This Saturday New Japan Pro Wrestling invades the Osaka-jo Hall to bring you Dominion. This years card features a handful of fantastic matchups, including an epic heavyweight title bout that is a rematch from last year’s main event. What makes this show even more notable is the sheer number of WWE talent who are wrestling on this card. Besides alums Cody and Juice Robinson (Both have become much bigger stars than they ever were for the WWE) The biggest name of course would be the Ayatollah of Rock and Rolla Chris Jericho who battles Tetsuya Naito for the IWGP Intercontinental Championship. Y2J has already proven that his name alone adds much prestige to an event after his performance at this past January’s WrestleKingdom 12 brought PPV buys and New Japan World subscribers up significantly. If Jericho manages to sneak out a win, he’ll capture his 10th intercontinental title.
The other marquee name is Rey Mysterio Jr. making his NJPW debut. Originally the lucha king was set to work the L.A. show, but was recovering from injury and decided to take the time to heal. Can Rey Rey add more foreign viewers to the Japanese promotion much like Jericho did? I believe so.
Check out the full card for the show below thanks to the Wrestling Observer:
* Kazuchika Okada (c) vs. Kenny Omega (IWGP Heavyweight Championship – 2 out of 3 falls/no time limit)
* Tetsuya Naito (c) vs. Chris Jericho (IWGP Intercontinental Championship)
* Will Ospreay (c) vs. Hiromu Takahashi (IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship)
* EVIL and SANADA (c) vs. The Young Bucks (IWGP Tag Team Championship)
* Hirooki Goto (c) vs. Michael Elgin vs. Taichi (NEVER Openweight Championship)
* El Desperado and Yoshinobu Kanemaru (c) vs. SHO and YOH (IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship)
* David Finlay and Juice Robinson vs. YOSHI-HASHI and Jay White
* Toru Yano and Tomohiro Ishii vs. Zack Sabre Jr. and Minoru Suzuki
* Rey Mysterio, Jushin Thunder Liger, and Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Marty Scurll, Hangman Page, and Cody