New Japan Pro Wrestling has officially announced all the participants who will be competing in the Wrestle Kingdom 13 pre-show gauntlet match, which will kick off the annual Tokyo Dome event as a special live and free teaser on NJPW World.
There will be five trios involved in the gauntlet, which will be a series of three-on-three matches with two teams picked at random to start, and the winners advancing until there are no teams remaining. The winners will receive an opportunity at the NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championships, which are currently held by Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa and Taiji Ishimori of Bullet Club.
Here are the teams competing in the match:
- The Elite (Marty Scurll, Hangman Page & Yujiro Takahashi)
- Suzuki-Gun (Minoru Suzuki & Killer Elite Squad)
- CHAOS (Hirooki Goto & Best Friends)
- Ryusuke Taguchi, Toru Yano & Togi Makabe
- Michael Elgin, Jeff Cobb & David Finlay