New Japan has unveiled the New Beginning In USA cards, highlighted by a Roppongi Vice reunion in Los Angeles. The former IWGP Jr. Tag Team Champions in Rocky Romero and Baretta will team up to face the duo of Juice Robinson and Tracy Williams of the LIFEBLOOD stable. David Finlay will be in singles action against Chuckie T while Ring Of Honor Television Champion Jeff Cobb will go one-on-one against NJPW Dojo student Karl Fredericks.
Baretta will then challenge Juice Robinson on Feb. 1 in Charlotte, NC for the IWGP United States Championship with the semi-main will consist of Chuckie T and Rocky Romero taking on Tracy Williams and David Finlay.
Here’s more from New Japan Pro-Wrestling’s English site pertaining to the title match:
On February 1st in Charlotte, North Carolina, the IWGP US Championship will be on the line as Beretta challenges the 5th Champion, Juice Robinson. Beretta was initially scheduled to challenge the 4th champion, Cody, last year, but the match was postponed due to Cody’s untimely injury. After Juice regained the Championship at Wrestle Kingdom, Beretta challenged him backstage in a good-natured confrontation. Juice’s first reign was disappointing for him, as he failed to make a single successful defense of the title, but he seems confident going into the first defense of his second reign that he’ll be able to make this defense much more successful.
The full cards for all three shows can also be seen in the below:
Los Angeles – Jan 30th
- Alex Coughlin vs Clark Connors
- Jonathan Gresham vs Tyler Bateman
- Colt Cabana vs Shane Taylor
- Brody King & Marty Scurll vs Davey Boy Smith Jr & Lance Archer
- Jeff Cobb vs Karl Fredericks
- David Finlay vs Chuckie T
- Tracy Williams & Juice Robinson vs Rocky Romero & Beretta
Charlotte – Feb 1st
- Karl Fredericks vs Clark Connors
- John Skylar & Colt Cabana vs Shane Taylor & Lance Archer
- Tracer X vs Great-O-Kharn
- Jonathan Gresham & Jeff Cobb vs Brody King & Marty Scurll
- Alex Coughlin vs Davey Boy Smith Jr
- Tracy Williams & David Finlay vs Rocky Romero & Chuckie T
- Juice Robinson vs Beretta
Nashville – Feb 2nd
- Karl Fredericks vs Alex Coughlin
- Jonathan Gresham & Colt Cabana vs Shane Taylor & Lance Archer
- Harlem Bravado vs Great-O-Kharn
- Clark Connors vs Marty Scurll
- Jeff Cobb vs Brody King
- Tracy Williams, David Finlay & Juice Robinson vs Rocky Romero, Chuckie T & Beretta
The NEW BEGINNING in USA – Full Card released!
— NJPW Global (@njpwglobal) January 24, 2019