Battle Dome was a syndicated American television series that aired from September 1999 to April 2001. It combined elements of American Gladiators – inspired athletic competition with scripted antics more reminiscent of professional wrestling. Recurring character-athletes known as "Warriors" competed against weekly contestants in a variety of physically demanding (and sometimes dangerous) events. The series was filmed at the Los Angeles Sports Arena and produced by Columbia TriStar Television.

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 1999-09-18

Battle Dome - January 4 Tokyo Dome Show - Netflix

The January 4 Tokyo Dome Show is a major professional wrestling show, held by Japanese professional wrestling promotion New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW), held annually on January 4 in the Tokyo Dome. It has become an annual event that starts the new year in NJPW since its inception in 1992. NJPW have held shows at the Tokyo Dome as far back as April 24, 1989, but their January 4 show has become the most anticipated show on NJPW calendar. It is Japan's biggest wrestling event and NJPW's premier show, similar to what WrestleMania is for WWE. NJPW often invites other promotions, Japanese and international, to participate in their January 4 Tokyo Dome Shows as well, including several companies that have been involved in scripted inter-promotional rivalries such as All Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW), Big Japan Pro Wrestling (BJW), Pro Wrestling Zero1, Pro Wrestling Noah, and UWF International (UWFi) as well as representatives from the Mexican Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) promotion. The shows have regularly featured wrestlers from American promotions such as Ring of Honor (ROH), Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA, currently known as Impact Wrestling), and World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and have on these occasions been shown either partially or in full in the American market. The first two January 4 Tokyo Dome Shows were also the last two WCW/New Japan Supershows. Since 2007, when the event was renamed “Wrestle Kingdom in Tokyo Dome”, the Dome shows have been broadcast on pay-per-view (PPV). As of 2017 all the Dome shows have featured championship matches, including several titles not owned by NJPW. On three occasions (1998, 2006 and 2013), no titles changed hands during the show. Some of the earlier January 4 show attendance numbers have been disputed. Officially, the 1993 Tokyo Dome show set the attendance record with 63,500 fans packing the Tokyo Dome, while according to Dave Meltzer, the 1998 show holds the record with an attendance of 55,000. Unofficially, the 2007 and 2011 Dome shows drew the lowest gates with only 18,000 in attendance. As of 2017, the January 4 shows have hosted 282 matches (not including dark or pre-show matches), 94 of which were title matches leading to 44 title changes in total. The 2005 Tokyo Dome show had a 16-match card, the largest of any of the shows, while 2001, 2002, 2007, 2013, and 2016 featured 9 matches, the lowest number of matches on a show.

Battle Dome - Wrestling World 2002 - Netflix

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Wrestling World 2002 was the title of New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW)'s annual start of the year show that takes place on January 4 in the Tokyo Dome each year. Wrestling World 2002 was the eleventh January 4 Tokyo Dome Show held by NJPW. The show drew 52,000 spectators. The show was the first January 4 Tokyo Dome Show to feature wrestlers from Pro Wrestling Noah, with the main event of the nine match show being a successful defense of the GHC Heavyweight Championship as champion Jun Akiyama defeated NJPW representative Yuji Nagata. The show also featured a successful IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship defense by Kendo Kashin.

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