NJPW 'Wrestle Kingdom 15': Start Time and How to Watch Online

New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) is set to put on its first show of the new year with Wrestle Kingdom 15.

Wrestle Kingdom is not just NJPW's first show of 2021—like the other shows bearing its name, it's the promotion's biggest and most consequential. The results of Wrestle Kingdom 15's matches will impact how NJPW's year will go for the rest of 2021.

New champions will be crowned, feuds will end and by the end of the two-night event, the landscape of NJPW will be forever shifted.

Wrestling fans around the world will want to watch Wrestle Kingdom 15 when it goes live in January, and there are a few ways to catch it online.

njpw wrestle kingdom 15 poster
The poster for NJPW's "Wrestle Kingdom 15" NJPW


The first night of Wrestle Kingdom 15 begins Monday, January 4, at 3 a.m. EST. The second night, or Day 2, of Wrestle Kingdom 15 will go down the next day (Tuesday, January 5) at 3 a.m. EST.


If you're looking to watch Wrestle Kingdom 15 online, subscribing to New Japan World, the company's streaming service, is one way. Signing up isn't exactly the easiest, but if you want to watch as much NJPW content as you can, it may be worth subscribing for about $9.16 a month.

However, Fite TV will also make the event available in a variety of ways.

Fite TV will offer each night of Wrestle Kingdom 15 separately, or as part of a bundle. If you're looking to watch Night 1 or Night 2, you can purchase them for $19.99 each.

If you prefer to watch both days, you can purchase the full set for $29.99. Fans will also be able to watch the replay of the event any time until January 31.


The biggest story of the show revolves around the IWGP Heavyweight and Intercontinental Championships. For the second year in a row, one wrestler will leave Wrestle Kingdom with both prestigious titles.

Tetsuya Naito came into Wrestle Kingdom 14 holding no titles, but defeated Jay White—who held the Intercontinental title at the time—on Night 1, before going on to defeat longtime rival Kazuchika Okada for the Heavyweight Champion on Night 2, to become double champion.

This year, Naito is heading into Wrestle Kingdom with both titles and will have to go through two grueling bouts over the two days to retain them. Will he be able to do it? Here's the entire card for Wrestle Kingdom 15:

Night 1

  • Tetsuya Naito (c) vs Kota Ibushi - IWGP Heavyweight & IWGP Intercontinental Double Championship
  • Kazuchika Okada vs Will Ospreay
  • Hiromu Takahashi vs El Phantasmo - Winner will face Taiji Ishimori for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship on Night 2
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi vs Great-O-Khan
  • Kenta vs Satoshi Kojima
  • Dangerous Tekkers (c) vs The Guerrillas Of Destiny - IWGP Tag Team Championship Match

Night 2

  • Tetsuya Naito or Kota Ibushi (c) vs Jay White - IWGP Heavyweight & IWGP Intercontinental Double Championship
  • Sanada vs Evil
  • Taiji Ishimori (c) vs Hiromu Takahashi or El Phantasmo
  • Shingo Takagi (c) vs Jeff Cobb - NEVER Openweight Championship
  • El Desperado and Yoshinobu Kanemaru (c) vs Ryusuke Taguchi and Master Wato - IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Championship Match

Are you excited for this year's Wrestle Kingdom? Which match are you looking forward to most? Let us know in the comments section.