NJPW Dominion 2017 Results and Review

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Results

David Finlay, Shota Umino & Tomoyuki Oka def. Hirai Kawato, Katsuya Kitamura & Tetsuhiro Yagi.

Tiger Mask W, Togi Makabe, Tiger Mask & Yuji Nagata def. Jushin Thunder Liger, Satoshi Kojima, Manabu Nakanishi & Hiroyoshi Tenzan.

Evil, Bushi & Sanada retained the NEVER 6-Man Tag Team titles in a gauntlet match.

The Young Bucks def. Roppongi Vice (c) to become the new IWGP Jr. Tag Team Champions.

The Guerrillas of Destiny def. War Machine (c) to become the new IWGP Tag Team Champions.

Cody Rhodes def. Michael Elgin

Kushida def. Hiromu Takahashi (c) to become the new IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Champion

Minoru Suzuki (c) vs. Hirooki Goto – Lumberjack Deathmatch for the NEVER Openweight Championship

Hiroshi Tanahashi def. Tetsuya Naito (c) to become the new IWGP Intercontinental Champion

Kazuchika Okada (c) and Kenny Omega fought to a 60-minute Time Limit Draw in a match for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship.

Review

This show was amazing ! Okay there were a few multi man tag matches at the start of the show that really didn’t mean anything apart from the Never 6 Man Tag Titles and that by far the best of the bunch as five teams battled it out in a gauntlet match. Robinson, Ricochet and Rysuke Taguchi really impressed but after Zack Sabre Jr attacked Juice Robinson like locking in an Octopus Stretch  after Suzuki Gun had been eliminated. Los Ingobernables de Japon were last and the champs made short work of Team Raguchi who tried to fight back but in the end Evil, Bushi and Sanada retained. Both Tag title matches were excellent as The Young Bucks tore through Ropngi Vice to become 6 time champs and The Gorillas Of Destiny were victorious in a hard fought battle against War Machine both teams left one argument in my mind who is the best Tag Team in the world G.O.D or The Young Bucks ? Cody’s winning streak continued as he was able to defeat Michael Elgin. There different styles of wrestling meshed really well and they put together a very entertaining match. This is the best I have ever seen Kushida as he was more viscous then I can remember and he was able to make Takahashi tap after he sunk a deep Kamura arm lock in whilst wrenching Takahashi’s hand and back the wrong way making him tap rapidly. Suzuki and Goto was a brutal fight the sound of some of the shots these two delivered was sickening and even though I have never been a fan of Lumberjack matches this one was brilliant and the way the ending was done was perfect. Suzuki is still champ after interference from Suzuki Gun members  and he is the best heel in the business he is legitimately a scary looking badass who I know would kick my arse if I looked at him the wrong way and that is what a good heel should make every fan feel. I really enjoyed Tanahashi vs Naito it was a great back and forth match that could of easily been the match of the night if it were not for the main event. I’m hoping this is not the end of the battle between these two but I would also like to see Naito get a chance at the IWGP Heavyweight title at some point again. Words can not do justice to the second match between Omega and Okada. The story told throughout by these two was fantastic and the outside help of The Bucks, Gedo and The other members of Bullet Club made this one of best stories ever told in a wrestling match. This hour long contest not only stands up against any other hour long match I have ever watched but in my opinion this the best I have seen but that’s  just my opinion. This had everything you could ask for and there is no doubt that we will see a third instalment of this work of art. This is a must see match so make sure you watch it.

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