There is no place quite like Wrestle Kingdom for Hiroshi Tanahashi.

A staple of the event, the iconic Tanahashi defended the IWGP heavyweight championship at the very first Wrestle Kingdom in 2007. He headlined the next two years, including a seminal Wrestle Kingdom III main event against Keiji Muto. The past will meet the present later this week when Tanahashi again shares the ring with Muto at the third night of Wrestle Kingdom 16 on Saturday, a showdown pitting the best of New Japan Pro-Wrestling against the top of Pro Wrestling NOAH.

“It’s been a long time since that night,” says […]

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