New Japan Pro-Wrestling |Night 1 |Sun 17th Jan 2021 |18:00 |Korakuen Hall, Tokyo.
The road to The New Beginning in Nagoya started today with some incredible matches and performances from the likes of SHO and Hiromu Takahashi. El Phantasmo and Taiji Ishimori have set their sights on the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championships while late down the card we see Kota Ibushi face off against SANADA in preparation for their Double Championship match. SHO is also looking towards championship gold, after beating Hiromu Takahahsi in the Best of the Super Jrs. At the end of last year, he now has a claim to the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship.
MATCH ONE: Yota Tsuji & Satoshi Kojima Vs Great-O-Kahn & Will Ospreay
Match Time: 8m 38s
WINNER: Great-O-Kahn via Eliminator.
MATCH TWO: DOUKI, Yoshinobu Kanemaru, El Desperado & Minoru Suzuki Vs Jado, Gedo, El Phantasmo & Taiji Ishimori
Match Time: 9m 23s
WINNER: El Phantasmo via a Super Kick.
MATCH THREE: Tomohiro Ishii, Hirooki Goto & Kazuchika Okada Vs Dick Togo, Yujiro Takahashi & EVIL
Match Time: 10m 13s
WINNER: Hirooki Goto via GTR.
MATCH FOUR: Tomoaki Honma, Hiroshi Tanahashi & Kota Ibushi Vs Tetsuya Naito, Shingo Takagi & SANADA
Match Time: 13m 01s
WINNER: Tetsuya Naito via Destino.
MAIN EVENT| MATCH FIVE: Master Wato & SHO Vs BUSHI & Hiromu Takahashi
Match Time: 17m 52s
WINNER: Master Wato via Modified Jack-knife.
New Japan Pro-Wrestling returns For Road to THE NEW BEGINNING NAGOYA 18th January 9am BST, 6pm JST, 4am ET, 3am CT and 1am PT, available on New Japan World.