NJPW New Beginning Matches Announced, Title Matches Set For Hiroshima & Nagoya

New Beginnings In Nagoya & Hiroshima

New Japan Pro Wrestling announced the cards for their New Beginning tour on Tuesday. The tour will be centered on three huge shows in Nagoya & Hiroshima. Signalling the true start of the 2021 calendar year, NJPW is presenting new title challengers in the wake of Wrestle Kingdom 15.

New Beginning in Nagoya will be headlined by Hiroshi Tanahashi challenging NEVER Openweight Champion Shingo Takagi in a first time match that is sure to be pure spectacle. The show will also feature Ten-cozy seeking revenge on The Empire, after The Empire’s vicious assault at New Year’s Dash. The new factions attack on Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima sent Tenzan away on a stretcher, and Kojima laying down the gauntlet. Kojima will face Will Ospreay, and Tenzan will face Great-O-Khan in can’t-miss singles action.

Three huge title matches headline both of NJPW’s nights in Hiroshima for the tour closing shows on 2/10 & 2/11. IWGP Double Champion Kota Ibushi is haunted by the ghost of 2020, as he’ll face the man he beat in last year’s G1 Climax finals, SANADA. SANADA issued the challenge minutes after Ibushi defeated Jay White in the longest match in Wrestle Kingdom history. The two will clash in the tour closing match on 2/11.

IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Champion Hiromu Takahashi will face SHO in the night 1 main event on 2/10. SHO has been on a tear since his the injury of his tag team partner YOH, and looks to capitalize on that momentum in Hiroshima. Plus a Wrestle Kingdom rematch as Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa defend their newly won tag team titles against Zac Sabre Jr. & Taichi.

All shows will come with LIVE English commentary.

Jan. 30th

NJPW New Beginning In Nagoya

3:30am ET on NJPWWorld.com

  • CHAOS (Kazuchika Okada & Toru Yano) vs. Bullet Club (EVIL & Yujiro Takahashi)
  • Kota Ibushi, Tomoaki Honma, Master Wato & SHO vs. Los Ingobernables de Japon (SANADA, Tetsuya Naito, BUSHI & Hiromu Takahashi)
  • Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Great-O-Khan
  • Satoshi Kojima vs. Will Ospreay
  • NEVER Openweight Championship Match: Shingo Takagi (c) vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi

Feb. 10th

NJPW New Beginning in Hiroshima

Night 1

3:30am ET on NJPWWorld.com

  • Suzuki-gun (Minoru Suzuki, Yoshinobu Kanemaru & El Desperado) vs. Gabriel Kidd, Yota Tsuji & Yuya Uemura
  • Master Wato vs. BUSHI
  • CHAOS (Kazuchika Okada, YOSHI-HASHI, Hirooki Goto, Tomohiro Ishii & Toru Yano) vs. Bullet Club (EVIL, Yujiro Takahashi, Dick Togo, Taiji Ishimori & El Phantasmo)
  • Kota Ibushi & Tomoaki Honma vs. Los Ingobernables de Japon (Tetsuya Naito & SANADA)
  • IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Championship Match: Guerrillas of Destiny (Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa) (c) vs. Dangerous Tekkers (Tachi & Zack Sabre Jr.)
  • IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship Match: Hiromu Takahashi (c) vs. SHO

Feb. 11th

NJPW New Beginning In Hiroshima

Night 2

1am ET on NJPWWorld.com

  • CHAOS (YOSHI-HASHI, Hirooki Goto & Tomohiro Ishii) vs. Yuya Uemura, Gabriel Kidd & Yota Tsuji
  • Suzuki-gun (Minoru Suzuki, El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru) vs. Bullet Club (Yujiro Takahashi, Taiji Ishimori & El Phantasmo)
  • Tomoaki Honma, Master Wato & SHO vs. Los Ingobernables de Japon (Tetsuya Naito, Hiromu Takahashi & BUSHI)
  • CHAOS (Kazuchika Okada & Toru Yano) vs. Bullet Club (EVIL & Dick Togo)
  • Suzuki-gun (Taichi, Zack Sabre Jr. & DOUKI) vs. Bullet Club (Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa & Jado)
  • IWGP Heavyweight & IWGP Intercontinental Heavyweight Double Championships Match: Kota Ibushi (c) vs. SANADA