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Wrestle Kingdom 18 main event set 【WK18】

Naito vs SANADA for IWGP World Heavyweight Championship


The main event of Wrestle Kingdom 18 will see Tetsuya Naito challenge SANADA for the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship, in news made official after Destruction in Ryogoku.

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After a successful, hard fought defence of the world title over EVIL, SANADA was soon greeted by Naito, who taunted that the people of the Tokyo Dome would rather shout a roll call denied them four years ago, than to hold phone lights aloft for SANADA’s ‘gift’. Knowing that SANADA was warming up to tell him to leave, Naito made his own exit, but said that he would see the champion soon.


‘18 years ago I took the NJPW tryout test and failed. Naito was the only one to pass.  Now the ‘failure’ SANADA is the World Heavyweight Champion and Naito is his challenger,’ SANADA stated. ‘Dreams do come true, right?’ he closed, leaving the question being ‘for whom’ on January 4 2024.

 

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