A new IWGP Heavyweight Champion has been crowned as Jay White is the top champion of NJPW (New Japan Pro Wrestling).
The promotion held The New Beginning in Osaka event on Monday morning where White beat Hiroshi Tanahashi to win the IWGP Heavyweight Title. The finish of the contest saw Tanahashi caught with a Blade Runner on the way down from the top rope.
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As a result, White becomes the 68th IWGP Heavyweight Champion in history. Tanashi won the title from Kenny Omega on January 4 at Wrestle Kingdom 13. Here are the results from the show:
Jushin Thunder Liger, Satoshi Kojima and Hiroyoshi Tenzan defeated Takashi Iizuka, TAKA Michinoku and Minoru Suzuki via Disqualification
SANADA and EVIL defeated Ayato Yoshida and Shota Umino
Shingo Takagi, BUSHI and Tetsuya Naito defeated Yoshinobu Kanemaru, El Desperado and Taichi
Yujiro Takahashi and Chase Owens defeated YOSHI-HASHI and Tomoaki Honma
Guerrillas Of Destiny defeated Togi Makabe and Toru Yano
Taiji Ishimori defeated Ryusuke Taguchi to retain his IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title
Kazuchika Okada defeated Bad Luck Fale
Jay White defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi to win the IWGP Heavyweight Title.