This part of our New Japan Explained series looks at Wrestle Kingdom 12 and the importance of the event.
New Japan has grown over the last twelve months since WrestleKingdom 11 and now the fruits of all that labor will be realized. Tetsuya Naito looks to avenge his five year humiliation in the main event against the longest reigning IWGP World Champion in history Kazuchika Okada. Kenny Omega and Chris Jericho battle in a cross-promotional match labeled Alpha vs. Omega in a no disqualification brawl. Jay White returns from excursion to challenge Hiroshi Tanhahashi for the IWGP Intercontinental Championship.
With tons of other matches on the card, it is the second biggest pro wrestling pay per view of the year and will be the start of a new era in NJPW.