NJPW “New Japan Cup 2018” 3/16/18 [Fri] 18:30 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
(1) Tomoyuki Oka & Tetsuhiro Yagi vs Yujiro Takahashi & Tanga Loa
♦Winner: Yujiro (7:02) with the Pimp Juice on Oka
(2) Michael Elgin, David Finlay & Shota Umino vs Lance Archer, Davey Boy Smith Jr. & Taichi
♦Winner: Taichi (9:46) with the Tensho Jujihou
(3) Togi Makabe & Toa Henare vs Tomohiro Ishii & Toru Yano
♦Winner: Ishii (11:14) with the Vertical Drop Brainbuster on Henare
(4) Hirooki Goto, YOSHI-HASHI & Chuckie T vs Kota Ibushi, Bad Luck Fale & Chase Owens
♦Winner: Goto (9:50) with the GTR on Owens
(5) Kazuchika Okada & Gedo vs Minoru Suzuki & Takashi Iizuka
♦Winner: Suzuki (13:27) with the Gotch-Style Piledriver on Gedo
~ Okada and Suzuki stared down after the match while holding both their titles up.
(6) Tetsuya Naito, SANADA, BUSHI & Hiromu Takahashi vs Zack Sabre Jr., TAKA Michinoku, Yoshinobu Kanemaru & El Desperado
♦Winner: BUSHI (13:51) with the MX on TAKA
~ SANADA and Zack stared down after the match.
~ A brawl broke out between BUSHI & Hiromu and Kanemaru & El Desperado, until Roppongi 3K ran in and laid out both teams.
~ SHO said the Suzuki-gun duo can’t call themselves real champions if they win the way they do.
(7) New Japan Cup Semifinal Match: Hiroshi Tanahashi vs Juice Robinson
♦Winner: Tanahashi () with the High Fly Flow
~ Hiroshi Tanahashi advances to the finals on 3/21, where he will face the winner of the 3/18 semifinal match between SANADA and Zack Sabre Jr.