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NJPW Destruction

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Destruction is an annual professional wrestling event promoted by New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW). The event has been held since 2007 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. Destruction is currently held in late September as the first major event since the conclusion of G1 Climax with several matches at the event often stemming from previous matches in the G1 Climax. Destruction also continues the road to the January 4 Dome Show, which starts at G1 Climax.

Since 2014, Destruction has not featured IWGP Heavyweight Championship matches, but has been headlined by matches for other titles or the Tokyo Dome IWGP Heavyweight Championship challenge right certificate, the prize for winning the G1 Climax. IWGP Heavyweight Championship matches are, instead, featured at King of Pro-Wrestling, held soon after in early October.

EventsEdit

# Event Date City Venue Attendance Main event Ref(s)
1 Destruction '07 November 11, 2007 Tokyo Ryogoku, Kokugikan 6,500 Hiroshi Tanahashi (c) versus Hirooki Goto for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship [1][2][3]
2 Destruction '08 October 13, 2008 Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan 9,000 Keiji Mutoh (c) versus Shinsuke Nakamura for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship [4][5][6]
3 Destruction '09 November 8, 2009 Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan 7,500 Shinsuke Nakamura (c) versus Hiroshi Tanahashi for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship [7][8][9]
4 Destruction '10 October 11, 2010 Tokyo Ryōgoku Kokugikan 8,800 Togi Makabe (c) versus Satoshi Kojima for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship [10][11][12]
5 Destruction '11 October 10, 2011 Tokyo Ryōgoku Kokugikan 6,500 Hiroshi Tanahashi (c) versus Tetsuya Naito for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship [13][14]
6 Destruction (2012) September 23, 2012 Kobe Kobe World Memorial Hall 8,000 Hiroshi Tanahashi (c) versus Naomichi Marufuji for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship [15][16][17]
7 Destruction (2013) September 29, 2013 Kobe Kobe World Memorial Hall 8,000 Kazuchika Okada (c) versus Satoshi Kojima for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship [18][19][20]
8 Destruction in Kobe (2014) September 21, 2014 Kobe Kobe World Memorial Hall 8,000 Bad Luck Fale (c) versus Shinsuke Nakamura for the IWGP Intercontinental Championship [21][22][23]
9 Destruction in Okayama (2014) September 23, 2014 Okayama Convex Okayama 3,600 Kazuchika Okada versus Karl Anderson for the Tokyo Dome IWGP Heavyweight Championship challenge right certificate [24][25]
10 Destruction in Okayama (2015) September 23, 2015 Okayama Momotaro Arena 3,160 Togi Makabe (c) versus Kota Ibushi for the NEVER Openweight Championship [26][27][28]
11 Destruction in Kobe (2015) September 27, 2015 Kobe Kobe World Memorial Hall 6,120 Hirooki Goto (c) versus Shinsuke Nakamura for the IWGP Intercontinental Championship [29][30][31]
12 Destruction in Tokyo September 17, 2016 Tokyo Ota City General Gymnasium 2,803 KUSHIDA (c) versus BUSHI for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship [32]
13 Destruction in Hiroshima September 22, 2016 Hiroshima Hiroshima Sun Plaza Hall 2,801 Kenny Omega versus Yoshi-Hashi for the Tokyo Dome IWGP Heavyweight Championship challenge right certificate [32]
14 Destruction in Kobe (2016) September 25, 2016 Kobe Kobe World Memorial Hall 5,432 Michael Elgin (c) versus Tetsuya Naito for the IWGP Intercontinental Championship [32]
15 Destruction in Fukushima September 10, 2017 Fukushima Azuma Gymnasium 2,056 Minoru Suzuki (c) versus Michael Elgin for the NEVER Openweight Championship [33][34]
16 Destruction in Hiroshima (2017) September 16, 2017 Hiroshima Hiroshima Sun Plaza Hall 3,601 Hiroshi Tanahashi (c) versus Zack Sabre Jr. for the IWGP Intercontinental Championship [33][34]
17 Destruction in Kobe (2017) September 24, 2017 Kobe Kobe World Memorial Hall 5,482 Kenny Omega (c) versus Juice Robinson for the IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship [33][34]
(c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

ReferencesEdit

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  33. 33.0 33.1 33.2 (in Japanese) New Japan Pro-Wrestling. June 12, 2017. http://www.njpw.co.jp/101369. Retrieved June 12, 2017.
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