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New Japan Cup Results (3/14/19): Kazuchika Okada vs. Mikey Nicholls

New Japan Cup Results (3/14/19)

New Japan Cup 2019: Night 6
March 14, 2019
Nara Centennial Hall
Nara, Japan

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Night 1

Night 2

Night 3 

Night 4 

Night 5 

Transcription by Josh Lopez 

First Match: Michael Elgin & Yota Tsuji vs. Yuji Nagata & Manabu Nakanishi 

Elgin and Nagata will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Elgin applies a wrist lock. Nagata reverses the hold. Elgin cartwheels around Nagata. Elgin with a wrist lock takedown. That leads us to a standoff in the center of the ring. Back to the collar and elbow tie up. Nagata applies a side headlock. Nagata goes for a shoulder tackle, but Elgin stands still. Nagata with a Big Boot. Elgin responds with a knife edge chop. Elgin drops Nagata with a shoulder tackle. Elgin bodyslams Nagata. Elgin tags in Tsui. Tsuji is throwing forearms at Nagata. Nagata drives his knee into the midsection of Tsuji. Nagata applies a wrist lock. Nagata tags in Nakanishi.

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Tsuji backs Nakanishi into the ropes. Tsuji slaps Nakanishi in the chest. Tsuji ducks a clothesline from Nakanishi. Tsuji goes for a shoulder tackle, but Nakanishi stands still. Nakanishi bodyslams Tsuji. Nakanishi stomps on the midsection of Tsuji. Nakanishi knocks Elgin off the ring apron. Nakanishi with a forearm smash. Nakanishi tags in Nagata. Double Shoulder Tackle for a two count. Nagata applies a rear chin lock. Tsuji gets back to a vertical base. Nagata repeatedly stomps on Tsuji’s back. Nagata applies The Cravate. Tsuji with shots to the midsection of Nagata. Nagata hammers down on the back of Tsuji’s neck. Nagata tags in Nakanishi. Nakanishi drops Tsuji with a knife edge chop. Forearm Exchange. Tsuji with an open hand chop. Tsuji goes for a Bodyslam, but Nakanishi blocks it. Nakanishi continues to light up Tsuji’s chest. Nakanishi bodyslams Tsuji. Nakanishi goes for a Running Knee Drop, but Tsuji ducks out of the way. Tsuji bodyslams Nakanishi. Tsuji tags in Elgin.

Elgin is throwing forearms at Nakanishi. Elgin with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Elgin follows that with Two Corner Clotheslines. Elgin hits The Falcon Arrow for a two count. Elgin with a heavy chop. Nakanishi responds with a double axe handle strike. Nakanishi plays to the crowd. Nakanishi clotheslines Elgin for a two count. Nakanishi gets Elgin trapped in The Argentine BackBreaker Rack. Nagata kicks Tsuji off the ring apron. Nagata kicks Elgin in the gut. Elgin dumps Nagata out of the ring. Nakanishi clotheslines Elgin. Nakanishi with two forearm smashes. Both men are knocked down after a double clothesline.

Nagata and Tsuji are tagged in. Tsuji dropkicks Nagata. Tsuji with a pair of forearm smashes. Tsuji whips Nagata to the corner. Tsuji with a Flying Forearm Smash. Nagata goes for a Big Boot, but Tsuji ducks out of the way. Tsuji Spears Nagata for a two count. Tsuji locks in The Boston Crab. Tsuji refuses to let go of the hold. Elgin and Nakanishi are brawling on the floor. Tsuji with machine gun forearms. Tsuji with an open palm strike. Tsuji with a basement dropkick for a two count. Nagata with a Running Knee Lift. Nagata hits The Mid-Kick for a two count. Nagata connects with an Exploder Suplex. Nagata makes Tsuji tap out to The Nagata Lock.

Winner: Yuji Nagata & Manabu Nakanishi via Submission 

Second Match: Togi Makabe, Satoshi Kojima, Hiroyoshi Tenzan and Ren Narita vs. Taiji Ishimori, Bad Luck Fale, Chase Owens and Hikuleo in a 8-Man Tag Team Match 

Kojima and Hikuleo will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Kojima applies a side headlock. Kojima goes for a shoulder tackle, but Hikuleo stands still. Kojima tells Hikuleo to bring it. Hikuleo drops Kojima with a shoulder tackle. Kojima side steps Hikuleo into the white and orange turnbuckle pad. Kojima with Machine Gun Chops. Kojima follows that with a Flying Forearm Smash. Kojima plays to the crowd. Hikuleo throws Kojima off the ring apron. Hikuleo stomps on Kojima’s back. Hikuleo goes for a Bodyslam, but Tenzan gets in the way. Tenzan kicks Hikuleo in the gut. Tenzan and Kojima are double teaming Fale. Double Shoulder Tackle. Double Vertical Suplex for a two count. Kojima repeatedly stomps on Hikuleo’s chest. Jado nails Kojima with the kendo stick. Bullet Club clears the ring.

Fale punches Kojima in the gut. Hikuleo with a knife edge chop. Owens rolls Kojima back into the ring. Hikuleo with the standing cover for a two count. Hikuleo bounces Kojima’s head on the blue turnbuckle pad. Hikuleo bodyslams Kojima. Hikuleo tags in Fale. Hikuleo and Fale stands on Kojima’s back. Kojima is displaying his fighting spirit. Owens tags himself in. Owens attacks Kojima from behind. Owens mocks Kojima. Owens with a Running Forearm Smash. Owens tags in Hikuleo. Hikuleo with a forearm smash. Kojima blocks a clothesline from Hikuleo. Kojima kicks Hikuleo in the gut. Kojima hits The Koji Cutter. Kojima tags in Makabe. Makabe clears the ring. Ishimori kicks Makabe in the gut. Makabe responds with a shoulder tackle. Makabe with a Corner Clothesline. Makabe transitions into a Corner Mount. Makabe goes for a Northern Lights Suplex, but Hikuleo blocks it. Makabe with a Running Lariat. Hikuleo responds with The Samoan Drop. Hikuleo with a forearm smash. Makabe clotheslines Hikuleo. Makabe tags in Narita.

Narita is throwing forearms at Hikuleo. Hikuleo with a Side Walk Slam. Hikuleo tags in Owens. Narita with two forearm smashes. Owens drives his knee into the midsection of Narita. Narita ducks a clothesline from Owens. Narita delivers a forearm knockdown. Narita kicks Jado off the ring apron. Owens is getting demolished in the corner. Narita with a Vertical Suplex for a two count. Narita locks in The Boston Crab. Ishimori with a Jumping Knee Strike. Ishimori kicks Tenzan in the gut. Ishimori is throwing forearms at Kojima. Tenzan and Kojima hits The 3D. Fale responds with a double shoulder tackle. Makabe with a Double Clothesline to Hikuleo and Fale. Narita with an inside cradle for a two count. Owens with a knee lift. Narita dropkicks Owens. Narita goes for an OverHead Belly to Belly Suplex, but Owens counters with The Ear Clap. Owens with a Spin Out Elbow Drop for a two count. Owens plants Narita with The Package PileDriver to pickup the victory.

Winner: Taiji Ishimori, Bad Luck Fale, Chase Owens and Hikuleo via Pinfall 

Third Match: Hirooki Goto & Shota Umino vs. Tetsuya Naito & Shingo Takagi 

Umino and Takagi will start things off. Umino takes a swing at Naito. Takagai attacks Umino from behind. Takagi with clubbing forearms to the back of Umino. Takagi tags in Naito. Naito repeatedly stomps on Umino’s back. Takagi with a Running Knee Lift. Goto responds with a Hip Toss. Goto and Umino with a double shoulder tackle. Umino follows that with a basement dropkick. Goto with a mid-kick to the back of Naito. Umino goes for a German Suplex, but Naito blocks it. Naito with three sharp elbow strikes. Naito punches Umino in the back of the neck. Takagi trips Umino from the outside. Naito delivers a low dropkick. Takagi pulls Goto off the ring apron. Takagi is throwing forearms at Goto. Takagi slings Goto into the steel barricade. Naito with a back elbow smash. Naito with a basement dropkick. Naito applies a rear chin lock. Naito with the cover for a two count. LIJ are cutting the ring in half.

Naito dumps Umino out of the ring. Takagi repeatedly runs Umino back first into the edge of the ring frame. Takagi with a SlingShot Knee Drop for a two count. Takagi with a Double Foot Stomp. Takagi with a Vertical Suplex for a two count. Takagi is toying around with Umino. Umino fires back with seven forearm smashes. Takagi with a double hand chop. Umino reverses out of the irish whip from Takagi. Umino goes for a dropkick, but Takagi holds onto the ropes. Takagi with a Running Knee Lift. Umino dropkicks Takagi. Goto and Naito are tagged in. Goto ducks a clothesline from Naito. Naito kicks Goto in the gut. Goto drops Naito with a mid-kick. Goto with forearm shivers. Goto with a Spinning Wheel Kick. Goto goes for a Saito Suplex, but Naito blocks it. Goto bounces Naito’s head on the white and orange turnbuckle pad. Goto delivers another mid-kick in the corner. Goto hits The Saito Suplex for a two count. Goto goes for The Ushigoroshi, but Naito lands back on his feet.

Naito with a flurry of strikes. Naito goes for The Satellite DDT, but Goto blocks it. Goto with an Inside Out Lariat. Goto with a Snap Vertical Suplex on top of Naito. Goto tags in Umino. Umino is throwing forearms at Naito. Umino with a Running Elbow Smash. Umino with a Vertical Suplex. Umino is fired up. Umino with a Missile Dropkick for a two count. Umino goes for a Fisherman’s Suplex, but Naito blocks it. Naito with a Running Knee Strike. Naito tags in Takagi. Takagi blocks a boot from Umino. Takagi with Two Corner Clotheslines. Takagi bodyslams Umino. Takagi with a Flying Elbow Drop for a two count. Naito and Goto are brawling on the floor. Takagi goes for The Noshigami, but Umino blocks it. Takagi with combination elbow strikes. Umino responds with three forearm smashes. Umino uppercuts Takagi. Takagi with a Running Lariat. Naito with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Takagi delivers Two Pumping Bombers to pickup the victory.

Winner: Tetsuya Naito & Shingo Takagi via Pinfall 

Fourth Match: Sanada, EVIL, and Bushi vs. Minoru Suzuki, Taichi and Davey Boy Smith in a 6-Man Tag Team Match 

Suzuki Gun attacks LIJ before the bell rings. Pier six brawl on the outside. Sanada sends Suzuki chest first into the steel barricade. EVIL goes for a Bodyslam, but Smith lands back on his feet. Smith drives his knee into the midsection of EVIL. Smith with a forearm smash. Smith whips EVIL to the corner. Smith goes for a Jumping Knee Strike, but EVIL ducks out of the way. EVIL bodyslams Smith. EVIL hammers down on the back of Smith. EVIL kicks Smith in the chest. EVIL unloads a knife edge chop. Smith with a Belly to Back Suplex. Suzuki tosses Sanada around the ringside area. Suzuki wraps a cable chord around Sanada’s neck. Smith stomps on EVIL’s chest. Smith fish hooks EVIL. Smith bounces EVIL’s head on the ring apron. Smith rolls EVIL back into the ring. Suzuki buries Sanada under a steel barricade. Suzuki Gun has complete control of the match.

Smith tags in Taichi. Taichi is choking EVIL in the corner. Suzuki with a Rope Assisted Arm-Bar. Taichi stands on the right shoulder of EVIL. Taichi tags in Suzuki. Taichi and Smith are double teaming EVIL behind the referee’s back. Suzuki pie faces EVIL. Forearm Exchange. Suzuki kicks EVIL in the gut. EVIL goes for Darkness Falls, but Suzuki lands back on his feet. EVIL throws the right leg of Suzuki at the referee. EVIL thrust kicks the midsection of Suzuki. EVIL tags in Sanada. Sanada kicks Suzuki in the gut. Suzuki reverses out of the irish whip from Sanada. Sanada avoids The Big Boot. Sanada dropkicks the left knee of Suzuki. Sanada with Two Dropkicks. Smith goes for a Big Boot, but Sanada counters with Two Dragon Screw Leg Whips. Sanada with a single leg takedown. Suzuki negates The Paradise Lock. Suzuki applies The Cross-Arm-Breaker. Sanada puts his foot on the bottom rope to create separation.

Suzuki with a Helluva Kick. Following a snap mare takeover, Sanada blocks The PK. Sanada and Suzuki are trading back and forth shots. Suzuki with a Knee Lift. Sanada leapfrogs over Suzuki. Suzuki applies The Sleeper Hold. Sanada with a Back Body Drop. Suzuki ducks a clothesline from Sanada. Suzuki brings Sanada to the corner. Suzuki tags in Taichi. Taichi with The Kawada Kicks. Sanada responds with a Hurricanrana. Sanada tags in Bushi. Bushi with a Missile Dropkick. Bushi stomps on Taichi’s back. Bushi with a Snap DDT for a two count. EVIL knocks Smith off the ring apron. Bushi with a Corner Meteora. EVIL thrust kicks the midsection of Taichi. Bushi hits The BackStabber for a two count.

EVIL dumps Suzuki out of the ring. Bushi goes for a Swinging Fisherman’s NeckBreaker, but Taichi blocks it. Bushi with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Taichi side steps Bushi into the white and orange turnbuckle pad. Taichi with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Taichi goes for The Last Ride, but Sananda counters with The Skull End. Suzuki responds with The Sleeper Hold. Suzuki goes for The Gotch Style PileDriver, but EVIL counters with a Running Lariat. Smith drops EVIL with a Big Boot. Bushi sends Smith tumbling to the floor. Taichi connects with The Axe Bomber for a two count. Taichi rips off his pants. Bushi avoids The SuperKick. Bushi with a Rewind Kick. Taichi SuperKicks Bushi. Taichi makes Bushi tap out to The Stretch Plum.

Winner: Minoru Suzuki, Taichi and Davey Boy Smith Jr via Submission 

Fifth Match: Kota Ibushi & Tomoaki Honma vs. Zack Sabre Jr & Taka Michinoku 

Honma and Michinoku will start things off. Michinoku signals for the test of strength. Michinoku kicks Honma in the gut. Michinoku drives his knee into the midsection of Honma. Michinoku tells Honma to bring it. Honma is throwing forearms at Michinoku. Michinoku pokes Honma in the eye. Shoulder Tackle Exchange. Honma flexes his muscles. Michinoku kicks the left knee of Honma. Honma drops Michinoku with a shoulder tackle. Honma punches Michinoku in the back. Honma unloads three knife edge chops. Honma bodyslams Michinoku. Honma plays to the crowd. Honma goes for The Kokeshi HeadButt, but Michinoku ducks out of the way. Sabre knocks Ibushi off the ring apron. Michinoku applies a rear chin lock. Honma gets back to a vertical base. Michinoku rakes the eyes of Honma. Michinoku applies a front face lock. Michinoku tags in Sabre.

Sabre targets the back of Honma’s neck. Sabre applies a headscissors neck lock. Sabre cranks on Honma’s neck. Sabre tags in Michinoku. Michinoku with a Jumping Knee Strike for a two count. Michinoku goes back to the headscissors neck lock. Suzuki Gun are cutting the ring in half. Sabre talks smack to Ibushi. Sabre unloads two european uppercuts. Honma kicks Sabre in the gut. Honma with three forearm smashes. Sabre locks in The Cobra Twist. Honma with a Hip Toss. Ibushi blocks a punch from Michinoku. Honma tags in Ibushi. Ibushi delivers his combination offense. Ibushi goes for The Mid-Kick, but Sabre counters with The Ankle Lock. Ibushi whips Sabre to the corner. Ibushi dives over Sabre. Ibushi with a Snap Hurricanrana. Ibushi follows that with The Mid-Kick for a two count. Ibushi is building momentum. Ibushi goes for a Standing MoonSault, but Sabre counters with a Triangle Choke. Sabre transitions into The Omoplata. Ibushi puts his foot on the bottom rope to create separation.

Sabre and Ibushi are trading back and forth shots. Ibushi escapes The Full Nelson Lock. Ibushi PowerSlams Sabre. Ibushi goes for a MoonSault, but Sabre gets his knees up in the air. Michinoku stomps on Ibushi’s back. Suzuki Gun are double teaming Ibushi. Michinoku with a Running Corner Clothesline. Sabre with a Running European Uppercut. Following a snap mare takeover, Michinoku drops Ibushi with a Running Knee Strike for a two count. Michinoku floats over into The Just Face Lock. Ibushi grabs the bottom rope to force the break. Michinoku goes for The Michinoku Driver, but Ibushi lands back on his feet. Ibushi with a High Head Kick. Ibushi goes for The Kamigoye, but Sabre gets in the way. Honma drops Sabre with a Diving Kokeshi HeadButt. Honma with a Flying Kokeshi HeadButt off the second rope. Ibushi connects with The Kamigoye to pickup the victory.

Winner: Kota Ibushi & Tomoaki Honma via Pinfall 

Sixth Match: Hiroshi Tanahashi, Yoshi Hashi, Toru Yano and Toa Henare vs. Tomohiro Ishii, Ryusuke Taguchi, Colt Cabana, and Juice Robinson in a 8-Man Tag Team Match 

Yano and Cabana will start things off. No removing of turnbuckle pads, please. Yano doesn’t want to shake Cabana’s hand. Yano forget about fair play. Yano kicks Cabana in the gut. Yano whips Cabana to the corner. Cabana decks Yano with a back elbow smash. Cabana dives over Yano. Cabana goes for a sunset flip, but Yano stands still. Quick standoff in the center of the ring. Yano tags in Hashi. Cabana goes for the collar and elbow tie up, but Hashi ducks out of the way. Hashi for whatever reason decided to punch Ishii. Ishii is pissed. Cabana tags in Ishii. Forearm Exchange. Ishii with clubbing headbutts. Hashi gets in Ishii’s face. Hashi and Ishii continue to trade back and forth shots. Hashi with a knife edge chop. Ishii drops Hashi with a shoulder tackle. Hashi fires back with a chop/forearm combination. Ishii delivers another shoulder tackle. Ishii brings Hashi to the corner. Ishii tags in Taguchi.

Following a snap mare takeover, The Hip Attack Party begins. Taguchi bodyslams Hashi. Taguchi with three seated senton’s for a two count. Taguchi is putting the boots to Hashi. Hashi fights out of multiple pinning predicaments. Taguchi unloads another round of hip attacks. Hashi chops Taguchi in the ass. Hashi with a Vertical Suplex to Ishii. Hashi tags in Tanahashi. Tanahashi with a double sledge. Tanahashi knocks Cabana and Robinson off the ring apron. Tanahashi kicks Taguchi in the jaw. Tanahashi with a Flying Forearm Smash. Tanahashi is fired up. Tanahashi with two forearm smashes. Tanahashi bodyslams Taguchi. Tanahashi with a SomerSault Senton off the second rope for a two count. Tanahashi punches Ishii off the apron. Tanahashi delivers two hip attacks. Taguchi with a Leaping Hip Attack. Tanahashi responds with an Atomic Drop.

Tanahashi applies a waist lock. Taguchi transitions into The Ankle Lock. Taguchi with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Henare and Robinson are tagged in. Henare dodges The Leg Lariat from Robinson. Henare is throwing forearms at Robinson. Robinson reverses out of the irish whip from Henare. Robinson clears the ring. Robinson with Two Corner Clothesline. Henare bulks up. Juice Jabs. Henare negates The Left Hand Of God. Robinson leapfrogs over Henare. Henare with a Flying Shoulder Tackle. Henare goes for a Delayed Vertical Suplex, but Robinson lands back on his feet. Robinson goes for The German Suplex, but Henare blocks it. Henare with a back elbow smash. Big Boot Exchange. Pier six brawl on the outside.

Robinson with a Leg Lariat. Robinson goes for Pulp Friction, but Hashi gets in the way. Hashi SuperKicks Robinson. Hashi ducks a clothesline from Ishii. Ishii with a forearm smash. Hashi drops Ishii with a Running Lariat. Taguchi with a Leaping Hip Attack. Taguchi goes for The Thrust Kick, but Tanahashi counters with a dragon screw leg whip. Tanahashi hits Twist and Shout on Robinson. Henare Spears Robinson for a two count. Henare goes for The TOA Bottom, but Robinson blocks it. Henare negates Pulp Friction. Robinson kicks Henare in the chest. Henare responds with his combination offense. Robinson lands The Left Hand Of God. Robinson plants Henare with The Pulp Friction to pickup the victory.

Winner: Tomohiro Ishii, Ryusuke Taguchi, Colt Cabana and Juice Robinson via Pinfall 

– Chase Owens brutally attacks Juice Robinson. Owens has his eyes set on the IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship.

Seventh Match: Will Ospreay vs. Lance Archer in a Second Round Match In The 2019 New Japan Cup 

Archer talks smack to Ospreay. Ospreay shoves Archer. Ospreay ducks multiple clotheslines from Archer. Ospreay is throwing forearms at Archer. Archer goes for a Back Body Drop, but Ospreay lands back on his feet. Archer goes for a Hip Toss, but Ospreay lands back on his feet. Archer goes for an OverHead Belly to Belly Suplex, you know the drill by now. Ospreay sends Archer tumbling to the floor. Ospreay shows off his athleticism. Ospreay with a Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Archer catches Ospreay in mid-air. Archer puts Ospreay up against the steel ring post. Archer launches Ospreay over the steel barricade. Ospreay with a forearm smash. Ospreay goes for a SpringBoard Pip Pip Cheerio, but Archer counters with an OverHead Belly to Belly Suplex on the floor. Ospreay is clutching his neck. Archer dumps Ospreay chest first on the barricade. Archer rolls Ospreay back into the ring. Archer is toying around with Ospreay.

Ospreay goes for a HandSpring Back Flip Kick, but Archer blocks it. Archer with a Fallaway Slam. Archer with a short-arm clothesline. Archer drops Ospreay with a shoulder tackle. Archer stands on Ospreay’s head. Archer with a Uranage Slam for a two count. Archer is choking Ospreay with his boot. Archer slaps Ospreay in the chest. Ospreay is displaying his fighting spirit. Archer with a Running Back Elbow Strike. Archer locks in The Cravate. Archer kicks Ospreay in the ribs. Archer repeatedly slaps Ospreay in the face. Archer is mauling Ospreay in the corner. Archer tries intimidate the referee. Ospreay with a knife edge chop. Archer responds with a straight right hand. Archer with Two Running Back Elbow Smashes. Ospreay kicks Archer in the jaw. Archer slaps Ospreay in the chest. Archer goes for The Blackout, but Ospreay lands back on his feet. Ospreay applies a waist lock. Archer breaks free with a back elbow smash. Ospreay with a HandSpring Enzuigiri. Ospreay side steps Archer into the blue turnbuckle pad. Ospreay hits The Tiger Feint Kick. Ospreay follows that with Pip Pip Cheerio for a one count.

Archer goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Ospreay counters with The Stunner. Ospreay drops Archer with The Satellite DDT for a two count. Ospreay with two forearm smashes. Ospreay uppercuts Archer. Archer connects with The Black Hole Slam for a two count. Archer tells Ospreay to get up. Ospreay with a Standing Spanish Fly. Ospreay and Archer are trading back and forth shots. Archer is lighting up Ospreay’s chest. Ospreay refuses to go down. Ospreay with a German Suplex. Archer goes for a ChokeSlam, but Ospreay lands back on his feet. Ospreay with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Ospreay lunges over Archer. Ospreay with a High Head Kick. Ospreay goes for The OsCutter, but Archer counters with The Pounce. Ospreay tumbles to the floor.

Archer ChokeSlams Ospreay on the ring apron. Archer with Massive ChokeSlam for a two count. Archer puts Ospreay on the top turnbuckle. Ospreay negates The Blackout. Ospreay hits The Robinson Special. Ospreay goes for The OsCutter, but Archer blocks it. Ospreay rolls Archer over for a two count. Ospreay ducks a clothesline from Archer. Ospreay connects with The OsCutter for a two count. Ospreay nails Archer with The Hook Kick. Ospreay repeatedly kicks Archer in the chest. Archer hits The Blackout for a two count. Archer has Ospreay perched on the top turnbuckle. Archer goes for an Avalanche Spanish Fly, but Ospreay blocks it. Ospreay is throwing haymakers at Archer. Ospreay with The Hidden Blade. Ospreay with The Cheeky Nando’s Kick. Ospreay plants Archer with The Storm Breaker to pickup the victory.

Winner: Will Ospreay via Pinfall 

Eight Match: Kazuchika Okada vs. Mikey Nicholls in a Second Round Match In The 2019 New Japan Cup 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Okada applies a wrist lock. Nicholls reverses the hold. Okada with a single leg takedown. Okada applies a toe and ankle hold. Nicholls applies a front face lock. Okada backs Nicholls into the ropes. Okada pats Nicholls on the chest. Nicholls slaps Okada in the face. Back to the collar and elbow tie up. Nicholls is playing mind games with Okada. Okada ducks a clothesline from Nicholls. Okada kicks Nicholls in the gut. Following a snap mare takeover, Okada with a Sliding Dropkick. Okada applies a side headlock. Nicholls with a side headlock takeover. Okada with a headscissors neck lock. Nicholls applies a deep side headlock. Okada with shots to the midsection of Nicholls. Nicholls launches Okada to the ring apron. Okada blocks a punch from Nicholls. Nicholls applies another side headlock. Okada reverses the hold. Both men are jockeying for position. Nicholls with a Belly to Back Suplex. Nicholls dumps Okada back first on the ring apron. Nicholls repeatedly runs Okada into the edge of the ring frame.

Nicholls blasts Okada with a knife edge chop. Nicholls punches Okada in the back. Okada’s chest is busted open. Nicholls rolls Okada back into the ring. Nicholls with the cover for a two count. Nicholls with a Delayed Vertical Suplex for a two count. Nicholls drives his knee into Okada’s back. Nicholls fish hooks Okada. Nicholls with a heavy chop. Okada is pissed. Okada with two forearm smashes. Nicholls drives his knee into the midsection of Okada. Nicholls blocks a boot from Okada. Nicholls with a machine gun forearms. Nicholls argues with the referee. Nicholls applies a single leg crab. Okada crawls to the bottom rope to create separation. Nicholls stomps on Okada’s back. Nicholls bodyslams Okada. Nicholls goes for a knee drop, but Okada ducks out of the way. Okada with a Diving European Uppercut. Okada nips up. Okada with two back elbow strikes. Nicholls reverses out of the irish whip from Okada. Okada ducks a clothesline from Nicholls. Okada with a running back elbow smash. Okada with a SlingShot Crossbody Block.

Okada rolls Nicholls back into the ring. Okada with a Leaping Back Elbow Smash. Okada kicks Nicholls in the gut. Okada drops Nicholls with a Snap DDT for a two count. Okada bodyslams Nicholls. Okada dives over Nicholls. Nicholls with The Big Ending for a two count. Okada fights out of the fireman’s carry positon. Nicholls clotheslines Okada for a two count. Nicholls goes for a Back Body Drop, but Okada lands back on his feet. Okada hits The FlapJack. Nicholls side steps Okada into the white and orange turnbuckle pad. Okada goes for a Reverse NeckBreaker, but Nicholls blocks it. Okada delivers a ShotGun Dropkick. Okada follows that with a Missile Dropkick for a two count. Okada bodyslams Nicholls. Okada lands The Flying Elbow Drop. Okada does his signature Rain Maker Pose.

Nicholls negates The Rain Maker. Nicholls slaps Okada in the face. Nicholls puts Okada on the top turnbuckle. Nicholls with an Avalanche Brain Buster for a two count. Nicholls with a Death Valley Driver. Nicholls goes for The Sliding D, but Okada rolls him over for a two count. Okada goes for a TombStone PileDriver, but Nicholls lands back on his feet. Nicholls clotheslines the back of Okada’s neck. Okada dropkicks Nicholls. Okada goes for The Rain Maker, but Nicholls counters with a SpineBuster. Nicholls hits The Sliding D for a two count. Nicholls lands The MoonSault for a two count. Nicholls goes for The Mikey Bomb, but Okada counters with a Tilt-A-Whirl HeadScissors TakeOver. Okada avoids The Sliding D. Okada drops Nicholls with The Spinning Rain Maker. Okada connects with The Rain Maker to pickup the victory.

Winner: Kazuchika Okada via Pinfall 

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