NJPW’s Wrestle Kingdom 15 (the promotion’s annual Tokyo Dome event hosted in January) will be ran over two nights next year, as announced during today’s final G1 Climax 30 show.
A promotional video played during today’s show announced that the event would emanate from the Tokyo Dome on both January 4th and 5th 2021, following Wrestle Kingdom 14 becoming the first Wrestle Kingdom event ever to be ran over two nights. The two-night event trend was picked up outside of New Japan shortly after last year’s event, with WWE running WrestleMania 36 over two nights from the WWE Performance Center on April 4th and 5th.
It is currently unclear how many fans will be able to attend Wrestle Kingdom 15 in-person due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, New Japan events have a reduced capacity at one-third or less of each venue’s full capacity to allow for social distancing. Fans are also not allowed to shout or express any vocal support during the show to avoid spreading the virus, instead being encouraged to show their support through clapping.
Elsewhere on the show, the winner of the 30th annual G1 Climax tournament was decided and Will Ospreay & Great O-Kharn picked up their first victory as ‘The Empire’ following Ospreay turning his back on Kazuchika Okada.
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