NJPW NEW BEGINNING DAY 1

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Here are the results, my match ratings and review of the first day of New Japan Pro Wrestling’s New Beginning on January 27th 2018 from Sapporo.

 

Michael Elgin defeated Katsuya Kitamura

Match Rating: ⭐️⭐️

 

Jushin Thunder Liger, Tiger Mask, Kushida, Hiroshi Tenzan and Manabu Nakanishi defeated Suzuki Gun (Taichi, El Desperado, Taka Michinoku, Yoshinobu Kanemaru and Takashi Iizuka)

Match Rating: ⭐️1/2

 

Chaos (Tomohiro Ishii and Toru Yano) defeated The Bullet Club (Chase Owens and Yujiro Takahashi)

Match Rating: ⭐️⭐️

 

Never 6 Man Tag Team Championship

Bullet Club (Bad Luck Fale, Tama Tonga and Tanga Loa) defeated Togi Makabe, Ryusuke Taguchi and Toa Henare

Match Rating: ⭐️⭐️1/2

 

The Bullet Club (Cody, Marty Scurll and Hangman Page) defeated David Finlay JR, Juice Robinson and Kota Ibushi

Match Rating: ⭐️⭐️

 

Los Ingobernables de Japon (Hiromu Takahashi and Tetsuya Naito) defeated CHAOS (Yoshi Hashi and Will Ospreay)

Match Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️

 

CHAOS (Kazuchika Okada, Gedo and Hirooki Goto) defeated Los Ingobernables de Japon (Evil, Sanada and Bushi)

Match Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️

 

The Elite (Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks) defeated Rapongi 3K and Switchblade Jay White

Match Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️

 

IWGP Intercontinental Championship

Minoru Suzuki defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi

Match Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

 

This was a three and a half hour show that had only two singles matches. There were nine matches in total and seven of them being tag matches. Now one of those tag matches was a title match but it was still way to many tag matches to have to sit through even though the main event was excellent and there was a title change but I got bored after the multi Man Tag match and it became a struggle to get to the main event. Now I’m not saying the matches were not good and most helped build towards other matches at the show tomorrow and after that. But it was just too many tag matches for my liking there are plenty of other ways to build towards those matches.

 

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