New Japan Pro Wrestling “KIZNA- Presents NEW JAPAN CUP 2017”, 3/19/2017 [Sun] 15:00
@ Act City Hamamatsu in Shizuoka
2,500 Spectators (crowded)
(1) Yuji Nagata, Katsuya Kitamura & Hirai Kawato vs. Juice Robinson, David Finlay & Tomoyuki Oka
♦Winner: Robinson (9:32) following the Pulp Friction on Kitamura.
(2) Jado & Gedo vs. El Desperado & TAKA Michinoku
♦Winner: Jado (7:29) following the Green Killer on TAKA.
(3) Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima, Jushin Thunder Liger & Tiger Mask IV vs. Minoru Suzuki, Takashi Iizuka, Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Taichi
♦Winner: Suzuki (10:01) following the Gotch style Piledriver on Tiger.
(4) Hiroshi Tanahashi, Michael Elgin, KUSHIDA & Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Tetsuya Naito, SANADA, BUSHI & Hiromu Takahashi
♦Winner: Taguchi (11:22) with a La Magistral on BUSHI.
(5) Kazuchika Okada, Hirooki Goto, Toru Yano & YOSHI-HASHI vs. Kenny Omega, Yujiro Takahashi, Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa
♦Winner: Okada (12:44) following the Rainmaker on Yujiro.
(6) NEW JAPAN CUP Semi-final Round Match: EVIL vs. Bad Luck Fale
♦Winner: Fale (12:44) following the Bad Luck Fall.
~ Fale moves on to the final match.
(Both BUSHI and Tonga got involved in the match.)
(7) NEW JAPAN CUP Semi-final Round Match: Tomohiro Ishii vs. Katsuyori Shibata
♦Winner: Shibata (22:32) via referee stop, Guillotine Sleeper.
~ Shibata moves on to the final match tomorrow against Fale.
~ Shibata put over Ishii as one of the best, but tomorrow he needs to show everything that he has to give.