The upcoming NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 17 event in early January 2023 will include a major AEW addition. There have been rumors regarding the event’s card, and how much AEW influence we will see. Dax Harwood and Dash Wilder are two names that are now confirmed.

On today’s episode of Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer revealed that Wrestle Kingdom 17 will include AEW’s FTR, the current IWGP Tag Team Champions. Moreover, the winner of the NJPW World Tag League competition will compete for the IWGP Tag Team Championship at Wrestle Kingdom 17.

“FTR is going to be at the Tokyo Dome. I got that confirmed. Defending the Championships.“

On NJPW’s Battle Autumn card last Saturday, FTR recently defended the championships against Jeff Cobb and Great O Khan. They have been the IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Champions since winning the titles at the Forbidden Door pay-per-view in June.


At one point, The Young Bucks were also supposed to take part in the Wrestle Kingdom event. We are unsure if that is still the case, though. Other than that, Matt and Nick Jackson have not appeared on AEW television since their altercation with Ace Steel and CM Punk in the post-All Out backstage brawl.

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