Not a huge NJPW fan, but have caught the last two Wrestle Kingdom's and really enjoyed them. It occured to me yesterday that its coming around again, so just wondered if you, or the comments section, could give us casual fans some background on the card and the storylines coming into it.
Main event is Kenny Omega defending the IWGP title against Hiroshi Tanahashi, who is having a career resurgence (well, another one) after winning the G1 tournament and going undefeated since about June. Omega doesn't feel ready to drop the title quite yet, but with the whole All-Elite Wrestling thing up in the air right now, New Japan might want to switch the title just in case, and Tanahashi is always a threat to be top guy again after a few years off in the midcard.
The other main match is Chris Jericho defending the Intercontinental title against Naito in a rematch from Dominion, where he got a surprise win for the title and then kind of disappeared with it for a long time. It should be a crazy hardcore brawl and will probably be awesome.
There's also going to a NEVER Openweight title match between Kota Ibushi and Will Ospreay which will likely be mind-blowingly great.
Here's a preview and rundown of the card from the fine folks at Cultaholic: