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New Japan star Shinsuke Nakamura bid farewell to New Japan at Saturday’s show in Tokyo. Nakamura is now headed to WWE…
The event is available to watch on-demand through the pay “New Japan World” service.
— 新日本プロレスリング株式会社 (@njpw1972) January 30, 2016
New Japan “Road to New Beginning” Results
January 30, 2016
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(1) David Finlay, Jr. beat Hirai Kawato via submission.
(2) YOSHI-HASHI beat Jay White.
(3) Jushin Liger & Kojima & Tenzan beat Yuji Nagata & Nakanishi & Tiger Mask IV when Kojima pinned Nakanishi.
(4) Bullet Club (Bad Luck Fale & Yujiro Takahashi) beat Toru Yano & Sakuraba when Fale pinned Yano.
(5) Naito & EVIL & BUSHI beat IWGP Jr. Hvt. champion KUSHIDA & Ryusuke Taguchi & Cpt. New Japan when EVIL pinned Captain. This set up BUSHI challenging KUSHIDA for the Jr. Hvt. Title on February 14.
(6) Bullet Club (Kenny Omega & Karl Anderson & Doc Gallows & Cody Hall) beat IWGP tag champions Honma & Makabe & Michael Elgin & Juice Robinson when Omega pinned Robinson. This set up Honma & Makabe vs. Anderson & Gallows in the Tag Title re-match on Feb. 14.
(7) Shinsuke Nakamura & IWGP World Hvt. champion Kazuchika Okada & Ishii beat Tanahashi & Goto & NEVER Openweight champion Shibata. Ishii pinned Shibata to set up their title match on Feb. 11.
After the match, Kenny Omega came out wanting to know who he will face for the IWGP IC Title after Nakamura vacated the belt. Tanahashi stepped up as the other opponent and Nakamura agreed. So, it will be Tanahashi vs. Omega on Feb. 14.
Nakamura then closed the show with a speech about this not being the end for him in New Japan. He was carried out of the arena by his CHAOS stablemate Okada.