NJPW New Japan Cup 2017: Final

March 20th, 15:00 from Ao-re Nagaoka, Niigata

Yesterday’s show saw Bad Luck Fale and Katsuyori Shibata get past EVIL and Tomohiro Ishii respectively to reach today’s final. Up for grabs, as well as the prestige of winning the Cup itself, is a title shot of the winner’s choice. The rest of the card features multi-man tags that will likely set up matches for April’s Sakura Genesis. Let’s get to it.

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NJPW New Japan Cup 2017: Semi-Finals

March 19th, 15:00 from Act City Hamamatsu, Shizuoka

The 2nd Round saw EVIL and Bad Luck Fale progress on the left-hand side of the bracket while familiar foes Katsuyori Shibata and Tomohiro Ishii battled through on the right-hand side, and those two matches are our headliners today. Let’s get to it.

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NJPW New Japan Cup 2016: Round Two

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March 4th, 18:30 from Korakuen Hall, Tokyo

RIP Hayabusa

Yesterday’s Round One show was good from top to bottom, with several big announcements made as well. Aside from a should-be-good Naito vs. Ishii bout, today’s Cup matches aren’t so promising on paper, with the route to the final appearing clear. But, who knows, we might get an upset or two.

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NJPW New Japan Cup 2016: Round One

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March 3rd, 19:00 from Ota Gymnasium, Tokyo

The New Japan Cup is a sixteen-man, single elimination tournament, the winner of which gets to choose to challenge for the IWGP Heavyweight, IWGP Intercontinental, or NEVER Openweight Championship at an upcoming show (most likely April’s Invasion Attack). Each of the eight singles matches today are part of Round One of the tournament, Round Two is tomorrow, and the semi-finals and final take place on March 12th.

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