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BULLET CLUB, YOUNG LIONS, WILL OSPREAY & MORE: NEW JAPAN PRO WRESTLING NEWS & NOTES

By Matthew Macklin on 2016-02-01 12:09:03

Yesterday, new Suzuki-Gun member, Takashi Sugiura defeated Naomichi Marufuji for the GHC heavyweight championship. Yoshinobu Kanemaru also joined Suzuki-Gun.

It appears Doc Gallows and Karl Anderson will finish out with New Japan at the ROH/New Japan combined shows.

Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer and Fighting Spirit Magazine are reporting that British high flying sensation Will Ospreay will be joining NJPW before the Best of the Super Juniors in May.  He just worked the TNA UK tour over the weekend and is booked for Wrestlecon over Wrestlemania weekend in Dallas, Texas.

NJPW have released the full cards for both New Beginning shows. 

The New Beginning in Osaka, February 11th, 17:00 JST:

*David Finlay  vs. Jay White
*Kazushi Sakuraba, YOSHI-HASHI & Gedo vs. Ryusuke Taguchi, Jushin Thunder Liger & Tiger Mask IV
*Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima vs. Yuji Nagata & Manabu Nakanishi
*Tetsuya Naito, EVIL & BUSHI vs. Michael Elgin, Juice Robinson & KUSHIDA
*NEVER Openweight 6 Man Tag Championship: Toru Yano, Jay & Mark Briscoe vs. Bad Luck Fale, Yujiro Takahashi & Tama Tonga
*IWGP Junior Tag Championship: Matt & Nick Jackson vs. Kyle O'Reilly & Bobby Fish vs. Ricochet & Matt Sydal
*NEVER Openweight Championship: Katsuyori Shibata vs. Tomohiro Ishii
*Hiroshi Tanahashi, Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma vs. Kenny Omega, Karl Anderson & Doc Gallows
*IWGP Heavyweight Championship: Kazuchika Okada vs. Hirooki Goto

The New Beginning in Niigata, February 14th, 16:00 JST:

*Jushin Thunder Liger, Tiger Mask IV & Captain New Japan vs. Matt Jackson, Nick Jackson & Cody Hall
*Kyle O'Reilly & Bobby Fish vs. Kazushi Sakuraba & Gedo
*Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima, Ricochet & Matt Sydal vs. Yuji Nagata, Manabu Nakanishi, Ryusuke Taguchi & David Finlay Jr.
*Michael Elgin & Jay White vs. Tetsuya Naito & EVIL
*Toru Yano, Jay & Mark Briscoe vs. Bad Luck Fale, Yujiro Takahashi & Tama Tonga
*Hirooki Goto, Katsuyori Shibata & Juice Robinson vs. Kazuchika Okada, Tomohiro Ishii & YOSHI-HASHI
*IWGP Jr Heavyweight Championship: KUSHIDA vs. BUSHI
*IWGP Tag Championship: Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma vs. Karl Anderson & Doc Gallows
*IWGP Intercontinental Championship: Kenny Omega vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi to crown new champion.

NJPW also announced the card for the first ever Lions Gate show.  The show will feature veterans and rookies from NJPW and Pro Wrestling NOAH.  It takes place on February 25th.

*Takumi Honjo's Debut Match: Takumi Honjo vs. Shuhei Taniguchi
*Teruaki Kanemitsu & Hirai Kawato vs. Hitoshi Kumano & Kaito Kiyomiya
*David Finlay vs. Taiji Ishimori
*Jay White vs. Yoshinari Ogawa
*Manabu Nakanishi vs. Quiet Storm
*Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima vs. Captain NOAH & Genba Hirayanagi
*Juice Robinson vs. Katsuhiko Nakajima
*Yuji Nagata vs. Mitsuhiro Kitamiya

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