New Japan Pro Wrestling is coming off the back of their recent Fantastica Mania series of shows. These shows were a co-promoted event done with the Mexican company, CMLL. Now New Japan is heading towards their first big post-Wrestle Kingdom show, The New Beginning. Beforehand though, is the ‘Road To New Beginning’ tour.
January 30th marked the first show of NJPW’s USA version of the tour. The event took place from the Globe Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
Road To The New Beginning USA Results 1/30
Alex Coughlin vs Clark Connors
Draw. The two US Young Lions would wrestle to a time limit stalemate.
Jonathan Gresham defeated Tyler Bateman via pinfall.
Gresham would outwrestle his NJPW La Dojo opponent, ending the match after a modified Jackknife cover.
Colt Cabana defeated Shane Taylor via pinfall
Despite Taylor having the obvious height and weight advantage, Cabana would be able to execute a clutch hold at the right moment to earn the win.
Lance Archer and Davey Boy Smith Jr. defeated Brody King and Marty Scurll
The Killer Elite Squad would hit the Killer Bomb onto Brody King to secure the victory.
Jeff Cobb defeated Karl Fredericks via pinfall
Cobb took Fredericks on a quick Tour of The Island, putting him away for a quick win.
David Finlay defeated Chuckie T via pinfall
Chuckie T would lose out to David Finlay after the latter managed to pull off the Trash Panda.
Juice Robinson and Tracy Williams defeated Rocky Romero and Beretta via pinfall
Robinson’s Pulp Friction finisher was enough to put away the team of Roppongi Vice, reuniting for this special ‘one night only’ tag team encounter.