NJPW New Beginning in Osaka Lineup & Preview

New Japan Pro Wrestling presents New Beginning in Osaka February 10th, 2018 from the Edion Arena in Osaka, Japan.

The event has been built around five singles matches featuring wrestlers from CHAOS going up against wrestlers from Los InGobernables. 3 of the matches feature single’s champions from CHAOS defending their titles against a wrestler from their rival faction.

New Beginning in Osaka
New Japan Pro Wrestling
February 10th, 2018
Edion Arena
Osaka, Japan

  1. Kitamura 7-Match Series
    Yuji Nagata vs. Katsuya Kitamura

    • Kitamaru has lost all his trial matches so far but as Kevin Kelly has been saying, NJPW is looking more at the effort he puts into it.
  2. Roppongi 3K (Sho and Yoh) (CHAOS) vs. El Desperado & Taichi (Suzuki-Gun)
    • This non-title match could determine if the Suzuki-Gun team earns a shot at Roppongi 3K’s championships.
    • If Suzuki-Gun lose here, Roppongi 3K might not have to defend the titles again until their trilogy bout with the Young Bucks.
  3. David Finlay, Juice Robinso, & Toa Tenare vs. Jay White, Toru Yano, & Tomohiro Ishii (CHAOS)
    • Finlay and Jay White have been going at each other on the tour this week.
    • If Finlay can manage to pin White here, he could earn a title match against him later.
  4. Togi Makabe, Michael Elgin, Ryusuke Taguchi, and KUSHIDA vs. Taichi, Taka Michinoku, Takashi Iizuka, and Minoru Suzuki
    • Makabe challenged Suzuki to a title match earlier this week but Suzuki denied him.
    • Someone will have to do something in this match to earn a title shot against Suzuki.
  5. Gego (CHAOS) vs. Bushi
    • This match could center around Bushi’s mask, which Gedo stole earlier this week.
  6. Yoshi-Hashi (CHAOS) vs. Tetsuya Naito (LIJ)
    • This would be a huge upset win for Yoshi-Hashi if he can pull it off.
    • Naito is on another level from Yoshi-Hashi, though.
  7. IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship
    WIll Ospreay (CHAOS) (c) vs. Hiromu Takahashi (LIJ)

    • Ospreay won the title at Wrestle Kingdom in a 4-way match which also featured Takahashi.
  8. NEVER Openweight Championship
    Hirooki Goto (CHAOS) (c) vs. EVIL (LIJ)

    • Goto defeated Suzuki for the title at Wrestle Kingdom.
    • EVIL is a former Intercontinental Champion but this would be a big singles win for him and LIJ.
  9. IWGP Heavyweight Championship
    Kazuchika Okada (CHAOS) (c) vs. SANADA (LIJ)

    • Okada brings his record-breaking title reign into this one. Smart money says SANADA isn’t the one to finally end it.