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New Japan Cup 2017 Final – Review

New Japan Cup Final, March 20: Tomoyuki Oka vs Hirai Kawato – Time Limit Draw This was a great match. Kawato went after the knee of Oka. Oka had the size and power advantage, which made Kawato the underdog. Oka targeted the taped left shoulder of Kawato. Oka used a half crab on the knee.…

New Japan Cup Semi Finals – Review

New Japan Cup, Semi-Finals, March 19: Juice Robinson, David Finlay & Tomoyuki Oka defeated Katsuya Kitamura, Hirai Kawato & David Finlay Kitamura is a big body builder that has his first ever match a few days ago. He and Oka started the match slugging it out. Already, you can see that Kitamura has all the…

New Japan Cup First Round – Review

  New Japan Cup First Round, March 11: El Desperado & TAKA Michinoku defeated Hirai Kawato & Ryusuke Taguchi Kawato was worked over mainly by TAKA until Taguchi got the tag and got the momentum back for his team. Kawato took it to Desperado, hitting a nice missile dropkick and got a great near fall…

New Japan Cup Finals 2016 – Review

New Japan Cup 2016 Finals, March 12th: Jay White defeated David Finlay With White in the midst of a long winning streak over Finlay, Finlay played the underdog here and the crowd were pulling for him to get the win.  This was the usually crisp contest between these two.  It turned nasty as they exchanged…

New Japan Cup Quarter Finals – Review

New Japan Cup Night Two, Korakuen Hall, March 4th: Jay White defeated David Finlay This was yet another great, crisp, high energy match from the young lions.  Finlay & White are always evolving and bettering themselves, which can be seen here as they tried a few things they don’t normally do.  Finlay hit a really…

New Japan Cup 2016 First Round – Review

New Japan Cup First Round Results, March 3rd: Toru Yano defeated Yujiro Takahashi w/Cody Hall This was the best match Yujiro Takahashi has ever had.  Mainly because it lasted less than two minutes and never got into the ring.  Yujiro attacked Yano on the outside, pranced around while the referee was counting until Yank shoved…

New Japan Cup 2016 – Preview

The 2016 New Japan Cup kicks off in the morning (March 3rd) at 19:00 JST (5AM EST/10AM UK). This tournament is single elimination with the winner getting a title match against the champion of their choosing at Invasion Attack in April.  This tournament is usually full of upsets and is sometimes used to propel someone…

New Japan Cup 2015 Final Recap

Mascara Dorada, Tiger Mask IV & Ryusuke Taguchi defeated Jay White, KUSHIDA & Jushin Thunder Liger This was one hell of an opener from the juniors. Tiger & Liger out wrestled each other to continue the story of how well they know each other ahead of the NWA Jr title match in a few weeks.…

New Japan Cup Final Preview

The New Japan Cup Final takes place this Sunday (March 15th) at 17.00 JST in Hiroshima Sun-plaza Hall.  The winner of the cup gets a shot at the championship of their choosing.  We will also see the direction things are heading as we approach the next major show, Invasion Attack. Jushin Thunder Liger, KUSHIDA &…

New Japan Cup 2015 Second Round Recap

New Japan Cup Second Round Results from Korakuen Hall: YOSHI-HASHI defeated Jay White This was White’s biggest singles match to date and he had yet another great showing. He got in a lot and even though we knew he wouldn’t win, he still looked like he might pull off the upset.  YOSHI won after hitting…