NJPW New Year Special 1996 was a Special Event produced by New Japan Pro Wrestling, which took place on January 21, 1996, at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan.

The event had an attendance of 1,981 fans. The main event of the show was El Samurai vs. Shinjiro Otani.

Below you can find the full match card and results of NJPW New Year Special 1996, and more information about the event.

Event Info

Promotion New Japan Pro Wrestling
Event Type Special Event
Event Date January 21, 1996
Year 1996
Country Japan
Location Tokyo, Japan
Arena Korakuen Hall
Attendance 1,981
Network TV Asahi
Main Event El Samurai vs. Shinjiro Otani

NJPW New Year Special 1996 Results

  • Tatsuhito Takaiwa defeats Yutaka Yoshie
  • Kensuke Sasaki defeats Yuji Nagata
  • Ookami Gundan (Hiro Saito & Hiroyoshi Tenzan) defeat Osamu Nishimura & Satoshi Kojima
  • 2 out of 3 Falls Match

    Heisei Ishingun (Shiro Koshinaka, Kengo Kimura, Kuniaki Kobayashi, Michiyoshi Ohara & Akitoshi Saito) defeat Junji Hirata, Osamu Kido, Tadao Yasuda & J J JACKS (Takashi Iizuka & Akira Nogami) [2-0]
  • Koji Kanemoto & Shinya Hashimoto defeat Jushin Thunder Liger & Keiji Muto
  • UWA World Light Heavyweight Championship

    El Samurai (c) defeats Shinjiro Otani to retain the title
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