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NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 18 UK Time: Start time in GMT

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As the New Year dawns, the wrestling world turns its attention to one of the most anticipated events on the pro wrestling calendar: NJPW’s Wrestle Kingdom 18.

Set to take place in the iconic Tokyo Dome, this event promises to be a spectacular showcase of talent and athleticism, drawing fans from across the globe.

NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 18 UK Time

For fans in the UK, the event will begin bright and early at 7:30 a.m. GMT on January 4th.

This timing ensures that UK audiences can experience the thrill of WK18 without the need to stay up through the night, offering a perfect start to the day for wrestling enthusiasts.

A Glimpse at the Main Event

The main event features a high-stakes battle as SANADA defends the IGWP World Heavyweight Title against Tetsuya Naito.

This match is not just about the title; it’s a clash of former teammates from the Los Ingobernables de Japon faction, adding layers of personal rivalry and history to the encounter.

International Stars Shine in Tokyo

Adding to the international flavour, Bryan Danielson, a prominent figure in All Elite Wrestling, is set to face Kazuchika Okada in a highly anticipated match.

This encounter is particularly significant for Danielson, marking his first competition in the Tokyo Dome.

The Emergence of the IWGP Global Heavyweight Title

A highlight of the event is the three-way fight for the newly introduced IWGP Global Heavyweight Title, featuring Will Ospreay, Jon Moxley, and David Finlay.

This match not only symbolizes the evolution of NJPW’s championship landscape but also promises high-octane action from three of the industry’s top talents.

Additional Attractions

The event is packed with other title matches, showcasing talents like Zack Sabre Jr., Hiroshi Tanahashi, and Hiromu Takahashi.

Each match on the card is a testament to NJPW’s commitment to delivering top-tier wrestling entertainment.


  • What time does Wrestle Kingdom 18 start in the UK?
    • The event begins at 7:30 a.m. GMT on January 4.
  • Where can UK fans watch Wrestle Kingdom 18?
    • The event is available for streaming on
  • How much does it cost to watch Wrestle Kingdom 18 in the UK?
    • The price ranges from £5 to £8.
  • Who is headlining Wrestle Kingdom 18?
    • The main event features SANADA defending the IGWP World Heavyweight Title against Tetsuya Naito.
  • Is there a new title being introduced at the event?
    • Yes, the IWGP Global Heavyweight Title will be contested in a three-way match.
  • What makes Wrestle Kingdom 18 special for UK fans?
    • It’s a rare opportunity to watch a premier wrestling event from Japan at a convenient UK time.
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