No DQ stipulation added to Jericho vs. Naito at Wrestle Kingdom 13
For the second straight year, Chris Jericho will be wrestling in a no disqualification match at Wrestle Kingdom.
A no DQ stipulation was added to Jericho’s IWGP Intercontinental Championship defense against Tetsuya Naito during an angle at NJPW’s pre-Wrestle Kingdom 13 Fan Festival. Jericho vs. Kenny Omega at last year’s Tokyo Dome show was also a no DQ match.
The stipulation was set up during a contract signing for Jericho vs. Naito. Jericho said he wanted it to be a no DQ match, and Naito accepted by writing “no DQ” on his contract. Jericho then attacked Naito and powerbombed him through a table.
Jericho won the IWGP Intercontinental title from Naito at Dominion 2018. Jericho defended the title once last year, defeating EVIL at Power Struggle.
Wrestle Kingdom 13 will begin at 2 a.m. Eastern time overnight tonight. Here’s the full card for the show:
IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kenny Omega defending against Hiroshi Tanahashi
IWGP Intercontinental Champion Chris Jericho defending against Tetsuya Naito in a no DQ match
Kazuchika Okada vs. Jay White
IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion KUSHIDA defending against Taiji Ishimori
IWGP United States Heavyweight Champion Cody Rhodes defending against Juice Robinson
IWGP Tag Team Champions Guerrillas of Destiny defending against EVIL & SANADA and The Young Bucks in a three-way match
Revolution Pro Wrestling Undisputed British Heavyweight Champion Tomohiro Ishii defending against Zack Sabre Jr.
IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champions El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru defending against SHO & YOH and Shingo Takagi & BUSHI in a three-way match
NEVER Openweight Champion Kota Ibushi defending against Will Ospreay
Pre-show match: Togi Makabe, Toru Yano & Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Yuji Nagata, Jeff Cobb & David Finlay vs. Hirooki Goto, Beretta & Chuckie T vs. Minoru Suzuki, Davey Boy Smith Jr. & Lance Archer vs. Hangman Page, Marty Scurll & Yujiro Takahashi in a gauntlet match to determine the number one contenders for the NEVER Openweight Six-Man Tag Team titles