The company stated that 92,409 unique worldwide users watched the Wednesday event live with 30% of the viewership (nearly 28,000) coming from outside the country and watching the English feed.
They stated that the overall number is a record for the service which has been in operation since 2014. While they thanked their existing and new users, they did not announce how many new signups they received.
Held at the Tokyo Dome, the annual event drew an announced 26,085. It was co-headlined by IWGP World Champion Jay White defending against Kazuchika Okada and IWGP U.S. Champion Will Ospreay defending against the returning Kenny Omega in addition to the anticipated debut appearance of Mercedes Mone (the former Sasha Banks).
Those without NJPW World can watch matches from Wrestle Kingdom 17 via NJPW’s weekly TV show on AXS TV starting Thursday, January 12th.
Wrestle Kingdom 17 Sets Viewership Record For NJPW