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NJPW The New Beginning In Nagoya Results

Full results from NJPW The New Beginning in Nagoya

Following Wrestle Kingdom 17 in Yokohama Arena, New Japan Pro-Wrestling turned their attention to the New Beginning tour with The New Beginning in Nagoya on Sunday, January 22. 

The show served as a preview for upcoming New Beginning shows and was main evented by an MMA Rules clash between Shingo Takagi and Great-O-Khan for the KOPW 2023 Title. The match featured interference from both The United Empire and Los Ingobernables de Japon but after a long battle, it was Shingo Takagi who kept hold of the belt after he applied a Kata-Ha-Jime and O-Khan passed out. 

After the match, Takagi invited Kazuchika Okada to the ring ahead of their IWGP World Heavyweight Title match at The New Beginning in Osaka on February 11. Shingo offered to make the bout a Title vs. Title match with the KOPW 2023 Championship also on the line, but Okada refused, noting he wasn't interested in winning the KOPW strap. 

Check out the full results for The New Beginning in Nagoya below:

  • Toru Yano & Togi Makabe def. Oskar Leube & Yuto Nakashima
  • Minoru Suzuki, El Desperado, Ren Narita, & Tomoaki Honma def. EVIL, SHO, Yujiro Takahashi, & Dick Togo
  • Zack Sabre Jr., Shane Haste, Mikey Nicholls, & Kosei Fujita def. Ryohei Oiwa, Tomohiro Ishii, YOSHI-HASHI, & Hirooki Goto
  • KENTA, Taiji Ishimori, & El Phantasmo def. Jado, Master Wato, & Hiroshi Tanahashi
  • Will Ospreay, Francesco Akira, TJP, & Aaron Henare def. TAKA Michinoku, Taichi, DOUKI, & Yoshinobu Kanemaru
  • Kazuchika Okada, YOH, Shota Umino, & Ryusuke Taguchi def. Tetsuya Naito, SANADA, Hiromu Takahashi, & BUSHI
  • Shingo Takagi (c) def. Great-O-Khan - MMA Rules Match for the KOPW 2023 Championship 

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