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NJPW Power Struggle

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Power Struggle is an annual professional wrestling event promoted by New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW). The event has been held since 2011 and aired domestically as a pay-per-view (PPV). From 2012 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. The event is held in November and is the final major event before the annual January 4 Dome Show, NJPW's biggest event of the year.

EventsEdit

# Event Date City Venue Attendance Main event Ref(s)
1 Power Struggle (2011) November 12, 2011 Osaka Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium 6,000 Hiroshi Tanahashi (c) versus Toru Yano for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship [1]
2 Power Struggle (2012) November 11, 2012 Osaka Bodymaker Colosseum 6,600 Hiroshi Tanahashi (c) versus Yujiro Takahashi for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship [2][3]
3 Power Struggle (2013) November 9, 2013 Osaka Bodymaker Colosseum 6,400 Kazuchika Okada (c) versus Karl Anderson for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship [4][5][6]
4 Power Struggle (2014) November 8, 2014 Osaka Bodymaker Colosseum 7,500 Shinsuke Nakamura (c) versus Katsuyori Shibata for the IWGP Intercontinental Championship [7][8][9][10]
5 Power Struggle (2015) November 7, 2015 Osaka Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium 5,128 Shinsuke Nakamura (c) versus Karl Anderson for the IWGP Intercontinental Championship [11][12][13]
6 Power Struggle (2016) November 5, 2016 Osaka Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium 5,050 Tetsuya Naito (c) versus Jay Lethal for the IWGP Intercontinental Championship [14][15][16]
7 Power Struggle (2017) November 5, 2017 Osaka Edion Arena Osaka 5,480 Hiroshi Tanahashi (c) versus Kota Ibushi for the IWGP Intercontinental Championship [17]
(c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Power Struggle" (in Japanese). New Japan Pro Wrestling. http://www.njpw.co.jp/match/detail_result.php?e=469. Retrieved October 18, 2013.
  2. "NJPW 40th anniversary Power Struggle" (in Japanese). New Japan Pro Wrestling. http://www.njpw.co.jp/match/detail_result.php?e=625. Retrieved October 18, 2013.
  3. "新日本プロレス「Power Struggle」" (in Japanese). Sports Navi. Yahoo!. November 11, 2012. Archived from the original on November 12, 2012. https://web.archive.org/web/20121112185635/http://sportsnavi.yahoo.co.jp/fight/other/live/2012/2012111101/index.html. Retrieved October 18, 2013.
  4. "Power Struggle" (in Japanese). New Japan Pro Wrestling. http://www.njpw.co.jp/match/detail_result.php?e=772. Retrieved October 18, 2013.
  5. "新日本プロレス「Power Struggle」" (in Japanese). Sports Navi. Yahoo!. November 9, 2013. http://live.sportsnavi.yahoo.co.jp/live/fight/all/2013110901/. Retrieved November 9, 2013.
  6. Namako, Jason (November 11, 2013). "11/9 NJPW iPPV Results: Osaka, Japan (Okada/Anderson)". Wrestleview. http://www.wrestleview.com/misc-news/44882-11-9-njpw-ippv-results-osaka-japan-okada-anderson. Retrieved November 11, 2013.
  7. "Power Struggle" (in Japanese). New Japan Pro Wrestling. http://www.njpw.co.jp/match/detail_result.php?e=898. Retrieved November 8, 2014.
  8. "新日本プロレス「Power Struggle」" (in Japanese). Sports Navi. Yahoo!. November 8, 2014. http://live.sportsnavi.yahoo.co.jp/live/sports/fight_all/3047. Retrieved November 8, 2014.
  9. "Show results: 11/8 New Japan "Power Struggle" - Nakamura vs. Shibata main event, ROH tag champs capture Tag Titles, new Bullet Club member, Styles vs. Yoshi Tatsu, more". Pro Wrestling Torch. November 8, 2014. http://pwtorch.com/artman2/publish/Arena_Reports_10/article_81693.shtml. Retrieved November 8, 2014.
  10. Meltzer, Dave (November 7, 2014). "New Japan Power Struggle live coverage from Osaka - More matches made for Tokyo Dome, New Bullet Club member, UWF dream match announced, 2 Osaka PPVs announced". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Archived from the original on November 10, 2014. https://web.archive.org/web/20141110235949/http://www.f4wonline.com/more/more-top-stories/102-japan/39803-new-japan-power-struggle-live-coverage-from-osaka-more-matches-made-for-tokyo-dome-new-bullet-club-member-uwf-dream-match-announced-2-osaka-ppvs-announced. Retrieved November 9, 2014.
  11. "Power Struggle" (in Japanese). New Japan Pro Wrestling. http://www.njpw.co.jp/match/detail_result.php?e=1050. Retrieved November 7, 2015.
  12. Meltzer, Dave (November 6, 2015). "NJPW Power Struggle live results 2015: Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Karl Anderson for IC title". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. http://www.f4wonline.com/japan/njpw-power-struggle-live-results-2015-shinsuke-nakamura-vs-karl-anderson-ic-title-201186. Retrieved November 7, 2015.
  13. "11/7 NJPW “Power Struggle” PPV – tourney finals, IC Title match, Styles vs. Nakamura set for Tokyo Dome". Pro Wrestling Torch. November 7, 2015. http://www.pwtorch.com/index.php/2015/11/07/117-njpw-power-struggle-ppv-tourney-finals-ic-title-match-styles-vs-nakamura-set-for-tokyo-dome/. Retrieved November 7, 2015.
  14. (in Japanese) New Japan Pro-Wrestling. http://www.njpw.co.jp/match/detail_result.php?e=1201. Retrieved November 5, 2016.
  15. Rose, Bryan (November 4, 2016). "NJPW Power Struggle live results: Tetsuya Naito vs. Jay Lethal". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. http://www.f4wonline.com/japan/njpw-power-struggle-live-results-tetsuya-naito-vs-jay-lethal-224011. Retrieved November 5, 2016.
  16. Macklin, Matthew (November 6, 2016). "Jay Lethal vs. Tetsuya Naito, junior tag tournament finals and more: 11/5 New Japan Power Struggle 2016 report". Pro Wrestling Insider. http://pwinsider.com/article/105815/jay-lethal-vs-tetsuya-naito-junior-tag-tournament-finals-and-more-115-new-japan-power-struggle-2016-report.html?p=1. Retrieved November 7, 2016.
  17. (in Japanese) New Japan Pro-Wrestling. July 3, 2017. http://www.njpw.co.jp/104648. Retrieved July 4, 2017.

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