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New Beginning in Osaka February 10 will see five epic singles encounters between the members of CHAOS and Los Ingobernables De Japon. On February 5 in Korakuen, the ten men involved will clash in a massive elimination tag team match. Kazuchika Okada, Will Ospreay, Hirooki Goto, Gedo and YOSHI-HASHI will face EVIL, BUSHI, SANADA, Hiromu Takahashi and Tetsuya Naito.
This will be a chance for Okada and SANADA, Goto and EVIL, Hiromu and Ospreay, Naito and YOSHI-HASHI and Gedo and BUSHI to feel each other out, and for one group to assert their dominance heading into Osaka.
In the semi main event, “Switchblade” Jay White is in singles action against David Finlay. These two developed together in the New Japan Dojo, and the ’Blue eyed Young Lions’ became firm friends. Now though, White has chosen a darker path. Finlay seeks to find some answers from the Switchblade in the ring on February 5.
Korakuen will also see fallout from the Intercontinental Championship clash between Minoru Suzuki and Hiroshi Tanahashi January 27 in Hokkaido. Now, both men will find themselves leading a team into six man tag team action. Tanahashi will partner with KUSHIDA and Togi Makabe as Suzuki teams up with Takashi Iizuka and Yoshinobu Kanemaru in what will be a thrilling follow up to a championship encounter.
The Suzuki Gun Juniors will also form a trio to take on Roppongi 3K in Korakuen. Taichi, TAKA Michinoku and El Desperado will face SHO, YOH and Rocky Romero for the first time.
We’ll also see match four of Katsuya Kitamura’s seven match proving series. What will happen when the super rookie Kitamura faces the veteran Hiroyoshi Tenzan?
On February 6, the main event will see the IWGP Tag Team Championships on the line, with EVIL and SANADA meeting the challenge of Goto and Okada. After SANADA made a challenge for Okada’s IWGP title on January 5, Okada responded that it ‘isn’t that easy. It shouldn’t just be me to put my title on the line when you have something to put up as well.’ As a result the IWGP tag titles became bargaining chips for the LIJ team, as Okada’s teammate will be Goto, who holds the NEVER Openweight Championship that EVIL will challenge for in Osaka February 10.
In the semi main event, the remaining CHAOS and LIJ members face off in six man tag action; BUSHI, Hiromu Takahashi and Tetsuya Naito face Gedo, Will Ospreay and YOSHI-HASHI.
Also on February 6, it’s match five of Katsuya Kitamura’s seven match proving series as he faces Satoshi Kojima. How will Kitamura’s seemingly boundless strength and energy cope with Kojima’s heavy hitting style?
Both of shows will be live-streaming only on NJPW World!!