NJPW “New Japan Cup 2018” 3/15/18 [Thur] 18:30 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
(1) David Finlay & Ren Narita vs Tomoyuki Oka & Tetsuhiro Yagi
♦Winner: Finlay (7:16) with the Prima Nocta on Oka
(2) Togi Makabe & Toa Henare vs Hirooki Goto & YOSHI-HASHI
♦Winner: YOSHI-HASHI (10:08) with the Butterfly Lock on Henare
(3) Bad Luck Fale, Yujiro Takahashi, Tanga Loa & Chase Owens vs Lance Archer, Davey Boy Smith Jr., Takashi Iizuka & Taichi
♦Winner: Archer (11:28) with the Killer Bomb on Owen
(4) Tetsuya Naito, BUSHI & Hiromu Takahashi vs Minoru Suzuki, Yoshinobu Kanemaru & El Desperado
♦Winner: Suzuki (12:46) with the Gotch Style Piledriver on BUSHI
(5) Hiroshi Tanahashi, Michael Elgin & Juice Robinson vs Kazuchika Okada, Tomohiro Ishii & Chuckie T
♦Winner: Juice () with the Pulp Friction on Chuckie T
~ Juice briefly stared down Tanahashi after the match, who he will face in the semifinals, until Okada moved onto the apron and grabbed both men’s attention by holding up the IWGP Heavyweight Championship.
(6) New Japan Cup 2nd Round Match: SANADA vs Toru Yano
♦Winner: SANADA (4:51) with the Skull End
(7) New Japan Cup 2nd Round Match: Kota Ibushi vs Zack Sabre Jr.
♦Winner: Sabre Jr. (21:02) via referee stop
~ SANADA vs Zack Sabre Jr. is set for the semifinals
~ TAKA Michinoku said SANADA’s next, and like Naito and Ibushi before him, in the end he will just tap out.