Ahoy me mateys Captain Cats here, today I’m going to review the first wrestling PPV event of 2019, and like last year it has set the bar and standard to what wrestling events should be, and that was New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Wrestle Kingdom 13.
Wrestle Kingdom takes place in the first week of every year and this year took place on January 4 at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo Japan. This event had a total of 10 matches with one pre-show match, and every single title was on the line. If your wondering what belts were on the line here is a list for all of them:
- NEVER Openweight Championship belt-Kota Ibushi was the current holder of this belt
- IWGP Jr Heavyweight Tag Team Championship-Yoshinobu Kanemaru and El Desperado of Suzuki-Gun were the current holders of this belt
- Revolution Pro Wrestling (RPW) British Heavyweight Championship-Tomohiro Ishii was this current holder of the belt
- IWGP Tag Team Championship belt– Guerrillas of Destiny were the current holders of this belt
- IWGP United States Championship belt-Cody was the current holder of this belt
- IWGP Jr Heavyweight Championship belt– Kushida was the current holder of this belt
- IWGP Intercontinental Championship belt– Chris Jericho was the current holder of this belt
- IWGP Heavyweight Championship belt– Kenny Omega was the current holder of this belt
If you saw how I was writing the “was” and “were” next to the holders of each belt is because all of the titles change hand that night. No one never saw this coming at all, and each match was heart pounding, brutal, heavy hitting and very pace heavy. There was no “weak” match and to be honest; this is a must watch for any wrestling fan, even if you are not a wrestling fan you will enjoy it from start to finish. Now let’s see if WWE will step up there PPV events since NJPW just took their first shots at what they can do in 2019.