NJPW’s second-biggest event of the year is Dominion. You can think of it as WWE’s Summerslam. And it has delivered in more ways than one Saturday as fans in Osaka, Japan, and fans all around the globe had been treated to quality wrestling matches all throughout the event. We saw the fourth match of an epic rivalry between Okada and Omega but, that wasn’t all. The Ayatollah of Rocknrolla was also featured in the event in a match against one of NJPW’s all-time greats Tetsuya Naito. To everyone’s shock, we now have a new NJPW Intercontinental Champion. Let’s get to NJPW Dominion 2018 Results:
IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship — El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru (c) def. Roppongi 3K via pinfall to retain the titles: Sho of Roppongi 3K ate the pinfall after he was unable to kick out while his legs were trapped.
David Finlay & Juice Robinson def. Yoshi-Hashi & Jay White via pinfall: Juice Robinson’s fairy-tale story continues as he hit White with a Pulp Friction for the win. Continue reading NJPW Dominion 2018 Results below:
Minoru Suzuki & Zack Sabre, Jr. def. Tomohiro Ishii & Toru Yano via submission: Sabre tapped Yano out to get the win. Chaos had dropped another match in something of a trend for the evening. Ishii would then attack Suzuki after the match ended but they were ultimately separated.
NEVER Openweight Championship — Michael Elgin def. Hirooki Goto (c) and Taichi (via pinfall) to win the title: In a well-paced match that served as a strong final to the undercard, Elgin hit the Revolution Elgin Bomb and got the 1-2-3 over Taichi.
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IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Championship — The Young Bucks def. Sanada & EVIL via pinfall to win the titles: Matt Jackson was on point selling his back injury all through the match while Nick looked like he hurt his foot early in the effort. So, inevitably it led to quite a few failed Meltzer Driver attempts. And ultimately the match ended when the Bucks went for More Bang For Your Buck finisher and covered Sanada for the pin. This is, of course, the first time The Bucks have won the Heavyweight version.
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Cody, Marty Scrull & Hangman Page def. Rey Mysterio, Jr., Jushin “Thunder” Liger & Hiroshi Tanahashi via pinfall: Given the star power of the trio, it is shocking that Jushin ate the pin after he was hit with Cross-Rhodes from Cody. But, the interesting fact is, it may well set up future matches between Mysterio-Scrull & Cody-Tanahashi.
IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship — Hiromu Takahashi def. Will Ospreay (c) via pinfall to win the title: It’s yet another win that further solidifies Takahashi’s rise to the top of NJPW’s lower weight division.
IWGP Intercontinental Championship — Chris Jericho def. Tetsuya Naito (c) via pinfall to win the title:
This brutal match started with Jericho attacking Naito even before the match actually began. Jericho drove Naito through the table at the start. Naito had suffered a laceration under the right eye which seemed pretty gruesome and he even bled from his right ear. He used panels later on from the broken table and smashed Jericho outside the ring before the two finally entered. Naito hit Jericho with Destino but couldn’t cover him. Chris faced the same predicament when he hit Naito with the Code-Breaker. But, after he reversed another Destino attempt, Jericho was successful in turning the referee around only to low-blow Naito and deliver another Code-Breaker for the win.
Now is time for the main-event of NJPW Dominion 2018 Results:
IWGP Heavyweight Championship — Kenny Omega def. Kazuchika Okada (c) 2-1 to win the title (Best 2-of-3 Falls, No Time Limit):
This match was just as intense as the previous three and perhaps even more, given the stipulation. Key moments early in the bout were Okada hitting a Tombstone Piledriver on the ring apron. Omega would fly through the air with a tremendous tope con giro. Okada was able to trap Omega’s shoulders with his knees and grab the legs for the 1-2-3 and go 1-0.
Frustration set in on Omega’s face soon after. Omega took it to Okada once the match was restarted, placing a table atop his body outside the ring and delivering a double stomp from the ring apron. Okada was able to counter it with an elevated DDT on Omega from the guard-rail. Okada barely made the 20-count and Omega tried catching him with a V-trigger and One-Winged Angel. However, Okada would reverse it and miss with the Rainmaker. Omega would get level shortly after this when he hit another V-Trigger and a One-Winged Angel.
A cradle Tombstone Piledriver by Omega nearly picked up the third fall. This brought Kota Ibushi to the ring apron in a move to advise Omega but, that didn’t work either. Omega would miss Ibushi’s signature Phoenix Splash while Okada finally hit with the Rainmaker on Omega. But, he couldn’t cover Kenny for the pin as both men were too tired. After a few minutes, Okada popped up and nailed his finisher, maintaining wrist control for a second Rainmaker, but he couldn’t cover him immediately and Omega was able to dodge the third attempt. Okada was able to regain the upper hand when he countered a V-Trigger attempt with a dropkick. And Omega did the same as he reversed a Rainmaker attempt into a One-Winged Angel.
Still, Omega couldn’t make the pin and then decided to take Okada up for one last ride. Hitting with the second consecutive One-Winged Angel for the pin and the win, Omega started a new chapter in the world of pro-wrestling.
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