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Wrestling World 2003 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 2003 was the twelfth January 4 Dome Show held by NJPW. The show drew 30,000 spectators. The show featured the semi–finals and the finals of the "Young Generation Cup", an NJPW tournament for relative newcomers who have yet to establish themselves as top level wrestlers, which saw Ryushi Yanagisawa defeat Yutaka Yoshie to win the cup. The show featured a total of eleven maches, including a match for the vacant NWF Heavyweight Championship that Yoshihiro Takayama won by defeating Tsuyoshi Kosaka. The main event was a successful defense of the IWGP Heavyweight Championship as champion Yuji Nagata defeated Josh Barnett.
- Match results
|1||Osamu Nishimura defeated Tatsumi Fujinami||Singles match||08:10|
|2||Yutaka Yoshie defeated Shinya Makabe||Singles match: semifinal of the Young Generation Cup||13:20|
|3||Ryushi Yanagisawa defeated Kenzo Suzuki||Singles match: semifinal of the Young Generation Cup||09:23|
|4||Dai Majin and Makai #1 defeated Tatsutoshi Goto and Hiro Saito via disqualification||Tag team match||07:50|
|5||Makai #4 and Makai #5 defeated Takashi Iizuka and Masahito Kakihara – Makai # 5 pinned Iizuka||Tag team match||10:54|
|6||Koji Kanemoto, Jushin Liger and Takehiro Murahama defeated HEAT, Masayuki Naruse and Tiger Mask IV – Kanemoto submitted Naruse||Six–man tag team match||16:10|
|7||Ryushi Yanagisawa defeated Yutaka Yoshie||Singles match: Finals of the Young Generation Cup||06:48|
|8||Shinsuke Nakamura and Michiyoshi Ohara defeated Kazunari Murakami and Tadao Yasuda via referee stoppage||Tag team match||07:12|
|9||Satoshi Kojima and Hiroyoshi Tenzan defeated Masahiro Chono and Manabu Nakanishi||Tag team match||23:18|
|10||Yoshihiro Takayama defeated Tsuyoshi Kosaka||Singles match for the vacant NWF Heavyweight Championship||10:19|
|11||Yuji Nagata (c) defeated Josh Barnett||Singles match for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship||10:40|
|(c) Refers to the champion going into the match|
|New Japan Pro Wrestling Tokyo Dome Show|
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