By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
New Japan Pro Wrestling New Japan Cup 2019
Tokyo, Japan at Korakuen Hall
Broadcast live on New Japan World
1. Taiji Ishimori, Hikuelo, and Bad Luck Fale defeated Will Ospreay, Rocky Romero, and Mikey Nicholls.
2. Minoru Suzuki, Davey Boy Smith Jr., and Lance Archer defeated Toru Yano, Toa Henare, and Satoshi Kojima.
3. Evil and Bush beat Zack Sabre Jr. and Taka Michinoku.
4. Tetsuya Naito, Sanada, and Shingo Takagi beat Kota Ibushi, Hirooki Goto, and Sho.
5. Kazuchika Okada, Hiroshi Tanahashi, Togi Makabe, and Hiroyoshi Tenzan beat Michael Elgin, Colt Cabana, Rysuke Taguchi, and Shota Umino.
6. Yoshi-Hashi beat Manabu Nakanishi in a New Japan Cup tournament first round match.
7. Taichi defeated Tomoaki Honma in a New Japan Cup tournament first round match.
8. Chase Owens defeated Juice Robinson in a New Japan Cup tournament first round match.
9. Tomohiro Ishii beat Yuji Nagata in a New Japan Cup tournament first round match.
Powell’s POV: The tournament continues on Saturday with the following first round matches: Kazuchika Okada vs. Michael Elgin, Will Ospreay vs. Bad Luck Fale, Toa Henare vs. Lance Archer, and Mikey Nicholls vs. Hikuleo.
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