New Japan Pro Wrestling has officially confirmed that Cody Rhodes will defend the ROH World Championship against Kota Ibushi at Wrestle Kingdom 12. The Bullet Club member is set to defend against Dalton Castle at December’s ROH Final Battle event, and should he lose the championship his match with Ibushi will still go on as a non-title bout.
Here’s the updated match card for Wrestle Kingdom 12, taking place live at the Tokyo Dome on January 4th.
IWGP Heavyweight Championship
Kazuchika Okada (c) vs. Tetsuya Naito
IWGP Intercontinental Championship
Hiroshi Tanahashi (c) vs. “Switchblade” Jay White
IWGP U.S. Heavyweight Championship
Kenny Omega (c) vs. Chris Jericho
IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship
Marty Scurll (c) vs. Will Ospreay vs. Hiromu Takahashi vs. Kushida
IWGP Jr. Tag Team Championship
Roppongi 3K (c) vs. The Young Bucks
ROH World Championship
Cody Rhodes (c) vs. Kota Ibushi