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New champion crowned at NJPW The New Beginning in Nagoya


Hiroshi Tanahashi is the new NEVER Openweight champion.

Tanahashi defeated Shingo Takagai to win the championship for the first time tonight. After thirty minutes of a back and forth contest, Tanahashi scored the pinfall win following two high fly flows. 

After the match, Tanahashi cut a promo and even played air guitar. He was about to say his signature catchphrase to end the show when The Great-O-Khan came out and attacked Tanahashi and laid him out with the dominator, indicating that he was next in line for the title. Tanahashi had to be helped to the back as the show ended.

This ends the reign of Takagi, who held the championship for 84 days. He defeated Minoru Suzuki for the title at Power Struggle on November 7.

The Great-O-Khan was victorious in his match tonight, defeating Hiroyoshi Tenzan for the exclusive rights to the mongolian chop move that Tenzan is well known for.