Talent Pulled from Wrestle Kingdom Match Due to Injury

Michael Elgin has been sidelined with a knee injury and has been pulled from the January 4th Wrestle Kingdom event. Yuji Nagata will fill in as his replacement in the NEVER Openweight Six Man Tag Team Number One Contenders Gauntlet. Nagata will team with Jeff Cobb and David Finlay.

As of this writing, it’s unknown exactly how long Elgin will be out of action for but he is scheduled to undergo surgery shortly.

Below is the updated card for the event.

IWGP Heavyweight Championship 
Kenny Omega (c) vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi

IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship
KUSHIDA (c) vs. Taiji Ishimori

IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championships
Yoshinobu Kanemaru & El Desperado (c) vs. Roppongi 3K (SHO & YOH) vs. BUSHI & Shingo Takagi

“Switchblade” Jay White vs. Kazuchika Okada

IWGP Intercontinental Championship
Chris Jericho (c) vs. Tetsuya Naito

RPW British Heavyweight Championship
Tomohiro Ishii (c) vs. Zack Sabre Jr.

NEVER Openweight Championship
Kota Ibushi (c) vs. Will Ospreay

IWGP Tag Team Championships – Three-Way Match
Guerrillas Of Destiny (Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa) (c) vs. EVIL & SANADA vs. The Young Bucks

IWGP U.S. Heavyweight Championship 
Cody (c) vs. Juice Robinson

NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championships #1 Contender Gauntlet Match Pre-Show 
Winners will receive their title match at New Years Dash
Rysuke Taguchi, Toru Yano & Togi Makabe vs. David Finley, Jeff Cobb & Yuji Nagata vs. Best Friends & Hirooki Goto vs. Killer Elite Squad & Minoru Suzuki vs. Marty Scurll, Adam Page & Yujiro Takahashi

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