Destruction '11
Destruction '11.jpg
Promotional poster for the event featuring Hiroshi Tanahashi
Promotion New Japan Pro Wrestling
Date October 10, 2011[1]
Attendance 6,500[1]
Venue Ryōgoku Kokugikan[1]
City Tokyo, Japan[1]
Pay-per-view chronology

G1 Climax Special 2011 Destruction '11 Power Struggle (2011)
Destruction chronology

Destruction '10 Destruction '11 Destruction (2012)

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.[1][2][3] 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.[4]

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.[1] 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.[1] In the main event, Hiroshi Tanahashi successfully defended the IWGP Heavyweight Championship against Tetsuya Naito.[1] Post-match, he was attacked by Toru Yano, who stole his title belt, setting up the title match between the two for Power Struggle.[1]

Results[edit | edit source]

# Results[1][2][3] Stipulations Times
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
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  • Videoicon.png – refers to the video of that match
  • D – indicates the match was a dark match

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Destruction'11 (in Japanese). New Japan Pro Wrestling. Retrieved on 2013-10-18.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Destruction 2011 . Pro Wrestling History. Retrieved on 2015-08-14.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Dark Angelita 2011-10-10. NJPW: Resultados “Destruction 2011” Nuevos IWGP Jr. Tag Team Champions (in Spanish). Superluchas. Retrieved on 2016-07-05.
  4. Grabianowski, Ed. How Pro Wrestling Works . HowStuffWorks, Inc.. Discovery Communications. Retrieved on 2014-09-13.
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