The wrestling world is abuzz with excitement as NJPW gears up for its Wrestle Kingdom 18 event, and a major announcement has shaken the foundation of the promotion. NJPW is introducing a brand-new championship, the IWGP Global Heavyweight Championship, and the inaugural champion will be decided in a thrilling three-way battle.

The match will feature the explosive talents of Jon Moxley, Will Ospreay, and David Finlay, all vying for the prestigious honor of becoming the first-ever IWGP Global Heavyweight Champion.

This championship is set to replace the now-defunct IWGP United States/United Kingdom Heavyweight Championship, which was rendered obsolete after an incident involving David Finlay destroying the title belts held by Will Ospreay.

The event is scheduled to take place on Thursday, January 4, at the iconic Tokyo Dome, and wrestling fans worldwide can catch all the action streaming live on NJPW World, starting at 2:30 a.m. Eastern time.

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NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 18 Card Lineup:

IWGP World Heavyweight Championship Match: SANADA (champion) vs. Tetsuya Naito

Singles Match: Kazuchika Okada vs. Bryan Danielson

Inaugural IWGP Global Heavyweight Championship Match: Will Ospreay vs. Jon Moxley vs. David Finlay

IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship Match: Hiromu Takahashi (champion) vs. El Desperado

Double Tag Team Title Match: IWGP Tag Team Champions Hirooki Goto & YOSHI-HASHI vs. NJPW Strong Openweight Tag Team Champions Hikuleo & El Phantasmo (for both titles)

IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship Match: Clark Connors & Drilla Moloney (champion) vs. TJP & Francesco Akira

NJPW World Television Championship Match: Zack Sabre Jr. (champion) vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi

NEVER Openweight Championship Match: Shingo Takagi (champion) vs. Tama Tonga

With such a stacked lineup and the promise of a historic championship bout, NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 18 is shaping up to be an unforgettable night of professional wrestling. Wrestling fans will undoubtedly be glued to their screens come January 4th.

Tags: Jon Moxley
Steve Carrier

Steve is the Founder of RingsideNews. He has been writing about professional wrestling since 1996. He first got into website development at the time and has been focusing on bringing his readers the best professional wrestling news at it's highest quality.

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