New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) revealed today, Monday, December 25, 2017, that ticket sales of Wrestle Kingdom 12 have reached a great data. As announced by the official Twitter account of the promotion, the largest event of the year of the Japanese company has exceeded the number of 30,000 tickets sold.
With this figure, the event exceeds in attendance its last two editions, Wrestle Kingdom 10 and 11. It should be remembered that the 10th edition of Wrestle Kingdom, which featured the match of AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura and Kazuchika Okada vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi, got an audience of 25,204 spectators. For its part, this year’s edition, which featured the match between Tetsuya Naito vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi and the Kenny Omega vs. Kazuchika Okada, had a slightly higher figure, reaching 26,192 people.
NJPW highlighted a couple of weeks ago that they had the best rate of ticket sales in recent years, showing positive results with the final data. The event, which will take place next Thursday, January 4 from the Tokyo Dome, will be focused on its two main matches: on the one hand, Kenny Omega will defend the IWGP Championship of the United States against Chris Jericho in about without disqualification; As for the main fight of the event, Kazuchika Okada will defend the IWGP Heavyweight Championship against the winner of the G1 Climax 27, Tetsuya Naito.
It should be remembered that the Tokyo Dome, with a capacity for 55,000 spectators, has achieved larger audiences for other shows that were hosted in the same venue. The largest attendance data obtained by NJPW in the Dome was 70,000 people, who gathered for the event “NJPW The Final Inoki”, held on April 4, 1998. Regarding the Wrestle Kingdom shows, the event with The best assistance was Wreslte Kingdom 6 in 2012, with an attendance of 43,000 people. The following year, the company began to offer real sales data, without counting other types of tickets.