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This week on Wrestling Omakase we take a completely randomized look back at NJPW’s Dominion event over the years!
John is joined once again by returning guest and longtime friend Bryan Quinlan (@IM_NOT_QUINLAN). The off topic portion of this week’s episode is a little long for some reason, as we touch on the return of anime conventions and our various panel plans, anime we’ve been watching recently, hockey bets, who’s a problem gambler (?) and more. Once that’s out of the way they get into their main topic for the episode, a random look back at six different matches from various editions of NJPW’s annual June supercard, Dominion! You can see what we got below, unless you’d rather be surprised as you listen (in which case you should stop reading right now!):
2012: Takashi Iizuka & Toru Yano vs. Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima (NJPW World)
2013: Katsuyori Shibata vs. Hirooki Goto (NJPW World)
2014: Kota Ibushi vs. Ricochet (NJPW World)
2015: Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Toru Yano (NJPW World)
2017: NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Gauntlet (NJPW World: Japanese or English)
2018: Will Ospreay vs. Hiromu Takahashi (NJPW World: Japanese or English)
Topics that come up along the way include: why the fuck would you ring the bell when everyone is out in the crowd brawling and then count them all out, maybe it would have been better if this one hadn’t been restarted, We Miss Shibata: Part 234897, the locker room might have told Goto to please stop doing this one move, Rick O’Shea before he fell into the Main Event abyss, rolling out of the way too early, Tanahashi’s surprisingly long break, Toru Yano actually does a powerbomb, why does Hangman Page look like Brian Pillman in this match thumbnail, let us take you back to when ZSJ was a heavyweight but Taichi was still a junior (that didn’t look ridiculous at all), the randomizer gave us an Ospreay match which is kind of funny, and finally: Hiromu almost breaks his neck a month before he actually breaks his neck.
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