New Japan Pro Wrestling “Road to THE NEW BEGINNING”, 1/30/2016 [Sat] 18:30 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
1,806 Spectators (overcrowded)
(1) David Finlay Jr. vs. Hirai Kawato
◆Winner: Finlay (4:38) with a Boston Crab.
(2) Jay White vs. YOSHI-HASHI
◆Winner: HASHI (6:20) with a Powerbomb to Jacknife Hold.
(3) Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima & Juhsin Thunder Liger vs. Yuji Nagata, Manabu Nakanishi & Tiger Mask IV
◆Winner: Kojima (10:34) following a Lariat on Nakanishi.
(4) Toru Yano & Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Bad Luck Fale & Yujiro Takahashi
◆Winner: Fale (6:55) following the Grenade on Yano.
(5) KUSHIDA, Ryusuke Taguchi & Captain New Japan vs. Tetsuya Naito, EVIL & BUSHI
◆Winner: EVIL (8:57) following the EVIL on Captain.
~ BUSHI provoked KUSHIDA after the match, the two are scheduled to face for the IWGP Jr. belt on 2/14.
(6) Togi Makabe, Tomoaki Honma, Michael Elgin & Juice Robinson vs. Kenny Omega, Karl Anderson, Doc Gallows & Cody Hall
◆Winner: Omega (11:43) following a Running Knee on Robinson.
(7) Nakamura’s Send-Off Match: Hiroshi Tanahashi, Hirooki Goto & Katsuyori Shibata vs. Shinsuke Nakamura, Kazuchika Okada & Tomohiro Ishii
◆Winner: Ishii (21:48) following a Vertical Fall style Brainbuster on Shibata.
~ Ishii with the win over Shibata before their match on 2/11.
~ Omega came out to demand who he will face for the IWGP IC belt, Hiroshi Tanahashi, a former IWGP IC Champion, stated that he will accept the challenge. Nakamura agreed on the decision.
~ Nakamura closed out the show by saying that “the story will continue, so this is not a goodbye.”
NJPW Event Cards for January & February 2016