Loser Leaves Japan match, multiple title bouts announced for NJPW The New Beginning tour

Title matches, Loser Leaves Japan match and more made official for New Japan's upcoming tour

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Announcements for the upcoming New Beginning tour. 

Coming off the heels of Wrestle Kingdom 17 and New Year’s Dash, next up on the docket for New Japan Pro-Wrestling is their 2023 ‘The New Beginning tour’. 

Throughout the tour that starts on January 22nd and ends on February 11th, there are going to be multiple title matches including Kazuchika Okada defending the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship against Shingo Takagi. Jay White and Hikuleo’s Loser Leaves Japan match was made official as well. 

Below are some of the announcements for the tour:

** NJPW The New Beginning in Nagoya (1/22/23) Dolphin’s Arena in Nagoya, Japan
KOPW Championship: Shingo Takagi (c) vs. Great-O-Khan

** NJPW The New Beginning in Sapporo (2/4/23) Hokkaido Prefectural Sports Center in Sapporo, Japan
IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championships: Francesco Akira & TJP (c) vs. DOUKI & Yoshinobu Kanemaru
– Shota Umino vs. Tetsuya Naito

** NJPW The New Beginning in Sapporo (2/5/23) Hokkaido Prefectural Sports Center in Sapporo, Japan
IWGP Tag Team Championships: Bishamon (YOSHI-HASHI & Hirooki Goto) (c) vs. TMDK (Shane Haste & Mikey Nicholls)
NJPW World TV Championship: Zack Sabre Jr. (c) vs. Tomohiro Ishii
IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship: Hiromu Takahashi (c) vs. YOH

** NJPW The New Beginning in Osaka (2/11/23) EDION Arena Osaka in Osaka, Japan
Loser Leaves Japan Match: Hikuleo vs. Jay White
NEVER Openweight Championship: Tama Tonga (c) vs. El Phantasmo
IWGP World Heavyweight Championship: Kazuchika Okada (c) vs. Shingo Takagi

The full schedule can be viewed on NJPW’s official website.

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