WARNING! This post contains spoilers for the New Japan show Dominion 6.9!
Like most wrestling shows these days, New Japan’s Dominion 6.9 event today (June 9, natch) has to be watched for potential ties to other big shows. And since Cody and The Young Bucks, hosts of All In, were wrestling in Osaka, that’s a good place to start for possible connections.
Cody, Marty Scurll and Adam Page, two other Bullet Club members who will be at the indie supershow in Chicago on Labor Day weekend, picked up a win over a team which included Rey Mysterio. That could possibly set-up an angle for Rey in Sears Centre against either The Villain or Hangman, should All In opt to go in that direction. Both men worked with Mysterio in the match, including taking a double 6-1-9, and the luchador chase off the heels when they tried to work a post-match beatdown on one of his partners, Jushin “Thunder” Liger.
The more intriguing development came earlier in the night, however. Matt and Nick Jackson’s move to heavyweight went as well as possible with The Bucks defeating LIJ’s EVIL and SANADA to become IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Champions for this first time. That means they could bring those belts to All In if they can hold them that long, and if New Japan lets them - possibly along with the Ring of Honor Tag Titles if Matt and Nick can beat The Briscoes at Best In The World later this month.
Not only that, however, but after the win, The Bucks invited New Japan English language announcer Don Callis to All In. Callis would likely serve as an announcer on the show, which doesn’t seem like that big a splash. But considering who he is, there are other ramifications to consider...
- Does this confirm the show will be broadcast?
- Could it be aired on NJPWWorld?
- Is Callis just coming in his role as New Japan color commentator, or also as Impact Wrestling’s co-vice president?
Let that sink in, ponder those questions and send you congrats to The Bucks in the comments below, Cagesiders.