Dominion 6.20
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The controversial promotional poster for the event, featuring Hiroshi Tanahashi, Hirooki Goto, Yuji Nagata, Shinsuke Nakamura and Togi Makabe surrounded by a swastika, SS bolts and a German eagle
Promotion New Japan Pro Wrestling
Date June 20, 2009[1]
Attendance 5,800[1]
Venue Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium[1]
City Osaka, Japan[1]
Pay-per-view chronology

Wrestling Dontaku 2009 Dominion 6.20 G1 Climax 2009
Dominion chronology

Dominion 6.20 Dominion 6.19

Dominion 6.20 was a professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) promoted by New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW). The event took place on June 20, 2009, in Osaka, Osaka, at the Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium. The event featured ten matches, two of which were contested for championships.[1][2][3] Go Shiozaki and Takashi Sugiura from Pro Wrestling Noah took part in the event as outsiders.[1] It was the first event under the Dominion name. The original promotional poster for the event created some controversy due to its usage of Nazi symbols.[4]

Production[edit | edit source]

Storylines[edit | edit source]

Dominion 6.20 featured ten 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.[5]

Event[edit | edit source]

The event marked the culmination of a storyline rivalry between the fifth Black Tiger and the fourth Tiger Mask in a Mask vs. Mask match, where Tiger Mask was victorious. Post-match, Black Tiger was prevented from escaping by Koji Kanemoto, the former third Tiger Mask, and then unmasked by Tiger Mask, revealing veteran wrestler Tatsuhito Takaiwa.[6] American promotion Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) representatives Team 3D (Brother Devon and Brother Ray) returned to NJPW at the event to successfully defend the IWGP Tag Team Championship against Giant Bernard and Karl Anderson.[1] In the main event, Hiroshi Tanahashi recaptured the IWGP Heavyweight Championship from Manabu Nakanishi and was afterwards challenged by Takashi Sugiura, setting up his first title defense.[1][3]

Results[edit | edit source]

# Results[1][2][3] Stipulations Times
1 Legend (Akira and Jushin Thunder Liger) defeated Koji Kanemoto and Nobuo Yoshihashi Tag team match 06:47
2 Takao Omori and Yutaka Yoshie defeated Mitsuhide Hirasawa and Super Strong Machine Tag team match 05:26
3 Apollo 55 (Prince Devitt and Ryusuke Taguchi) defeated Unione (Milano Collection AT and Taichi) Tag team match to determine the number one contender to the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship 13:13
4 Tiger Mask defeated Black Tiger Mask vs. Mask match 04:32
5 CHAOS (Jado, Shinsuke Nakamura, Takashi Iizuka and Tomohiro Ishii) defeated Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Tomoaki Honma, Wataru Inoue and Yuji Nagata Eight-man tag team match 12:12
6 Go Shiozaki defeated Kazuchika Okada Singles match 08:28
7 Team 3D (Brother Devon and Brother Ray) (c) defeated Chaos (Giant Bernard and Karl Anderson) Hardcore tag team match for the IWGP Tag Team Championship 18:04
8 Takashi Sugiura defeated Hirooki Goto Singles match 14:42
9 Toru Yano defeated Togi Makabe Singles match 14:16
10 Hiroshi Tanahashi defeated Manabu Nakanishi (c) Singles match for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship 31:18
  • (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 Dominion 6.20 (in Japanese). New Japan Pro Wrestling. Retrieved on 2013-10-18.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Dominion 2009 . Pro Wrestling History. Retrieved on 2015-08-14.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Golden, Hunter 2009-06-24. Rising Sun Soliloquy Newsletter #30 . Wrestleview. Retrieved on 2016-07-05.
  4. Meltzer, Dave 2009-05-11. Mon. update: White on ESPN; Nazi symbols on wrestling poster; Storm wrestling for ROH; Super Hulk . Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Archived from the original on 2013-10-23. Retrieved on 2013-10-22.
  5. Grabianowski, Ed. How Pro Wrestling Works . HowStuffWorks, Inc.. Discovery Communications. Retrieved on 2014-09-13.
  6. Dominion 6.20 (in Japanese). New Japan Pro Wrestling. Retrieved on 2013-10-18.
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