|Wrestling Dontaku 2010|
|Promotion||New Japan Pro Wrestling|
|Date||May 3, 2010|
|Venue||Fukuoka Kokusai Center|
|Wrestling Dontaku chronology|
Wrestling Dontaku 2010 was a professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) promoted by New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW). The event took place on May 3, 2010, in Fukuoka, Fukuoka, at the Fukuoka Kokusai Center. The event featured nine matches (including one dark match), four of which were contested for championships. It was the seventh event under the Wrestling Dontaku name.
Wrestling Dontaku 2010 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.
EventEditIn the third match, NJPW veteran Jushin Thunder Liger defeated Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) representative Negro Casas to win the CMLL World Middleweight Championship. The event also featured the continuation of a three-way tag team rivalry between Bad Intentions (Giant Bernard and Karl Anderson), No Limit (Tetsuya Naito and Yujiro Takahashi) and Seigigun (Wataru Inoue and Yuji Nagata), with Seigigun capturing the IWGP Tag Team Championship from No Limit. Pro Wrestling NOAH's Naomichi Marufuji successfully defended his IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship against Ryusuke Taguchi during the event. In the main event, Togi Makabe, a decade after his first Wrestling Dontaku appearance, defeated Shinsuke Nakamura to win the IWGP Heavyweight Championship for the first time.
|1D||Mitsuhide Hirasawa defeated Nobuo Yoshihashi||Singles match||05:44|
|2||Akira, Tiger Mask and Tomoaki Honma defeated CHAOS (Gedo, Takashi Iizuka and Tomohiro Ishii)||Six-man tag team match||07:56|
|3||Manabu Nakanishi defeated King Fale||Singles match||08:15|
|4||Jushin Thunder Liger defeated Negro Casas (c)||Singles match for the CMLL World Middleweight Championship||10:04|
|5||Seigigun (Wataru Inoue and Yuji Nagata) defeated No Limit (Tetsuya Naito and Yujiro Takahashi) (c) and Bad Intentions (Giant Bernard and Karl Anderson)||tag team match for the IWGP Tag Team Championship||12:20|
|6||Hirooki Goto and Masato Tanaka wrestled to a draw||Singles match||13:41|
|7||Naomichi Marufuji (c) defeated Ryusuke Taguchi||Singles match for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship||22:40|
|8||Toru Yano defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi||Singles match||16:57|
|9||Togi Makabe defeated Shinsuke Nakamura (c)||Singles match for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship||18:18|
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 (in Japanese) New Japan Pro Wrestling. http://www.njpw.co.jp/match/detail_result.php?e=30. Retrieved October 18, 2013.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 "Wrestling Dontaku 2010". Pro Wrestling History. http://www.prowrestlinghistory.com/supercards/japan/newjapan/dontaku.html#2010. 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.