Here's a place to check results and comment along with New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW)'s New Year Dash!! - happening Monday, January 6, 2020 from Tokyo Dome City Hall. The show will air live during the early morning hours for United States audiences, with a replay available an hour after the main show wraps.
NJPW has their own, WWE Network like streaming service, New Japan World which can be subscribed to worldwide and that will broadcast the show. You can access NJW at this link. At current exchange rate, the service is slightly more than $10 per month, and NJPW has a rotating crew including Kevin Kelly, Rocky Romero, “Mr. Juicy” Gino Gambino, and Chris Charlton on hand to provide English commentary on the World service.
That leaves the time difference from Tokyo as the major challenge. With a bell time of 6:30PM in Japan, the broadcast will start at 4:30AM Eastern / 1:30AM Pacific time in the United States.
It should be worth waking up at butt o’clock, however. New Year Dash!! is perhaps most easily described as New Japan’s version of the Raw after WrestleMania— everybody that was on Wrestle Kingdom should be in attendance, you get some unusual matchups out of it, and ideally a big angle or two to boot. And, to add a little more excitement to the mix, the card will be kept secret until the show begins.
Use this space to discuss the show before, during (whenever you watch) and after with the best pro wrestling community on the internet, and we'll update the results as we have them.
- Yugi Nagata def. Gabriel Kidd via submission with Nagata Lock II
- Minoru Suzuki & DOUKI def. Tiger Mask & Yuya Uemura via pinfall (Suzuki on Uemura after a rear naked choke into the Gotch-style piledriver)
- The Empire (Will Ospreay, The Great-O-Khan, & Jeff Cobb) def. Yota Tsuji & TenKoji (Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima) via pinfall (Cobb on Tsuji after Ospreay’s Oscutter)
- Tenzan was stretchered off after a post-match beatdown by Ospreay & crew
- Bullet Club (Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa, El Phantasmo, & Taiji Ishimori) def. Suzuki-gun (Taichi, Zack Sabre Jr, El Desperado, & Yoshinobu Kanemaru) via pinfall (ELP on Kanemaru after a superkick with a possibly loaded boot)
- ELP & Ishimori posed with Desperado & Kanemaru’s IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag titles afterwards
- CHAOS (Yoshi-Hashi, Tomohiro Ishii, Hirooki Goto, Toru Yano & Kazuchika Okada) def. Bullet Club (Chase Owens, Yujiro Takahashi, Bad Luck Fale, EVIL, & Jay White) via pinfall (Ishii on White after a vertical drop brainbuster)
- No big post-match angle after White’s big promo yesterday. Kidd & Gedo helped him to the back.
- Los Ingobernables de Japon (Tetsuya Naito, Shingo Takagi, Hiromu Takahashi & BUSHI) def. Kota Ibushi, Hiroshi Tanahashi, Rocky Romero, SHO & Master Wato via pinfall (BUSH on Wato after MX)
- Show closed with staredowns between future title foes Tanahashi & Shingo, SHO & Hiromu, and SANADA & Ibushi
Enjoy the show!