New Japan Pro Wrestling kicked off the first night of Super J-Cup action tonight in Tacoma, Washingston. Eight opening round matches took place, including what was said to be an excellent main event between Will Ospreay and Amazing Red.
- Jushin Thunder Liger and Karl Fredericks defeated Ren Narita and Shota Umino
Fredericks won the match for his team with a half Boston crab.
- Soberano Jr. defeated Rocky Romero
Soberano defeated Romero with a corkscrew press.
- TJP defeated Clark Connors
TJP won via submission.
- Caristico defeated BUSHI
Caristico won via Spanish Fly.
- Ryusuke Taguchi defeated Jonathan Gresham
Taguchi pinned Gresham with a rolling cradle.
- El Phantasmo defeated Robbie Eagles
ELP pinned Eagles after a low blow and a cradle with tight pulling.
- Dragon Lee defeated YOH
Lee pinned YOH after a falcon arrow.
- SHO defeated Taiji Ishimori
SHO picked up the win with the shock arrow.
- Will Ospreay defeated Amazing Red
Ospreay defeated Red after hitting the Oscutter and the Stormbreaker.
The next round will take place on Saturday in San Francisco. The semi-finals and the finals will take place at the Walter Pyramid in Long Beach, California on Sunday.