NJPW Announces Full Match Cards For Upcoming ‘New Beginning USA’ Events

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New Japan Pro-Wrestling has finally announced the match cards for their upcoming return to the United States, with three shows running next week in Los Angeles, Charlotte, and Nashville.

Several weeks ago the promotion announced the vast majority of their roster for a tour happening simultaneously in Japan, so the limited crew available in the U.S. and heavy borrowing from Ring of Honor should come as no surprise. Instead, the shows will heavily feature many of the up-and-coming stars who have been training at the new NJPW Dojo in Los Angeles.

The first show will feature a one-night-only reunion of Roppongi Vice, the second show will see Juice Robinson defend the IWGP U.S. Heavyweight Championship, and the final night will be headlined by an Elimination Tag Team match between members of CHAOS, and members of the new “Lifeblood” faction.

For what it’s worth, New Japan has yet to announce how the shows will be distributed, or if there are any plans for them to be broadcast on AXS TV. NJPW World is not currently listing them on the schedule of live events for this month or next.

The New Beginning USA
January 30, 2019
Los Angeles, CA @ The Globe Theatre

— Alex Coughlin vs. Clark Connors

— Jonathan Gresham vs. Tyler Bateman

— Colt Cabana vs. Shane Taylor

— Marty Scurll & Brodi King vs. Killer Elite Squad

— Jeff Cobb vs. Karl Fredericks

— David Finlay vs. Chuckie T

ONE NIGHT ONLY REUNION
— Rocky Romero & Trent Beretta vs. Juice Robinson & Tracy Williams


The New Beginning USA
February 1, 2019
Charlotte, NC @ Grady Cole Center

— Karl Fredericks vs. Clark Connors

— Colt Cabana & John Skyler vs. Lance Archer & Shane Taylor

— Tracer X vs. Great-O-Kharn

— Jeff Cobb & Jonathan Gresham vs. Marty Scurll & Brodi King

— Alex Coughlin vs. Davey Boy Smith Jr.

— David Finlay & Tracy Williams vs. Rocky Romero & Chuckie T

IWGP U.S. HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
— Juice Robinson (c) vs. Trent Beretta


The New Beginning USA
February 2, 2019
Nashville, TN @ War Memorial Auditorium

— Karl Fredericks vs. Alex Coughlin

— Colt Cabana & Jonathan Gresham vs. Lance Archer & Shane Taylor

— Harlem Bravado vs. Great-O-Kharn

— Clark Connors vs. Marty Scurll

— Jeff Cobb vs. Brodi King

CHAOS vs. LIFEBLOOD ELIMINATION MATCH
— Rocky Romero, Chuckie T & Trent Beretta vs. Juice Robinson, David Finlay & Tracy Williams

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