NJPW New Year Dash 1/6/2021


Side note: from now on, only "important" shows will be on this blog. For example: AEW Dark, Xplosion and Saturday Mainevent or not "important" shows


Yuji Nagata defeated Gabriel Kidd (7:59)

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Minoru Suzuki & DOUKI defeated Tiger Mask & Yuya Uemura (10:45)

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Will Ospreay, Great-O-Khan & Jeff Cobb (w/Bea Priestley) defeated Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima & Yota Tsuji (9:44)

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Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa, Taiji Ishimori & El Phantasmo (w/Jado) defeated Taichi, Zack Sabre Jr., El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru (w/DOUKI) (11:35)

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The most intriguing element teased for the show is the announcement from Jay White yesterday that he is leaving the promotion following the conclusion of the event. The angle with White appears to be storyline, and the precedent has been set for major Bullet Club angles at New Year Dash before, as AJ Styles was kicked out of the group at New Year Dash 2016.

The 2020 edition of New Year Dash featured the retirement ceremony for Jushin Liger.

New Year Dash 2020 also saw the end of a four-year run where the NEVER Openweight Six-Man Tag Team Championships had been defended at the event.


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PS: impact was a thumbs down show