NJPW Dominion 2019 Live Coverage and Results

Welcome to Fightful.com's live coverage & discussion for tonight's NJPW Dominion 2019.

We'll be bringing you full, match by match coverage of every bout on the card and you can watch along with us, sending in your feedback on our Disqus boards below!


Match Card

Jon Moxley defeated Shota Umino

Shingo Takagi defeated Satoshi Kojima

YOSHI-HASHI & Jushin Thunder Liger defeated Minoru Suzuki & Zack Sabre Jr.

Ryusuke Taguchi, Juice Robinson & Hiroshi Tanahashi defeated Taiji Ishimori, Chase Owens & "Switchblade" Jay White

NEVER Openweight Championship

Tomohiro Ishii defeated Taichi to become the new NEVER Openweight Champion

IWGP Tag Team Championships

Guerrillas Of Destiny defeated EVIL & SANADA to retain their IWGP Tag Team Titles

IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship

Will Ospreay defeated Dragon Lee to become the new IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion

IWGP Intercontinental Championship

Tetsuya Naito defeated Kota Ibushi to become the new IWGP Intercontinental Champion

IWGP Heavyweight Championship

Kazuchika Okada defeated Chris Jericho to retain his IWGP Heavyweight Title


Live Coverage

Jon Moxley vs. Shota Umino

Umino cut Moxley off in the middle of his entrance here, hitting a dive to the floor and following up with a missile dropkick as well. Moxley swiflty responded though, landing a lariat and using some ground and pound too. A back suplex came next but Umino kicked out at 2, then eating an elbow drop for the same result. Moxley then applied an STF but after an immense struggle, Umino made it to the bottom rope. He then tried to fire back, throwing some forearms that had no impact but then landing a dropkick and German Suplex for 2.

Moxley quickly responded nonetheless, slamming Umino out of a vertical suplex and then closing the show via Death Rider.

Winner: Jon Moxley

Post-match, Moxley grabbed a microphone and announced that he wants in the G1 Climax! He then returned to the ring, picking Umino up and kindly walking him backstage.

Shingo Takagi vs. Satoshi Kojima

After a tight lock-up in center ring, Takagi landed a chop against the ropes and then tackled Kojima to the mat as well. The legend returned the favor though, then flying over the top as a brawl quickly commenced on the outside. In the midst of this wild exchange, the referee's count reached 19 as both men quickly scrambled into the ring. Back inside, Takagi gained the upper hand, unleashing a salvo of chops only for Kojima to do exactly the same in response. He failed to complete his signature sequence though, being cut off on the apron.

Both men then wrestled for position there, with Takagi landing a Death Valley Driver on the apron. Kojima retaliated smartly though, sweeping his foes' leg on the apron and slamming his face first as well. Koji Cutter followed in center ring but Takagi kicked out at 2. In response, Kojima upped the ante, hitting the same move but off the 2nd rope, still failing to close the show. Takagi soon fired back too, nailing his trademark striking combination and landing a vertical suplex as well.

Kojima blocked Pumping Bomber though, landing his own lariat and scoring a brainbuster for 2. Shingo quickly regained control regardless, using a DDT and hitting Pumper Bomber without even shifting Kojima. Instead he stood firm, firing back before running into a lariat that he incredibly kicked out of at 1. A strike exchange followed, going back and forth with strikes until Takagi hit Made in Japan for another near-fall. Finally, Takagi scored a Pumping Bomber and closed the show via Last of the Dragon.

Winner: Shingo Takagi

Post-match, Takagi says that he wants to make waves at Heavyweight, announcing an intention to enter the G1.

YOSHI-HASHI & Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Minoru Suzuki & Zack Sabre Jr.

Unsurprisingly, Suzuki and Sabre Jr jumped their foes before their bell, brawling into the crowd as the usual antics commenced. Things then settled down in-ring, with Sabre Jr dominating YOSHI-HASHI before bringing in Suzuki for some double-submissions behind the referee's back. YOSHI-HASHI then fired back, unleashing some forearms only to be floored in an instant by Suzuki's retaliation. Sabre and Suzuki then combined, using quick tags to control things as Liger kicked YOSHI-HASHI in order fire him up.

YOSHI-HASHI did exactly that too, landing some strikes and making the tag. Liger immediately run wild, flooring both Suzuki and Sabre until the former responded with a headbutt and armbar attempt. Suddenly Suzuki was back in control, applying a choke and thinking Gotch Style Piledriver only for Liger to respond with his own headbutt and suplex as well. Both men then made tags, with YOSHI-HASHI running wild on Sabre until the Englishman grounded things, applying an armbar and forcing Liger to break the hold.

Suzuki and Sabre then applied synchronized holds but neither closed the show, with a lariat allowing YOSHI-HASHI to turn the tide. A wild exchange followed and then incredibly, YOSHI-HASHI rolled Sabre up and scored the upset win! Post-match, Sabre looked to attack his foe but was floored for his troubles, with YOSHI-HASHI briefly holding Zack's title in celebration.

Winner: YOSHI-HASHI & Jushin Thunder Liger

Ryusuke Taguchi, Juice Robinson & Hiroshi Tanahashi vs.Taiji Ishimori, Chase Owens & "Switchblade" Jay White

Owens and Robinson got this one underway, wrestling for position until the latter briefly gained control. An elbow came in response though, with Owens targeting his foe's eye and eating a salvo of strikes as a result. That encouraged Owens to tag out, bringing in Ishimori who was swiftly greeted by Taguchi. Those two immediately went back and forth, with Ishimori taking evasive action as Bullet Club then went to work on the outside. They dominated on the floor, eventually returning Taguchi to the ring and using the numbers game to their advantage.

White then grabbed a hold, slowing things but eventually eating a hip attack for his troubles. That allowed Tanahashi's entry, running wild on all involved and hitting his sommersault senton on White for 2. The Bullet Club leader responded though, scoring a Saito Suplex as Bullet Club went to work until Tanahashi's partners made the save. That left only White and Tanahashi, leaving each other floored as Owens dragged Jay to their corner and tagged himself in. He dominated proceedings in the moments following, flurrying all round and landing Jewel Heist for 2.

Robinson then halted any interference, allowing Tanahashi to regain control and close the show via a new, almost GTR looking finisher

Winner: Ryusuke Taguchi, Juice Robinson & Hiroshi Tanahashi

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