The smoke is still clearing following Wrestle Kingdom 12, but NJPW is already moving into the future. The Tokyo Dome show impressed once again, and any anger directed at Tetsuya Naito’s failure to capture the IWGP Heavyweight Championship was assuaged by the promise of Naito vs. Chris Jericho. New Year’s Dash set up the next few months of New Japan shows, and the future looks extremely interesting.
It is quite obviously way too early to speculate, but what will Wrestle Kingdom 13 look like? Predicting what Gedo will do with the all powerful booking pen is a fool’s game, but I’ve never denied my buffoonery. 4 January 2019 is less than a year away after all.
Will Kazuchika Okada make it five Wrestle Kingdom main events in a row? Will Naito or Omega face him again, or will the Rainmaker come up against a new challenger? Will Hiroshi Tanahashi’s body hold up all the way until this time next year? There are so many questions and very little in the way of answers, so let’s have a bit of fun and prognosticate what the Wrestle Kingdom 13 card will look like.
Born in the middle of Wales in the middle of the 1980's, John can't quite remember when he started watching wrestling but he has a terrible feeling that Dino Bravo was involved. Now living in Prague, John spends most of his time trying to work out how Tomohiro Ishii still stands upright. His favourite wrestler of all time is Dean Malenko, but really it is Repo Man. He is the author of 'An Illustrated History of Slavic Misery', the best book about the Slavic people that you haven't yet read. You can get that and others from www.poshlostbooks.com.