New Jpaan News: First 6/18 Matches Announced
Although it’s only 4 matches, New Japan has already massively loaded up their DOMINION 6.18 card with some big matches including 3 title matches. Although it won’t be the main event, the biggest one is the first-ever IWGP & GHC DOUBLE TAG TEAM TITLE match! IWGP Champions Giant Bernard & Karl Anderson vs. GHC Champions Takuma Sano & Yoshihiro Takayama for BOTH titles in the ultimate tag battle according to New Japan. Anyone else thinking 1 hour epic draw? Additionally, Hirooki Goto gets another shot at the IWGP Heavyweight Championship as he’ll face Hiroshi Tanahashi for the title-will this finally be the big breakthrough win that has eluded Goto these last few years? And following their tournament final match yesterday in the US, inaugural IWGP Intercontinental Champion MVP will again face Toru Yano for the title, but this time MVP will defend the belt. The other match announced features the new and kinda odd team of Satoshi Kojima & Makabe uniting to face that annyoing bastard Minoru Suzuki and his chosen partner, Lance Archer. An 11-year veteran, Archer previously competed in both TNA & WWE and is a former NWA Tag Team Champion. He also participated in All-Japan in 2009. This guy is HUGE by puro standards-about 6’8″, 264 pounds/120 kg.
The plan is for 9-10 matches, more on those matches as they become available. DOMINION 6.18 will take place at Osaka Prefectural Gym.