Wrestling Dontaku 2011
Wrestling Dontaku 2011
Promotional poster for the event, featuring Hiroshi Tanahashi, Shinsuke Nakamura and other NJPW wrestlers
Promotion New Japan Pro Wrestling
Date May 3, 2011[1]
Attendance 6,500[1]
Venue Fukuoka Kokusai Center[1]
City Fukuoka, Japan[1]
Pay-per-view chronology

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Wrestling Dontaku chronology

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Wrestling Dontaku 2011 was a professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) promoted by New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW). The event took place on May 3, 2011, in Fukuoka, Fukuoka, at the Fukuoka Kokusai Center. The event featured ten matches, four of which were contested for championships.[1][2] It was the eighth event under the Wrestling Dontaku name.



Wrestling Dontaku 2011 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.[3]


Jushin Thunder Liger continued his reign as the CMLL World Middleweight Champion, which had started at the previous year's Wrestling Dontaku, by defeating Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) wrestler Máscara Dorada.[1] Both IWGP tag team titles were successfully defended during the event, with Junior Heavyweight Champions Apollo 55 (Prince Devitt and Ryusuke Taguchi) defeating the No Remorse Corps (Davey Richards and Rocky Romero) and Heavyweight Champions Bad Intentions (Giant Bernard and Karl Anderson) defeating No Limit (Tetsuya Naito and Yujiro Takahashi).[1] The event also featured two major storyline developments. In the first, following No Limit's failure to recapture the IWGP Tag Team Championship, Yujiro Takahashi walked out on Tetsuya Naito, which later led to a bitter feud between the two.[1] In the second, Taichi and Taka Michinoku turned on Satoshi Kojima, after his loss against Togi Makabe, and formed Suzuki-gun under the leadership of Minoru Suzuki, who made his surprise return to confront Makabe.[1] The event also marked the return of Hirooki Goto, who had spent the past two months in CMLL.[1] In the main event, Hiroshi Tanahashi successfully defended the IWGP Heavyweight Championship against Shinsuke Nakamura, after which he was attacked by Goto, who was now displaying a new mean streak.[1]


# Results[1][2] Stipulations Times
1 Hiromu Takahashi, Manabu Nakanishi and Tomoaki Honma defeated CHAOS (Gedo, Jado and Killer Rabbit) Six-man tag team match 04:36
2 Kojima-gun (Taichi and Taka Michinoku) defeated Kushida and Tiger Mask Tag team match 06:43
3 Chaos (Takashi Iizuka, Tomohiro Ishii and Toru Yano) defeated Hiroyoshi Tenzan, King Fale and Wataru Inoue Six-man tag team match 07:57
4 Jushin Thunder Liger (c) defeated Máscara Dorada Singles match for the CMLL World Middleweight Championship 10:04
5 Apollo 55 (Prince Devitt and Ryusuke Taguchi) (c) defeated No Remorse Corps (Davey Richards and Rocky Romero) Tag team match for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship 17:41
6 Bad Intentions (Giant Bernard and Karl Anderson) (c) defeated No Limit (Tetsuya Naito and Yujiro Takahashi) Tag team match for the IWGP Tag Team Championship 19:49
7 Hirooki Goto and Tama Tonga defeated Makoto Hashi and Takashi Sugiura Singles match 09:43
8 Yuji Nagata defeated Masato Tanaka Singles match 14:53
9 Togi Makabe defeated Satoshi Kojima Singles match 11:51
10 Hiroshi Tanahashi (c) defeated Shinsuke Nakamura Singles match for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship 20:17
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  • Videoicon – refers to the video of that match


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