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NJPW The New Beginning

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). 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, New Japan Pro Wrestling 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. On December 10, 2018, NJPW announced The New Beginning in USA event, that took place between January 30 and February 2 and following 2018 event the event would become an annual event.

EventsEdit

# Event Date City Venue Attendance Main event
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)
February 20, 2011 Sendai Sendai Sun Plaza Hall 3,200 Hiroshi Tanahashi (c) versus Satoshi Kojima for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
11 The New Beginning in Sapporo February 5, 2017 Sapporo Hokkaido Prefectural Sports Center 5,545 Kazuchika Okada (c) versus Minoru Suzuki for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship
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
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
January 28, 2018 5,140 Kenny Omega (c) versus Jay White for the IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship
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
16 The New Beginning in USA (2019) January 30, 2019 Los Angeles, California Globe Theatre 531 Lifeblood (Juice Robinson and Tracy Williams) versus Roppongi Vice (Beretta and Rocky Romero)
February 1, 2018 Charlotte, North Carolina Grady Cole Center 969 Juice Robinson (c) versus Beretta for the IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship
February 2, 2018 Nashville, Tennessee War Memorial Auditorium 618 Lifeblood (Juice Robinson, David Finlay and Tracy Williams) versus CHAOS (Beretta, Chuckie T. and Rocky Romero)
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)
20 February 3, 2019 6,089 Tetsuya Naito (c) versus Taichi for the IWGP Intercontinental Championship
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
16 The New Beginning in USA (2020) January 24, 2020 Tampa, Florida St. Petersburg Coliseum 863 Juice Robinson, David Finlay, Hiroshi Tanahashi and Rocky Romero versus Bullet Club (Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa, Yujiro Takahashi and Chase Owens)
January 26, 2020 Nashville, Tennessee War Memorial Auditorium 560 Juice Robinson, David Finlay and Rocky Romero versus Bullet Club (Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa and Chase Owens)
January 27, 2020 Durham, North Carolina Durham Armory 637 Juice Robinson, David Finlay, Hiroshi Tanahashi and Yoshi-Hashi versus Bullet Club (Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa, Yujiro Takahashi and Chase Owens)
January 30, 2020 Miami, Florida Charles F. Dodge City Center 525 Hiroshi Tanahashi and Rocky Romero versus Guerrillas of Destiny (Tama Tonga and Tanga Loa)
February 1, 2020 Atlanta, Georgia Coca-Cola Roxy 855 FinJuice (Juice Robinson and David Finlay) (c) versus Guerrillas of Destiny (Tama Tonga and Tanga Loa)
19 The New Beginning in Sapporo (2020) February 1, 2020 Sapporo Hokkaido Prefectural Sports Center 4,569 Hirooki Goto (c) versus Shingo Takagi for the NEVER Openweight Championship
20 February 2, 2019 5,690 Kazuchika Okada versus Taichi
22 The New Beginning in Osaka (2020) February 9, 2020 Osaka Osaka-Jo Hall 11,411 Tetsuya Naito (c) versus KENTA for the IWGP Heavyweight and IWGP Intercontinental
(c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
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