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Toukon Shidou Chapter 1 was a professional wrestling event produced by New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW). It took place on January 4 in the Tokyo Dome. Toukon Shidou Chapter 1 was the fifteenth January 4 Tokyo Dome Show held by NJPW. The show drew 31,000 spectators.[1] The main focus of the 11 match show was the IWGP championship defenses in the semi-main event and the main event. In the semi-main event Masahiro Chono and Hiroyoshi Tenzan successfully defended the IWGP Tag Team Championship against Shiro Koshinaka and Takao Omori; while the main event featured Brock Lesnar retaining the IWGP Heavyweight Championship against Shinsuke Nakamura. For only the second time in the history of the January 4 Tokyo Dome Shows, no title changed hands.

ProductionEdit

BackgroundEdit

The January 4 Tokyo Dome Show is NJPW's biggest annual even and has been called "the largest professional wrestling show in the world outside of the United States" and the "Japanese equivalent to the Super Bowl".[2][3]

StorylinesEdit

Toukon Shidou Chapter 1 featured rofessional wrestling matches that involved different wrestlers from pre-existing scripted feuds and storylines. Wrestlers portrayed villains, heroes, or less distinguishable characters in scripted events that built tension and culminated in a wrestling match or series of matches.[4]

ResultsEdit

# Results Stipulations Times
1 Ryoji Sai defeated Naofumi Yamamoto Singles match 08:18
2 BADBOY Hido, Kintaro Kanemura and Masato Tanaka defeated Gedo, Jado and Jushin Thunder Liger Six-man tag team match 10:03
3 Minoru and Tiger Mask defeated Tatsuhito Takaiwa and Tomohiro Ishii Tag team match 12:11
4 Daisuke Sekimoto, KAMIKAZE, Kohei Sato, Riki Choshu, Takashi Uwano and Yoshihito Sasaki defeated Hirooki Goto, Hiroshi Nagao, Osamu Nishimura, Takashi Iizuka, Tatsumi Fujinami and Toru Yano Twelve-man tag team match 12:16
5 Akebono and Yutaka Yoshie defeated Black Strong Machine and Hiro Saito Tag team match 09:18
6 Yuji Nagata defeated Kazunari Murakami Singles match 13:11
7 Shinjiro Otani defeated Koji Kanemoto Singles match 10:47
8 Katsuyori Shibata defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi Singles match 11:59
9 Giant Bernard defeated Manabu Nakanishi Singles match 09:53
10 Cho-Ten (Masahiro Chono and Hiroyoshi Tenzan) (c) defeated Shiro Koshinaka and Takao Omori Tag team match for the IWGP Tag Team Championship 19:28
11 Brock Lesnar (c) defeated Shinsuke Nakamura Singles match for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship 08:58
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  • Videoicon – refers to the video of that match

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Toukon Shidou Chapter 1 . ProWrestlingHistory.com (2006-01-04). Retrieved on 2010-04-13.
  2. GFW News: New Japan Pro Wrestling "Wrestle Kingdom 9" press conference details . Pro Wrestling Dot Net (2014-12-23). Retrieved on 2017-10-09.
  3. Keller, Wade 2016-12-13. New Japan's WrestleKingdom 11 to air on AXS TV starting Jan. 13 in four weekly special episodes with Ross & Barnett on commentary . Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved on 2017-10-09.
  4. Grabianowski, Ed. How Pro Wrestling Works . HowStuffWorks, Inc.. Discovery Communications. Retrieved on 2017-10-09.

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