Every year New Japan tries to pull out all the stops for the Dominion event and sometimes the event delivers more than Wrestle Kingdom but that is very rare. It is pretty crazy looking at the card seeing the position that some talent is in compared to where they are now. Looking at the card and seeing David Finlay, Jay White, and Juice Robinson on the pre-show comparing that to where they are in modern New Japan; especially Jay White and Juice Robinson who have made such waves in the company in the last two years it reflects how much New Japan believes in these two.
The major talking point of the event is that Kazuchika Okada defeated Naito to regain the IWGP World Title and this would begin his record setting reign as champion. In my opinion it was starting at this event that Okada would set the foot forward as far as really becoming the one true "Ace" of New Japan. The one other thing that caught my attention about this event is that I don't know the last time that I saw a NJPW ladder match. But either way this card had Michael Elgin and Kenny Omega lock horns in a very rare match type for New Japan. Overall this event will go down as a very special event because it was the start of Kazuchika Okada's record setting reign as IWGP Heavyweight Champion.
NJPW Dominion 6.19
Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Manabu Nakanishi & Satoshi Kojimadef. (sub)David Finlay & Jay White & Juice Robinson
Bad Luck Fale & Hangman Page & Yujiro Takahashi def. (pin) Captain New Japan & Togi Makabe & Yoshitatsu
Tomohiro Ishii & YOSHI-HASHI def. (sub) BUSHI & SANADA
Hirooki Goto def. (pin) EVIL
Matt Jackson & Nick Jackson def. (pin) Matt Sydal (c) & Ricochet (c), Bobby Fish & Kyle O'Reilly, Beretta & Rocky Romero four-way elimination tag IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship
KUSHIDA (c) def. (sub) Will Ospreay IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title
Jay Briscoe & Mark Briscoe def. (pin) Tama Tonga (c) & Tanga Loa (c) IWGP World Tag Team Titles
Katsuyori Shibata def. (pin) Yuji Nagata (c) NEVER Openweight Championship
Michael Elgin def. Kenny Omega (c) ladder match IWGP Intercontinental Championship
Kazuchika Okada def. (pin) Tetsuya Naito (c) IWGP World Heavyweight Championship
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