NJPW Announces Match Cards for New Beginning in Sapporo – Will Ospreay vs Zack Sabre Jr., NEVER Title Defense

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New Japan Pro-Wrestling has released the match cards for their set of New Beginning in Sapporo events on February 1st and 2nd at Hokkaido Prefectural Sports Center.

There will be a few notable names missing, including Kota Ibushi and Hiroshi Tanahashi, as New Japan will be running a five-show New Beginning tour in the United States at the same time. Check out those match cards at this link.

Night one in Sapporo will be headlined by what promises to be an incredibly physical NEVER Openweight Championship match between Hirooki Goto, who won the belt at Wrestle Kingdom 14, and challenger Shingo Takagi.

We’ll also see an incredibly intriguing dream team as Jon Moxley teams with Kazuchika Okada for the first time ever, taking on Minoru Suzuki and Taichi ahead of their respective singles matches.


New Beginning in Sapporo
Saturday, February 1, 2020

  • Tiger Mask & Yuya Uemura vs. El Phantasmo & Taiji Ishimori
  • Togi Makabe, Tomoaki Honma & Toa Henare vs. Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Manabu Nakanishi & Yota Tsuji
  • Ryusuke Taguchi, SHO, YOH & Will Ospreay vs. DOUKI, El Desperado, Zack Sabre Jr. & Yoshinobu Kanemaru
  • Ryu Lee & Robbie Eagles vs. BUSHI & Hiromu Takahashi
  • SANADA & Tetsuya Naito vs. Jay White & KENTA
  • Jon Moxley & Kazuchika Okada vs. Minoru Suzuki & Taichi
  • Tomohiro Ishii vs. EVIL
  • NEVER Title Match: Hirooki Goto vs. Shingo Takagi

New Beginning in Sapporo
Sunday, February 2, 2020

  • Toa Henare vs. Yota Tsuji
  • Togi Makabe, Tomoaki Honma & Yuya Uemura vs. Tiger Mask, Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Hiroyoshi Tenzan
  • Gabriel Kidd vs. El Phantasmo
  • Hirooki Goto, Tomohiro Ishii & Robbie Eagles vs. BUSHI, EVIL & Shingo Takagi
  • Jon Moxley, YOH, SHO & Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Minoru Suzuki, El Desperado, Yoshinobu Kanemaru & DOUKI
  • Tetsuya Naito, SANADA & Hiromu Takahashi vs. KENTA, Jay White & Taiji Ishimori
  • British Heavyweight Title Match: Zack Sabre Jr. (c) vs. Will Ospreay
  • Kazuchika Okada vs. Taichi