AXS to air three-hour NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 12 special on January 6

According to Dave Meltzer, AXS TV will air this year’s entire Wrestle Kingdom event on January 6th 2017 starting at 8 PM. This event will air as part of an 11 hour New Japan marathon. Seeing as the show will be available on regular cable TV, added to that the fact that Chris Jericho is wrestling in one of the main events, Wrestle Kingdom will likely gain a much larger American audience than in the past. In the past Americans had to either watch the event streamed on NJPW’s New Japan World app or purchase it on PPV, resulting in predictibly miniscule numbers compared to the audience the WWE pulls in on a weekly basis.