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Power Struggle (2012)
Power Struggle (2012)
Promotional poster for the event, featuring Hiroshi Tanahashi, Kazuchika Okada, Togi Makabe and Shinsuke Nakamura
Information
Promotion New Japan Pro Wrestling
Date November 11, 2012[1]
Attendance 6,600[1]
Venue Bodymaker Colosseum[1]
City Osaka, Japan[1]
Pay-per-view chronology

King of Pro-Wrestling (2012) Power Struggle (2012) World Tag League 2012
Power Struggle chronology

Power Struggle (2011) Power Struggle (2012) Power Struggle (2013)

Power Struggle (2012) was a professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) promoted by New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW). The event took place on November 11, 2012, in Osaka, Osaka, at the Bodymaker Colosseum and featured nine matches, five of which were contested for championships.[1][2][3] It was the second event under the Power Struggle name.

ProductionEdit

StorylinesEdit

Power Struggle featured nine 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

During the event both of NJPW's junior heavyweight titles changed hands; Time Splitters (Alex Shelley and Kushida), winners of the 2012 Super Jr. Tag Tournament, captured the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship from the Forever Hooligans (Alex Koslov and Rocky Romero), while Prince Devitt regained the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship from Low Ki.[1] Meanwhile, K.E.S. (Davey Boy Smith Jr. and Lance Archer) successfully defended the IWGP Tag Team Championship against previous champions Tencozy (Hiroyoshi Tenzan and Satoshi Kojima), and Shinsuke Nakamura successfully defended the IWGP Intercontinental Championship against Karl Anderson, after which he nominated Kazushi Sakuraba his challenger for Wrestle Kingdom 7 in Tokyo Dome.[1] The event also saw Kazuchika Okada retain his IWGP Heavyweight Championship certificate against Hirooki Goto, while Hiroshi Tanahashi retained the title itself against Yujiro Takahashi, setting up the main event between the two for Wrestle Kingdom 7 in Tokyo Dome.[1]

ResultsEdit

# Results[1][2][3] Stipulations Times
1 Time Splitters (Alex Shelley and Kushida) defeated Forever Hooligans (Alex Koslov and Rocky Romero) (c) Tag team match for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship 06:20
2 CHAOS (Jado, Takashi Iizuka, Tomohiro Ishii, Toru Yano and Yoshi-Hashi) defeated Captain New Japan, Jushin Thunder Liger, Manabu Nakanishi, Negro Casas and Tiger Mask Ten-man tag team match 07:50
3 Suzuki-gun (Minoru Suzuki and Taichi) (with Taka Michinoku) defeated Ryusuke Taguchi and Yuji Nagata Tag team match 09:53
4 K.E.S. (Davey Boy Smith Jr. and Lance Archer) (c) (with Taka Michinoku) defeated Tencozy (Hiroyoshi Tenzan and Satoshi Kojima) Tag team match for the IWGP Tag Team Championship 13:12
5 Prince Devitt defeated Low Ki (c) Singles match for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship 13:45
6 Laughter7 (Katsuyori Shibata and Kazushi Sakuraba) defeated Always Hypers (Togi Makabe and Wataru Inoue) Tag team match 05:26
7 Kazuchika Okada (with Gedo) defeated Hirooki Goto Singles match for the Tokyo Dome IWGP Heavyweight Championship challenge right certificate 15:43
8 Shinsuke Nakamura (c) defeated Karl Anderson Singles match for the IWGP Intercontinental Championship 17:36
9 Hiroshi Tanahashi (c) defeated Yujiro Takahashi Singles match for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship 25:06
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  • Videoicon – refers to the video of that match

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