Here you Can Watch NJPW THE NEW BEGINNING in SAPPORO 2/4/23 – 4th February 2023 Full Show Online Replay Online Stay tuned with us to get more :-


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As a record breaking cold spell sweep northern Japan, Sapporo could certainly use some heating up, and will get just that when the New Beginning series hits Hokkai Kita-Yell on February 4 and 5. The first night of a massive double header will see new, but very personal issues playing out in ring as the tour reaches its biggest stop so far.

The main event will see a first time singles collision for Shota Umino and Tetsuya Naito. While Umino has a family connection to the wrestling business through his father, referee Red Shoes Unno, it was Tetsuya Naito, in his Stardust Genius days that inspired him to lace up a pair of boots. As Umino’s superstar is on the rise though, he’s gotten short shrift from Naito, who hasn’t given the Roughneck the time of day, outwardly at least, on his own path to facing Keiji Muto in Muto’s final match on February 21.

It’s fallen to Umino then to put himself on Naito’s radar as well as the pro-wrestling map at large, something that he could do in a major way tonight. While tag team wins have shown how effective ‘Shooter’ is in ring, including on the massive stage of the Tokyo Dome at Wrestle Kingdom 17, it would be a win over Naito that would see Umino plant the flag in a new era of NJPW. At the same time Naito, with the immense responsibility of ending Muto’s career later in the month, can not afford a high profile loss to Umino or anyone else.

The semi main event sees Taichi return to his hometown of Sapporo to face Will Ospreay. In the face of an emotional loss to Kenny omega in the Tokyo Dome, Ospreay set a one year time limit for himself in NJPW, and New Japan in the wrestling space. Ospreay feels that he needs to be at the very top of the very top worldwide promotion, and is picking the biggest fights he can to get there. First up that means the always dangerous Taichi in his home town in Sapporo.

Taichi and Ospreay face off for the first time in two and a half years tonight, and the first time since Ospreay formed what became the United Empire in 2020. Their most high profile encounter would be back in 2018, when Ospreay defeated Taichi for the NEVER Openweight Championship in a match that would eventually, via Kota Ibushi have a throughline to Kenny Omega on January 4 2023. This starting point could create a line back to Omega and much needed revenge, but only if the Commonwealth Kingpin can win- or survive. A devastating Dangerous Backdrop delivered in Korakuen Hall on January 24 saw damage on ospreay’s neck clearly exacerbated, and it’s likely Taichi will exploit that point. Post Suzuki-Gun, TAKA Michinoku said of himself, Taichi, DOUKI and Yoshinobu kanemaru that they were ‘Just Four Guys, with no records and no results’, but guys that plan on changing the face of NJPW in short order. Should Taichi leave Sapporo with his hand raised, he’ll be in a strong position to do just that

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