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Finals set for New Japan Cup 2019

Kazuchika Okada and SANADA are the final two wrestlers remaining in this year's New Japan Cup.

The semifinals of the New Japan Cup took place this morning, with Okada defeating Tomohiro Ishii after hitting the Rainmaker and SANADA submitting Hiroshi Tanahashi with the Skull End. Okada and SANADA will now face each other in the finals tomorrow (Sunday, March 24) to decide the winner of the tournament.

The winner of Okada vs. SANADA will challenge for Jay White's IWGP Heavyweight Championship at G1 Supercard at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, April 6.

Okada defeated Michael Elgin, Mikey Nicholls, Will Ospreay, and Ishii in this year's New Japan Cup, while SANADA defeated Hirooki Goto, Minoru Suzuki, Colt Cabana, and Tanahashi to advance to the finals.

The New Japan Cup finals will begin at 2 a.m. Eastern time overnight. The show will also feature an IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship match, with Juice Robinson defending his title against Chase Owens.