Ren Narita vs Zack Sabre Jr. added to Wrestle Kingdom 17 lineup
As the Tokyo Dome sees the final of the NJPW World Television Championship tournament, Ren Narita vs Zack Sabre Jr. joins Jay White vs Kazuchika Okada for the IWGP World heavyweight Championship as well as Taiji Ishimori vs Hiromu Takahashi, Master Wato and El Desperado for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship as the third match to be made official for Wrestle Kingdom 17.
The no nonsense Narita booked his place in the final with victories over Tomohiro Ishii, Toru Yano and SANADA, while Zack Sabre Jr. used his versatility to get past Alex Zayne, David Finlay and EVIL to reach this 15 minute contest. This match marks Narita’s first singles meeting with ZSJ, who has a long relationship of mutual respect with Katsuyori Shibata, leading to their five minute grappling exhibition match in 2021.
Who emerges from Wrestle Kingdom as the very first NJPW World TV Champion? Find out on January 4!