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NJPW “THE NEW BEGINNING”, 02.12.2012 (WPW / PPV)
Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium
6.200 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House
First Yujiro Takahashi & Tomoaki Honma beat YOSHI-HASHI Fale & King (7:51) compared to a jackknife hold of Takahashi fale.
Second Toru Yano, Takashi Iizuka & Tomohiro Ishii beat Jushin Thunder Liger, Captain Tama Tonga & New Japan (8:35) after the Oni Koroshi Yano against Tonga.
Third IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Title: Davey Richards & Rocky Romero defeated Prince Devitt & Ryusuke Taguchi (c) (15:10) after a powerbomb from Richards on Taguchi – title change.
4th Elimination Match: Minoru Suzuki, Yoshihiro Takayama, Lance Archer, TAKA Michinoku & Taichi beat Yuji Nagata, Togi Makabe, Wataru Inoue, Tiger Mask & KUSHIDA (23:08).
Archer KUSHIDA eliminated with the Blackout (7:14). Archer Tigers eliminated with the Texas Tornado (7:56). Archer threw Inoue over the top rope (10:32). Makabe TAKA threw over the top rope (11:11). Nagata Suzuki threw over the top rope (19:43). Suzuki eliminated Makabe with a Gotch-style piledriver (23:08).
5th IWGP Tag Team Title: Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima beat (c) Giant Bernard & Karl Anderson (17:47) after a lariat from Kojima against Bernard (1st defense).
6th IWGP Intercontinental Title: Masato Tanaka defeated Hirooki Goto (c) (13:26) with the Shouten Kai – title change.
7th Special Singles Match: Shinsuke Nakamura defeated Tetsuya Naito (17:38) with a Stardust Press.
8th IWGP Heavyweight Title: Kazuchika Okada defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi (c) (~ 23:00) with the Rainmaker – title change.