|The New Beginning in Hiroshima|
|Promotion||New Japan Pro Wrestling|
|Date||February 9, 2014|
|Venue||Hiroshima Sun Plaza Hall|
|The New Beginning chronology|
The New Beginning in Hiroshima was a professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) promoted by New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW). The event took place on February 9, 2014, in Hiroshima, Hiroshima at the Hiroshima Sun Plaza Hall. The event featured ten matches, three of which were contested for championships. It was the fifth event under the New Beginning name.
Production[edit | edit source]
Storylines[edit | edit source]
The New Beginning in Hiroshima featured ten professional wrestling matches that involved different wrestlers from pre-existing scripted feuds and storylines. Wrestlers portrayed villains, heroes, or less distinguishable characters in the scripted events that built tension and culminated in a wrestling match or series of matches.
Event[edit | edit source]
Several matches during the event built to matches taking place at The New Beginning in Osaka two days later. The event also featured the NJPW debuts of National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) representatives Michael Tarver and Big Daddy Yum-Yum, who unsuccessfully challenged Satoshi Kojima for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship in the first title match of the event. The two other title matches were rematches from January 4's Wrestle Kingdom 8 in Tokyo Dome event; in the first Doc Gallows and Karl Anderson made their first successful defense of the IWGP Tag Team Championship against K.E.S. (Davey Boy Smith Jr. and Lance Archer) and in the main event Hiroshi Tanahashi made his first successful defense of the IWGP Intercontinental Championship against Shinsuke Nakamura.
Results[edit | edit source]
|1||El Desperado and Jushin Thunder Liger defeated BUSHI and Kota Ibushi||Tag team match||08:46|
|2||Minoru Suzuki (with Taichi) defeated Tama Tonga||Singles match||05:32|
|3||Crazy Ichizoku (Takashi Iizuka and Toru Yano) defeated Kazushi Sakuraba and Yuji Nagata by disqualification||Tag team match||09:16|
|4||Michael Tarver defeated Hiroyoshi Tenzan||Singles match||09:15|
|5||Satoshi Kojima (c) defeated Big Daddy Yum-Yum (with Bruce Tharpe)||Singles match for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship||11:04|
|6||CHAOS (Tomohiro Ishii and Yujiro Takahashi) defeated Tetsuya Naito and Tomoaki Honma||Tag team match||11:27|
|7||Bullet Club (Bad Luck Fale, Matt Jackson, Nick Jackson and Prince Devitt) defeated Ryusuke Taguchi, Time Splitters (Alex Shelley and KUSHIDA) and Togi Makabe||Eight-man tag team match||11:28|
|8||Hirooki Goto and Katsuyori Shibata defeated Chaos (Kazuchika Okada and Yoshi-Hashi)||Tag team match||14:38|
|9||Bullet Club (Doc Gallows and Karl Anderson) (c) (with Tama Tonga) defeated K.E.S. (Davey Boy Smith Jr. and Lance Archer) (with Taka Michinoku)||Tag team match for the IWGP Tag Team Championship||12:08|
|10||Hiroshi Tanahashi (c) defeated Shinsuke Nakamura||Singles match for the IWGP Intercontinental Championship||22:32|
References[edit | edit source]
- The New Beginning in Hiroshima (in Japanese). New Japan Pro Wrestling. Retrieved on 2014-02-09.
- 新日本プロレス「The New Beginning in Hiroshima」 (in Japanese). Sports Navi. Yahoo! (2014-02-09). Retrieved on 2014-02-09.
- Meltzer, Dave 2014-02-09. New Japan The New Beginning live coverage from Hiroshima . Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Archived from the original on 2014-03-01. Retrieved on 2014-02-10.
- Namako, Jason 2014-02-12. 2/9 NJPW iPPV Results: Hiroshima, Japan . Wrestleview. Retrieved on 2014-02-13.
- Grabianowski, Ed. How Pro Wrestling Works . HowStuffWorks, Inc.. Discovery Communications. Retrieved on 2014-09-13.
- 2月9日広島で棚橋vs中邑!! 後藤＆柴田が初タッグ!! 2月11日大阪でオカダvs後藤! 内藤vs石井! 飯伏vsデスペラード! グレイシー再上陸!! (in Japanese). New Japan Pro Wrestling (2014-01-06). Retrieved on 2014-01-06.