The Best (GIFS) of NJPW New Beginning iPPVs

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New Japan held two New Beginning shows on 2-9 and 2-11. The 2-11 show in Osaka was the overall  better show. Tomohiro Ishii, the eternal underdog finally got the big win in his match against Tetsuya Naito.  And the crowd went crazy for it. It was definitely the highlight of the show.

The main event between Hirooki Goto and Kazuchika Okada was also fantastic. Goto in his 7th (?) title challenge, once again came up short against Okada. But he gave it his all and had a spectacular match. Okada and Goto’s timing is incredible. Especially exciting was the post match standoff between Okada and Katsuyori Shibata. Hopefully this means Shibata will challenge next for Okada’s title. That’ll be something!

The 2-9 show in Hiroshima, while overall the weaker of the two shows, did have a match of the year candidate between Shinsuke Nakamura and Hiroshi Tanahashi. Definitely a must see match. Though you can skip the post match air guitar.

Well that’s enough from me, let’s get to those GIFS.

New Beginning, Osaka

Kushida and Nick Jackson

Teamwork

The Young Bucks and the Time Splitters had a really fun opening match for the Jr. tag titles.  Young Bucks retained with More Bang For Your Buck.

Try again, Anderson

Another good tag match on the show, this time a 6-man tag. The KES with Minoru Suzuki got a little bit of retribution for their loss against Karl Anderson and Doc Gallows from the earlier New Beginning show in Hiroshima. KES got the win with their double team powerbomb on Tama Tonga.

Suzuki

Tonga was on the receiving end of quite a lot of punishment in this match.

Devitt stole Jericho’s jacket

  

But he didn’t steal the show. Not this night.

Kota Ibushi and Desperado

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Kota Ibushi<br /><br /><br /><br />
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Kota Ibushi<br /><br /><br /><br />
Single Leg Hook Kudo Driver?

Really good match between these two for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship. Ibushi retained with a picture perfect Phoenix Splash.

Superfail Punch!

1.9, that Superman punch is S-A-W-F-T, SAAAAAAAWWWWFFFFTTTT!<br /><br /><br /><br />
Forreal tho, softest Superman punch in the game, word to Roman Reigns. 

Tarver and Big Daddy YumYum lost their match against Tenzan and Kojima in what was one of the not so great matches of the night.

Tarver tried channeling Roman Reigns with that punch. I think you got the wrong channel, Tarver.

Meanwhile…

Big Daddy Flail Flail

Seriously&#8230;.<br /><br /><br /><br />
He did it again<br /><br /><br /><br />
This some disgraceful ass shit<br /><br /><br /><br />
Somebody get this nigga and Tarver outta New Japan immediatelySeriously&#8230;.<br /><br /><br /><br />
He did it again<br /><br /><br /><br />
This some disgraceful ass shit<br /><br /><br /><br />
Somebody get this nigga and Tarver outta New Japan immediatelySeriously&#8230;.<br /><br /><br /><br />
He did it again<br /><br /><br /><br />
This some disgraceful ass shit<br /><br /><br /><br />
Somebody get this nigga and Tarver outta New Japan immediatelySeriously&#8230;.<br /><br /><br /><br />
He did it again<br /><br /><br /><br />
This some disgraceful ass shit<br /><br /><br /><br />
Somebody get this nigga and Tarver outta New Japan immediately

Ugh. Pretty brutal.  I doubt we’ll be seeing Big Daddy back in New Japan for a while. He’s got potential , but he’s also got some work to do.

DinOkada

That entrance! Okada is now the new Ring Entrance Champion of the World, dethroning Nakamura’s Michael Jackson pole dancer entrance from Wrestle Kingdom.  Oh, his match with Goto was good too. Great in fact. But that entrance though!

Match of the Night: Naito vs. Ishii

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Tomohiro Ishii vs. Tetsuya Naito(c), NEVER Championship Match, NJPW The New Beginning 2014</p><br /><br /><br />
<p>Very good match<br /><br /><br /><br />
Tomohiro Ishii vs. Tetsuya Naito(c), NEVER Championship Match, NJPW The New Beginning 2014</p><br /><br /><br />
<p>Very good match<br /><br /><br /><br />
Tomohiro Ishii vs. Tetsuya Naito(c), NEVER Championship Match, NJPW The New Beginning 2014</p><br /><br /><br />
<p>Very good match<br /><br /><br /><br />
Tomohiro Ishii vs. Tetsuya Naito(c), NEVER Championship Match, NJPW The New Beginning 2014</p><br /><br /><br />
<p>Very good match

What a match. Naito and Ishii stole the show! Fantastic stuff. Great near falls, brutal action and Ishii finally getting himself a championship in New Japan. The crowd was 100% behind Ishii in this match.

New Beginning, Hiroshima

Not a GIF, but still.

Pretty close:

Vintage Suzuki

Gets me every timeGets me every time

It’s become cliche now, but I don’t care, I still love that entrance.

Oh God, not again.

pure trash

This guy!

Stomp Master Takahashi

That was Yujiro Takahashi’s main contribution to his match.

Great tag team action

Shibata and Goto make for one fantastic tag team. Their match against Okada and YOSHI-HASHI was very good.

More great tag team action

Great teamworkGreat teamworkGreat teamworkGreat teamwork

Did I mention Shibata and Goto make a fantastic tag team. That save by Shibata when Okada went for the Rainmaker on Goto was awesome. That’s the action of a true friend.

A Bad Beginning for YOSHI-HASHI

Yoshi-Hashi got Free Kicked to death and took the loss on both New Beginning shows.  His second loss at the Osaka against Shibata was a Dolph Ziggler level squashing.

Match of the Year?

Sadly I couldn’t find any GIFS from the incredible match between Nakamura and Tanahashi. So here are some GIFS of Nakamura getting splashed to death from their previous encounter at Wrestle Kingdom.

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Hiroshi Tanahashi: IWGP Intercontinental Champion<br /><br />
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Hiroshi Tanahashi: IWGP Intercontinental Champion<br /><br />

 

 

Big thanks to doomsday519.tumblr.com and wrestling-giffer.tumblr.com for the excellent GIFS. 

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