Road To The New Beginning 2/1/2021


It's not me. It's always reported that the previous show is the tour finale.


Yota Tsuji defeated Gabriel Kidd (7:26)

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This was a well-worked opener. They focused on technical wrestling for the bulk of the match.


SANADA, Tetsuya Naito, Hiromu Takahashi & BUSHI defeated Kota Ibushi, Tomoaki Honma, SHO & Master Wato (15:14)

***1/2

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Kazuchika Okada, Toru Yano & Tomohiro Ishii defeated EVIL, Yujiro Takahashi & Dick Togo (10:25)

***1/4

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This was notable for the post-match, but practically a carbon copy of every match EVIL, Yujiro and Togo have been a part of with Okada and his rotating partners on this tour.


The finish saw Okada jump in and hit an air raid crash neckbreaker on Yujiro. Ishii then hit the vertical drop brainbuster and pinned Yujiro.


Jay White ran in and attacked Ishii after the match. EVIL, Yujiro and Togo pulled Okada and Yano to the floor, laying them out.

White hit a series of strikes on Ishii, then left him laying with a Blade Runner. Ishii was helped to the back.


Elimination match: Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa, Taiji Ishimori, El Phantasmo & Jado defeated Taichi, Zack Sabre Jr., El Desperado, Yoshinobu Kanemaru & DOUKI (24:01)

***1/2

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This was a decent match with an impossibly bad finish.


It was down to Taichi and Jado. Jado begged off and tried to raise Taichi's hand in victory. Taichi declined and lit him up with kicks.

Tanga jumped back in. Sabre got in the ring and used a guillotine, distracting the ref. Jado used a kendo stick on Taichi, then Tama entered and hit Taichi with the iron fingers, knocking him out.

Jado covered for the pin on Taichi. *Taichi eliminated*

Sabre grabbed the mic after the match and cut a promo on G.O.D. and the NJPW tag division. Sabre promised to save the division. Sabre helped Taichi out of the ring.


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