The second round of the New Japan Cup began with three tournament matches taking place at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo on Wednesday.
Kazuchika Okada, CIMA, and Hirooki Goto booked their spots in the third round of the tournament with wins at Wednesday's show. Okada defeated Master Wato, CIMA defeated Yoshinobu Kanemaru, and Goto defeated Dick Togo.
Okada will take on Taichi in the third round of the New Japan Cup, while CIMA and Goto will face each other.
These are the first matches set for the third round of the tournament. Taichi had a bye in the second round due to Hiroyoshi Tenzan being pulled from the tournament after suffering a knee injury.
Here are full results from Wednesday's show:
- New Japan Cup second-round match: Kazuchika Okada defeated Master Wato
- New Japan Cup second-round match: CIMA defeated Yoshinobu Kanemaru
- New Japan Cup second-round match: Hirooki Goto defeated Dick Togo
- Shingo Takagi, SANADA & Hiromu Takahashi defeated Minoru Suzuki, Taichi & DOUKI
- EVIL, El Phantasmo, Taiji Ishimori & Yujiro Takahashi defeated Will Ospreay, Jeff Cobb, The Great-O-Khan & Aaron Henare
- SHO & Gedo defeated Tetsuya Naito & BUSHI
- Bad Luck Fale & Chase Owens defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi & Tiger Mask
The remaining schedule of matches for the second round of the New Japan Cup is listed below:
Thursday, March 10 --
- Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Bad Luck Fale
- Tetsuya Naito vs. Gedo
- Jeff Cobb vs. Satoshi Kojima
- YOSHI-HASHI vs. Kosei Fujita
Saturday, March 12 --
- The Great-O-Khan vs. Taiji Ishimori
- Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Douki
- Aaron Henare vs. SANADA
- Will Ospreay vs. El Phantasmo
Sunday, March 13 --
- Shingo Takagi vs. Tanga Loa
- Chase Owens vs. Tiger Mask
- EVIL vs. Tama Tonga
- Hiromu Takahashi vs. Minoru Suzuki