NJPW King of Pro-Wrestling Match Card Announced: Okada vs SANADA, G1 Contract Defense, Liger vs Suzuki & More


With the 2019 Destruction tour now in the books, New Japan Pro-Wrestling turns its focus to their annual King of Pro-Wrestling event, emanating live from the world famous Ryogoku Sumo Hall on Monday, October 14.

The show will be headlined by the “Rainmaker” Kazuchika Okada in his fourth defense of the IWGP Heavyweight Championship, as he defends the most coveted belt in pro wrestling against SANADA, who finally scored a victory over the champion during this year’s G1 Climax tournament.

New Japan has also confirmed that the long-awaited grudge match between the legends Jushin Thunder Liger and Minoru Suzuki will take place after months of violence between the two.

We’ll also see Kota Ibushi defend his G1 contract, the No Disqualification rematch between Jon Moxley and Juice Robinson, as well as the return of El Desperado, the 20th Anniversary celebration of Hiroshi Tanahashi, and more!

NJPW King of Pro-Wrestling
Ryogoku Sumo Hall
October 14, 2019

El Desperado Comeback Match
1. Ryusuke Taguchi & Roppongi 3K (SHO & YOH) vs. El Desperado, Yoshinobu Kanemaru & DOUKI

Hiroshi Tanahashi 20th Anniversary Match
2. Hiroshi Tanahashi & Tomoaki Honma vs. Togi Makabe & Toru Yano

3. Tetsuya Naito, Shingo Takagi & BUSHI vs. Zack Sabre Jr., Lance Archer & Taichi

4. Hirooki Goto, Tomohiro Ishii & YOSHI-HASHI vs. Jay White, KENTA & Yujiro Takahashi

Special Singles Match
5. Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Minoru Suzuki

IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship Match
6. Will Ospreay (c) vs. El Phantasmo

IWGP U.S. Heavyweight Championship No DQ Match
7. Jon Moxley (c) vs. Juice Robinson

G1 Contract Match
8. Kota Ibushi vs. EVIL

IWGP Heavyweight Championship Match
9. Kazuchika Okada (c) vs. SANADA