- The first night of Wrestle Kingdom 14 drew 40,008 fans to the Tokyo Dome, according to Reddit NJPW Moderator @EvanDeadlySinsW. Only the outfield seats remained open, which went on sale the day of the show, thanks to the big demand. This is up from both Wrestle Kingdom 13 (38,162) and Wrestle Kingdom 12 (34,995). You can check out results here.
Wrestle Kingdom 14 Day 1 drew 40,008 attendees! Not a sellout, but only the outfield seats (that they started selling today due to demand) were the only ones left. That is, all the seats that were originally on sale did sell out. #NJWK14— Evan (@EvanDeadlySinsW) January 4, 2020
- As noted, Stardom had a dark match at Wrestle Kingdom with Mayu Iwatani and Arisa Hoshiki defeating Hana Kimura and Giulia. Reported back in October, Bushiroad, NJPW's parent company, had purchased the all-woman's Japanese promotion, which is expected to run separate from NJPW.
New Japan Pro Wrestling— We Are Stardom (@we_are_stardom) January 4, 2020
Wrestle Kingdom 14
January 4, 2020
?Stardom Special Match
Mayu Iwatani & Arisa Hoshiki defeated Hana Kimura & Giulia.
Giulia mistakenly hit Hana with a Missile Dropkick, and Mayu pinned Hana after a SS Cutter, Dragon Suplex and Moonsault. pic.twitter.com/u9Q6jTcY0C
"I once asked Jushin Liger to give me a palm strike backstage at a show we were on for one of my Weekend Escapades videos on YouTube. He hit me so hard that the phone went flying out of my hands and I bled profusely from my mouth after. He's the man. #ThankYouLiger"
I once asked Jushin Liger to give me a palm strike backstage at a show we were on for one of my Weekend Escapades videos on YouTube.— Kevin (@FightOwensFight) January 4, 2020
He hit me so hard that the phone went flying out of my hands and I bled profusely from my mouth after.
He's the man.#ThankYouLiger