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NJPW The New Beginning

The official logo for The New Beginning

The New Beginning is an annual professional wrestling event promoted by New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW). The event has been held since 2011 as a pay-per-view (PPV). From 2013 to 2014, the event also aired outside Japan as an internet pay-per-view (iPPV). Since 2015, the event has aired worldwide on NJPW's internet streaming site, New Japan Pro Wrestling World. The event is held in February, the month following NJPW's biggest annual event, the January 4 Dome Show, usually the culmination point of major storylines. As the name of the event suggests, it marks the beginning of a new year for the promotion.

EventsEdit

# Event Date City Venue Attendance Main event
1 The New Beginning (2011) February 15, 2011 Tokyo Korakuen Hall 1,500 Hiroshi Tanahashi and Prince Devitt versus Kojima-gun (Satoshi Kojima and Taka Michinoku)
February 20, 2011 Sendai Sendai Sun Plaza Hall 3,200 Hiroshi Tanahashi (c) versus Satoshi Kojima for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship
3 The New Beginning (2012) February 12, 2012 Osaka Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium 6,200 Hiroshi Tanahashi (c) versus Kazuchika Okada for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship
4 The New Beginning (2013) February 10, 2013 Hiroshima Hiroshima Sun Plaza Hall 4,780 Hiroshi Tanahashi (c) versus Karl Anderson for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship
5 The New Beginning in Hiroshima February 9, 2014 Hiroshima Hiroshima Sun Plaza Hall 5,040 Hiroshi Tanahashi (c) versus Shinsuke Nakamura for the IWGP Intercontinental Championship
6 The New Beginning in Osaka (2014) February 11, 2014 Osaka Bodymaker Colosseum 6,400 Kazuchika Okada (c) versus Hirooki Goto for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship
7 The New Beginning in Osaka (2015) February 11, 2015 Osaka Bodymaker Colosseum 7,500 Hiroshi Tanahashi (c) versus A.J. Styles for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship
8 The New Beginning in Sendai February 14, 2015 Sendai Sendai Sun Plaza Hall 2,900 Shinsuke Nakamura (c) versus Yuji Nagata for the IWGP Intercontinental Championship
9 The New Beginning in Osaka (2016) February 11, 2016 Osaka Edion Arena Osaka 5,180 Kazuchika Okada (c) versus Hirooki Goto for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship
10 The New Beginning in Niigata February 14, 2016 Nagaoka Aore Nagaoka 3,603 Hiroshi Tanahashi versus Kenny Omega for the vacant IWGP Intercontinental Championship
11 The New Beginning in Sapporo February 5, 2017 Sapporo Hokkaido Prefectural Sports Center 5,545 Kazuchika Okada (c) versus Minoru Suzuki for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship
12 The New Beginning in Osaka (2017) February 11, 2017 Osaka Edion Arena Osaka 5,466 Tetsuya Naito (c) versus Michael Elgin for the IWGP Intercontinental Championship
13 The New Beginning in Sapporo (2018) January 27, 2018 Sapporo Hokkaido Prefectural Sports Center 4,862 Hiroshi Tanahashi (c) versus Minoru Suzuki for the IWGP Intercontinental Championship
January 28, 2018 5,140 Kenny Omega (c) versus Jay White for the IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship
15 The New Beginning in Osaka (2018) February 10, 2018 Osaka Edion Arena Osaka 5,481 Kazuchika Okada (c) versus SANADA for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship
(c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match