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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). From 2013 to 2014, the event also aired outside Japan as an internet pay-per-view (iPPV). Since 2015, the event has aired worldwide on NJPW's internet streaming site, NJPW World. 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. Since 2012, the event is mainly held at Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium (also known as Bodymaker Colosseum and Edion Arena Osaka) in Osaka.

The New Beginning
The NJPW New Beginning logo
The NJPW New Beginning logo
Promotion(s)New Japan Pro Wrestling
First eventThe New Beginning (2011)

Contents

EventsEdit

# 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 Kojima-gun (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 7,500 Hiroshi Tanahashi (c) versus A.J. Styles for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship [15][16][17]
8 The New Beginning in Sendai February 14, 2015 Sendai Sendai Sun Plaza Hall 2,900 Shinsuke Nakamura (c) versus Yuji Nagata for the IWGP Intercontinental Championship [18][19][20]
9 The New Beginning in Osaka (2016) February 11, 2016 Osaka Edion Arena Osaka 5,180 Kazuchika Okada (c) versus Hirooki Goto for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship [21][22][23]
10 The New Beginning in Niigata February 14, 2016 Nagaoka Aore Nagaoka 3,603 Hiroshi Tanahashi versus Kenny Omega for the vacant IWGP Intercontinental Championship [24][25][26]
11 The New Beginning in Sapporo (2017) February 5, 2017 Sapporo Hokkaido Prefectural Sports Center 5,545 Kazuchika Okada (c) versus Minoru Suzuki for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship [27][28]
12 The New Beginning in Osaka (2017) February 11, 2017 Osaka Edion Arena Osaka 5,466 Tetsuya Naito (c) versus Michael Elgin for the IWGP Intercontinental Championship [29][30]
13 The New Beginning in Sapporo (2018) January 27, 2018 Sapporo Hokkaido Prefectural Sports Center 4,862 Hiroshi Tanahashi (c) versus Minoru Suzuki for the IWGP Intercontinental Championship [31]
14 January 28, 2018 5,140 Kenny Omega (c) versus Jay White for the IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship [31]
15 The New Beginning in Osaka (2018) February 10, 2018 Osaka Edion Arena Osaka 5,481 Kazuchika Okada (c) versus Sanada for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship [31]
16 The New Beginning USA January 30, 2019 Los Angeles, California, U.S. Globe Theatre 531 Lifeblood (Juice Robinson and Tracy Williams) versus Roppongi Vice (Beretta and Rocky Romero) [32]
17 February 1, 2019 Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S. Grady Cole Center 969 Juice Robinson (c) versus Beretta for the IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship [33]
18 February 2, 2019 Nashville, Tennessee, U.S. War Memorial Auditorium 618 Lifeblood (Juice Robinson, David Finlay and Tracy Williams) versus Chaos (Beretta, Chuckie T. and Rocky Romero) in a six-man tag team elimination match [34]
19 The New Beginning in Sapporo (2019) February 2, 2019 Sapporo Hokkaido Prefectural Sports Center 4,868 Kazuchika Okada and Hiroshi Tanahashi versus Bullet Club (Bad Luck Fale and Jay White) [35]
20 February 3, 2019 6,089 Tetsuya Naito (c) versus Taichi for the IWGP Intercontinental Championship [36]
21 The New Beginning in Osaka (2019) February 11, 2019 Osaka Edion Arena Osaka 5,570 Hiroshi Tanahashi (c) versus Jay White for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship [37]
22 The New Beginning in Osaka (2020) February 9, 2020 Osaka Osaka-jō Hall[38] TBA TBA [39]
(c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  27. ^ 戦国炎舞 -Kizna- Presents The New Beginning in Sapporo 〜復活!雪の札幌決戦〜. New Japan Pro-Wrestling (in Japanese). Retrieved February 5, 2017.
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  31. ^ a b c 【『The New Beginning』シリーズ日程が決定!】 1月27日(土)、28日(日)は“雪の札幌2連戦”!! 2月10日(土) は大阪府立体育会館!!. New Japan Pro-Wrestling (in Japanese). October 13, 2017. Retrieved October 13, 2017.
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  33. ^ "2019.02.01 THE NEW BEGINNING USA in Charlotte - NEW JAPAN PRO-WRESTLING". Njpw1972.com. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  34. ^ "2019.02.02 THE NEW BEGINNING USA in Nashville - NEW JAPAN PRO-WRESTLING". Njpw1972.com. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
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  36. ^ "2019.02.03 THE NEW BEGINNING in SAPPORO 2019 Night6 - NEW JAPAN PRO-WRESTLING". Njpw1972.com. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  37. ^ "2019.02.23 THE NEW BEGINNING in OSAKA 2019 - NEW JAPAN PRO-WRESTLING". Njpw1972.com. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  38. ^ "NJPW Dominion 6.9 in Osaka-jo Hall (6/9/19) Results & Review". Voices of Wrestling. June 9, 2019. Retrieved June 12, 2019. ... Before the entrances for the tag title match began, NJPW announced that New Beginning in Osaka 2020 would be held in Osaka-jo Hall. ...'
  39. ^ New Japan Pro-Wrestling [@njpw1972] (June 9, 2019). "緊急決定! 2020年は、大阪城ホールが"年2回"開催・2月9日(日)『THE NEW BEGINNING in OSAKA』!・6月14日(日)『DOMINION 6.14 in OSAKA-JO HALL』!☆YouTube告知動画はコチラ!" (Tweet) (in Japanese). Retrieved June 10, 2019 – via Twitter.

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