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The New Beginning (2012)
The New Beginning (2012)
Information
Promotion New Japan Pro Wrestling
Date February 12, 2012[1]
Attendance 6,200[1]
Venue Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium[1]
City Osaka, Japan[1]
Pay-per-view chronology

Wrestle Kingdom VI in Tokyo Dome The New Beginning (2012) All Together: Mōikkai, Hitotsu ni Narō ze
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The New Beginning (2011) The New Beginning (2012) The New Beginning (2013)

The New Beginning (2012) was a professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) promoted by New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW). The event took place on February 12, 2012, in Osaka, Osaka, at the Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium. The event featured eight matches, four of which were contested for championships.[1][2][3] The event was the first major event held by NJPW after the promotion had been sold to Bushiroad.[4] It was the third event under the New Beginning name.

ProductionEdit

StorylinesEdit

The New Beginning featured eight professional wrestling matches that involved different wrestlers from pre-existing scripted feuds and storylines. Wrestlers portrayed villains, heroes, or less distinguishable characters in the scripted events that built tension and culminated in a wrestling match or series of matches.[5]

EventEdit

In the third match of the event, the No Remorse Corps (Davey Richards and Rocky Romero) recaptured the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship from Apollo 55 (Prince Devitt and Ryusuke Taguchi), while Tencozy (Hiroyoshi Tenzan and Satoshi Kojima) successfully defended the IWGP Tag Team Championship against previous champions Bad Intentions (Giant Bernard and Karl Anderson).[1] This would turn out to be the final match of Bad Intentions, the longest reigning IWGP Tag Team Champions in history, as the following month, Giant Bernard returned to WWE as "Lord Tensai".[6] The event featured two title changes; in the first Hirooki Goto captured the IWGP Intercontinental Championship from Masato Tanaka, while in the main event Kazuchika Okada, who had just the previous month returned from a twenty-month American excursion, defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi to win the IWGP Heavyweight Championship for the first time.[1] NJPW called the result of the main event the "upset of the century".[1]

ResultsEdit

# Results[1][2][3] Stipulations Times
1 CHAOS (Yoshi-Hashi and Yujiro Takahashi) defeated King Fale and Tomoaki Honma Tag team match 07:51
2 Chaos (Takashi Iizuka, Tomohiro Ishii and Toru Yano) defeated Captain New Japan, Jushin Thunder Liger and Tama Tonga Six-man tag team match 08:35
3 No Remorse Corps (Davey Richards and Rocky Romero) defeated Apollo 55 (Prince Devitt and Ryusuke Taguchi) (c) Tag team match for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship 15:10
4 Suzuki-gun (Lance Archer, Minoru Suzuki, Taichi, Taka Michinoku and Yoshihiro Takayama) defeated KUSHIDA, Tiger Mask, Togi Makabe, Wataru Inoue and Yuji Nagata Ten-man elimination tag team match 23:08
5 Tencozy (Hiroyoshi Tenzan and Satoshi Kojima) (c) defeated Bad Intentions (Giant Bernard and Karl Anderson) Tag team match for the IWGP Tag Team Championship 17:47
6 Hirooki Goto defeated Masato Tanaka (c) Singles match for the IWGP Intercontinental Championship 13:26
7 Tetsuya Naito defeated Shinsuke Nakamura Singles match 17:38
8 Kazuchika Okada (with Gedo) defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi (c) Singles match for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship 23:22
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  • Videoicon – refers to the video of that match

ReferencesEdit

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