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NJPW The New Beginning in Sapporo

February 5th, 15:00 from Hokkaido Prefectural Sports Centre

This is the first of two New Beginning shows and the focus here is on the return of the Suzuki-gun stable, with leader Minoru Suzuki challenging for Kazuchika Okada’s IWGP title, and teams going after both the Junior and Heavyweight tag titles. Elsewhere, Juice Robinson gets his first singles title shot against Hirooki Goto. Let’s get to it.

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Sunday Thread

  • Matt Riddle faced Katsuyori Shibata in a Rev Pro title match last night. The show also featured YOSHI-HASHI vs. Pete Dunne and Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Marty Scurll
  • DDT’s streaming service launches later today. The first month is free
  • Pentagon Jr. has left AAA. Here is his announcement
  • Here’s a photo of Stephanie McMahon and Triple H at the inauguration of the 45th president of the USA

For some Sunday reading, check of my review of today’s NJPW/CMLL Fantastica Mania show, Brian Bayless on Mid-South, Maffew on ECW on Sci-Fi and Kevin Hall on NWA from 1986

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Strong Style Saturday Thread

Some details about WWE UK talent restrictions have emerged. Meanwhile, Tyler Bate, Pete Dunne, Mark Andrews and Trent Seven will be appearing at PROGRESS Wrestling US debut on March 31st, although it’s not yet clear if this event will be streamed.

The Royal Rumble is next week. Emmalina still hasn’t appeared. Tozawa will be on 205 Live at some point.

For some Saturday reading, here’s my review of the NJPW/CMLL Fantastica Mania shows from yesterday and today.

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