of your money.
When Is Wrestle Kingdom 18?
Wrestle Kingdom 18 will take place at 8am on Thursday, January 4, 2024 at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan. It is the 18th annual Wrestle Kingdom show to be held at the Tokyo Dome, although New Japan have run a big show at the arena on January 4th since 1992.
Check out our Wrestle Kingdom 18 Predictions.
Wrestle Kingdom 18 Match Card
- Bullet Club War Dogs (Clark Connors and Drilla Moloney) (c) vs. Catch 2/2 (TJP and Francesco Akira) – IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship match
- Hiromu Takahashi (c) vs. El Desperado – IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship match
- Shingo Takagi (c) vs. Tama Tonga – NEVER Openweight Championship match
- Will Ospreay (c) vs. David Finlay vs. Jon Moxley – IWGP United Kingdom Heavyweight Championship match
- Zack Sabre Jr. (c) vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi – NJPW World Television Championship match
- Bryan Danielson vs. Kazuchika Okada
- Sanada (c) vs. Tetsuya Naito – IWGP World Heavyweight Championship match