The finals are set for this year’s New Japan Cup tournament.
Zack Sabre Jr. and Tetsuya Naito won their semifinal matches tonight in Osaka-jo Hall to advance to the finals. They will now face each other tomorrow, also at Osaka-jo Hall.
Sabre got a submission win over Shingo Takagi after Takagi tried to fend off Sabre’s choke by climbing to the top rope and slamming Sabre back first. However, Sabre held on and Takagi fell unconscious, giving Sabre the win. Naito defeated Okada after avoiding the rainmaker and catching Okada in a cradle.
After the match, Naito asked Sabre to come to the ring. Sabre appeared on the stage, but said he would see Naito tomorrow.
Here are the full results from today’s New Japan Cup card in Osaka:
- Taiji Ishimori, El Phantasmo, Bad Luck Fale, Chase Owens & Gedo (Bullet Club) defeated Ryusuke Taguchi, Master Wato, Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa & Hiroshi Tanahashi
- Toru Yano, Tomohiro Ishii & Togi Makabe defeated Taichi, Minoru Suzuki & Yoshinobu Kanemaru (Suzuki-Gun)
- SHO, Yujiro Takahashi & EVIL (House of Torture) defeated DOUKI, Taka Michinoku & El Desperado (Suzuki-Gun)
- CIMA, T-Hawk & El Lindaman (#STRONGHEARTS) defeated Hirooki Goto, Tomoaki Honma & Tiger Mask
- Great-O-Khan & Jeff Cobb (United Empire) defeated YOH & YOSHI-HASHI (CHAOS)
- Will Ospreay & Aaron Henare (United Empire) defeated BUSHI & Hiromu Takahashi (Los Ingobernables De Japon)
- Zack Sabre Jr. defeated Shingo Takagi in a NJPW Cup semifinal
- Tetsuya Naito defeated Kazuchika Okada in a NJPW Cup semifinal