NJPW “New Japan Cup 2018” 3/21/18 [Wed] 15:00 @ Ao-re Nagaoka in Niigata
(1) Shota Umino vs Tetsuhiro Yagi
♦Winner: Umino (7:40) with a Boston Crab
(2) Tomoyuki Oka vs Taichi
♦Winner: Taichi (7:05) with the Tensho Jujihou
(3) Togi Makabe, Michael Elgin & Toa Henare vs Bad Luck Fale, Yujiro Takahashi & Tanga Loa
♦Winner: Loa (9:54) with the Apeshit on Henare
(4) Tomohiro Ishii & Toru Yano vs Lance Archer & Davey Boy Smith Jr.
♦Winner: Smith Jr. (12:59) following the Killer Bomb on Yano
~ Following the match, Archer declared that K.E.S will challenge for the IWGP Tag Championship.
(5) Juice Robinson & David Finlay vs Hirooki Goto & YOSHI-HASHI
♦Winner: Juice (10:23) with the Pulp Friction on Goto
~ Juice picks up a direct win over the NEVER Openweight Champion.
(6) Tetsuya Naito, SANADA, BUSHI & Hiromu Takahashi vs Minoru Suzuki, Takashi Iizuka, Yoshinobu Kanemaru & El Desperado
♦Winner: SANADA (12:45) with the Skull End on Iizuka
~ Suzuki continued to attack Naito after the match.
~ BUSHI and Hiromu brawled with El Desperado and Kanemaru after the match, until YOH and SHO came to the ring and attacked both teams.
(7) Kazuchika Okada & Chuckie T vs Kota Ibushi & Chase Owens
♦Winner: Okada (11:57) with the Cobra Clutch on Owens
(8) New Japan Cup Finals Match: Hiroshi Tanahashi vs Zack Sabre Jr.
♦Winner: Sabre Jr. () with a modified Double Leg Lock
~ Zack Sabre Jr. wins the 2018 New Japan Cup, and said he wants to challenge Okada for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship. Okada accepted the challenge, and the match is set for Sakura Genesis on 4/1.