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Wrestling World 1999 was a professional wrestling event produced by New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW). It took place on January 4, 1998 in the Tokyo Dome. Wrestling World 1999 was the eighth January 4 Tokyo Dome Show held by NJPW. The show drew 52,500 spectators and $5,300,000 in ticket sales.[1] The show featured 10 matches in total including four championship matches, three of which saw the championship change 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

Wrestling World 1999 featured professional 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 Manabu Nakanishi defeated Kazuyuki Fujita Singles match 11:10
2 Osamu Kido, Tadao Yasuda and Tatsumi Fujinami defeated Kengo Kimura, Michiyoshi Ohara and Tatsutoshi Goto Six-man tag team match 09:17
3 Dr. Wagner Jr. and Kendo Kashin defeated Shinjiro Otani and Tatsuhito Takaiwa (c) Tag team match for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship 16:53
4 Jushin Thunder Liger (c) defeated Koji Kanemoto Singles match for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship 23:11
5 Kensuke Sasaki defeated Atsushi Onita by disqualification Singles match 05:55
6 Yuji Nagata defeated David Beneteau Singles match 05:30
7 Don Frye defeated Brian Johnston via referee stoppage Singles match 07:55
8 Shinya Hashimoto wrestled Naoya Ogawa to a no contest Singles match 06:58
9 Tencozy (Hiroyoshi Tenzan and Satoshi Kojima) defeated Genichiro Tenryu and Shiro Koshinaka (c) Tag team match for the IWGP Tag Team Championship 16:35
10 Keiji Mutoh defeated Scott Norton (c) Singles match for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship 19:01
  • (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 Wrestling World 1999 . ProWrestlingHistory.com (1999-01-04). 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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