According to a report by F4WOnline, New Japan Pro Wrestling’s annual Wrestle Kingdom event will be presented on back-to-back days in January 2020.
New Japan aired a video hyping dates for 2019 and next year prior to Wrestle Kingdom 13, confirming Wrestle Kingdom 14 will be held on two consecutive nights on January 4 and January 5, 2020 live from the Tokyo Dome.
This is a change from the recent format of holding a lengthy Wrestle Kingdom event around the first weekend of every January and then presenting New Year’s Dash the following day, which normally takes place from Korakuen Hall.
The full list of dates included:
The New Beginning: February 2 and 3 (Sapporo)
The New Beginning: February 11 (Osaka)
New Japan Cup: March 23 and 24 (Niigata)
ROH/NJPW G1 Supercard: April 6 (New York City at MSG)
Road to Wrestling Dontaku: April 20 (Aichi)
Wrestling Dontaku 2019: May 3 and 4 (Fukuoka)
Best of the Super Jr. 26 Finals: June 5 (Sumo Hall)
Dominion: June 9 (Osaka Jo Hall)
Live Event: August 31 (London)
G1 Climax to kick off in the United States
The first night of New Japan’s G1 Climax will be kicking off in the United States.
F4WOnline reports that NJPW announced during today’s Wrestle Kingdom 13 event that the beginning of the G1 Climax tournament will start in Dallas, Texas on July 6 at at the American Airlines Center, joining other events in the U.S. this year.
As previously reported, New Japan will be holding live events in Los Angeles on January 30 and in Charlotte on February 1. A third event was recently announced for February 3 in Nashville as part of the New Beginning USA tour in 2019.