Destruction (2012)
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Promotional poster for the event, featuring Hiroshi Tanahashi, Kazuchika Okada, Shinsuke Nakamura, Togi Makabe, Tetsuya Naito and Hirooki Goto
Promotion New Japan Pro Wrestling
Date September 23, 2012[1]
Attendance 8,000[1]
Venue Kobe World Memorial Hall[1]
City Kobe, Japan[1]
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Destruction (2012) was a pay-per-view (PPV) promoted by New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW). The event took place on September 23, 2012, in Kobe, Hyōgo, at the Kobe World Memorial Hall. The event featured nine matches, two of which were contested for championships.[1][2][3] It was the sixth event under the Destruction name.

Production[edit | edit source]

Storylines[edit | edit source]

Destruction featured nine 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 featured the professional wrestling return match of both Katsuyori Shibata and Kazushi Sakuraba, two longtime mixed martial artists, who defeated Hiromu Takahashi and Wataru Inoue.[1] The event also featured outside participation from freelancer Daisuke Sasaki, Kaientai Dojo representative Kengo Mashimo and Pro Wrestling NOAH representative Naomichi Marufuji, who unsuccessfully challenged Hiroshi Tanahashi for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship in the main event.[1] During the event, Kota Ibushi successfully defended the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship against Ryusuke Taguchi.[1]

Results[edit | edit source]

# Results[1][2][3][5] Stipulations Times
1 CHAOS (Takashi Iizuka and Tomohiro Ishii) defeated Captain New Japan and Tama Tonga Tag team match 09:16
2 Alex Shelley, BUSHI and KUSHIDA defeated Chaos (Alex Koslov, Gedo and Rocky Romero) Six-man tag team match 09:37
3 Low Ki defeated Daisuke Sasaki Singles match 08:45
4 Suzuki-gun (Harry Smith, Lance Archer and Minoru Suzuki) defeated Tencozy (Hiroyoshi Tenzan and Satoshi Kojima) and Yuji Nagata Six-man tag team match 12:02
5 Togi Makabe defeated Kengo Mashimo Singles match 09:02
6 Laughter7 (Katsuyori Shibata and Kazushi Sakuraba) defeated Hiromu Takahashi and Wataru Inoue Tag team match 03:03
7 Kota Ibushi (c) defeated Ryusuke Taguchi Singles match for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship 17:06
8 Hirooki Goto, Karl Anderson and Tetsuya Naito defeated CHAOS (Kazuchika Okada, Shinsuke Nakamura and Yujiro Takahashi) Six-man tag team match 15:08
9 Hiroshi Tanahashi (c) defeated Naomichi Marufuji Singles match for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship 23:35
  • (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 NJPW 40th anniversary Destruction (in Japanese). New Japan Pro Wrestling. Retrieved on 2013-10-18.
  2. 2.0 2.1 新日本プロレス「Destruction」 (in Japanese). Sports Navi. Yahoo! (2012-09-23). Archived from the original on 2012-09-26. Retrieved on 2013-10-18.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Destruction 2012 . Pro Wrestling History. Retrieved on 2015-08-14.
  4. Grabianowski, Ed. How Pro Wrestling Works . HowStuffWorks, Inc.. Discovery Communications. Retrieved on 2014-09-13.
  5. Dark Angelita 2012-09-23. NJPW: Resultados “NJPW 40th Anniversary – Destruction” 23/09/2012 (in Spanish). Superluchas. Retrieved on 2016-07-05.
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