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Dolph Ziggler appears as NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 18

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Former WWE Superstar Dolph Ziggler made a shock appearance at NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 18 ahead of the IWGP Tag Team Championship match.

Ziggler appeared alongside his brother Ryan Nemeth in the VIP area to check out the action from the tag title match, with Bishamon (Hirooki Goto and Yoshi-Hashi) (c) taking on Hikuleo and El Phantasmo.

It is not currently known if Ziggler, now likely to go by Nick Nemeth on the independent scene, is actually signed to New Japan Pro Wrestling.

Ziggler was regarded as one of the best in-ring performers in the company whilst with WWE, so seeing him on the indies and New Japan could open up a ton of new possibilities for him.

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Dolph Ziggler NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 18

Here is the full card for Wrestle Kingdom 18:

  • New Japan Rambo for a shot at the Provisional KOPW 2024 Championship (pre-show match)
  • Bullet Club War Dogs (Clark Connors and Drilla Moloney) (c) vs. Catch 2/2 (TJP and Francesco Akira) for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship
  • Zack Sabre Jr. (c) vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi for the NJPW World Television Championship
  • Yota Tsuji vs. Yuya Uemura
  • Shota Umino and Kaito Kiyomiya vs. House of Torture (Evil and Ren Narita)
  • Shingo Takagi (c) vs. Tama Tonga for the NEVER Openweight Championship
  • Bishamon (Hirooki Goto and Yoshi-Hashi) (c) vs. Guerillas of Destiny (Hikuleo and El Phantasmo) for the IWGP Tag Team Championship and Strong Openweight Tag Team Championship
  • Hiromu Takahashi (c) vs. El Desperado for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship
  • Bryan Danielson vs. Kazuchika Okada
  • Sanada (c) vs. Tetsuya Naito for the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship

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