Wrestle Kingdom 14 Analysis and Predictions

The 14th edition of NJPW’s biggest show of the year, Wrestle Kingdom, will take place on January 4 as always. For the first time ever Wrestle Kingdom will take place in 2 nights.

Night 1

Great Bash Heel (Honma and Makabe),Uemura and Tsuji  Vs Fredericks, Henare, Coughlin  Connors: This match will be a spotlight for a lot of NJPW’s young lions. Most likely the Beat of Great Bash heel will win this bout.

Tencozy (Tenzan and Kojima) Vs Nagata and Nakanishi: This tag team match features a lot of veterans from the NJPW roster. Most likely this match will go to Tencozy.

Liger, Fujinami, Sasuke and Tiger Mask Vs Sano, Otani, Takaiwa and Taguchi: This match is part of Liger’s retirement program and most likely Liger’s team will win this bout.

LIJ (EVIL, SANADA, Takagi and Bushi) Vs Suzuki-Gun (Suzuki, ZSJ, Taichi and El Desperado): This 8-man tag has a lot of implications for both teams, but LIJ are the favorites of this match.

Chaos (Goto, Ishii, Yano and Yoshi-Hashi) Vs Bullet Club (Kenta, Fale, Owens and Takahashi):  This match is just filler and Bullet Club are going to be most likely the winners of this match.

GoD (C) Vs FinJuice For the IWGP Tag Team Championships: This match could be the opportunity for an important push for both Juice Robinson and Dave Finlay, so they are the favorites to win the championships.

Archer (C) Vs Moxley For the IWGP US Championship in a Texas Deathmatch: A very important match that could determine the short-term future of NJPWA.  Moxley could be consider the favorite, but his deal with NJPW ends that night and there’s no indication of a partnership between AEW and NJPW, but any thing could happen.

Ospreay (C) Vs Hiromu Takahashi For the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship: A match that could steal the show, both men will want to prove something to the crowd and why the Jrs can main event shows. Most likely Hiromu will win the belt and this will be the catalyst for Ospreay to become a Heavyweight.

Jay White (C) Vs Naito for the IWGP IC Championship: The winner of this match will go on to night 2 to compete in against the winner of the main event of night 1. Everything indicates its Naito’s time to take all.

Okada (C) Vs Ibushi (G1 Winner) For the IWGP Heavyweight Championship: Okada is the favorite to advance to the next night, but in NJPW any thing can happen.

Night 2

Double title match for IWGP Heavyweight and Intercontinental titles: The likely scenario is for Naito and Okada to face once more and for Naito to take both prizes.

Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Chris Jericho: A dream match, the winner will be determined if Jericho signs for more dates with NJPW and if any future partnership between AEW and NJPW takes place during 2020.

The two non champions following the Intercontinental and Heavyweight title matches on January 4 will meet in a special singles match: There’s not much to say of this bout, but most likely this match will be White Vs Ibushi, with the first one taking the win.

KENTA (C) vs. Hirooki Goto for the NEVER Openweight title: This match has had an interesting build and everything indicates Goto will win the belt.

Zack Sabre Jr.(C) vs. SANADA for the British Openweight title: This has been an interesting rivalry and most likely SANADA will win the belt.

Juice Robinson will face the IWGP United States champion: No matter who the winner on night 1 is, this person will retain the Belt.

El Phantasmo & Taiji Ishimori (C) vs. SHO & YOH for the IWGP Jr. Tag Team titles:A bout with the potential to steal the show, this tag team match will see Rappogi 3K win the belts once more.

Liger and Sano Vs Ryu Lee and Hiromu: Not much can be said of this match, but the fact that is Hiromu and Lee are winning this bout.

There is going to be a STARDOM match in Wrestle Kingdom, but as of this writing the specific match has not been announced.