NJPW New Japan Cup Night 1 Results – March 7, 2024

NJPW New Japan Cup Night 1 Results – March 7, 2024

Location: Tokyo Japan
Venue: Korakuen Hall

6 Man Tag Team Match
Guerrillas Of Density (Strong Openweight Tag Team Champions El Phantasmo & Hikuleo & Jado) vs. Bishamon (Hirooki Goto & Yoshi Hashi) & Boltin Oleg

Hikuleo & Boltin Oleg starts this match and they traded shoulder tackles then Oleg flips El Phantasmo around in his arms. Hikuleo hits some chops on Yoshi Hashi and got a near fall.

Guerrillas Of Density works Yoshi Hashi over in their corner before Hirooki Goto got the hot tag and hit a Saito Suplex on Phantasmo.

Oleg finally knocks Hikuleo down with a shoulder tackle.

Yoshi Hashi hits Headhunter on Jado then Bishamon hits Shoto for the win.

Winners: Bishamon & Boltin Oleg (6:50)
Rate: 6

Tag Team Match
Most Violent Players (Togi Makabe & Toru Yano) vs. TMDK (Zack Sabre Jr & Mikey Nicholls)

Togi Makabe & Zack Sabre Jr starts this match before Toru Yano rolls up ZSJ for a near fall.

ZSJ got his own roll up before Yano got a few more near falls then Mikey Nicholls enters and stomps on Yano in the corner before ZSJ hits some European uppercuts and he applied a Front Guillotine Choke.

ZSJ switched to a double armbar but Yano reached the ropes then Yano hits a belly 2 belly suplex. Makabe got the hot tag and battled Nicholls and they traded clotheslines.

Nicholls hits a DDT for a near fall before ZSJ locks in a sleeper on Makabe.

Makabe hits a double clothesline before Nicholls hits a sliding clothesline to get the win.

Winners: TMDK (7:27)
Rate: 5

6 Man Tag Team Match
Bullet Club (IWGP Tag Team Champion Kenta, Taiji Ishimori & Gabe Kidd) vs. United Empire (Francesco Akira, Callum Newman & Jeff Cobb)

Gabe Kidd & Callum Newman starts this match with some fast paced reversals then Newman hits a running Mafia Kick before Kidd hits a bodyslam.

Kenta enters and hits a kick to Francesco Akira’s spine before Akira hits a hurricanrana on Taiji Ishimori then a double stomp to the chest.

Jeff Cobb made the hot tag & Ishimori hops on his back but Cobb just shrugs him off.

Ishimori hits running knees to Cobb’s face in the corner before Kidd & Newman traded mid ring punches and Newman hits a Spanish Fly.

Cobb missed a standing moonsault on Ishimori but he hits Spin Cycle then Tour Of The Islands for the win.

Winners: United Empire (7:04)
Rate: 6

8 Man Tag Team Match
House Of Torture (NEVER Openweight Champion Evil, Yoshinobu Kanemaru, Ren Narita & Jack Perry) vs. El Desperado, Tomoaki Honma, Shota Umino & Yoh

Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Yoh kicks this match off before El Desperado battles Kanemaru.

House Of Torture hits a team snap suplex on Desperado on the floor as Evil chokes Desperado in the ring before Jack Perry hits a snap suplex.

Shota Umino made the hot tag and he dropkicks Evil then a dropkick on Ren Narita and he was fired up. He hit a fisherman’s suplex on Perry or a near fall.

Tomoaki Honma enters before Desperado hits a spinebuster on Narita & Honma hits Kokeshi on Narita before the ref got shoved.

Narita tried a low blow but Honma blocks it and Honma hit a flying headbutt for a near fall.

Dick Togo trips Honma then Narita hits Honma across the back with his push up bar then connects with Double Cross for the win.

Winners: House Of Torture (7:44)
Rate: 4

10 Man Tag Team Match
Los Ingobernables De Japon (IWGP World Heavyweight Champion Tetsuya Naito, Hiromu Takahashi, Shingo Takagi, Yota Tsuji & Bushi) vs. Just 5 Guys (Sanada, Douki, Yuya Uemura, Taichi & Taka Michinoku)

Tetsuya Naito & Taichi starts this match with an lockup before Hiromu Takahashi & Douki enters and Takahashi hits a basement dropkick.

Takahashi & Shingo Takagi hits a double team shoulder tackle on Douki before Sanada tags and hits some dropkicks.

He ties Bushi in Paradise Lock then Yuya Uemura hits a back suplex on Shingo for a near fall. Uemura hits Divorce Court and he snaps Takagi’s arm.

Takagi & Uemura traded chops before Uemura hits a dropkick and they were both down.

Taka Michinoku enters and hits a Mafia Kick on Bushi and he locks in a Crossface on the mat. Bushi hits a Rewind Kick to the jaw.

Yota Tsuji tags in but Michinoku hits a running knee to Tsuji’s head.

Takagi hits Pumping Bomber on Uemura as Tsuji hits Gene Blaster on Michinoku for the win.

Winners: Los Ingobernables De Japon (9:52)
Rate: 6

1st Round Match Of The 2024 New Japan Cup
Tomohiro Ishii vs. IWGP Tag Team Champion Chase Owens

Tomohiro Ishii attacks Chase Owens during the ring introductions and they immediately brawled to the floor over the guardrail and fought in front of the fans.

Back in the ring Owens chokes Ishii with his shirt before Ishii hits a shoulder tackle that drops Owens. Ishii hit a back suplex for a near fall.

Owens slams Ishii’s face into the top turnbuckle then hits a senton then a running knee to the forehead then a running neckbreaker or a near fall.

Ishii hits a German suplex and a clothesline and they were both down then they traded forearm strikes.

They fought on the ropes with Owens trying to fight it off but Ishii hits a 2nd rope superplex before Owens hits a running back elbow then a knee strike in the corner.

Ishii hits a standing powerbomb with a folding press cover for a near fall then Owens hits a short arm clothesline for a near fall. Ishii hit a headbutt.

Owens hit a running knee to the chin then a 2nd one for a near fall.

Owens set up for Package Piledriver but it was blocked so Owens hits Styles Clash for a near fall.

Ishii hits another headbutt then Owens hits a clothesline and a snap Dragon Suplex.

He again couldn’t hit the Package Piledriver as Ishii hits a rolling forearm and they were both down.

Ishii hits a sliding clothesline for a near fall then a diving headbutt for another near fall.

Ishii hits a clothesline but he couldn’t hit a brainbuster. Owens hits a pop up knee strike then finally hits Package Piledriver for the win.

Winner: IWGP Tag Team Champion Chase Owens (16:20) (He will face Hirooki Goto in the 2nd Round)
Rate: 7

Non Title 1st Round Match Of The 2024 New Japan Cup
Tanga Loa vs. KOPW 2024 Champion Great O Khan

Tanga Loa charged at Great O Khan at the bell and hits some shoulder blocks to the gut.

We get an extensive feeling out process early on then they brawled to the floor where O Khan stomped on Loa and he whips Loa over the guardrail and into the crowd.

In the ring O Khan hits some Mongolian Chops before Loa hits open hand jabs to the stomach and face before Loa hits a top rope missile dropkick for a near fall.

O Khan grounded Loa and kept it on the mat then they got up and traded forearm strikes.

Loa hits a Powerslam but he missed a top rope flying headbutt then O Khan hits a head capture suplex. Loa hits Apeshit for a near fall.

O Khan hits his own piledriver for a near fall then he went for The Eliminator but Loa blocks it & hits The Sacrifice for the win.

Winner: Tanga Loa (15:50)
Rate: 6

1st Round Match Of The 2024 New Japan Cup
TJP vs. David Finlay

TJP dove onto David Finlay on the floor to begin the action then dove off the top rope onto Finlay on the floor then in the ring he hits a running facewash in the corner.

Back on the floor Finlay tossed TJP head first into the ring post as Finlay was now in charge in the ring and he tossed TJP around.

TJP snaps the arm backward and clotheslined them both over the top rope to the floor.

TJP snaps Finlay’s arm over the top rope then hits Mamba Splash on Finlay’s back as he was lying on the top rope.

TJP hits a top rope flying forearm in the ring and he was fired up then Finlay hits Irish Curse Backbreaker but he sold the pain in his arm.

Finlay hits a Dominator for a near fall and he was back in charge before TJP hits a DDT and they were both down. Gedo hops on the ring apron and distracted the ref.

Finlay grabs his shillelagh but TJP sprays red mist in his face then hits a running knee for a near fall then Mamba Splash for another near fall. TJP locks in a modified STF.

Finlay hits a release powerbomb for a near fall then hits Overkill to put away TJP.

Winner: David Finlay (16:17) (He will face Tanga Loa in the 2nd Round)
Rate: 7

After the match Finlay got on the mic and said  down, 4 to go. He said he went to the Finals last year and he will win it this year. He said he would 1st beat Tetsuya Naito for the IWGP World Heavyweight Title then he’s coming after Global Champion Nic Nemeth.

Remanding 1st Round Matches

March 8th

Strong Openweight Tag Team Champion Hikuleo vs. Boltin Oleg

Shingo Takagi vs. Yuya Uemura

Callum Newman vs. Gabe Kidd

March 10th

Yota Tsuji vs. Jeff Cobb

Strong Openweight Tag Team Champion El Phantasmo vs. Mikey Nicholls

Taichi vs. Ren Nartia

2nd Round

March 11th

Sanada vs. Yoshi Hashi

Jack Perry vs. Toru Yano

March 12th

David Finlay vs. Tanga Loa

IWGP Tag Team Champion Chase Owens vs. Hirooki Goto

March 13th

NEVER Openweight Champion Evil vs. Strong Openweight Tag Team Champion Hikuleo or Boltin Oleg

Shingo Takagi or Yuya Uemura vs. Callum Newman or Gabe Kidd

March 15th

Yota Tsuji or Jeff Cobb vs. Strong Openweight Tag Team Champion El Phantasmo or Mikey Nicholls

Taichi or Ren Nartia vs. Zack Sabre Jr