NJPW New Beginning Cards: Suzukigun, No Kenny Omega

New Japan Pro Wrestling has announced the cards for their next set of live events, and Kenny Omega is nowhere to be found. Before you get all excited, neither is any member of the Bullet Club. So this may be nothing. Only time will tell.

There has been rampant speculation that Omega might be jumping ship to the WWE since he sent out that cryptic Tweet about "stepping away" from New Japan. Omega tried to explain the Tweet, saying he just needed some time to consider his options. But still the rumors flew. John Cena posted photos to his Instagram seemingly teasing Omega's impending arrival in WWE, Triple H commented on how interested WWE is in signing him, Omega commented to the Japanese media that he wasn't satisfied with how Wrestle Kingdom 11 ended, and WWE posted a video name dropping Omega as a possible surprise Royal Rumble entrant, then took it down, then re-posted the video with the reference to Omega edited out. At this point, all we know is that nobody knows nothing.

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One thing we do know is that Omega will not appear at the New Beginning events in Sapporo and Osaka

The New Beginning in Sapporo
February 5, 2017

  • Kushida & Hirai Kawato vs. El Desperado & Kanemura
  • Yuji Nagata, Satoshi Kojima & Tenzan vs. Henare, David Finlay & Yoshitatsu
  • Tiger Mask, Jushin Thunder Liger & Katsuyori Shibata vs. Gedo, Jado & Will Ospreay
  • Yoshi-Hashi (Chaos) vs. Takashi Iizuka (Suzuki-Gun)
  • Tetsuya Naito, Bushi, Evil, Sanada & Hiromu Takahashi (Los Ingobernables de Japon) vs. Dragon Lee, Ryusuke Taguchi, Nakanishi, Hiroshi Tanahashi & Michael Elgin
  • IWGP Jr. Tag Team Championship: Roppongi Vice (c) vs. Taichi & Taka Michinoku (Suzuki-Gun)
  • NEVER Openweight Championship: Hirooki Goto (c) vs. Juice Robinson
  • IWGP Tag Team Championship: Tomohiro Ishii & Toru Yano (c) vs. Tomoaki Honma & Togi Makabe vs. Killer Elite Squad (Suzuki-Gun)
  • IWGP Heavyweight Championship: Kazuchika Okada (c) vs. Minoru Suzuki

The New Beginning in Osaka
February 11, 2017

  • Hirai Kawato & Yoshitatsu vs. Henare & David Finlay
  • Kushida, Satoshi Kojima & Tenzan vs. El Desperado, Kanemaru & Takashi Iizuka
  • Tiger Mask, Jushin Thunder Liger, Juice Robinson & Yuji Nagata vs. Gedo, Jado, Yoshi-Hashi & Hirooki Goto (Chaos)
  • Roppongi Vice & Kazuchika Okada (Chaos) vs. Taka Michinoku, Taichi & Minoru Suzuki (Suzuki-Gun)
  • NEVER 6-Man Tag Team Championship: Tanahashi, Nakanishi & Taguchi (c) vs. Sanada, Evil & Bushi (LIJ)
  • British Heavyweight Championship: Katsuyori Shibata (c) vs. Will Ospreay
  • IWGP Tag Team Championship: Tomohiro Ishii & Toru Yano (c) vs. Tomoaki Honma & Togi Makabe vs. Killer Elite Squad (Suzuki-Gun)
  • IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship: Himoru Takahashi (c) vs. Dragon Lee
  • IWGP Intercontinental Championship: Tetsuya Naito (c) vs. Michael Elgin

See Also: Jim Cornette: Omega A 'Sack of Sh-t,' Match With Okada '45 Minutes Of My Life I'll Never Get Back'

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