New IWGP World Heavyweight Champion crowned at NJPW Dominion

The third IWGP World Heavyweight Champion was crowned at New Japan Pro-Wrestling's Dominion show

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Headlining New Japan Pro-Wrestling’s Dominion show was Shingo Takagi and Kazuchika Okada competing for the vacant IWGP World Heavyweight Championship. The title was vacated after Will Ospreay went down with an injury and was unable to compete. The third IWGP World Heavyweight Champion was crowned in the main event and it was Shingo Takagi.

There was a series of reversals between the two men in the final sequence of the match and that sequence ended with Takagi hitting his “Last of the Dragon” finisher to win his first world title in New Japan.

Takagi’s name is joining Kota Ibushi and Will Ospreay as IWGP World Heavyweight Champions.

Following his win, Takagi called out Ibushi, who he wants to defend the title against and Ibushi accepted. Next up on the docket for NJPW is their Kizuna Road tour that stretches throughout the month of June and following that is the Summer Struggle tour.

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