NJPW has announced the date and location for Wrestle Kingdom 18, its biggest event of the year.
Wrestle Kingdom 18 will take place on January 4, 2024, once again. The location will also be Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan, as it has been the tradition for the show every year.
The announcement came earlier today during night 2 of NJPW Strong Independence Day 2023 event. NJPW’s social media handles also revealed the logo of the event later in the day.
NJPW is holding events at Tokyo Dome on January 4 every year since 1992. However, Wrestle Kingdom name has been used only since 2007.
For the last three years, Wrestle Kingdom has been taking place over 2 or 3 nights. This year, only 1 night of the event is announced.
For the last two years, one of the nights has been NJPW vs Pro Wrestling NOAH events. Last year, night 2 of Wrestle Kingdom 17, which was the NJPW vs NOAH show, took place on January 21, 2023, at Yokohama Arena.
The headliner bout for January 4 event is usually between IWGP World Heavyweight Champion and G1 Climax winner. G1 Climax 33 is set to start on July 15. Check here for the upcoming NJPW schedule.