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Dominion 6.18
Dominion 6.18
Promotional poster for the event, featuring Hiroshi Tanahashi, Hirooki Goto and other NJPW wrestlers
Information
Promotion New Japan Pro Wrestling
Date June 18, 2011[1]
Attendance 6,200[1]
Venue Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium[1]
City Osaka, Japan[1]
Pay-per-view chronology

Wrestling Dontaku 2011 Dominion 6.18 New Japan Soul 2011
Dominion chronology

Dominion 6.19 Dominion 6.18 Dominion 6.16

Dominion 6.18 was a professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) promoted by New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW). The event took place on June 18, 2011, in Osaka, Osaka, at the Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium. The event featured ten matches, five of which were contested for championships.[1][2][3] It was the third event under the Dominion name.

ProductionEdit

StorylinesEdit

Dominion 6.18 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.[4]

EventEdit

The event featured a tag team match, where NJPW's IWGP Tag Team Champions, Bad Intentions (Giant Bernard and Karl Anderson), defeated Pro Wrestling Noah's GHC Tag Team Champions, Takuma Sano and Yoshihiro Takayama, to become double champions.[1] The event also featured the surprise debut of former WWE wrestler Brian Kendrick, who replaced Killer Rabbit as Gedo and Jado's partner.[1] During the event, Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) wrestler Máscara Dorada regained the CMLL World Middleweight Championship from Ryusuke Taguchi to whom he had lost it at Fantastica Mania 2011 the previous January, while DDT Pro-Wrestling wrestler and winner of the 2011 Best of the Super Juniors Kota Ibushi captured the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship from Prince Devitt.[1] In the main event, Hiroshi Tanahashi successfully defended the IWGP Heavyweight Championship against Hirooki Goto.[1]

AftermathEdit

A post-main event confrontation between Tanahashi and new double tag team champion Giant Bernard led to two title matches; Tanahashi and Goto challenging Bad Intentions for the IWGP Tag Team Championship and Bernard challenging Tanahashi for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship.[1] Both champions ended up retaining their titles.[5][6]

ResultsEdit

# Results[1][2][3] Stipulations Times
1 Koji Kanemoto defeated Hiromu Takahashi Singles match 03:04
2 CHAOS (Brian Kendrick, Gedo and Jado) defeated Jushin Thunder Liger, Kushida and Tiger Mask Six-man tag team match 08:33
3 Máscara Dorada defeated Ryusuke Taguchi (c) Singles match for the CMLL World Welterweight Championship 08:26
4 Hiroyoshi Tenzan and Seigigun (Wataru Inoue and Yuji Nagata) defeated Chaos (Masato Tanaka, Takashi Iizuka and Tomohiro Ishii) Six-man tag team match 09:12
5 Yujiro Takahashi defeated Tetsuya Naito Singles match 11:12
6 Kota Ibushi defeated Prince Devitt (c) Singles match for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship 13:49
7 Suzuki-gun (Lance Archer and Minoru Suzuki) defeated Satoshi Kojima and Togi Makabe Tag team match 12:39
8 MVP (c) defeated Toru Yano Singles match for the IWGP Intercontinental Championship 10:50
9 Bad Intentions (Giant Bernard and Karl Anderson) (IWGP) defeated Takuma Sano and Yoshihiro Takayama (GHC) Tag team match for the GHC Tag Team Championship and the IWGP Tag Team Championship 12:03
10 Hiroshi Tanahashi (c) defeated Hirooki Goto Singles match for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship 25:28
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  • Videoicon – refers to the video of that match

ReferencesEdit

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