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Injured star pulled from NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 15, full cards announced

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Injured star pulled from NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 15, full cards announced

There has been a new addition for NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 15 as well as a change due to injury.

Juice Robinson has been pulled from his match with KENTA for the briefcase that guarantees an IWGP US Title shot, which is currently held by KENTA. The former WWE NXT star is out with a fractured orbital bone. The promotion has yet to announce KENTA’s new opponent.

A King of Pro Wrestling Ranbo match with 22 wrestlers is slated to take place on night one. The final four participants will move on to the next night where they will compete in a 4-way match with the winner of that match will be the KOPW champion.

Night One (January 4)

IWGP Heavyweight and Intercontinental Title Match:
Tetsuya Naito vs. Kota Ibushi

Kazuchika Okada vs. Will Ospreay

Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Great-O-Khan

Singles Match for IWGP US title contract briefcase:
KENTA vs. TBA

IWGP Tag Team Title Match:
Taichi & Zack Sabre Jr. (champions) vs. Guerillas of Destiny

Hiromu Takahashi vs. El Phantasmo

King of Pro Wrestling Ranbo:
Competitors to be announced

Night Two (January 5)

Winner of Naito-Ibushi vs. Jay White for the IWGP Heavyweight and Intercontinental Titles

Taiji Ishimori vs. Hiromu-ELP winner for the IWGP Jr. Title

SANADA vs. EVIL

NEVER Openweight Title Match:
Shingo Takagi (champion) vs. Jeff Cobb

IWGP Tag Team Title Match:
El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru vs. Master Wato & Ryusuke Taguchi (champions)

4-way match for the KOPW Title

Dark match featuring Stardom talent