The destiny of the IWGP Global Championship was decided at Wrestle Kingdom 18.
At Wrestle Kingdom 18, Will Ospreay, Jon Moxley, and David Finlay clashed to crown a new IWGP Global Champion. The championship was recently created following the chaos around Ospreay’s United Kingdom Championship — a rechristened version of the IWGP United States Title. During a press conference ahead of Wrestle Kingdom, the new IWGP Global Championship was officially unveiled.
When all was said and done in the ring after a chaotic 22-minute contest it was Finlay who emerged victorious, as the planned “ceasefire” between Ospreay and Moxley failed to get the job done. After the match, Finlay got into a confrontation with Dolph Ziggler who was seated at ringside.
NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 18 Results
- Great-O-Khan, Taiji Ishimori, Toru Yano, and Yoh won New Japan Ranbo
- Catch 2/2 def Bullet Club War Dogs (c) – IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles
- Hiroshi Tanahashi def Zack Sabre Jr. (c) – NJPW World Television Title
- Yuya Uemura def Yota Tsuji
- House of Torture def Shota Umino Kaito Kiyomiya
- Tama Tonga def Shingo Takagi (c) – NEVER Openweight Title
- Guerrillas of Destiny def Bishamon – IWGP Tag Team Championship & STRONG Openweight Tag Team Championship
- El Desperado def Hiromu Takahashi (c) – IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title
- David Finlay def Jon Moxley, Will Ospreay – IWGP Global Heavyweight Championship
- Kazuchika Okada def Bryan Danielson
- Tetsuya Naito def Sanada (c) – IWGP World Heavyweight Championship