Promotional poster for the event featuring Hiroshi Tanahashi
|Promotion||New Japan Pro Wrestling|
|Date||October 10, 2011|
Destruction '11 was a pay-per-view (PPV) promoted by New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW). The event took place on October 10, 2011, in Tokyo, at Ryōgoku Kokugikan. The event featured eleven matches (including one dark match), three of which were contested for championships. It was the fifth event under the Destruction name.
Production[edit | edit source]
Storylines[edit | edit source]
Destruction '11 featured eleven 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.
Event[edit | edit source]
The event saw two titles change hands; No Remorse Corps (Davey Richards and Rocky Romero) won the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship for the first time by defeating Apollo 55 (Prince Devitt and Ryusuke Taguchi), while Masato Tanaka captured the IWGP Intercontinental Championship from inaugural champion, MVP. The event featured a surprise appearance by Yoshihiro Takayama, who attacked Togi Makabe after his match with Minoru Suzuki, setting up a match between the two for Wrestle Kingdom VI in Tokyo Dome. In the main event, Hiroshi Tanahashi successfully defended the IWGP Heavyweight Championship against Tetsuya Naito. Post-match, he was attacked by Toru Yano, who stole his title belt, setting up the title match between the two for Power Struggle.
Results[edit | edit source]
|1D||Hiromu Takahashi and Kyosuke Mikami defeated King Fale and Takaaki Watanabe||Tag team match||08:47|
|2||KUSHIDA, Schwarz, Tiger Mask and Weiss defeated CHAOS (Gedo, Jado, Takashi Iizuka and Tomohiro Ishii)||Eight-man tag team match||07:53|
|3||Yujiro Takahashi defeated Tomoaki Honma||Singles match||08:22|
|4||Lance Archer defeated Wataru Inoue||Singles match||07:39|
|5||Hirooki Goto and Tama Tonga defeated Shinsuke Nakamura and Último Guerrero||Tag team match||11:03|
|6||No Remorse Corps (Davey Richards and Rocky Romero) defeated Apollo 55 (Prince Devitt and Ryusuke Taguchi) (c)||Tag team match for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship||13:29|
|7||Satoshi Kojima defeated Hiroyoshi Tenzan||Singles match||10:08|
|8||Yuji Nagata defeated Toru Yano||Singles match||12:08|
|9||Masato Tanaka defeated MVP (c)||Singles match for the IWGP Intercontinental Championship||12:30|
|10||Minoru Suzuki defeated Togi Makabe||Singles match||13:15|
|11||Hiroshi Tanahashi (c) defeated Tetsuya Naito||Singles match for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship||29:19|
References[edit | edit source]
- Destruction'11 (in Japanese). New Japan Pro Wrestling. Retrieved on 2013-10-18.
- Destruction 2011 . Pro Wrestling History. Retrieved on 2015-08-14.
- Dark Angelita 2011-10-10. NJPW: Resultados “Destruction 2011” Nuevos IWGP Jr. Tag Team Champions (in Spanish). Superluchas. Retrieved on 2016-07-05.
- Grabianowski, Ed. How Pro Wrestling Works . HowStuffWorks, Inc.. Discovery Communications. Retrieved on 2014-09-13.