New Japan Pro-Wrestling has released the full match card for this Sunday’s highly anticipated Dominion event at Osaka-Jo Hall, the promotion’s second biggest annual show.
In the main event, Kazuchika Okada will make his second defense of the IWGP Heavyweight Championship in a first-time match against none other than All Elite Wrestling’s Chris Jericho. They’ll have a tough act to follow, however, as Kota Ibushi and Tetsuya Naito will war over the IWGP Intercontinental Championship in a huge rematch from their G1 Supercard instant classic.
Third from the top we have Dragon Lee defending the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight title against the winner of the 2019 Best of the Super Juniors tournament, Will Ospreay. Freshly announced is also an IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Championship match with the Guerrillas of Destiny defending against Los Ingobernables de Japon’s SANADA and EVIL.
Two more singles matches have been announced for Dominion as well. With Jon Moxley winning the IWGP U.S. Heavyweight title earlier this week, he will return to action against in impromptu challenger, Young Lion Shota Umino. With Shingo Takagi demanding a heavyweight opponent following the end of his 9-month undefeated streak in the Best of the Super Juniors Finals, he will face the legend Satoshi Kojima.
NJPW Dominion will air live on NJPW World and FITE TV this Sunday, June 9th kicking off at 3AM ET with English commentary from Kevin Kelly and the returning Don Callis.
June 9, 2019
— Jon Moxley vs. Shota Umino
— Satoshi Kojima vs. Shingo Takagi
— Jushin Thunder Liger & Yoshi-Hashi vs. Minoru Suzuki & Zack Sabre Jr.
— Hiroshi Tanahashi, Juice Robinson & Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Taiji Ishimori, Jay White & Chase Owens
NEVER OPENWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
— Taichi (c) vs. Tomohiro Ishii
IWGP TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
— Guerrillas of Destiny (c) vs. SANADA & EVIL
IWGP JR. HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
— Dragon Lee (c) vs. Will Ospreay
IWGP INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
— Kota Ibushi (c) vs. Tetsuya Naito
IWGP HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
— Kazuchika Okada (c) vs. Chris Jericho