Destruction '10 was a pay-per-view (PPV) promoted by New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW). The event took place on October 11, 2010, in Tokyo, at Ryōgoku Kokugikan. The event featured nine matches, two of which were contested for championships.[1][2][3][4] DDT Pro-Wrestling representatives Kenny Omega and Kota Ibushi and Pro Wrestling Noah representatives Atsushi Aoki and Go Shiozaki worked the event as outsiders.[1] It was the fourth event under the Destruction name.

Production[edit | edit source]

Storylines[edit | edit source]

Destruction '10 featured nine matches that involved different wrestlers from pre-existing scripted feuds and storylines. Wrestlers portrayed heroes, or less distinguishable characters in the scripted events that built tension and culminated in a wrestling match or series of matches.[5]

Event[edit | edit source]

During the event, Kenny Omega and Kota Ibushi captured the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship from Apollo 55 (Prince Devitt and Ryusuke Taguchi) in the first title switch of the event.[1][4] In the main event, 2010 G1 Climax winner and freelancer Satoshi Kojima defeated Togi Makabe to win the IWGP Heavyweight Championship for the second time.[1][4]

Reception[edit | edit source]

The IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship match was later named the 2010 Match of the Year by Tokyo Sports.[6]

Results[edit | edit source]

# Results[1][2][3][4] Stipulations Times
1 Manabu Nakanishi defeated Tama Tonga Singles match 06:11
2 Bad Intentions (Giant Bernard and Karl Anderson) and Tiger Mask defeated CHAOS (Takashi Iizuka, Tomohiro Ishii and Yujiro Takahashi) by disqualification Six-man tag team match 11:32
3 Complete Players (Gedo, Jado and Masato Tanaka) defeated Jushin Thunder Liger, Tomoaki Honma and Wataru Inoue Six-man tag team match 09:55
4 Tajiri defeated Toru Yano Singles match 06:48
5 Golden☆Lovers (Kenny Omega and Kota Ibushi) defeated Apollo 55 (Prince Devitt and Ryusuke Taguchi) (c) Tag team match for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship 15:05
6 Koji Kanemoto and Yuji Nagata defeated Atsushi Aoki and Go Shiozaki Tag team match 17:14
7 Hirooki Goto defeated Shinsuke Nakamura Singles match 16:08
8 Hiroshi Tanahashi defeated Tetsuya Naito Singles match 19:59
9 Satoshi Kojima defeated Togi Makabe (c) Singles match for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship 19:12
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  • Videoicon.png – refers to the video of that match

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Destruction'10 (in Japanese). New Japan Pro Wrestling. Retrieved on 2013-10-18.
  2. 2.0 2.1 新日本プロレス「Destruction'10」 (in Japanese). Sports Navi. Yahoo! (2010-10-11). Archived from the original on 2010-10-13. Retrieved on 2013-10-18.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Destruction 2010 . Pro Wrestling History. Retrieved on 2015-08-14.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 ja:新日本プロレス「Destruction'10」 (in Japanese). Nikkan Sports (2010-10-11). Archived from the original on 2010-10-15. Retrieved on 2016-07-05.
  5. Grabianowski, Ed. How Pro Wrestling Works . HowStuffWorks, Inc.. Discovery Communications. Retrieved on 2014-09-13.
  6. ja:東京スポーツ プロレス大賞 (in Japanese). Tokyo Sports. Retrieved on 2014-01-20.
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