Wrestling Dontaku 2013
Promotion(s) NJPW
Date May 3, 2013
Venue Fukuoka Kokusai Center
City Fukuoka, Fukuoka
Attendance 6,800
Television SKY PerfecTV! (PPV)
Japan iPPV NicoNico
Internat'l iPPV Ustream
Official Results
iPPV Chronology
Next Event Dominion 6.22
Prior Event Invasion Attack (2013)
Wrestling Dontaku 2013 was a pro-wrestling event held by New Japan Pro-Wrestling on May 5, 2013 at the Fukuoka Kokusai Center.  It was available as a pay-per-view in Japan on SKY PerfecTV! and NicoNico, and worldwide on Ustream.

Event Edit

Two titles changed hands during the event, first the Forever Hooligans (Alex Koslov and Rocky Romero) defeated Time Splitters (Alex Shelley and Kushida) for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship and then Tencozy (Hiroyoshi Tenzan and Satoshi Kojima) defeated K.E.S. (Davey Boy Smith Jr. and Lance Archer) for the IWGP Tag Team Championship in a four-way match.[1] The event featured two matches in the storyline rivalry between the Complete Players and G.B.H. In the first Complete Player Masato Tanaka successfully defended the NEVER Openweight Championship against freelancer Tomoaki Honma, while in the second G.B.H. leader Togi Makabe defeated Yujiro Takahashi to end their three-month-long rivalry.[1] Other successful title defenses saw IWGP Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura defeat Shelton X Benjamin and IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada defeat Minoru Suzuki.[1] Post-match, Okada was challenged by Makabe, setting up the main event for Dominion 6.22.[1] The event also saw a surprise appearance from Tetsuya Naito, who announced he was going to be returning from his knee surgery and wrestling his first match on June 22 at Dominion 6.22.[1] In a major storyline development, Karl Anderson turned on Hiroshi Tanahashi after their match against each other and came together with Prince Devitt, Bad Luck Fale and Tama Tonga to form Bullet Club.

Results Edit

No. Results Stipulations Times
1D Jushin Thunder Liger, Máximo, Tiger Mask and Yuji Nagata defeated Chaos (GedoJadoTomohiro Ishii and Yoshi-Hashi) Eight-man tag team match 07:04
2 Forever Hooligans (Alex Koslov and Rocky Romero) defeated Time Splitters (Alex Shelley and Kushida) (c) Tag team match for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship 11:05
3 Bad Luck Fale and Prince Devitt defeated Captain New Japan and Ryusuke Taguchi Tag team match 05:28
4 Tencozy (Hiroyoshi Tenzan and Satoshi Kojima) defeated K.E.S. (Davey Boy Smith Jr. and Lance Archer) (c), Chaos (Takashi Iizuka and Toru Yano) and Muscle Orchestra (Manabu Nakanishi and Strong Man) Four-way tag team match for the IWGP Tag Team Championship 10:40
5 Masato Tanaka (c) defeated Tomoaki Honma Singles match for the NEVER Openweight Championship 09:32
6 Togi Makabe defeated Yujiro Takahashi Singles match 09:59
7 Hirooki Goto and Katsuyori Shibata wrestled to a draw Singles match 11:39
8 Hiroshi Tanahashi defeated Karl Anderson (with Tama Tonga) Singles match 12:52
9 Shinsuke Nakamura (c) defeated Shelton X Benjamin Singles match for the IWGP Intercontinental Championship 14:59
10 Kazuchika Okada (c) (with Gedo) defeated Minoru Suzuki Singles match for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship 30:49