|Wrestling Dontaku 2012|
Promotional poster for the event, featuring various NJPW wrestlers
|Promotion||New Japan Pro Wrestling|
|Date||May 3, 2012|
|Venue||Fukuoka Kokusai Center|
|Wrestling Dontaku chronology|
Wrestling Dontaku 2012 was a professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) promoted by New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW). The event took place on May 3, 2012, in Fukuoka, Fukuoka, at the Fukuoka Kokusai Center. The event featured nine matches, three of which were contested for championships. It was the ninth event under the Wrestling Dontaku name.
Wrestling Dontaku 2012 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.
EventEditNo Remorse Corps (Davey Richards and Rocky Romero) were originally scheduled to defend the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship against Jushin Thunder Liger and Tiger Mask during the event, however, Richards was unable to make his flight to Japan due to a car accident. As a result, NJPW stripped Richards and Romero of the title and stopped working with Richards. The event featured two titles changing hands, with Low Ki defeating Prince Devitt for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship and Takashi Iizuka and Toru Yano defeating Tencozy (Hiroyoshi Tenzan and Satoshi Kojima) for the IWGP Tag Team Championship. In the main event, IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada successfully defended his title against the winner of the 2012 New Japan Cup, Hirooki Goto.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 "NJPW 40th anniversary レスリングどんたく 2012" (in Japanese). New Japan Pro Wrestling. http://www.njpw.co.jp/match/detail_result.php?e=543. Retrieved October 18, 2013.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 (in Japanese) Sports Navi. Yahoo!. May 3, 2012. Archived from the original on May 4, 2012. http://web.archive.org/web/20120504115032/http://sportsnavi.yahoo.co.jp/fight/other/live/2012/2012050301/index.html. Retrieved October 18, 2013.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 "Wrestling Dontaku 2012". Pro Wrestling History. http://www.prowrestlinghistory.com/supercards/japan/newjapan/dontaku.html#2012. 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.
- ↑ (in Japanese) New Japan Pro Wrestling. May 2, 2012. http://www.njpw.co.jp/news/detail.php?nid=7455. Retrieved October 18, 2013.
- ↑ Caldwell, James (May 2, 2012). "ROH Champ in car accident, scratched from New Japan tour". Pro Wrestling Torch. http://pwtorch.com/artman2/publish/quicknews/article_61007.shtml. Retrieved October 18, 2013.