New Japan Pro Wrestling has made a slew of announcements this week for their upcoming New Beginning tours of the U.S. and Japan.
On Wednesday, they released the cards for the two New Beginning shows in Sapporo on February 1st and 2nd along with the New Beginning in Osaka show on February 9th at Osaka-jo Hall, which is the major show of the tour.
Of note, Jon Moxley will be wrestling on all three of the shows including the big IWGP United States title match against Minoru Suzuki in Osaka, which will be underneath the main event of Tetsuya Naito and KENTA for the Double championship, an IWGP junior heavyweight title match between rivals Hiromu Takahashi and Ryu Lee (the former Dragon Lee), and a match for the IWGP junior heavyweight tag titles. The card is a big one for New Japan as they are running the larger Osaka-jo Hall for New Beginning compared to past years that took place from Edion Arena.
The Japanese leg of the New Beginning tour kicks off Saturday, January 25th in Ibaraki. After the Sapporo shows, they will run Korakuen Hall three consecutive nights from February 4th to 6th before the card at Osaka-jo Hall.
There will also be a Tiger Hattori retirement show on February 19th at Korakuen Hall and Manabu Nakanishi’s retirement card is set for February 22nd at the same venue.
Here are the complete cards for the New Beginning shows that will stream live on New Japan World:
New Beginning in Sapporo – Saturday, February 1st at 4 am Eastern
*El Phantasmo & Taiji Ishimori vs. Tiger Mask & Yuya Uemura
*Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Manabu Nakanishi & Yota Tsuji vs. Togi Makabe, Tomoaki Honma & Toa Henare
*Zack Sabre Jr., El Desperado, Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Douki vs. Will Ospreay, Roppongi 3K & Ryusuke Taguchi
*Hiromu Takahashi & Bushi vs. Ryu Lee & Robbie Eagles
*Tetsuya Naito & Sanada vs. KENTA & Jay White
*Kazuchika Okada & Jon Moxley vs. Minoru Suzuki & Taichi
*EVIL vs. Tomohiro Ishii
*Hirooki Goto vs. Shingo Takagi for the NEVER Openweight title
New Beginning in Sapporo – Sunday, February 2nd at 1 am Eastern
*Toa Henare vs. Yota Tsuji
*Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Manabu Nakanishi & Tiger Mask vs. Togi Makabe, Tomoaki Honma & Yuya Uemura
*El Phantasmo vs. Gabriel Kidd
*Hirooki Goto, Tomohiro Ishii & Robbie Eagles vs. Shingo Takagi, EVIL & Bushi
*Jon Moxley, Roppongi 3K & Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Minoru Suzuki, El Desperado, Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Douki
*Tetsuya Naito, Sanada & Hiromu Takahashi vs. KENTA, Jay White & Taiji Ishimori
*Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Will Ospreay for the British heavyweight title
*Kazuchika Okada vs. Taichi
New Beginning in Osaka – Sunday, February 9th at 2 am Eastern
*Manabu Nakanishi, Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima & Yuji Nagata vs. Togi Makabe, Tomoaki Honma, Toa Henare & Ryusuke Taguchi
*Roppongi 3K vs. El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru for the IWGP junior heavyweight tag titles
*Juice Robinson, David Finlay, Kota Ibushi & Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Guerrillas of Destiny, Yujiro & Chase Owens
*Kazuchika Okada & Will Ospreay vs. Zack Sabre Jr. & Taichi
*Sanada vs. Jay White
*Hiromu Takahashi vs. Ryu Lee for the IWGP junior heavyweight title
*Jon Moxley vs. Minoru Suzuki for the IWGP United States title
*Tetsuya Naito vs. KENTA for the IWGP heavyweight title