NJPW The New Beginning

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The official logo for The New Beginning.

The New Beginning is an annual professional wrestling event promoted by New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW). The event has been held since 2011 as a pay-per-view (PPV). Since 2013, viewers outside of Japan have also been able to view the event as an internet pay-per-view (iPPV). The event is held in February, the month following NJPW's biggest annual event, the January 4 Dome Show, usually the culmination point of major storylines. As the name of the event suggests, it marks the beginning of a new year for the promotion.

Events[edit]

# Event Date City Venue Attendance Main event Ref(s)
1 The New Beginning (2011) February 15, 2011 Tokyo Korakuen Hall 1,500 Hiroshi Tanahashi and Prince Devitt versus Kojimagun (Satoshi Kojima and Taka Michinoku) [1]
2 The New Beginning (2011) February 20, 2011 Sendai Sendai Sun Plaza Hall 3,200 Hiroshi Tanahashi (c) versus Satoshi Kojima for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship [2]
3 The New Beginning (2012) February 12, 2012 Osaka Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium 6,200 Hiroshi Tanahashi (c) versus Kazuchika Okada for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship [3][4]
4 The New Beginning (2013) February 10, 2013 Hiroshima Hiroshima Sun Plaza Hall 4,780 Hiroshi Tanahashi (c) versus Karl Anderson for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship [5][6][7]
5 The New Beginning in Hiroshima February 9, 2014 Hiroshima Hiroshima Sun Plaza Hall 5,040 Hiroshi Tanahashi (c) versus Shinsuke Nakamura for the IWGP Intercontinental Championship [8][9][10][11]
6 The New Beginning in Osaka (2014) February 11, 2014 Osaka Bodymaker Colosseum 6,400 Kazuchika Okada (c) versus Hirooki Goto for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship [12][13][14]
7 The New Beginning in Osaka (2015) February 11, 2015 Osaka Bodymaker Colosseum N/A TBA [15]
8 The New Beginning in Sendai February 14, 2015 Sendai Sendai Sun Plaza Hall N/A TBA [16]
(c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

Results[edit]

2011[edit]

2012[edit]

2013[edit]

2014[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The New Beginning". New Japan Pro Wrestling (in Japanese). Retrieved October 18, 2013. 
  2. ^ "The New Beginning". New Japan Pro Wrestling (in Japanese). Retrieved October 18, 2013. 
  3. ^ "The New Beginning". New Japan Pro Wrestling (in Japanese). Retrieved October 18, 2013. 
  4. ^ "新日本プロレス「The New Beginning」". Sports Navi (in Japanese). Yahoo!. February 12, 2012. Archived from the original on February 16, 2012. Retrieved October 18, 2013. 
  5. ^ "The New Beginning". New Japan Pro Wrestling (in Japanese). Retrieved October 18, 2013. 
  6. ^ "新日本プロレス「The New Beginning」". Sports Navi (in Japanese). Yahoo!. February 10, 2013. Retrieved October 18, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Show results - 2/10 NJPW "New Beginning" PPV: Anderson challenges for IWGP Title, Shelley & U.S. stars in title matches". Pro Wrestling Torch. February 10, 2013. Retrieved October 18, 2013. 
  8. ^ "The New Beginning in Hiroshima". New Japan Pro Wrestling (in Japanese). Retrieved February 9, 2014. 
  9. ^ "新日本プロレス「The New Beginning in Hiroshima」". Sports Navi (in Japanese). Yahoo!. February 9, 2014. Retrieved February 9, 2014. 
  10. ^ Meltzer, Dave (February 9, 2014). "New Japan The New Beginning live coverage from Hiroshima". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved February 10, 2014. 
  11. ^ Namako, Jason (February 12, 2014). "2/9 NJPW iPPV Results: Hiroshima, Japan". Wrestleview. Retrieved February 13, 2014. 
  12. ^ "The New Beginning in Osaka". New Japan Pro Wrestling (in Japanese). Retrieved February 11, 2014. 
  13. ^ "新日本プロレス「The New Beginning in Osaka」". Sports Navi (in Japanese). Yahoo!. February 11, 2014. Retrieved February 11, 2014. 
  14. ^ Namako, Jason (February 12, 2014). "2/11 NJPW iPPV Results: Osaka, Japan (Okada/Goto)". Wrestleview. Retrieved February 13, 2014. 
  15. ^ "新日本プロレスが21年ぶりに大阪城ホールに進出!! 2015年7月5日(日)「Dominion 7.5」開催決定!!". New Japan Pro Wrestling (in Japanese). November 8, 2014. Retrieved November 8, 2014. 
  16. ^ "1月、2月シリーズ『Road to The New Beginning』、2月のビッグマッチ! 2.11大阪大会&2.14仙台大会の日程が決定!!". New Japan Pro Wrestling (in Japanese). November 20, 2014. Retrieved November 20, 2014. 

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