NJPW Road To New Beginning Results & Territory Report

NJPW Road to New Beginning Results
NJPW Road to New Beginning Results

NJPW’s Road to the New Beginning shows completed this week. The promotion features two big events in Sapporo this weekend and another big event in Osaka on February 11th. 3 shows aired on New Japan World in the build-up to the New Beginning, 2 from Korakuen Hall and then yesterday’s show from Sendai.

Ryusuke Taguchi made Taiji Ishimori tap out to an ankle lock in the Sendai main event. The win earned his team of Toru Yano & Togi Makabe the distinction as the new NEVER 6-Man champions. This despite the contentious history between Makabe and Yano. The win likely is a boost to Taguchi’s confidence heading into his IWGP Junior Heavyweight title clash with Ishimori on the 11th in Osaka.

Los InGobernables and Suzuki-Gun spent the Road to New Beginning building up their 3 title matches to take place on Sunday:

  • IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championships
    Shingo Takagi & BUSHI (c) (LIJ) vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru & El Desperado (Suzuki-Gun)
  • IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Championships
    SANADA & EVIL (c) (LIJ) vs. Minoru Suzuki & Zack Sabre Jr (Suzuki-Gun)
  • IWGP Intercontinental Championship
    Tetsuya Naito (c) (LIJ) vs. Taichi (Suzuki-Gun)

Jay White and Hiroshi Tanahashi were also on opposing sides of multi-person tag matches as they built towards their IWGP Heavyweight title match on February 11th from Osaka. Bad Luck Fale will also face Kazuchika Okada in a special single’s match that night.

The Road To New Beginning USA tour is currently underway. We won’t give away the results until we know more about when the shows will air on New Japan World.

Finally, January 29th, 2019 was KUSHIDA’s last match in NJPW. He lost to Hiroshi Tanahashi in the main event from Korakuen Hall. He is expected to sign with WWE when he officially becomes a free agent.

NJPW Road To New Beginning Results & Territory Report

  1. NJPW Road to New Beginning Results
  2. Upcoming Matches
  3. NJPW Rankings and Championship Landscape  2/1/19

NJPW Territory Report Archives

1. NJPW Road To New Beginning Results

Road to the New Beginning
January 28th, 2019
Korakuen Hall
Tokyo, Japan

  1. Manabu Nakanishi & Ren Narita defeated Yota Tsuji & Yuya Uemura
  2. Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Toa Henare defeated Ayato Yoshida & Shota Umino
  3. Chase Owens, Taiji Ishimori, Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa (Bullet Club) defeated Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma, Ryusuke Taguchi & Toru Yano
  4. Kazuchika Okada & YOSHI-HASHI (CHAOS) defeated Bad Luck Fale & Yujiro Takahashi (Bullet Club)
  5. Hiroshi Tanahashi & KUSHIDA defeated Gedo & Jay White (Bullet Club)
  6. Elimination Match
    El Desperado, Minoru Suzuki, Taichi, Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Zack Sabre Jr. (Suzuki-Gun) defeated BUSHI, EVIL, SANADA, Shingo Takagi & Tetsuya Naito (LIJ)

Road to the New Beginning
January 29th, 2019
Korakuen Hall
Tokyo, Japan

  1. Ren Narita defeated Yuya Uemura
  2. Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Manabu Nakanishi defeated Ayato Yoshida & Shota Umino
  3. Taiji Ishimori & Yujiro Takahashi) defeated Ryusuke Taguchi& Toa Henare
  4. Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma & Toru Yano defeated Chase Owens, Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa (Bullet Club)
  5. Jay White & Bad Luck Fale (Bullet Club) defeated Kazuchika Okada & Yoshi-Hashi (CHAOS)
  6. BUSHI, EVIL, SANADA, Shingo Takagi & Tetsuya Naito (LIJ) defeated El Desperado, Minoru Suzuki, Taichi, Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Zack Sabre Jr. (Suzuki-Gun)
  7. Hiroshi Tanahashi defeated KUSHIDA

Road to the New Beginning
January 30th, 2019
Sendai Sun Plaza
Sendai, Miyagi, Japan

  1. Ayato Yoshida & Shota Umino defeat Toa Henare & Yota Tsuji
  2. Manabu Nakanishi & Tiger Mask defeat Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Ren Narita
  3. Shingo Takagi defeats Yoshinobu Kanemaru via DQ
  4. BUSHI defeated El Desperado via DQ
  5. Kazuchika Okada & YOSHI-HASHI, Hiroshi Tanahashi & Tomoaki Honma defeated Bad Luck Fale, Chase Owens, Jay White & Yujiro Takahashi (Bullet Club)
  6. Minoru Suzuki, Taichi & Zack Sabre Jr. (Suzuki-Gun) defeated EVIL, SANADA & Tetsuya Naito (LIJ)
  7. NEVER Openweight Six Man Tag Team Title Match
    Ryusuke Taguchi, Togi Makabe & Toru Yano defeated Taiji Ishimori, Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa (Bullet Club) (c) – new champions

2. Upcoming Matches

New Beginning in Sapporo Night 1
2/2/19
Hokkaido Prefectural Sports Center
Hokkai Kitayell

  1. Ren Narita vs. Yuya Uemura
  2. Toa Henare & Manabu Nakanishi vs. Shota Umino & Ayato Yoshida
  3. Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Tiger Mask  vs. Taka Michinoku & Takashi Iizuka (Suzuki-Gun)
  4. Ryusuke Taguchi, YOSHI-HASHI, Togi Makabe, Toru Yano & Tomoaki Honma vs. Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa, Chase Owens, Yujiro Takahashi & Taiji Ishimori (Bullet Club)
  5. Tetsuya Naito, Shingo Takagi & BUSHI (LIJ) vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru, El Desperado & Taichi (Suzuki-Gun)
  6. SANADA (LIJ) vs. Minoru Suzuki.(Suzuki-Gun)
  7. Zack Sabre Jr (Suzuki-Gun) vs. EVIL (LIJ)
  8. Kazuchika Okada & Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Jay White & Bad Luck Fale (Bullet Club)

New Beginning in Sapporo Night 2
2/3/19
Hokkaido Prefectural Sports Center
Hokkai Kitayell

  1. Toa Henare vs. Yota Tsuji
  2. Manabu Nakanishi & Tiger Mask vs. Ayato Yoshida & Shota Umino
  3. Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Ren Narita vs. Taka Michinoku & Takashi Iizuka (Suzuki-Gun)
  4. Ryusuke Taguchi, Togi Makabe, Toru Yano & Tomoaki Honma vs. Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa, Yujiro Takahashi & Taiji Ishimori (Bullet Club)
  5. Kazuchika Okada, YOSHI-HASHI & Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Jay White, Chase Owens & Bad Luck Fale (Bullet Club)
  6. IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championships
    Shingo Takagi & BUSHI (c) (LIJ) vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru & El Desperado (Suzuki-Gun)
  7. IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Championships
    SANADA & EVIL (c) (LIJ) vs. Minoru Suzuki & Zack Sabre Jr (Suzuki-Gun)
  8. IWGP Intercontinental Championship
    Tetsuya Naito (c) (LIJ) vs. Taichi (Suzuki-Gun)

New Beginning In Osaka
2/11/19
Osaka Prefectural Gym
Osaka, Japan

  1. Jushin Liger, Satoshi Kojima & Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Minoru Suzuki, TAKA Michinoku & Takashi Iizuka (Suzuki-Gun)
  2. SANADA & EVIL (LIJ) vs. Shota Umino & Ayato Yoshida.
  3. Tetsuya Naito, Shingo Takagi & BUSHI (LIJ) vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru, El Desperado & Taichi (Suzuki-Gun)
  4. YOSHI-HASHI & Tomoaki Honma vs. Chase Owens & Yujiro Takahashi (Bullet Club)
  5. Toru Yano & Togi Makabe vs. Guerillas of Destiny (Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa) (Bullet Club)
  6. IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship
    Taiji Ishimori (c) (Bullet Club) vs. Ryusuke Taguchi.
  7. Kazuchika Okada vs. Bad Luck Fale
  8. IWGP Heavyweight Championship
    Hiroshi Tanahashi (c) vs. Jay White

3. NJPW Rankings & Championship Landscape

IWGP Heavyweight Championship
Champion: Hiroshi Tanahashi
Won: from Kenny Omega (Wrestle Kingdom 13)
Title Defenses:
Challengers:

Contenders: Jay White
Title match scheduled for February 11th, 2019.

IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship
Champion: Taiji Ishimori
Won: From KUSHIDA (Wrestle Kingdom 13)
Title Defenses: 0

Contenders:
Ryusuke Taguchi
Will face champion on February 11th, 2019

IWGP Intercontinental Championship
Champion: Tetsuya Naito
Won: from Chris Jericho (Wrestle Kingdom 13)
Defenses: 0

Contenders: Taichi
Will face champion on February 3rd, 2019

NEVER Openweight Championship
Champion: Will Ospreay
Won: from Kota Ibushi (Wrestle Kingdom 13)
Defenses: None

Contenders: None declared

IWGP United States Championship
Champion: Juice Robinson
Won: from Cody (Wrestle Kingdom 13)
Title Defenses: None

Contenders: Beretta
Will face champion on New Beginning in USA

IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Championships
Champions: EVIL & SANADA (LIJ)
Won: from Guerillas of Destiny (Wrestle Kingdom 13) (triple threat match also involving the Young Bucks)
Title Defenses: 0

Contenders: Minoru Suzuki & Zack Sabre Jr.
Will face the champions on February 3rd, 2019

IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championships
Champions: Shingo Takagi & Bushi
Won: from Yoshinobu Kanemaru & El Desperado (Suzuki-Gun) (Wrestle Kingdom 13) (triple threat match which also involved Roppongi 3K)
Title Defences: 0

Contenders: Yoshinobu Kanemaru & El Desperado (Suzuki-Gun)
Will face champions on February 3rd, 2019

NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championships
Champions: Ryusuke Taguchi, Togi Makabe & Toru Yano
Won: from Tonga/Loa/Ishimori 1/30/19 (Road to New Beginning)
Title Defenses: 0
Challengers: