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NJPW Dominion Preview: A historic event featuring the first ever ladder match in NJPW history

Pratyay Ghosh
654   //    17 Jun 2016, 18:59 IST
Kenny Omega is set to take on Michael Elgin in NJPW’s first ever ladder match

Money In The Bank isn’t the only wrestling pay-per-view taking place this weeked. New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Dominion PPV takes place from the iconic Osaka-jo Hall this Saturday and features a host of great matches and is also the last big event before the 2016 G1 Climax tournament.

Amongst the highlights of the card, Will Ospreay gets his shot at Kushida’s IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship; the title shot Ospreay got by winning the 2016 Best of Super Juniors.

The IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag-Team titles will be defended by Ricochet and Matt Sydal in a fatal-4-way elimination match also featuring The Young Bucks, Roppongi Vice and and reDragon. The IWGP Tag-Team titles will also be defended on the show, with champions Guerrillas of Destiny taking on The Briscoes.

The card also features the FIRST ladder match in NJPW history with Kenny Omega defending the IWGP Intercontinental Championship against Michael Elgin. Omega was originally supposed to take on Hiroshi Tanahashi who had to withdraw due to injuries.

The main even of the show is the rematch between new champion Tetsuya Naito and former champion Kazuchika Okada for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship.

The card also has a host of other great matches featuring the Bullet Club, Katsuyori Shibata, Hangman Page’s NJPW debut and others. Here’s the full card.

Six Man Tag Team Match

David Finlay, Jay White & Juice Robinson vs. TenKoji (Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima) & Manabu Nakanishi

Six Man Tag Team Match

BULLET CLUB (Bad Luck Fale, Hangman Page & Yujiro Takahashi) vs. Captain New Japan, Togi Makabe & Yoshitatsu

Tag Team Match

CHAOS (Tomohiro Ishii & YOSHI-HASHI) vs. Los Ingobernables de Japon (BUSHI & Sanada)

IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Title Four Way Elimination Match

Matt Sydal & Ricochet (c) vs. Young Bucks (Matt Jackson & Nick Jackson), Roppongi Vice (Beretta & Rocky Romero) & reDRagon (Bobby Fish & Kyle O'Reilly)

IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title Match

KUSHIDA (c) vs. Will Ospreay

IWGP Tag Team Title Match

Guerrillas Of Destiny (Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa) (c) vs. Briscoe Brothers (Jay Briscoe & Mark Briscoe)

NEVER Openweight Title Match

Yuji Nagata (c) vs. Katsuyori Shibata

IWGP Intercontinental Title Ladder Match

Kenny Omega (c) vs. Michael Elgin

IWGP Heavyweight Title Match

Tetsuya Naito (c) vs. Kazuchika Okada

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Pratyay Ghosh
Pro wrestling writer. Puroresu and Strong Style fan. Writer for SK Pro Wrestling and WrestleZone.
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