NJPW New Beginning in Osaka Preview: Okada’s 10th Defense, Will Ospreay Defends, Naito in Action & More


New Japan returns to the Edion Arena in Osaka this Saturday for their final stop on the New Beginning tour that has already seen three championships change hands and the potential implosion of the Bullet Club.

The New Beginning in Osaka is headlined by Kazuchika Okada’s 10th defense of the IWGP Heavyweight Championship, as he takes on Seiya Sanada of Los Ingobernables de Japon. It’ll be a huge night for the company’s top faction, as every member of the team will be in individual action. EVIL will challenge Goto for the NEVER Openweight Championship, Hiromu Takahashi gets his rematch for Will Ospreay’s IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship, while both Naito and Bushi will compete in special singles matches against Yoshi-Hashi and Gedo, respectively.

It’s still a great time to subscribe to New Japan World for the month. In addition to this weekend’s big show you’ll get the rest of the New Beginning tour on-demand, plus the two ROH x NJPW “Honor Rising” events on February 23-24th, all of which feature English commentary. To sign up go to njpwworld.com and use the Paypal option at checkout for a relatively easy transaction.

NJPW The New Beginning in Osaka
February 10, 2018

IWGP Heavyweight Championship
Kazuchika Okada (c) vs. SANADA

NEVER Openweight Championship
Hirooki Goto (c) vs. EVIL

IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship
Will Ospreay (c) vs. Hiromu Takahashi

Yoshi-Hashi vs. Tetsuya Naito

Gedo vs. Bushi

Juice Robinson, David Finlay & Toa Henare vs. Jay White, Tomohiro Ishii & Toru Yano

Togi Makabe, Michael Elgin, KUSHIDA & Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Minoru Suzuki, Takashi Iiuka, Taichi & TAKA Michinoku

Roppongi 3K vs. El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru

Proving Ground Series – Match 6
Katsuya Kitamura vs. Yuji Nagata

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