|Promotion||New Japan Pro Wrestling|
|Date||June 16, 2012|
Dominion 6.16 was a professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) promoted by New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW). The event took place on June 16, 2012, in Osaka, Osaka, at the newly renamed Bodymaker Colosseum. The event featured ten matches, four of which were contested for championships. It was the fourth event under the Dominion name.
Dominion 6.16 featured ten professional wrestling matches that involved different wrestlers from pre-existing scripted feuds and storylines. Wrestlers portrayed villains, heroes, or less distinguishable characters in the scripted events that built tension and culminated in a wrestling match or series of matches.
The opening match saw participation from the DDT Pro-Wrestling trio of Daisuke Sasaki, Kenny Omega and Kota Ibushi as part of Ibushi setting up a challenge for Prince Devitt's IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship. The third match was a decision match to determine the new IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship. Jushin Thunder Liger and Tiger Mask defeated Taichi and Taka Michinoku to win the vacant title, when Liger revived his old Kishin Liger persona, after being unmasked by Taichi. The event saw Low Ki successfully defend the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship against 2012 Best of the Super Juniors winner Ryusuke Taguchi, while two attempts were unable to determine the winner between IWGP Tag Team Champions, Takashi Iizuka and Toru Yano, and challengers, Tencozy (Hiroyoshi Tenzan and Satoshi Kojima). As a result, four days later, the IWGP Tag Team Championship was declared vacant. In the main event, Hiroshi Tanahashi recaptured the IWGP Heavyweight Championship from Kazuchika Okada.
ReceptionEditTokyo Sports later named the main event the 2012 Match of the Year.
|1||Daisuke Sasaki and Golden☆Lovers (Kenny Omega and Kota Ibushi) defeated BUSHI, Kushida and Prince Devitt||Six-man tag team match||10:48|
|2||CHAOS (Rocky Romero, Tomohiro Ishii and Yoshi-Hashi) defeated Seigigun (Captain New Japan, Wataru Inoue and Yuji Nagata)||Six-man tag team match||09:26|
|3||Jushin Thunder Liger and Tiger Mask defeated Suzuki-gun (Taichi and Taka Michinoku)||Tag team match for the vacant IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship||09:20|
|4||Black Dynamite (MVP and Shelton Benjamin) defeated Karl Anderson and Tama Tonga||Tag team match||10:19|
|5||Low Ki (c) defeated Ryusuke Taguchi||Singles match for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship||12:32|
|6||Chaos (Takashi Iizuka and Toru Yano) (c) and Tencozy (Hiroyoshi Tenzan and Satoshi Kojima) wrestled to a double countout||Tag team match for the IWGP Tag Team Championship||02:41|
|7||Chaos (Takashi Iizuka and Toru Yano) (c) and Tencozy (Hiroyoshi Tenzan and Satoshi Kojima) wrestled to a no contest||Tag team match for the IWGP Tag Team Championship||12:26|
|8||Chaos (Masato Tanaka and Shinsuke Nakamura) defeated Hirooki Goto and Tetsuya Naito||Tag team match||13:28|
|9||Togi Makabe defeated Minoru Suzuki||Singles match||16:21|
|10||Hiroshi Tanahashi defeated Kazuchika Okada (c) (with Gedo)||Singles match for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship||28:06|
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 "Dominion 6.16" (in Japanese). New Japan Pro Wrestling. http://www.njpw.co.jp/match/detail_result.php?e=584. Retrieved October 18, 2013.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 "新日本プロレス「Dominion 6.16」" (in Japanese). Sports Navi. Yahoo!. June 16, 2012. Archived from the original on June 18, 2012. http://web.archive.org/web/20120618131452/http://sportsnavi.yahoo.co.jp/fight/other/live/2012/2012061601/index.html. Retrieved October 18, 2013.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 "Dominion 2012". Pro Wrestling History. http://www.prowrestlinghistory.com/supercards/japan/newjapan/dominion.html#2012. Retrieved August 14, 2015.
- ↑ Grabianowski, Ed. "How Pro Wrestling Works". HowStuffWorks, Inc.. Discovery Communications. http://entertainment.howstuffworks.com/pro-wrestling.htm. Retrieved September 13, 2014.
- ↑ "7月シリーズ『Kizuna Road』最終戦7・22山形でIWGP 3大タイトルマッチ＆タッグ王座決定戦！" (in Japanese). New Japan Pro Wrestling. June 20, 2012. http://www.njpw.co.jp/news/detail.php?nid=7665. Retrieved October 18, 2013.
- ↑ (in Japanese) Tokyo Sports. December 11, 2012. http://www.tokyo-sports.co.jp/prores/61838/. Retrieved October 18, 2013.
- ↑ "【最年少タイ!!】オカダが『プロレス大賞』MVPを「あたりまえ」の初受賞!! ベストバウトはオカダvs棚橋！中邑は技能賞!!" (in Japanese). New Japan Pro Wrestling. December 11, 2012. http://www.njpw.co.jp/news/detail.php?nid=8661. Retrieved October 18, 2013.