NJPW New Beginning in Sapporo Night 1 Review: Tanahashi vs. Suzuki

New Japan returns with a series of events at the end of January into the beginning of February called “New Beginning”. Featuring two nights in Sapporo, the first night was headlined by the Intercontinental Championship match between Hiroshi Tanahashi and Minoru Suzuki.

The main event proved to be a brutal test of Tanahashi’s will and a display of Suzuki’s viciousness. Would there be a new IC Title holder? Also, Kazuchika Okada releases his inner Million Dollar Man on SANADA and Kenny Omega might have more of a challenge from “Switchblade” Jay White than he anticipated.

This is our review of NJPW New Beginning from Sapporo.