– Above is the opening video for NJPW’s Road to Tokyo Dome.
– NJPW just finished up running their two Road to Tokyo Dome shows, which included BUSHI, SANADA, and EVIL defending the NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championship against Tanga Loa, Tama Tonga, and Bad Luck Fale. The challengers were able to pick up the win and win the titles via pinfall. Also, while it hasn’t been officially announced yet, it looks like we’re going to get Minoru Suzuki vs. Hirooki Goto in a Hair vs. Hair match for the NEVER Openweight Championship at Wrestle Kingdom 12. Going back earlier in the month, Goto offered his hair for a chance at the title – after being denied initially – Suzuki accepted the challenge after getting pinned by Goto at Road to Tokyo Dome.
– As noted, NJPW announced that Chris Jericho vs. Kenny Omega will now be a “No DQ” match at Wrestle Kingdom 12. Also, due to Cody Rhodes losing the ROH Championship to Dalton Castle over the weekend at ROH Final Battle, his match against Kota Ibushi is now simply a “Special Singles Match.” Below is the updated card:
* Kazuchika Okada (c) vs. Tetsuya Naito (IWGP Heavyweight Championship)
* Kenny Omega (c) vs. Chris Jericho (No DQ Match for the IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship)
* Hiroshi Tanahashi (c) vs. Jay White (IWGP Intercontinental Championship)
* Marty Scurll (c) vs. Hiromu Takahashi vs. KUSHIDA vs. Will Ospreay (IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship)
* Roppongi 3K (SHO and YOH) (c) vs. The Young Bucks (IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Championship)
* Killer Elite Squad (c) vs. SANADA and EVIL (IWGP Tag Team Championship)
* Cody vs. Kota Ibushi
? ?????????????? (@njpw1972) December 18, 2017