New Japan's big shows for the next month are, in fact, pretty big.
There will be three New Beginning shows starting later this month. Two of the shows will be held in Sapporo, while the third will be in Osaka.
The first Sapporo show will be held on January 27, where Hiroshi Tanahashi and Minoru Suzuki will clash over the Intercontinental title. The second night, on the 28th, will have Kenny Omega vs. Jay White for the IWGP United States title and The Young Bucks vs. Roppongi 3K for the Jr. tag team titles. The show in Osaka on 2/10 has Kazuchika Okada vs. SANADA for the IWGP Heavyweight title, Hirooki Goto vs. EVIL for the NEVER Openweight title and Will Ospreay vs. Hiromu Takahashi for the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight title.
There will also be a IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team title match on 2/6 Road to Show. Okada and Goto said EVIL and SANADA would only get title matches if they put up theirs, so it looks like they obliged.
Katsuya Kitamura, winner of the Young Lions Cup, will also be highlighted. Along with the matches listed below, he'll also be facing Hiroyoshi Tenzan on 2/5 and Satoshi Kojima on 2/6.
Here is the full card:
The New Beginning in Sapporo (January 27)
- Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Minoru Suzuki for the IWGP Intercontinental title
- Jay White and Roppongi 3K vs. The Young Bucks and Kenny Omega
- Kazuchika Okada, Hirooki Goto and Gedo vs. SANADA, EVIL and BUSHI
- Will Ospreay and YOSHI-HASHI vs. Tetsuya Naito and Hiromu Takahashi
- Kota Ibushi, Juice Robinson and David Finlay vs. Cody, Hangman Page and Marty Scurll
- Bad Luck Fale, Tama Tonga and Tanga Loa vs. Togi Makabe, Toa Henare and Ryusuke Taguchi for the NEVER Six Man titles
- Toru Yano and Tomohiro Ishii vs. Yujiro Takahashi and Chase Owens
- KUSHIDA, Tiger Mask IV, Jushin Thunder Liger, Satoshi Kojima and Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Takashi Iizuka, Yoshinobu Kanemaru, Taichi, El Depserado and Taka Michinoku
- Michael Elgin vs. Katsuya Kitamura
The New Beginning in Sapporo (January 28)
- Kenny Omega vs. Jay White for the IWGP United States title
- The Young Bucks vs. Roppongi 3K for the IWGP Jr. tag team titles
- Kazuchika Okada, Hirooki Goto, YOSHI-HASHI, Will Ospreay and Gedo vs. SANADA, EVIL, Tetsuya Naito, Hiromu Takahashi and BUSHI
- Kota Ibushi, David Finlay and KUSHIDA vs. Cody, Hangman Page and Marty Scurll
- Hiroshi Tanahashi and Michael Elgin vs. Minoru Suzuki and Takashi Iizuka
- Togi Makabe, Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima and Toa Henare vs. Bad Luck Fale, Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa and Chase Owens
- Toru Tano and Tomohiro Ishii vs. Yujiro Takahashi and Hikuleo
- Jushin Thunder Liger, Tiger Mask, Ryusuke Taguchi and Shota Umino vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru, Taichi, El Desperado and Taka Michinoku
- Juice Robinson vs. Katsuya Kitamura
The New Beginning in Osaka (February 10)
- Kazuchika Okada vs. SANADA for the IWGP Heavyweight title
- Hirooki Goto vs. EVIL for the NEVER Openweight title
- Will Ospreay vs. Hiromu Takahashi for the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight title
- YOSHI-HASHI vs. Tetsuya Naito
- BUSHI vs. Gedo
- Hiroshi Tanahashi, Togi Makabe, KUSHIDA and Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Minrou Suzuki, Takashi Iizuka, Taichi and Taka Michinoku
- Michael Elgin, Juice Robinson and David Finlay vs. Jay White, Tomohiro Ishii and Toru Yano
- Roppongi 3K vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru and El Desperado
- Katsuya Kitamura vs. Yuji Nagata