NJPW has announced that Wrestle Kingdom 17 in January 2023 will have a second night of action, seventeen days after the Tokyo Dome show.
In 2021 New Japan Pro Wrestling presented a monumental three-night Wrestle Kingdom extravaganza with the third night of action taking place in the Yokohama Arena as the best of NJPW faced off with the stars of Pro Wrestling NOAH.
It was reported back in August that Wrestle Kingdom would revert back to a one-night show on January 4th after multi-night versions of the event began in 2020. Now the company has announced a second night of action will take place, once again in the Yokohama Arena but on January 21st.
The full statement found on NJPW’s website reads:
“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 infromation!”
It should be noted that both AEW stars Darby Allin and Sting will be in Japan to compete in The Great Muta’s retirement match on January 22nd which will also be taking place in the Yokohama Arena.
There is already AEW involvement on the first night of Wrestle Kingdom with FTR expected to defend their IWGP Tag Team Championship and Kenny Omega scheduled to take on Will Ospreay.