New Japan Pro Wrestling “KIZNA- Presents NEW JAPAN CUP 2017”, 3/20/2017 [Mon] 15:00 @ Aore Nagaoka in Niigata
4,074 Spectators (overcrowded, full arena)
(1) Hirai Kawato vs. Tomoyuki Oka
◆Winner: DRAW (10:00) Time Expired.
(2) Jushin Thunder Liger, Tiger Mask IV & David Finlay vs. Takashi Iizuka, El Desperado & TAKA Michinoku
◆Winner: Finlay (8:19) following the Prima Nocta on TAKA.
(3) Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima vs. Yuji Nagata & Katsuya Kitamura
◆Winner: Kojima (11:01) following a Lariat on Kitamura.
(4) Hirooki Goto, Jado & Gedo vs. Minoru Suzuki, Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Taichi
◆Winner: Jado (10:47) with the Crossface of JADO on Taichi.
~ Jado & Gedo made the challenge against Kanemaru and Taichi for the IWGP Jr. Tag belts.
(5) Hiroshi Tanahashi, Michael Elgin, Juice Robinson, KUSHIDA & Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Tetsuya Naito, SANADA, EVIL, BUSHI & Hiromu Takahashi
◆Winner: Naito (11:36) following the Destino on Robinson.
~ KUSHIDA and Hiromu continued to brawl after the match all the way to the backstage area as well.
(6) Kazuchika Okada, Tomohiro Ishii, Toru Yano & YOSHI-HASHI vs. Kenny Omega, Yujiro Takahashi, Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa
◆Winner: Okada (14:01) following the Rainmaker on Loa.
(7) NEW JAPAN CUP FINAL Match: Katsuyori Shibata vs. Bad Luck Fale
◆Winner: Shibata (18:48) following the P.K.
~ Shibata wins the NEW JAPAN CUP 2017.
~ With the win, Shibata stated that he will plan to challenge Okada for the IWGP Heavyweight belt.
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