|Promotion||New Japan Pro Wrestling|
|Date||September 29, 2013|
|Venue||Kobe World Memorial Hall|
Destruction (2013) was a pay-per-view (PPV) promoted by New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW). The event took place on September 29, 2013, in Kobe, Hyōgo, at the Kobe World Memorial Hall. The event featured ten matches (including one dark match), four of which were contested for championships. It was the seventh event under the Destruction name.
Production[edit | edit source]
Storylines[edit | edit source]
Destruction featured ten 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]
As part of the newly revived relationship between NJPW and the National Wrestling Alliance(NWA), the event featured the third time Rob Conway defended the NWA World Heavyweight Championship in a NJPW ring. The event also saw the culmination of a storyline rivalry between Hiroshi Tanahashi and Prince Devitt, with Tanahashi emerging victorious in a Lumberjack Deathmatch, which set him up as the next challenger for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship. Tetsuya Naito, coming off winning the 2013 G1 Climax, defeated Masato Tanaka to retain his certificate for an IWGP Heavyweight Championship match at Wrestle Kingdom 8 in Tokyo Dome and capture the NEVER Openweight Championship. In the semi-main event, a rematch from Wrestling Dontaku 2013, Shinsuke Nakamura successfully defended the IWGP Intercontinental Championship against Shelton X Benjamin, avenging a loss from final day of the 2013 G1 Climax. In the main event, Kazuchika Okada successfully defended the IWGP Heavyweight Championship against Satoshi Kojima, also avenging a prior loss from the final day of the 2013 G1 Climax.
Results[edit | edit source]
|1D||CHAOS (Takashi Iizuka, Yoshi-Hashi and Yujiro Takahashi) defeated BUSHI, Takaaki Watanabe and Tiger Mask||Six-man tag team match||06:13|
|2||Time Splitters (Alex Shelley and KUSHIDA) defeated Suzuki-gun (Taichi and Taka Michinoku)||Tag team match to determine the number one contender to the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship||12:10|
|3||Rob Conway (c) (with Bruce Tharpe) defeated Jushin Thunder Liger||Singles match for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship||08:16|
|4||Captain New Japan, Máscara Dorada, Togi Makabe and Tomoaki Honma defeated Bullet Club (Bad Luck Fale, Karl Anderson, Rey Bucanero and Tama Tonga)||Eight-man tag team match||10:05|
|5||Toru Yano defeated Minoru Suzuki by countout||Singles match||08:56|
|6||Laughter7 (Katsuyori Shibata and Kazushi Sakuraba) defeated Manabu Nakanishi and Yuji Nagata||Tag team match||10:49|
|7||Hiroshi Tanahashi (with Captain New Japan, Tiger Mask, Togi Makabe and Tomoaki Honma) defeated Prince Devitt (with Bad Luck Fale, Karl Anderson, Rey Bucanero and Tama Tonga)||Lumberjack Deathmatch||13:32|
|8||Tetsuya Naito defeated Masato Tanaka (c)||Singles match for the NEVER Openweight Championship and Tokyo Dome IWGP Heavyweight Championship challenge right certificate||18:10|
|9||Shinsuke Nakamura (c) defeated Shelton X Benjamin||Singles match for the IWGP Intercontinental Championship||12:07|
|10||Kazuchika Okada (c) (with Gedo) defeated Satoshi Kojima||Singles match for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship||24:44|
References[edit | edit source]
- Destruction (in Japanese). New Japan Pro Wrestling. Retrieved on 2013-10-18.
- 新日本プロレス「Destruction」 (in Japanese). Sports Navi. Yahoo! (2013-09-29). Retrieved on 2013-10-18.
- Namako, Jason 2013-09-29. 9/29 NJPW iPPV Results: Hyogo, Japan (Okada/Kojima) . Wrestleview. Retrieved on 2013-10-18.
- Grabianowski, Ed. How Pro Wrestling Works . HowStuffWorks, Inc.. Discovery Communications. Retrieved on 2014-09-13.