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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NJPW The New Beginning in Niigata

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February 14th, 16:00 from the Aore Nagaoka, Nagaoka

The second of The New Beginning shows is headlined by Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Kenny Omega for the vacant Intercontinental title. The Junior and Tag belts are also on the line in a promising card. Thursday’s show in Osaka was highlighted by an excellent bout for the NEVER title – can anything today match it?

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NJPW The New Beginning in Osaka

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February 11th, 16:00 from the Edion Arena, Osaka

2016 has been a tumultuous year for New Japan Pro Wrestling thus far. The dust hadn’t settled on Wrestle Kingdom 10 before news of several major departures broke. First AJ Styles, then Shinsuke Nakamura, with Karl Anderson and Doc Gallows expected to follow in the near future. The name of this pair of shows (the second of which takes place on Sunday) has never been so apt.

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