Preview: NJPW — New Years Golden Series (2/13/22)

Tomohiro Ishii vs. EVIL at New Years Golden Series
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New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) continues its New Years Golden Series shows for the next week and yet another big title match has arrived as the NEVER Openweight Championship will be on the line. Here’s a look at the New Years Golden Series card for Sunday, featuring an in-depth look at the title match.

NJPW New Years Golden Series Card:

– Ryohei Oiwa, Satoshi Kojima & Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Kosei Fujita, Tomoaki Honma & Yuji Nagata

– YOH, YOSHI-HASHI & Hirooki Goto vs. SHO, Dick Togo & Yujiro Takahashi

– Togi Makabe vs. Great-O-Khan

– BUSHI, Hiromu Takahashi & Shingo Takagi vs. DOUKI, Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Taichi

– Ryusuke Taguchi, Master Wato & Toru Yano vs. TAKA Michinoku, El Desperado & Minoru Suzuki

– Tiger Mask vs. El Phantasmo

– Robbie Eagles vs. Taiji Ishimori

– NEVER Openweight Championship: EVIL (c) vs. Tomohiro Ishii in a Lumberjack Match

– Kazuchika Okada & Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. SANADA & Tetsuya Naito

NJPW New Years Golden Series Match Preview

NEVER Openweight Championship: EVIL (c) vs. Tomohiro Ishii in a Lumberjack Match

A Wrestle Kingdom 16 rematch is on the way in this one. EVIL, who defeated Tomohiro Ishii for the NEVER Openweight Championship at the event, will now defend against “The Stone Pitbull” and likely have limited help via House of Torture. The reason being is that this will be a Lumberjack Match with the idea that Ishii can have a more even playing field. Their first match was filled with interference meaning EVIL will have to remind himself how to wrestle without his many helping hands. For those who may forget, the EVIL that was part of Los Ingobernables de Japon was a perfect fit for the NEVER division before he embraced the Bullet Club. It may be a great hoss fight if House of Torture can’t get involved.

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