By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
New Japan Pro Wrestling New Japan Cup 2019
Shizuoka, Japan at Act City Hamamatsu
Broadcast live on New Japan World
1. Satoshi Kojima, Hiroyoshi Tenzan, and Yuya Uemura over Yuji Nagata, Manabu Nakanishi, and Yota Tsuji.
2. Tachi and Taka Michinoku beat Will Ospreay and Shota Umino.
3. Chase Owens, Bad Luck Fale, and Hikuleo beat Juice Robinson, Mikey Nicholls, and Ren Narita.
4. Minoru Suzuki, Davey Boy Smith Jr., and Lance Archer defeated Michael Elgin, Ryusuke Taguchi, and Toa Henare.
5. Tetsuya Naito, Evil, Sanada, and Shingo Takagi defeated Kota Ibushi, Togi Makabe, Toru Yano, and Tomoaki Honma.
6. Tomohiro Ishii and Hirooki Goto defeated Kazuchika Okada and Yoshi-Hashi.
7. Sanada defeated Colt Cabana in a New Japan Cup tournament quarterfinal match.
8. Hiroshi Tanahashi defeated Zack Sabre Jr. in a New Japan Cup tournament quarterfinal match.
Powell’s POV: The tournament continues on Saturday in Niigata with Kazuchika Okada vs. Tomohiro Ishii and Sanada vs. Tanahashi in semifinal matches. The finals will be held in the same city on Sunday. The winner of the tournament will challenge Jay White for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship on April 6 at the G1 Supercard in New York at Madison Square Garden.
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