New Japan Cup Results (3/24/19): Kazuchika Okada vs. Sanada

New Japan Cup Results (3/24/19)

New Japan Cup 2019: Night 12
March 24, 2019
Ao-Re Nagaoka
Niigata, Japan

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Transcription by Josh Lopez 

First Match: Yuji Nagata & Manabu Nakanishi vs. Yota Tsuji & Yuya Uemura 

Nakanishi and Uemura will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Nakanishi throws Uemura to the mat. Uemura applies a waist lock. Uemura backs Nakanishi into the turnbuckles. Uemura dropkicks Nakanishi. Tsuji with a running elbow smash. Uemura knocks Nagata off the ring apron. The Young Lions are double teaming Nakanishi. Double Boot to the midsection of Nakanishi. Nakanishi responds with a Double Vertical Suplex. Nakanishi drops Uemura with a knife edge chop. Nakanishi tags in Nagata. Double Shoulder Tackle. Nagata kicks Uemura in the back. Nagata stomps on Uemura’s chest. Nagata locks in The Boston Crab. Tsuji breaks the submission hold. Nagata tags in Nakanishi. Nagata knocks Tsuji off the ring apron. Nagata sends Tsuji crashing into the steel barricade.

Forearm Exchange. Nakanishi stomps on Uemura’s chest. Nakanishi applies the cravate. Nakanishi drops Tsuji with a Big Boot. Nakanishi bodyslams Uemura. Nakanishi goes for a Running Knee Drop, but Uemura ducks out of the way. Uemura tags in Tsuji. Tsuji with forearm shivers. Tsuji goes for the irish whip, but Nakanishi blocks it. Tsuji ducks a clothesline from Nakanishi. Tsuji bodyslams Nakanishi. Tsuji kicks Nagata in the gut. Tsuji PowerSlams Nagata. Tsuji continues to throw forearms at Nakanishi. Tsuji goes for two shoulder tackles, but Nakanishi stands still. Nakanishi hits The Polish Hammer. Nakanishi tags in Nagata. Nagata blasts Tsuji with The Mid-Kick. Tsuji tags in Uemura. Nagata kicks Uemura in the gut. Nagata punches Uemura in the back. Nagata stomps on Uemura’s back. Nagata with a forearm smash to Tsuji.

The Young Lions responds with Stereo Dropkicks. Tsuji knocks Nakanishi off the apron. Uemura whips Nagata to the corner. Tsuji with a Running Forearm Smash. Uemura follows that with a Running Corner Dropkick. Tsuji Spears Nagata. Uemura hooks the leg for a two count. Nagata kicks Uemura in the ribs. Nagata goes for The Exploder Suplex, but Uemura blocks it. Uemura with an OverHead Belly to Belly Suplex for a two count. Uemura locks in The Boston Crab. Nagata escapes the hold. Uemura goes for a German Suplex, but Nagata counters with three sharp elbow strikes. Uemura with machine gun forearms. Nagata drops Uemura with a Running Knee Lift. Nagata hits The Mid-Kick for a two count. Nakanishi kicks Tsuji in the gut. Nakanishi gets Tsuji trapped in The Argentine BackBreaker Rack. Nagata connects with The Exploder Suplex. Nagata makes Uemura tap out to The Nagata Lock II.

Winner: Yuji Nagata & Manabu Nakanishi via Submission 

Second Match: Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima, and Shota Umino vs. Michael Elgin, Colt Cabana, and Toa Henare in a 6-Man Tag Team Match 

Umino and Henare will start things off. Quick Forearm Exchange. Umino drops Henare with a shoulder tackle. Henare with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Henare brings Umino to the corner. Cabana and Tenzan are tagged in. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Cabana backs Tenzan into the ropes. The referee calls for a clean break. Cabana pats Tenzan on the chest. Back to the collar and elbow tie up. Cabana side steps The Mongolian Chop. Cabana stops Tenzan in his tracks. Cabana applies a side headlock. Cabana goes for two shoulder tackles, but Tenzan stands still. Tenzan delivers a double hand chop. Tenzan follows that with Three Mongolian Chops. Tenzan talks smack to Cabana. Tenzan and Kojima are double teaming Cabana. Kojima bodyslams Cabana. TenKoji goes for their SlingShot Elbow Drop/Running HeadButt Combination, but Cabana ducks out of the way.Cabana is  regaining his composure on the outside. Cabana with a Splash for a two count. Cabana bounces Tenzan’s head on the blue turnbuckle pad. Cabana tags in Henare.

Henare kicks Tenzan in the gut. Tenzan tells Henare to bring it. That leads us to a forearm exchange. Tenzan slaps Henare in the chest. Tenzan with Two Mongolian Chops. Henare responds with a double chop for a two count. Henare applies a front face lock. Henare tags in Cabana. Cabana drives his elbow into the back of Tenzan’s neck. Cabana mocks Tenzan. Tenzan hits The Mountain Bomb. Tenzan tags in Kojima. Kojima clears the ring. Kojima kicks Cabana in the gut. Machine Gun Chops. Kojima with a Running Forearm Smash. Kojima plays to the crowd. Cabana is playing mind games with Kojima. Cabana creates distance with The Bionic Elbow. Cabana tags in Henare. Henare is lighting up Kojima’s chest. Henare with a corner clothesline. Henare mocks Kojima. Henare with a Vertical Suplex for a two count. Kojima fires back with machine gun forearms. Henare kicks Kojima in the gut. Kojima blocks a lariat from Henare. Kojima hits The Koji Cutter.

Elgin and Umino are tagged in. Elgin and Umino are trading back and forth shots. Umino ducks a clothesline from Elgin. Umino dropkicks Elgin. Umino kicks Cabana off the apron. TenKoji whips Elgin to the corner. Kojima with a Running Elbow Smash. Tenzan levels Elgin with The Body Avalanche. Umino follows that with a Running Back Elbow Strike. Umino with a Vertical Suplex for a two count. Pier six brawl on the outside. Umino goes for a Missile Dropkick, but Elgin counters with a PowerBomb in mid-air for a two count. Umino with a jack knife cover for a two count. Umino dodges The Spinning Back Fist. Umino uppercuts Elgin. Elgin SuperKicks Umino. Elgin drops Umino with a Big Lariat for a two count. Elgin BuckleBombs Umino. Elgin plants Umino with The Elgin Bomb to pickup the victory.

Winner: Michael Elgin, Colt Cabana, and Toa Henare via Pinfall 

Third Match: Togi Makabe, Tomoaki Honma, and Toru Yano vs. Minoru Suzuki & The Killer Elite Squad in a 6-Man Tag Team Match 

Color me shocked, Suzuki Gun attacks Taguchi Japan before the bell rings. Makabe sends Suzuki chest first to the steel barricade. Smith wraps his t-shirt around Yano’s neck. Smith tells Yano to get up. Yano rakes the eyes of Smith. Smith drops Yano with a Big Boot. Smith plays to the crowd. Smith with a Running Leg Drop. Smith knocks Makabe off the ring apron. Smith with the cover for a two count. Suzuki with a forearm smash to Honma. Suzuki and Makabe are brawling in the crowd. Smith tags in Archer. Archer with a straight right hand. Archer with three running elbow smashes. Archer argues with the referee. Archer applies a wrist lock. Archer punches Yano in the back. Archer delivers Old School. Archer tags in Suzuki. Suzuki Gun are cutting the ring in half.

Suzuki repeatedly stomps on the midsection of Yano. Yano rakes the eyes of Suzuki. Yano removes the white and orange turnbuckle pad. Suzuki kicks Yano in the gut. Yano with an Inverted Atomic Drop. Yano tags in Makabe. Makabe drops Suzuki with a shoulder tackle. Makabe knocks KES off the ring apron. Makabe with a corner clothesline. Makabe transitions into The Corner Mount. Makabe with a Bridging Northern Lights Suplex for a two count. Makabe applies a waist lock. Suzuki with three sharp elbow strikes. That lead us to a forearm exchange. Suzuki ducks a clothesline from Makabe. Suzuki applies The Sleeper Hold. Suzuki tags in Archer. Archer kicks Makabe in the gut. Archer punches Makabe in the back. Archer wants the Niigata crowd to be quiet. Archer is throwing haymakers at Makabe. Archer HeadButts Makabe. Makabe responds with a Running Lariat.

Makabe tags in Honma. Honma with a Running Forearm Smash. Honma follows that with a Running Bulldog. Honma hits The Kokeshi HeadButt. Honma unloads three knife edge chops. Honma goes for Two Running Lariats, but Archer stands still. Honma ducks a clothesline from Archer. Archer with The Black Hole Slam for a two count. Honma with a double boot to the chest of Smith. Honma shoves Smith into Archer. Makabe with a Double Clothesline. Honma drops Archer with The Diving Kokeshi HeadButt for a two count. Honma goes for The Flying Kokeshi HeadButt off the second rope, but Archer ducks out of the way. Suzuki wears Honma down with The Rear Naked Choke. KES plants Honma with The Killer Bomb to pickup the victory.

Winner: Minoru Suzuki & The Killer Elite Squad via Pinfall 

Fourth Match: Kota Ibushi, Tomohiro Ishii, Ryusuke Taguchi, and Ren Narita vs. Tetsuya Naito, EVIL, Shingo Takagi, and Bushi in a 8-Man Tag Team Match 

Taguchi and Bushi will start things off. Taguchi signals for the test of strength. Bushi kicks Taguchi in the gut. Taguchi goes for a Hip Attack, but Bushi counters with an Atomic Drop. Taguchi responds with a Leaping Hip Attack. Taguchi knocks LIJ off the ring apron. Taguchi Japan is destroying Bushi in the corner. Ishii has no time for fun and games. Bushi whips Narita face first across the backside of Taguchi. EVIL knocks Ishii off the apron. Taguchi wants to join LIJ? Naito and Bushi are putting the boots to Taguchi. Massive brawl on the outside. Bushi applies a rear chin lock. Takagi sends Narita crashing into the steel barricade. Bushi tags in Takagi. Takagi applies a front face lock. Takagi with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Takagi blasts Taguchi with a knife edge chop. Takagi with a Running Knee Lift. Takagi with a Vertical Suplex. Takagi follows that with two elbow drops. Takagi with a Senton Splash for a two count. Takagi tags in Naito.

Naito hammers down on the left knee of Taguchi. Naito with an inverted figure four leg lock. EVIL attacks Ishii from behind. Ishii grabs EVIL by his throat. EVIL kicks Ishii out of the ring. Taguchi finally escapes the hold. Naito slaps Taguchi in the ass. Taguchi fires back with three open hand chops. Naito kicks Taguchi in the gut. Taguchi creates distance with a DDT/Scorpion Death Drop Combination. Taguchi tags in Ibushi. Ibushi dives over Naito. Ibushi sends LIJ crashing to the outside. Ibushi kicks Naito in the face. Ibushi delivers his combination offense. Ibushi with a Standing Sky Twister Press for a two count. Ibushi goes for a Dragon Suplex, but Naito blocks it. Naito with three sharp elbow strikes. Naito runs Ibushi into the white and orange turnbuckle pad. Naito kicks Ibushi in the gut. Naito with a BackBreaker. Naito with a Basement Dropkick. Naito follows that with a corner dropkick. Naito sweeps the legs of Ibushi. Naito hits The Rebound Dropkick for a two count.

Naito goes for Gloria, but Ibushi lands back on his feet. Naito with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Naito with a Release German Suplex. Ibushi responds with a Leaping RoundHouse Kick. EVIL and Ishii are tagged in. Shoulder Tackle Exchange. EVIL with a Big Boot. Ishii drops EVIL with a shoulder tackle. EVIL shoves Ishii. EVIL is throwing forearms at Ishii. Ishii wants more punishment. EVIL and Ishii are trading back and forth shots. Ishii unloads three knife edge chops. EVIL puts Ishii down with a double hand chop. EVIL goes for Darkness Falls, but Ishii lands back on his feet. Ishii applies a waist lock. Ishii with a forearm smash. EVIL blocks a boot from Ishii. EVIL throws the right leg of Ishii at the referee. EVIL thrust kicks the midsection of Ishii. EVIL tags in Takagi. Takagi with a Corner Clothesline. Ishii PowerSlams Takagi. Ishii tags in Narita.

Ishii and EVIL are brawling on the outside. Narita takes care of Bushi. Takagi reverses out of the irish whip from Narita. Takagi with a Running Knee Lift. Narita responds with an OverHead Belly to Belly Suplex. Narita with a Vertical Suplex for a two count. Narita is fired up. Narita goes for another OverHead Belly to Belly Suplex, but Takagi blocks it. Takagi decks Narita with a back elbow smash. Takagi drills Narita with a left jab. Takagi with a Big Lariat for a two count. Takagi goes for The Last Of The Dragon, but Narita lands back on his feet. Narita shoves Takagi into a Hip Attack from Taguchi. Bushi with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Ibushi with a SpringBoard Dropkick. Naito goes for a Hurricanrana, but Ibushi counters with The Last Ride. Ibushi kicks Naito out of the ring. Narita with a running forearm smash. Narita tells Takagi to bring it. Takagi with combination forearm strikes. Takagi goes for The Pumping Bomber, but Narita rolls him over for a two count. Narita with The La Magistral Cover for a two count. Narita repeatedly slaps Takagi in the face. Takagi connects with The Pumping Bomber to pickup the victory.

Winner: Tetsuya Naito, EVIL, Shingo Takagi, and Bushi via Pinfall 

Fifth Match: Hiroshi Tanahashi & Will Ospreay vs. Zack Sabre Jr & Taichi 

Sabre attacks Tanahashi from behind before the bell rings. Suzui Gun are double teaming Tanahashi. Ospreay with a SpringBoard Double Crossbody Block. Ospreay is fired up. Double Back Elbow Strike. Tanahashi with a Senton Splash. Ospreay follows that with a Standing Shooting Star Press. Tanahashi with the cover for a two count. Tanahashi tags in Ospreay. Ospreay uppercuts Taichi. Ospreay with a forearm smash. Taichi heads to the outside. Taichi drills Ospreay with the microphone stand. Taichi sends Ospreay crashing into the steel barricade. Sabre with two european uppercuts. Taichi hits Ospreay with a chair. Sabre wears out Tanahashi on the other side of the ring. Taichi is choking Ospreay with the chair. Taichi rolls Ospreay back into the ring. Taichi with a clubbing blow to Ospreay’s back. Taichi brings Ospreay to the corner. Sabre applies the dragon sleeper behind the referee’s back. Taichi tags in Sabre.

Sabre punches Ospreay in the back. Ospreay is throwing forearms at Sabre. Sabre with a single leg takedown. Sabre applies a single leg crab. Ospreay crawls to the bottom rope to create separation. Sabre knocks Tanahashi off the apron. Sabre tags in Taichi. Taichi toys around with Ospreay. Ospreay with a knife edge chop. Taichi rakes the eyes of Ospreay. Taichi stomps on Ospreay’s chest. Taichi bounces Ospreay’s head on the blue turnbuckle pad. Taichi tags in Sabre. Sabre applies the cravate. Ospreay with an arm-drag takeover. Ospreay goes for the backslide cover, but Sabre lands back on his feet. Ospreay ducks a clothesline from Sabre. Ospreay with a HandSpring Back Flip Kick. Ospreay tags in Tanahashi.

Tanahashi dropkicks Sabre. Tanahashi dropkicks Taichi off the apron. Tanahashi decks Sabre with a back elbow smash. Tanahashi with a Flying Crossbody Block off the second rope. Tanahashi with two forearm smashes. Tanahashi blocks a boot from Sabre. Tanahashi drops Sabre with The Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Tanahashi plays to the crowd. Tanahashi goes for The SlingBlade, but Sabre counters with The Cobra Twist. Suzuki Gun with Stereo Cobra Twist’s. Tanahashi and Ospreay reverses the holds. Tanahashi with a PumpHandle Slam. Tanahashi rolls out of the cross-arm-breaker. Tanahashi negates The PK. Tanahashi goes for a Dragon Screw Leg Whip, but Sabre counters with The Wrist Kick. Sabre uppercuts Tanahashi. Tanahashi with an open palm strike. Sabre hits The Step Up PK.

Ospreay and Taichi are tagged in. Ospreay with an Apron Enzuigiri. Taichi dodges Pip Pip Cheerio. Taichi kicks Ospreay in the gut. Ospreay dropkicks the chest of Taichi. Ospreay with a Step Up Enzuigiri for a two count. Tachi side steps The Robinson Special. Taichi with a High Head Kick. Ospreay blocks The Buzzsaw Kick. Taichi with a Spinning Back Kick. Ospreay responds with The Axe Bomber for a two count. Sabre ducks a clothesline from Tanahashi. Sabre applies the guillotine choke. Tanahashi with Twist and Shout. Sabre and Tanahashi are brawling on the floor. Taichi side steps Ospreay into the blue turnbuckle pad. Taichi with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Taichi rips off his pants. Taichi goes for The SuperKick, but Ospreay rolls him over for a two count. Taichi negates The OsCutter. Taichi goes for The Last Ride, but Ospreay counters with a Hurricanrana. Ospreay Hook Kicks Taichi. Ospreay goes for The Storm Breaker, but Taichi lands back on his feet. Taichi uses the referee as a human shield. Taichi low blows Ospreay. Taichi connects with The Gedo Clutch to pickup the victory.

Winner: Zack Sabre Jr & Taichi via Pinfall 

Sixth Match: Hirooki Goto, Yoshi Hashi, and Mikey Nicholls vs. Jay White, Bad Luck Fale, and Hikuelo w/Gedo in a 6-Man Tag Team Match 

Hashi and Fale will start things off. Hashi side steps the collar and elbow tie up. Hashi kicks Fale in the gut. Hashi is throwing forearms at Fale. Hashi goes for the irish whip, but Fale stands still. Fale sends Hashi to the corner. Fale goes for The Body Avalanche, but Hashi ducks out of the way. Hashi slaps Fale in the back of the head. Hashi tells Fale to bring it. Hashi ducks a clothesline from Fale. Hashi applies a waist lock. Fale backs Hashi into the ropes. Hashi dropkicks the left knee of Fale. Hashi hits The Head Hunter. Goto and Nicholls knocks Bullet Club off the ring apron. Chaos with a double shoulder tackle. Gedo trips Hashi from the outside. Hikuleo with a double clothesline. White throws Hashi into the steel barricade. White repeatedly stomps on Goto’s chest. White and Hashi are brawling in the crowd. White slings Hashi back first into a row of chairs. All hell is breaking loose in Niigata. Hashi gets back in the ring at the count of eighteen.

Fale bodyslams Hashi. Fale tags in Hikuleo. Fale and Hikuelo stands on Hashi’s back. Bullet Club are cutting the ring in half. Hikuleo with a Running PowerSlam for a two count. Hikuleo tags in White. White unloads two knife edge chops. White applies a side headlock. Hashi with shots to the midsection of White. White punches Hashi in the back. White drops Hashi with a running elbow strike for a two count. White tags in Hikuleo. Hikuleo with a knife edge chop. Forearm Exchange. Hashi is displaying his fighting spirit. Hikuleo with a Running Elbow Smash. Hashi responds with a Spinning Wheel Kick. Hashi tags in Nicholls. Nicholls clotheslines Hikuleo. Nicholls chops Hikuleo in the chest. Hikuleo kicks Nicholls in the gut. Nicholls reverses out of the irish whip from Hikuleo. Nicholls with a Corner Clothesline. Nicholls with a Running Lariat. Nicholls goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Hikuleo blocks it. Nicholls with forearm shivers. Hikuleo goes for The ChokeSlam, but Nicholls counters with a Death Valley Driver for a two count. Hikuleo with a Vertical Suplex.

Goto and White are tagged in. Goto ducks a clothesline from White. Goto knocks Fale off the apron. White kicks Goto in the gut. White punches Goto in the back. Goto reverses out of the irish whip from White. Goto drops White with The Misdirection Lariat. Goto with machine gun forearms. Goto with a Spinning Heel Kick. Goto follows that with a Back Drop Driver for a two count. Goto goes for The Ushigoroshi, but White lands back on his feet. Goto with a forearm smash. White ducks a clothesline from Goto. White hits The Snap Saito Suplex. Bullet Club clears the ring. White with a Running European Uppercut. Fale and Hikuleo follows that with Two Body Avalanches. White with a Twisting Brain Buster for a two count. Hikuleo dumps Nicholls and Hashi out of the ring. Chaos and Bullet Club are brawling on the floor. Goto negates The Blade Runner. Standing Switch Exchange. White ducks a clothesline from Goto. White with a knife edge chop. Hashi responds with The Western Lariat. Nicholls with The Sliding Lariat. Goto hits The Ushigoroshi. Goto goes for The GTR, but White counters with The Blade Runner to pickup the victory.

Winner: Jay White, Bad Luck Fale, and Hikuelo via Pinfall 

Seventh Match: Juice Robinson (c) vs. Chase Owens w/Jado For The IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship 

Robinson charges towards Owens before the bell rings. Owens repeatedly stomps on Robinson’s back. Rockers Punches. Robinson drives his knee into the midsection of Owens. Owens reverses out of the irish whip from Robinson. Juice Jabs. Owens avoids The Left Hand Of God. Robinson goes for a SlingShot Crossbody Block, but Owens ducks out of the way. Owens calls a timeout. Jado is running interference. Owens SuperKicks Robinson. Owens repeatedly sends Robinson crashing into the steel barricade. Owens applies a backbreaker hold around the steel ring post. Owens kicks Robinson in the ribs. Owens with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Owens stomps on Robinson’s chest. Owens with a SlingShot Foot Stomp. Owens whips Robinson chest first across the red turnbuckle pad. Owens puts Robinson on the top turnbuckle. Owens delivers a knife edge chop. Owens goes for an Avalanche Juice Box, but Robinson blocks it. Robinson HeadButts Owens. Owens responds with a leg sweep that sends Robinson rib first across the top strain.

Owens continues to target the injured ribs of Robinson. Owens applies a bodyscissors hold. Owens punches Robinson in the back. Owens with three running knee lifts. Owens with a Big Boot. Robinson is pissed. Owens continues to kick Robinson in the face. Owens begs for mercy. Robinson blocks The SuperKick. Forearm Exchange. Owens delivers his combination offense. Robinson with a Big Boot. Robinson drops Owens with The Leg Lariat. Robinson with a heavy chop. Jado nails Robinson with the kendo stick. Owens kicks Robinson in the gut. Owens dumps Robinson ribs first on the top rope. Owens with a Running Boot which sends Robinson crashing into the barricade. Robinson with a Vertical Suplex into the barricade. Robinson tosses Owens around the ringside area. Robinson drives Owens back first into the steel ring post. Robinson with a BackBreaker. Robinson with a Senton Splash. Robinson goes for another Senton Splash, but Owens gets his knees up in the air.

Owens with a spin out elbow drop across the chest of Robinson. Owens with a Running Knee Strike. Owens rocks Robinson with a High Knee Strike. Owens connects with Jewel Heist for a two count. Owens goes for The Package PileDriver, but Robinson counters with a Back Body Drop. Robinson drop toe holds Owens into the red turnbuckle pad. Robinson with a Running Cannonball Strike. Robinson has Owens perched on the top turnbuckle. Robinson with a SuperPlex. Robinson follows that with The Jack Hammer for a two count. Robison goes for Pulp Friction, but Owens blocks it. Robinson with a double leg takedown. Robinson locks in The Boston Crab. The referee is distracted by Jado. Owens shoves Robinson into the referee.

Robinson lands The Left Hand Of God. Robinson is teeing off on Owens. Jado delivers another kendo stick shot. Robinson kicks Jado in the gut. Robinson destroys Jado with the kendo stick. Robinson finally breaks the stick in half. Owens throws powder into the eyes of Robinson. Owens low blows Robinson. Owens hits Juice Box for a two count. Owens goes for The Package PileDriver, but his back gave out. Owens with a discus elbow smash. Robinson responds with The Left Hand Of God. Robinson PowerBombs Owens. Jado pulls the referee out of the ring. Bad Luck Fale Spears Robinson. Fale repeatedly stomps on Robinson’s chest. Owens inadvertently drills Fale with the IWGP US Title. Robinson clotheslines Fale over the top rope. Robinson delivers Two Left Hand Of Gods. Robinson plants Owens with The Pulp Friction to pickup the victory.

Winner: Still IWGP United States Heavyweight Champion, Juice Robinson via Pinfall 

Eight Match: Kazuchika Okada vs. Sanada In The Finals Of The 2019 New Japan Cup 

Feeling out process after the bell rings. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Standing Switch Exchange. Sanada applies a wrist lock. Okada reverses the hold. Sanada with a single leg takedown. Sanada applies a toe and ankle hold. Sanada negates The Cross-Arm-Breaker. Sanada wraps his leg around the left ankle of Okada. The chain grappling exchange continues in the center of the ring. Okada with an arm-drag takeover. Sanada with the headscissors escape. That leads us to a standoff in Niigata. Test of Strength. Okada with a wrist lock takedown. Okada applies an arm-bar. Sanada transitions into a side headlock. Okada responds with a front face lock. Sanada with a single leg takedown. Sanada goes for a surfboard stretch, but Okada counters with a Crossbody Block for a one count. Sanada with a leg sweep for a one count. Stalemate in the early stages of the match.

Back to the test of strength. Sanada with a waist lock go-behind. Okada with a sitout switch. Okada applies a side headlock. Sanada punches Okada in the ribs. Okada drops Sanada with a shoulder tackle. Okada goes for a Hip Toss, but Sanada blocks it. Sanada with an STO. Sanada gets Okada trapped in The Paradise Lock. Sanada plays to the crowd. Sanada with a basement dropkick. Sanada whips Okada to the corner. Okada decks Sanada with a back elbow smash. Sanada leapfrogs over Okada. Okada dumps Sanada out of the ring. Okada with a SlingShot Crossbody Block. Okada rolls Sanada back into the ring. Okada bounces Sanada’s head on the white and orange turnbuckle pad. Okada with three back elbow smashes. Okada kicks Sanada in the gut. Okada drops Sanada with a NeckBreaker for a one count. Following a snap mare takeover, Okada with a sliding dropkick. Okada applies a rear chin lock. Sanada gets back to a vertical base. Sanada with shots to the midsection of Okada. Okada applies a sleeper hold. Okada goes back to the rear chin lock.

Sanada is trying to create separation. Sanada dropkicks the left knee of Okada. Sanada with a forearm knockdown. Sanada drops Okada with a back elbow strike. Sanada with a MoonSault Dropkick. Okada with a forearm smash. Sanada with a double leapfrog. Sanada dropkicks Okada. Sanada sends Okada tumbling to the floor. Okada avoids The Suicide Dive. Sanada with a Rolling Senton off the apron. Sanada rolls Okada back into the ring. Sanada with the cover for a two count. Okada with clubbing elbow smashes. Sanada kicks Okada in the gut. Okada ducks a clothesline from Sanada. Okada drops Sanada with a running back elbow strike. Okada is fired up. Okada whips Sanada to the blue turnbuckle pad. Okada with a running elbow smash. Okada kicks Sanada in the gut. Okada hits The Spike DDT for a two count. Okada goes for a Reverse NeckBreaker, but Sanada lands back on his feet. Okada blocks a boot from Sanada. Okada with a Big Boot. Okada hits The Reverse NeckBreaker for a two count. Okada bodyslams Sanada. Okada lands The Flying Elbow Drop. Okada does his signature rain maker pose.

Sanada negates The Rain Maker. Okada punches Sanada in the back. Sanada skins the cat. Sanada with a SpringBoard Missile Dropkick. Forearm Exchange. Sanada uppercuts Okada. Sanada goes for The TKO, but Okada lands back on his feet. Okada with a waist lock go-behind. Sanada decks Okada with a back elbow smash. Okada puts Sanada on the top turnbuckle. Okada with a Standing Dropkick which sends Sanada crashing to the outside. Okada whips Sanada to the barricade. Okada with a Helluva Kick. Okada with a Draping DDT on the floor. Sanada gets back in the ring at the count of eighteen. Okada with a Missile Dropkick for a two count. Okada goes for a TombStone PileDriver, but Sanada counters with Skull End. Sanada hits The TombStone PileDriver. Sanada with a Back Drop Driver for a two count. Sanada goes back to Skull End. Sanada with a Bridging Tiger Suplex for a two count. Sanada with a BackBreaker. Sanada goes for a MoonSault, but Okada gets his knees up in the air. Okada with a Roll Through Rain Maker. Okada maintains wrist control.

Okada goes for The Rain Maker, but Sanada ducks out of the way. Okada dropkicks Sanada. Okada with a TombStone PileDriver. Adrenaline kicking in for Okada. Sanada side steps The Rain Maker. Sanada with a Standing Skull End. Okada reverses the hold. Sanada with a Spinning Skull End. Okada rolls Sanada over for a two count. Sanada gets Okada trapped in Skull End. Okada refuses to quit. Sanada with the cover for a two count. Sanada goes for The MoonSault, but Okada ducks out of the way. Okada kicks Sanada in the jaw. Okada side steps Sanada into the turnbuckle pad. Sanada with a back elbow smash. Okada responds with a ShotGun Dropkick. Sanada with a Spinning Forearm Smash. Sanada hits The TKO for a two count. Sanada with a BackBreaker. Okada clutches on the right ankle of Sanada. Sanada repeatedly stomps on Okada’s chest. Okada stops Sanada in his tracks. Sanada MoonSaults into Skull End. Okada with a Spinning TombStone PileDriver. Sanada with Three Big Boots. Sanada goes for The Slice Bread #2, but Okada counters with a Spinning Rain Maker. Okada connects with The Rain Maker to pickup the victory.

Winner: Kazuchika Okada via Pinfall 

G1 Supercard At Madison Square Garden Match Card: 

1.) Honor Rumble

2.) Mayu Iwatani (c) vs. TBD For The Women Of Honor Championship

3.) Rush vs. Dalton Castle

4.) Bully Ray vs. TBD in a New York Street Fight

5.) Will Ospreay (c) vs. Jeff Cobb (c) For Both The NEVER OpenWeight & ROH World Television Championships

6.) Taiji Ishimori (c) vs. Bandido vs. Dragon Lee in a Triple Threat Match For The IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship

7.) The Guerrillas Of Destiny (c) vs. Villain Enterprises (c) For Both The IWGP Heavyweight & ROH World Tag Team Championships

8.) Jay Lethal (c) vs. Marty Scurll vs. Matt Taven in a Triple Threat Ladder Match For The ROH World Championship

9.) Jay White (c) vs. Kazuchika Okada For The IWGP Heavyweight Championship

Check Out Episode 147 of The Hoots Podcast 

The 2019 Wrestling Radio Awards is coming up

In the past the #PWEShow and #JLWPodcast has been nominated. ‬Now it’s time for #TheHootsPodcast to take center stage. Myself and Adam have been honored to have this platform to talk about a brand of entertainment we love.

To meet the good brothers and sisters along the way has been the best part of this experience. We don’t get the exposure we deserve, but humbly speaking I would put our show up there with the best. If you ever liked any of our shows over the last six years we appreciate it. ‬

If you have the time, please cast your vote for us below in the Best New Show/ Best Show Of The Year Categories! ‬

‪Vote here: WrestlingRadioAwards.com

Author: Josh Lopez