With Wrestle Kingdom 15 firmly in our rear view mirror, we’re moving on to New Japan Pro Wrestling’s annual February spectacular!
This year, New Beginning is split up into three shows, same as last year. All three shows, naturally, will air live and in full on NJPW World, so why not watch along with the best pro wrestling community on the internet?
Today’s action takes place in Hiroshima’s Sun Plaza Hall, kicking off at a ripe 4AM Eastern / 1AM Pacific, and is headlined by Hiromu Takahashi putting the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship on the line against SHO!
Suzuki-gun (El Desperado, Minoru Suzuki, & Yoshinobu Kanemaru) over Gabriel Kidd, Yota Tsuji, & Yuya Uemura by submission with a Boston Crab from Suzuki on Uemura.
BUSHI over Master Wato by pinfall with MX.
Chaos (Hirooki Goto, Kazuchika Okada, Tomohiro Ishii, Toru Yano, & YOSHI-HASHI) over Bullet Club (El Phantasmo, EVIL, “Switchblade” Jay White, Taiji Ishimori, & Yujiro Takahashi) by pinfall with a schoolboy from Yano on Yujiro.
Los Ingobernables de Japon (SANADA & Tetsuya Naito) over Kota Ibushi & Tomoaki Honma by pinfall with Destino from Naito on Honma.
Guerrillas of Destiny (Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa) (c) over Suzuki-gun (Taichi & Zack Sabre, Jr.) by disqualification after Taichi hit Tonga with the Iron Glove to retain the IWGP Tag Team Championship.
Hiromu Takahashi (c) over SHO by pinfall with Time Bomb II to retain the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship.
Post-match, El Phantasmo, BUSHI, and Taiji Ishimori ran in, Phantasmo called a shot for the junior title, claiming he wasn’t going to leave Japan without it, and Hiromu said he can have a shot on the condition that he and Ishimori put the junior tag titles on the line against LIJ first.
Enjoy the show!