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Wrestling World 2002 was the title of New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW)'s annual start of the year show that takes place on January 4 in the Tokyo Dome each year. Wrestling World 2002 was the eleventh January 4 Dome Show held by NJPW. The show drew 52,000 spectators. The show was the first January 4 Dome Show to feature wrestlers from Pro Wrestling Noah, with the main event of the nine match show being a successful defense of the GHC Heavyweight Championship as champion Jun Akiyama defeated NJPW representative Yuji Nagata. The show also featured a successful IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship defense by Kendo Kashin.
- Match results
|Dark Match||Masahito Kakihara and Masayuki Naruse defeated Wataru Inoue and Katsuyori Shibata – Kakihara pinned Inoue||Tag team match||10:50|
|1||El Samurai and Minoru Tanaka defeated AKIRA and Koji Kanemoto – Tanaka pinned AKIRA||Tag team match||12:31|
|2||Yuki Ishikawa and Kazunari Murakami defeated Kenzo Suzuki and Hiroshi Tanahashi – via referee stoppage||Tag team match||08:00|
|3||Jushin Liger, The Great Sasuke and Tiger Mask IV defeated Gedo, Jado and Dick Togo – Liger pinned Gedo||Six–man tag team match||20:12|
|4||Manabu Nakanishi defeated Giant Silva via countout||Singles match||06:49|
|5||Kendo Kashin (c) defeated Daijiro Matsui||Singles match for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship||05:43|
|6||Hiroshi Hase and Keiji Mutoh defeated Tatsumi Fujinami and Osamu Nishimura – Mutoh pinned Nishimura||Tag team match||16:44|
|7||Naoya Ogawa fought Kensuke Sasaki to a no contest||Singles match||04:02|
|8||Satoshi Kojima and Hiroyoshi Tenzan defeated Masahiro Chono and Giant Singh – Tenzan pinned Singh||Tag team match||10:47|
|9||Jun Akiyama (c) defeated Yuji Nagata||Singles match for the GHC Heavyweight Championship||19:58|
|(c) Refers to the champion going into the match|
|New Japan Pro Wrestling Tokyo Dome Show|
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