NJPW Dominion

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Dominion is an annual professional wrestling event promoted by New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW). The event has been held annually since 2009 as a pay-per-view (PPV). From 2013 to 2014, the event also aired outside Japan as an internet pay-per-view (iPPV). Since 2015, the event has aired worldwide on NJPW's internet streaming site, New Japan Pro Wrestling World. Dominion is the first major event following the Best of the Super Juniors tournament and usually includes a match, where the tournament winner challenges for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship, assuming the champion has not won the tournament. In recent years, Dominion has developed into one of NJPW's showcase events and it is considered the biggest event since the January 4 Dome Show.[1] The first six Dominions took place in June, but in 2015, the event was moved to July, only to be moved back to June the following year.

Events[edit]

# Event Date City Venue Attendance Main event Ref(s)
1 Dominion 6.20 June 20, 2009 Osaka Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium 5,800 Manabu Nakanishi (c) versus Hiroshi Tanahashi for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship [2][3]
2 Dominion 6.19 June 19, 2010 Osaka Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium 5,500 Togi Makabe (c) versus Go Shiozaki for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship [4][5]
3 Dominion 6.18 June 18, 2011 Osaka Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium 6,200 Hiroshi Tanahashi (c) versus Hirooki Goto for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship [6][7]
4 Dominion 6.16 June 16, 2012 Osaka Bodymaker Colosseum 6,850 Kazuchika Okada (c) versus Hiroshi Tanahashi for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship [8][9]
5 Dominion 6.22 June 22, 2013 Osaka Bodymaker Colosseum 7,240 Kazuchika Okada (c) versus Togi Makabe for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship [10][11][12][13]
6 Dominion 6.21 June 21, 2014 Osaka Bodymaker Colosseum 7,300 Shinsuke Nakamura (c) versus Bad Luck Fale for the IWGP Intercontinental Championship [14][15][16]
7 Dominion 7.5 in Osaka-jo Hall July 5, 2015 Osaka Osaka-jō Hall 11,400 A.J. Styles (c) versus Kazuchika Okada for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship [17][18][19][20]
8 Dominion 6.19 in Osaka-jo Hall June 19, 2016 Osaka Osaka-jō Hall 9,925 Tetsuya Naito (c) versus Kazuchika Okada for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship [21][22][23]
(c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

References[edit]

  1. ^ Meltzer, Dave (May 2, 2016). "May 2, 2016 Wrestling Observer Newsletter: Death of Chyna, new UFC 200 main event, plus tons of news". Wrestling Observer Newsletter (Campbell, California): 34. ISSN 1083-9593. The Dominion show will be the biggest event for the company since the Tokyo Dome, and for the past several years has been one of the company’s showcase events. 
  2. ^ "Dominion 6.20". New Japan Pro Wrestling (in Japanese). Retrieved October 18, 2013. 
  3. ^ Golden, Hunter (June 24, 2009). "Rising Sun Soliloquy Newsletter #30". Wrestleview. Retrieved July 5, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Dominion 6.19". New Japan Pro Wrestling (in Japanese). Retrieved October 18, 2013. 
  5. ^ Dark Angelita (June 20, 2010). "Resultados NJPW Dominion 2010 – Prince Devitt vence a Naomichi Marufuji.". Superluchas (in Spanish). Retrieved July 5, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Dominion 6.18". New Japan Pro Wrestling (in Japanese). Retrieved October 18, 2013. 
  7. ^ 王者・棚橋がV5 次は後藤とタッグ王座挑戦へ=新日本プロレス. Sports Navi (in Japanese). Yahoo!. June 19, 2011. Archived from the original on June 23, 2011. Retrieved October 18, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Dominion 6.16". New Japan Pro Wrestling (in Japanese). Retrieved October 18, 2013. 
  9. ^ "新日本プロレス「Dominion 6.16」". Sports Navi (in Japanese). Yahoo!. June 16, 2012. Archived from the original on June 18, 2012. Retrieved October 18, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Dominion 6.22". New Japan Pro Wrestling (in Japanese). Retrieved October 18, 2013. 
  11. ^ "新日本プロレス「Dominion 6.22」". Sports Navi (in Japanese). Yahoo!. June 22, 2013. Retrieved October 18, 2013. 
  12. ^ Namako, Jason (June 22, 2013). "6/22 NJPW iPPV Results: Osaka, Japan (Okada/Makabe)". Wrestleview. Retrieved October 18, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Show results - 6/22 NJPW Dominion iPPV: Devitt vs. Tanahashi, NWA Title defended, Benjamin, Hoyt, Shelley, more". Pro Wrestling Torch. June 22, 2013. Retrieved October 18, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Dominion 6.21". New Japan Pro Wrestling (in Japanese). Retrieved June 21, 2014. 
  15. ^ "新日本プロレス「Dominion 6.21」". Sports Navi (in Japanese). Yahoo!. June 21, 2014. Retrieved June 21, 2014. 
  16. ^ Namako, Jason (June 21, 2014). "6/21 NJPW iPPV Results: Osaka, Japan (Fale wins IC Title)". Wrestleview. Retrieved June 22, 2014. 
  17. ^ "Dominion 7.5 in Osaka-jo Hall". New Japan Pro Wrestling (in Japanese). Retrieved July 5, 2015. 
  18. ^ 新日本プロレス「Dominion 7.5 in Osaka-jo hall」. Sports Navi (in Japanese). Yahoo!. July 5, 2015. Retrieved July 5, 2015. 
  19. ^ Meltzer, Dave (July 4, 2015). "New Japan Dominion live coverage from Osaka Jo Hall - Styles vs. Okada for IWGP title, Nakamura vs. Goto for IC title and notes on biggest event since the Tokyo Dome". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Archived from the original on September 19, 2015. Retrieved July 5, 2015. 
  20. ^ Caldwell, James (July 5, 2015). "Caldwell's NJPW Dominion PPV report 7/5: Ongoing "virtual-time" coverage of A.J. Styles vs. Okada IWGP World Hvt. Title match, plus five more big title matches". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved July 5, 2015. 
  21. ^ "Dominion 6.19 in Osaka-jo Hall". New Japan Pro Wrestling (in Japanese). Retrieved June 19, 2016. 
  22. ^ Meltzer, Dave (June 18, 2016). "NJPW Dominion live results: Tetsuya Naito vs Kazuchika Okada for the IWGP HW Championship". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved June 19, 2016. 
  23. ^ Caldwell, James (June 19, 2016). "6/19 NJPW Dominion PPV Results – Caldwell's Complete Live Report". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved June 19, 2016. 

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