NJPW New Beginning Sapporo Results: Kazuchika Okada Meets Minoru Suzuki For The IWGP Heavyweight Title & 3 Other Title Bouts

IWGP NEVER Openweight Title Match: Hirooki Goto (Champion) vs. Juice Robinson

The match begins with Robinson quickly trapping Goto in the corner before assaulting him with a ton of clotheslines, Robinson then hits Goto with a cannonball senton. Robinson slams Goto before going to the top rope, Robinson nails Goto with a diving headbutt for the near fall. Goto escapes to the arena floor and Robinson meets him out there, the two exchange blows until Robinson tosses Goto into the barricade. Robinson misses a cannonball dive on Goto and he crashes into the barricade, Goto grabs Robinson and he tosses him into the ring post. Goto throws Robinson in the ring and he follows him in there to land a few stomps, Goto attacks the back of Robinson with forearm strikes.

Goto traps Robinson in the corner to assault him with a lot of strikes, Goto then hits Robinson with a hard Irish whip into the corner. Goto gets Robinson in a seated position before kicking him in the spine, Goto the locks Robinson in the Boston crab until Robinson gets to the ropes. Goto slows things down some more by holding Robinson in the chin lock, Robinson gets to his feet and he nails a charging Goto with a boot to the face. Robinson then clotheslines Goto out of the ring and onto the arena floor, Robinson then hits a plancha on Goto that sends both crashing to the arena floor. They battle back into the ring and Robinson hits Goto with a Russian leg sweep, Robinson then hits Goto with a senton followed by a splash for a near fall.

Goto and Robinson have a forearm strike exchange in the middle of the ring, Robinson escapes a hold to nail Goto with a super kick and a series of jabs. Robinson then drops Goto with a leg lariat to the face, Robinson follows that up by nailing Goto with a gut buster for a near fall. Robinson goes to the top rope and he misses a moonsault attempt, Robinson nails a charging Goto with a boot to the face that is followed by a left to the face. Robinson goes back to the top rope and Goto nails him with a spinning heel kick before meeting him up there, Robinson escapes from the top rope to hit Goto with a power bomb for a near fall. Robinson goes for his finisher and Goto counters with a release German suplex, Robinson and Goto exchange lariats.

Goto then cracks Robinson with a few headbutts, Robinson then drops a charging Goto with a lariat for a near fall. Robinson misses his finisher and Goto plants him on the top rope before nailing a GTR for a near fall, Robinson gets to his knees and Goto kicks him before getting another near fall. Goto cracks Robinson with another GTR for the three count.

Winner: Hirooki Goto, still your IWGP NEVER Openweight Champion

IWGP Tag Team Title Match: Chaos (Toru Yano & Tomohiro Ishii) (Champions) vs. Great Bash Heel (Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Homna) vs. Killer Elite Squad (Lance Archer & Davey Boy Smith Jr.)

The match begins with a brawl breaking out between everybody in the match, with the exception of Yano for a short time. Yano grabs a chair and he gets double team by the KES, Archer brings Yano into the ring and Yano starts taunting him. Yano tags Makabe into the match, Archer jumps Makabe as he hits the ring and the two exchange blows. Makabe drops Archer with a shoulder tackle and Yano tags himself in, Yano also removes the turnbuckle pad from the corner. Archer then drops Yano with a full Nelson slam, Archer waits for Yano to stand before clobbering him with a shoulder tackle.

Smith Jr tags in and he mauls Yano with strikes in the corner before choking him, Smith Jr slows things down by holding Yano in a chin lock. Yano eventually breaks the hold by getting to the ropes, Smith Jr then cracks Yano with some European uppercuts. Smith Jr knocks Yano into the exposed buckles, Smith Jr misses a charge at Yano and he nails the exposed buckles as well. Ishii tags in and he nails Smith Jr with a release German suplex, Archer hits the ring and Ishii throws him into the exposed buckles before landing a suplex. Makabe hits the ring and Ishii lays him out with a power slam, Homna interferes and he misses a falling headbutt.

Ishii and Smith Jr drop each other with some running clotheslines, Smith Jr then hits Ishii with a running power slam as Yano make the tag. Homna then hits Smith Jr with a face buster before landing the falling headbutt, Archer interferes and that allows Smith Jr to hit Homna with a butterfly suplex. KES work together to hit Homna with an elevated power slam for a near fall, Smith Jr follows that up by hitting Homna with a back suplex. Smith Jr sets up for a power bomb and Homna escapes to hit him with a headbutt, Makabe hits the ring and he cleans house on all of his opponents. Makabe mounts and punches Smith Jr in the corner, Homna then hits Smith Jr with a leaping headbutt for a near fall.

Homna goes to the top rope and Yano tags him as he lands the diving headbutt, Smith Jr tags in Archer as Yano argues with Homna. Archer hits both Yano and Homna with a diving double clothesline, Archer nails yano with a choke slam for a near fall. Homna interferes and Archer nails him with a running clothesline, Makabe hits the ring and he nails both members of KES with a series of clotheslines. Makabe eventually crashes into the exposed turnbuckle, but he recovers to drop both KES members with a double shoulder tackle. Yano hits the ring and he’s hit with a double clothesline from Homna and Makabe, Makabe places yano on the top rope as everybody else brawls on the arena floor. Makabe hits Yano with a German suplex from the top rope, KES interferes to try and hit Makabe with a Killer Bomb until Homna breaks everything up.

Ishii hits the ring and he attacks both of the KES, Makabe also hits the ring and he lays everybody out with clotheslines. Yano rolls up Makabe from out of nowhere to get the three count.

Winners: Chaos (Toru Yano & Tomohiro Ishii), still your IWGP Tag Team Champions

After the match, Killer Elite Squad attack various ringside personel.

IWGP Heavyweight Title Match: Kazuchika Okada (Champion) vs. Minoru Suzuki

The match begins with Okada powering Suzuki into the ropes before taunting him, Suzuki backs Okada into the ropes before attacking his injured knee. Suzuki rolls for the knee bar and Okada scrambles to get to the ropes, Okada rolls out of the ring to take a breather. Okada returns to the ring and Suzuki kicks at his hurt leg, Okada responds by nailing Suzuki with forearm strikes. Okada drops Suzuki before catching him with a running drop kick to the head, Suzuki rolls to the ring apron and Okada nails him with a springboard drop kick that knocks him to the arena floor. Okada goes out of the ring and he throws Suzuki into the barricade, Okada brings Suzuki into the crowd before hanging him on the barricade to land a DDT.

Okada gets in the ring and Suzuki eventually gets in there as well, Okada then hits Suzuki with a neck breaker for the near fall. Okada slows things down by holding Suzuki in the bowtie stretch until Suzuki gets to the ropes, Okada stomps away at a downed and angry Suzuki. Okada then assaults Suzuki with a series of European uppercuts, Okada brings Suzuki to the arena floor before tossing him into the barricade. Taichi interferes and Suzuki kicks Okada in his hurt knee, Suzuki takes a camera stand and he smashes it on the knee of Okada. Suzuki wraps the leg of Okada around the barricade as Okada is in agony, Suzuki grabs a chair and he hits Okada in his hurt knee with it.

Suzuki attacks Gedo as well while Okada gets back into the ring, Suzuki continues attacking the hurt knee of Okada. Suzuki wraps the injured leg of Okada around the middle rope before nailing him with a drop kick, Suzuki continues wrenching away on the injured leg of Okada. Suzuki rolls for a knee bar and then Suzuki transitions to a modified surfboard hold, Suzuki then transitions that hold into a modified STF until Okada gets to the ropes. Suzuki starts to just stomp on a downed Okada, Suzuki goes to the middle rope and he jumps off to stomp on the knee of Okada. Suzuki waits for Okada to stand up before the two exchange a bunch of strikes in the center of the ring, Suzuki traps Okada in the corner before wrenching on his leg some more.

Okada tries fighting back and Suzuki attacks him with kicks to the face, Okada rocks Suzuki with a kick to the face before landing a bow tie neck breaker. Okada catches a corner Suzuki with a flying elbow strike that is followed by a DDT, Okada drops Suzuki with an uppercut for a near fall. Okada slams Suzuki before going to the top rope, Suzuki forces Okada to dive off the top rope and he hurts his knee. Suzuki catches Okada with a running kick for the near fall, Suzuki and Okada exchange forearm strikes in the center of the ring. Suzuki drops Okada and he applies the knee bar to him until he gets to the ropes. Suzuki kicks away at the injured knee of the downed Okada, Suzuki bends the injured leg of Okada in some awkward ways. Okada recovers and he drop kicks Suzuki right out of the ring, Okada goes out of the ring and Suzuki rolls into the ring.

Okada then catches Suzuki with a top rope missile drop kick for a near fall, Okada goes back to te top rope and he catches Suzuki with a top rope elbow drop. Okada goes for The Rainmaker and Suzuki counters with a knee bar until Okada gets to the ropes, Okada cannot stand up and Suzuki locks in the figure 4 leg lock on him until Okada can get to the ropes. Suzuki kicks away at a downed Okada, Okada recovers to catch Suzuki with a modified fireman’s carry. Suzuki and Okada have a forearm striking exchange in the center of the ring, Suzuki throws Okada into the referee and Taichi interferes to help out Suzuki. The Killer Elite Squad hit the ring to attack Okada as well, members of Chaos hit the ring and a brawl breaks out all over the place.

Okada then hits Suzuki with a drop kick after knocking Taichi out of the ring, Okada looks for a tombstone pile driver and Suzuki counters with another knee bar. Okada tries breaking the hold and Suzuki finds a way to hold onto it, Okada tries kicking Suzuki in the head a bunch of times and Suzuki maintains the hold. Suzuki changes the hold into a modified Texas cloverleaf and Okada eventually gets to the ropes after a long struggle, Suzuki just kicks away at a downed Okada to get a near fall. Okada stands up and Suzuki attacks him with a series of strikes, the two wrestlers exchange a bunch of slaps while in the middle of the ring. Suzuki eventually locks Okada in the sleeper, Okada quickly counters into a modified neck breaker from out of nowhere. Suzuki recovers and drops a charging Okada with a drop kick, Suzuki picks up Okada and he nails him with a striking combination.

Suzuki locks Okada in the sleeper hold again, Suzuki releases the sleeper to attempt a pile driver and Okada escapes to hit Suzuki with The Rainmaker. Okada picks up Suzuki and he clobbers him with another one of The Rainmakers, Okada picks up Suzuki again and he nails him with a German suplex followed by The Rainmaker for the three count.

Winner: Kazuchika Okada, still your IWGP Heavyweight Champion

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