Top three matches on the 1-30 card deserve all the crunk dinos. Night 1 of New Beginning in Hiroshima is main evented by Hiromu Takahashi Vs SHO and Night 2 is main evented by Kota Ibushi's first World Title defense against SANADA.
Another theory I have heard is that this is the excuse to write off Jay for a few months for COVID protocol and/or some rest and he will come back as a face (or a face leaning tweeter) when EVIL takes over Bullet Club fully while he is gone.
Watched the first Road To show over morning coffee. Man, is anyone able to muster up any enthusiasm for Ibushi Vs SANADA? Like I'm sure it'll a good if not great match workmate wise but storyline wise, there's like zero suspense. I know the first challenger for Ibushi is going to be a lame duck one but they're really pigeon holing SANADA into the role of "lame duck challenger".I don't see how it does anything for anyone since Ibushi has already beaten SANADA cleanly. Unless on the 0.0001% chance they're going to give the title to SANADA, which would be extremely dumb.
Second that love. Even though most of these shows will be just a bunch of three star specials, there's something comforting about a 90-120 minute show with four or five solid matches.
Oddly, match I'm most looking forward to on the tour besides Ospreay-Kojima and Shingo Vs Tanahashi, is Suzuki & DOUKI Vs Gedo & Jado on 1-23. In my imagination, Suzuki terrorizing old man, grunting and bad selling Gedo & Jado will be hilarious.