Wrestling Dontaku 2009
Promotion New Japan Pro Wrestling
Date May 3, 2009[1]
Attendance 5,500[1]
Venue Fukuoka Kokusai Center[1]
City Fukuoka, Japan[1]
Pay-per-view chronology

Resolution '09 Wrestling Dontaku 2009 Dominion 6.20
Wrestling Dontaku chronology

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Wrestling Dontaku 2009 was a professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) promoted by New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW). The event took place on May 3, 2009, in Fukuoka, Fukuoka, at the Fukuoka Kokusai Center. The event featured nine matches (including one dark match), one of which was contested for a championship.[1][2][3][4] It was the sixth event and first in eight years under the Wrestling Dontaku name.

Production[edit | edit source]

Storylines[edit | edit source]

Wrestling Dontaku 2009 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.[5]

Event[edit | edit source]

CIMA from Dragon Gate worked the event as an outsider.[1] In the semi main event of the evening, Giant Bernard and Karl Anderson defeated Tencozy (Hiroyoshi Tenzan and Satoshi Kojima) to become the number one contenders to the IWGP Tag Team Championship. In the main event, Hiroshi Tanahashi successfully defended the IWGP Heavyweight Championship against the winner of the 2009 New Japan Cup, Hirooki Goto, and afterwards nominated Manabu Nakanishi as his next challenger.[1][3]

Aftermath[edit | edit source]

Three days after Wrestling Dontaku 2009, Manabu Nakanishi defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi to win the IWGP Heavyweight Championship for the first time in what was considered a major upset.[4]

Results[edit | edit source]

# Results[1][2][3][4] Stipulations Times
1D Mitsuhide Hirasawa defeated Nobuo Yoshihashi Singles match 06:19
2 Unione (Milano Collection AT and Taichi) defeated Apollo 55 (Prince Devitt and Ryusuke Taguchi) Tag team match 10:15
3 Akira, Kazuchika Okada and Wataru Inoue wrestled CHAOS (Black Tiger, Gedo and Jado) to a draw Six-man tag team match 09:39
4 Wild Child (Manabu Nakanishi and Takao Omori) defeated Legend (Masahiro Chono and Riki Choshu) Tag team match 12:07
5 CHAOS (Shinsuke Nakamura and Toru Yano) defeated G.B.H. (Togi Makabe and Tomoaki Honma) Tag team match 11:32
6 CIMA and Jushin Thunder Liger defeated Koji Kanemoto and Tiger Mask Tag team match 13:03
7 Yuji Nagata defeated Takashi Iizuka Dog Collar Chain Deathmatch 20:07
8 CHAOS (Giant Bernard and Karl Anderson) defeated Tencozy (Hiroyoshi Tenzan and Satoshi Kojima) Tag team match to determine the number one contender to the IWGP Tag Team Championship 18:44
9 Hiroshi Tanahashi (c) defeated Hirooki Goto Singles match for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship 29:39
  • (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 ja:レスリングどんたく 2009 (in Japanese). New Japan Pro Wrestling. Retrieved on 2013-10-18.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Wrestling Dontaku 2009 . Pro Wrestling History. Retrieved on 2015-08-14.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 ja:新日本プロレス「レスリングどんたく2009」 (in Japanese). Nikkan Sports (2009-05-03). Archived from the original on 2009-05-07. Retrieved on 2016-07-05.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Golden, Hunter 2009-05-06. Rising Sun Soliloquy Newsletter #23 . Wrestleview. Retrieved on 2016-07-05.
  5. Grabianowski, Ed. How Pro Wrestling Works . HowStuffWorks, Inc.. Discovery Communications. Retrieved on 2014-09-13.
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