NJPW Dominion 2018: Full Results

Okada and Omega put on yet another classic. Shocker.

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New Japan Pro-Wrestling hit all the right notes yet again on Saturday, delivering a spectacular Dominion show which featured title changes and exemplary wrestling aplenty.

The Osaka-jo Hall event, traditionally the second-biggest in the Japanese promotion's calendar, boasted the fourth in Kenny Omega and Kazuchika Okada's glittering series, as well as a return to the company for Chris Jericho, and a first IWGP Tag Title shot for The Young Bucks.

It didn't let us down. Here are the results in full:

- Suzuki-gun (El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemura) bested Roppongi 3K to retain the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles after Sho was blindsided by a whiskey bottle to the noggin.

- Dave Finlay & Juice Robinson downed Chaos (Yoshi-Hashi & Jay White) when the former CJ Parker hit White with a Pulp Friction for the pin.

- Minoru Suzuki & Zack Sabre Jr. defeated Tomohiro Ishii & Toru Yano. Yano tapped to Sabre. After the bout, Ishii laid out Suzuki, only for the veteran to fight back.

- Michael Elgin pinned Taichi with the Revolution Elgin Bomb to claim the NEVER Openweight Championship.

- The Young Bucks won the IWGP Heayweight Tag Team Titles for the first time from Sanada & EVIL, when they eventually managed to pin the former following a series of failed Meltzer Drivers.

- The Bullet Club (Cody Rhodes, Hangpage, & Marty Scurll) saw off the veteran trio of Hiroshi Tanahashi, Jushin Liger, & Rey Mysterio Jr. in an absolutely star-studded contest.

- Hiromu Takahashi saw off IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion Will Ospreay in a typically eye-catching encounter.

- Chris Jericho - made up like Alice Cooper - snatched the pin and the IWGP Intercontinental Title from Tetsuya Naito after catching him with a low blow and a second Codebreaker. The Canadian continued his assault on Naito after the bell, only for EVIL to make the save.

- Finally, Kenny Omega scored the decisive fall in his 2/3 falls contest opposite Kazuchika Okada to take the IWGP Heavyweight Championship. The match ran an incredible 1:04:50, and like their previous three encounters, absolutely blew viewers away. Post-victory, Omega cut an emotional promo in the middle of the ring, punctuated by Cody Rhodes appearing on the entrance ramp. I think we know where this is headed.

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