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First semifinal matchup set for New Japan Cup 2022

Half of the tournament's final four is set following Sunday's show in Niigata.
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Half of the final four is set for the New Japan Cup 2022 tournament following today's show in Niigata. 

Kazuchika Okada and Tetsuya Naito advanced to the semifinals with wins on Sunday, and will meet on Saturday, March 26 for a place in the finals. The finals will be held Sunday, March 27.

Okada defeated CIMA with a Rainmaker in Sunday's main event, while Naito defeated Jeff Cobb with a rollup to advance. 

The other two quarterfinal bouts will take place Monday, with Will Ospreay facing Zack Sabre Jr., and Shingo Takagi taking on Hiromu Takahashi. 

Here are full results from Sunday's show: 

  • New Japan Cup quarterfinals: Kazuchika Okada defeated CIMA
  • New Japan Cup quarterfinals: Tetsuya Naito defeated Jeff Cobb
  • Will Ospreay, Great-O-Khan & Aaron Henare defeated Zack Sabre Jr., Taichi & DOUKI
  • Shingo Takagi, Hiromu Takahashi & BUSHI defeated Togi Makabe, Tomoaki Honma & Tiger Mask
  • EVIL, Yujiro Takahashi, SHO & Dick Togo defeated Minoru Suzuki, El Desperado, Yoshinobu Kanemaru & TAKA Michinoku
  • Bad Luck Fale, Chase Owens, Gedo, Taiji Ishimori & El Phantasmo defeated Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa, Jado, Ryusuke Taguchi & Master Wato
  • Hirooki Goto & YOSHI-HASHI defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi & Satoshi Kojima
  • Toru Yano, Tomohiro Ishii & YOH defeated Yuto Nakashima, Ryohei Oiwa & Kosei Fujita

Here is the remaining quarterfinals schedule:

Monday, March 21 --

  • Will Ospreay vs. Zack Sabre Jr.
  • Hiromu Takahashi vs. Shingo Takagi