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NAKAMURA STRIPPED OF IWGP INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP

By Matthew Macklin on 2016-01-12 07:04:38

Shinsuke Nakamura has been stripped of the IWGP Intercontinental championship and will have his final match for NJPW on January 30th in Korakuen Hall.  A new IC champion will be decided on February 14th at The New Beginning in Niigata where Kenny Omega takes on a yet to be named opponent. Nakamura will still take part in the CMLL/NJPW Fantasticamania Tour, which starts on January 16th.  

The full card for Nakamura's final show, The Road to The New Beginning from Korakuen Hall:
 
David Finlay vs Hirai Kawato
 
Jay White vs Teruaki Kanemitsu
 
Satoshi Kojima, Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Jushin Thunder Liger vs Yuji Nagata, Manabu Nakanishi & Tiger Mask IV
 
Toru Yano, Kazushi Sakuraba & YOSHI-HASHI vs Bad Luck Fale, Yujiro Takahashi & Tama Tonga
 
KUSHIDA, Ryusuke Taguchi & Captain New Japan vs Tetsuya Naito, EVIL & BUSHI
 
Togi Makabe, Tomoki Honma, Michael Elgin & Juice Robinson vs Kenny Omega, Karl Anderson, Doc Gallows & Cody Hall
 
Shinsuke Nakamura Send-off Match
Hiroshi Tanahashi, Hirooki Goto & Katsuyori Shibata vs Shinsuke Nakamura, Kazuchika Okada & Tomohiro Ishii
 
The first matches for The New Beginning have been announced:
 
The New Beginning in Osaka, February 11th:
NEVER Openweight Six Man Tag Team Championship
Toru Yano & The Briscoes vs Bad Luck Fale, Tama Tonga & Yujiro Takahashi
 
NEVER Openweight Championship
Katsuyori Shibata vs Tomohiro Ishii
 
IWGP Jr Heavyweight Tag Team Championship
The Young Bucks vs ReDRagon vs Matt Sydal & Ricochet
 
IWGP Heavyweight Championship
Kazuchika Okada vs Hirooki Goto
 
The New Beginning in Niigata, February 14th:
IWGP Jr Heavyweight Championship
KUSHIDA vs BUSHI
 
IWGP Tag Team Championship
Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma vs Karl Anderson & Doc Gallows
 
IWGP Intercontinental Championship
Kenny Omega vs X.

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