Merry Christmas DiS graps fans! Hope you’re all having a little bit of a bubbly on this blessed day. And what’s this, not one BUT TWO NEW OSW EPISODES? IT’S A FOOKIN XMAS MIRACLE!
No confirmed matches for the Rimble yet (other than the customary men’s and women’s elimination matches) so let’s have a quick look at Wrestle Kingdom 14 which takes place over two days for the first time this year (take note, Vince) on January 4th and 5th.
In a (sort of) huge announcement just yesterday, WK14 will be the first to feature a women’s match from Stardom talent Mayu Iwatani and Arisa Hoshiki vs. Giulia and Hana Kimura, however it will be a dark match largely due to strict TV rights in Japan (Stardom is on another channel from NJPW). But still, slight progress!
I’m obviously not going through the whole card otherwise I’d be writing all day but a couple highlights include:
Jyushin Thunder Liger’s final matches!
Some big stable fued tag matches to get everyone on the card!
Lance Archer vs Jon Moxley in a Texas Deathmatch for the U.S title!
Will Ospreay vs Takahashi for the Junior Heavyweight Title!
Jay White (boo) vs Naito for the IC Belt!
OKADA VS IBUSHI FOR THE HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE!!!
ZSJ vs Sanada for the RevPro British Heavyweight Title!
Winner of Archer/Moxley vs Juice Robinson for U.S Title!
KENTA vs Goto for the NEVER Openweight Title!
Losers of the IC and Heavyweight Title bouts having a match for some reason!
TANAHASHI VS “LE CHAMPIONE” CHRIS JERICHO
And finally, a winner take all match for the Heavyweight and I.C title belt from the previous night’s winners!
Should be a pretty incredible weekend of wrestling, any preddos? Personally I got Moxley beating Archer but then losing to Juice because he’s banged up from the Texas Deathmatch and Okada retaining against Ibushi (though I’d love to see Ibushi as champ) but losing to Jay White. Tanahashi vs Jericho is gonna be interesting too, reckon the visiting AEW champ might pull off a win. Sanada will maybe beat ZSJ just to mix things up a bit? I’d gladly take more Sanada in the U.K
Anyway, I should get back to the festivities, have a happy new year DiS grapplers!