New Japan Cup Results (6/16/20): Tomohiro Ishii vs. El Desperado

New Japan Cup Results 6/16/20
Night 1
Tokyo, Japan

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Transcription by Josh Lopez

First Match: Togi Makabe vs. Yota Tsuji in a First Round Match In The 2020 New Japan Cup 

Tsuji Spears Makabe for a two count. Tsuji with forearm shivers. Forearm Exchange. Tsuji drops Makabe with a shoulder tackle for a two count. Makabe regroups on the outside. Tsuji kicks Makabe in the back. Tsuji punches Makabe in the back. Tsuji with three forearm smashes. Makabe whips Tsuji into the steel barricade. Makabe with a running shoulder block into the midsection of Tsuji. Makabe slams Tsuji’s head on the ring apron. Makabe repeatedly stomps on Tsuji’s back. Makabe with forearm shivers. Makabe bodyslams Tsuji for a two count. Makabe applies a rear chin lock. Tsuji puts his foot on the bottom rope which forces the break.

Makabe with three forearm smashes in the corner. Tsuji unloads two overhand chops. Makabe drives his knee into the midsection of Tsuji. Makabe applies the single leg crab. Makabe with a straight right hand. Tsuji responds with a shoulder tackle. Tsuji with a Flying Forearm Smash. Tsuji sends Makabe across the ring. Tsuji runs into Makabe. Tsuji kicks Makabe in the gut. Tsuji with a Vertical Suplex for a two count. Tsuji bodyslams Makabe. Tsuji applies The Boston Crab. Makabe escapes the hold. Second Forearm Exchange.

Tsuji ducks a clothesline from Makabe. Tsuji Spears Makabe for a two count. Tsuji goes back to The Boston Crab. Makabe refuses to quit. Tsuji runs into Makabe. Makabe tells Tsuji to bring it. Shoulder Block Exchange. Makabe PowerSlams Tsuji for a two count. Makabe applies The Boston Crab. Tsuji crawls to the bottom rope to create separation. Tsuji avoids The Running Lariat. Tsuji with The La Magistral for a two count. Tsuji with forearm shivers. Tsuji slaps Makabe in the face. Makabe responds with an Inside Out Lariat. Makabe connects with The Bridging German Suplex to pickup the victory.

Winner: Togi Makabe via Pinfall 

Second Match: Toru Yano vs. Jado w/Gedo & Yujiro Takahashi in a First Round Match In The 2020 New Japan Cup 

Yano forgets that there’s nobody in the crowd. Jado mocks Yano. Yano removes a turnbuckle pad. Jado grabs his kendo stick. The referee admonishes Jado. We have a quick standoff in the center of the ring. Who will put their weapon down first? Yano begs for mercy. The referee snatches the kendo stick away from Jado. Yano blasts Jado with the turnbuckle pad. Jado can barely stand. Jado takes a Ric Flair Bump. Takahashi kicks Yano in the gut. Takahashi dumps Yano out of the ring. Takahashi repeatedly throws Yano into the steel barricade. Takahashi rolls Yano back into the ring. Jado repeatedly stomps on the left leg of Yano. Jado unloads two knife edge chops. Jado is biting Yano’s forehead. Yano applies The Tongan Massage Parlor. Jado with forearm shivers across Yano’s back. Jado rakes the back of Yano.

Jado whips Yano into the exposed steel. Jado has complete control of the match. Jado goes for a German Suplex, but Yano blocks it. Standing Switch Exchange. Jado rolls Yano over for a two count. Jado ducks a clothesline from Yano. Jado applies The Abdominal Stretch. The referee is distracted by Gedo. Double Irish Whip. Takahashi thrust kicks the midsection of Yano. Jado follows that with a running knee lift. Double Belly to Back Suplex for a two count. Yano negates The Draping DDT. Yano slams Jado’s head on the top rope. Jado reverses out of the irish whip from Yano. Yano is playing mind games with Jado. Yano removes another turnbuckle pad. Yano slaps Jado in the back of the head. Jado clocks Yano with the turnbuckle pad right in front of the referee. The referee tells Jado to put the kendo stick down. Gedo tries to low blow Yano. Yano shoves Gedo into Jado. Yano with a double low blow. Yano connects with The Schoolboy to pickup the victory.

Winner: Toru Yano via Pinfall 

Third Match: Hiroshi Tanahashi, Kota Ibushi, Yujia Nagata, and Yuya Uemura vs. Minoru Suzuki, Zack Sabre Jr, Taichi, and Yoshinobu Kanemaru in a 8-Man Tag Team Match 

Traditional Pre-Match Attack From Suzuki Gun. Uemura repeatedly stomps on Kanemaru’s back. Suzuki and Nagata are exchanging forearms on the outside. Nagata drives his knee into the midsection of Suzuki. Nagata with a forearm smash. Nagata kicks Suzuki in the back. Ibushi throws Sabre into the steel barricade. Uemura is putting the boots to Kanemaru. Uemura with a forearm smash. Uemura applies a front face lock. Tanahashi and Taichi are tagged in. Tanahashi with a Running Dropkick. Tanahashi bodyslams Taichi. Tanahashi with Two Elbow Drops. Tanahashi applies The Texas CloverLeaf. Tanahashi is distracted by Sabre. Taichi side steps Tanahashi into the turnbuckle pad. Taichi with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Following a snap mare takeover, Sabre hits The PK. Suzuki Gun clears the ring. Sabre with Two Dragon Screw Leg Whips. Suzuki wraps the right shoulder of Nagata around the barricade. All hell is breaking loose on the outside.

Taichi stomps on the back of Tanahashi’s head. Taichi applies the single leg crab. Taichi toys around with Tanahashi. Taichi stomps on the left hamstring of Tanahashi. Taichi brings Tanahashi to the corner. Taichi tags in Suzuki. Suzuki repeatedly stomps on the left knee of Tanahashi. Suzuki abuses the referee’s five count. Suzuki applies a Knee Bar. Ibushi breaks the submission hold. Sabre drives his knee into the midsection of Ibushi. Sabre dumps Ibushi out of the ring. Suzuki tags in Kanemaru. Kanemaru stomps on the left knee of Tanahashi. Kanemaru whips Tanahashi across the ring. Kanemaru dropkicks the left knee of Tanahashi. Kanemaru applies the single leg crab. Uemura with forearm shivers. Kanemaru rakes the eyes of Uemura. Kanemaru throws Uemura out of the ring. Suzuki grapevines the legs of Tanahashi. Kanemaru dumps Tanahashi out of the ring. Taichi drives a chair into the injured knee of Tanahashi. Suzuki Gun is picking Tanahashi apart. Kanemaru tags in Sabre. Sabre and Taichi poses with the IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Title Belts. Tanahashi with forearm shivers. Sabre uppercuts Tanahashi. Sabre applies The Cobra Twist. Tanahashi drops Sabre with a Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Tanahashi tags in Ibushi.

Ibushi clears the ring. Sabre with a Running Boot. Ibushi delivers his combination offense. Ibushi with a Mid-Kick. Ibushi follows that with a Standing MoonSault for a two count. Standing Switch Exchange. Sabre denies The Mid-Kick. Sabre with a single leg takedown. Sabre applies a Knee Bar. Nagata breaks the submission hold. Sabre works on the left leg of Ibushi. Ibushi with two forearm smashes. Sabre uppercuts Ibushi. Sabre kicks the right shoulder of Ibushi. Ibushi answers with a RoundHouse Kick. Suzuki and Nagata are tagged in. Nagata with a running boot. Forearm Exchange. Nagata unloads three mid-kicks. Nagata with the irish whip. Nagata delivers The Helluva Kick. Suzuki drives his knee into the midsection of Nagata. Suzuki sends Nagata to the corner. Suzuki with a Helluva Kick of his own. Following a snap mare takeover, Nagata denies The PK. Nagata hammers down on the right knee of Suzuki. Second Forearm Exchange. Big Boot Exchange. Suzuki applies a waist lock. Nagata with two sharp elbow strikes. Suzuki applies The Sleeper Hold. Suzuki goes for The Gotch Style PileDriver, but Nagata counters with a Back Body Drop. Nagata hits The Exploder Suplex. Nagata tags in Uemura.

Uemura knocks Suzuki Gun off the ring apron. Uemura with forearm shivers. Uemura with a running elbow smash. Kanemaru attacks Uemura from behind. Kanemaru drives his knee into the midsection of Uemura. Uemura dropkicks Kanemaru. Team Tanahashi gangs up on Suzuki. Uemura connects with The Double Overhook Suplex for a two count. Uemura applies The Boston Crab. Uemura refuses to break the hold. Second Big Boot Exchange. Sabre with a Running European Uppercut to Nagata. Tanahashi ducks a clothesline from Sabre. Tanahashi with Twist and Shout. Taichi responds with The Axe Bomber. Taichi ducks a clothesline from Ibushi. Taichi with an Inside Out Axe Bomber. Uemura ducks a clothesline from Taichi. Uemura scores the elbow knockdown. Suzuki kicks Uemura in the gut. Uemura responds with a forearm smash. Kanemaru kicks Uemura in the back. Kanemaru drills Uemura with the whiskey bottle. Suzuki applies The Sleeper Hold. Suzuki plants Uemura with The Gotch Style PileDriver to pickup the victory.

Winner: Minoru Suzuki, Zack Sabre Jr, Taichi, and Yoshinobu Kanemaru via Pinfall 

– There was a cleaning/disinfecting intermission during today’s broadcast.

Fourth Match: Hiromu Takahashi vs. Tomoaki Honma in a First Round Match In The 2020 New Japan Cup 

Feeling out process after the bell rings. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Takahashi applies a side headlock. Takahashi starts running into Honma. Shoulder Block Exchange. Honma drops Takahashi with a shoulder tackle. Honma stomps on the midsection of Takahashi. Honma punches Takahashi in the back. Honma applies the cravate. Following a snap mare takedown, Honma applies the cravate. Honma stomps on Takahashi’s back. Honma with a forearm smash. Honma bodyslams Takahashi. Takahashi avoids The Kokeshi HeadButt. Honma reverses out of the irish whip from Takahashi. Takahashi with a running shoulder tackle. Takahashi is fired up. Takahashi unloads three knife edge chops. Takahashi with the irish whip. Takahashi with a corner clothesline. Takahashi follows that with a basement dropkick. Honma regroups on the outside. Takahashi with a Flying Knee Strike off the ring apron. Takahashi gives himself a standing ovation. Takahashi takes a lap around the ring. Takahashi dropkicks Honma into the steel barricade. Honma avoids the referee’s twenty count.

Takahashi is choking Honma with his knee. The referee admonishes Takahashi. Takahashi toys around with Honma. Following a snap mare takeover, Takahashi applies a Figure Four HeadLock. Honma reaches the bottom rope which forces the break. Takahashi with forearm shivers. Honma drops Takahashi with The DDT. Takahashi drives his knee into the midsection of Honma. Honma scores the elbow knockdown. Honma with three knife edge chops. Honma with a Flying Forearm Smash. Honma follows that with a Running Bulldog. Honma goes for The Kokeshi HeadButt, but Takahashi ducks out of the way. Takahashi mocks Honma. Takahashi misfires on The Kokeshi HeadButt. Honma with a Vertical Suplex for a two count. Honma is lighting up Takahashi’s chest. Honma goes for a Bodyslam, but Takahashi blocks it. Forearm Exchange. Honma wants more punishment. Running Elbow Smash Exchange. Collision in the center of the ring. Honma with a Release German Suplex. Takahashi ducks a clothesline from Honma. Takahashi applies a waist lock. Honma with three sharp elbow strikes. Takahashi clotheslines Honma. Takahashi goes for a Running Sunset Bomb, but Honma holds onto the second rope. Honma sends Takahashi crashing into the barricade. Honma climbs to the top turnbuckle. Takahashi with a blistering chop. Takahashi hits The Death Valley Driver on the ring apron.

Honma gets back in the ring at the count of nineteen. Takahashi repeatedly kicks Honma in the face. Second Forearm Exchange. Takahashi stands on the back of Honma’s neck. Takahashi talks smack to Honma. Third Forearm Exchange. Knife Edge Chop Exchange. Honma drops Takahashi with a double hand chop. Honma goes for The Kokeshi HeadButt, but Takahashi ducks out of the way. Honma negates The Time Bomb. Takahashi SuperKicks Honma. Honma responds with a Diving Kokeshi HeadButt. Honma connects with Two Kokeshi HeadButts for a two count. Honma bodyslams Takahashi. Honma goes for The Flying Kokeshi HeadButt, but Takahashi ducks out of the way. Takahashi with an inside cradle for a two count. Fourth Forearm Exchange. Honma with a Diving Kokeshi HeadButt. Takahashi responds with The Lariat for a one count. Takahashi goes for The Time Bomb, but Honma lands back on his feet. Honma HeadButts Takahashi. Honma goes for a Bodyslam, but Takahashi lands back on his feet. Takahashi SuperKicks Honma. Takahashi with a Running Death Valley Driver into the blue turnbuckle pad. Takahashi plants Honma with The Time Bomb to pickup the victory.

Winner: Hiromu Takahashi via Pinfall 

Fifth Match: Tomohiro Ishii vs. El Desperado in a First Round Match In The 2020 New Japan Cup 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Desperado backs Ishii into the ropes. The referee calls for a clean break. Desperado pats Ishii on the forehead. Ishii grabs Desperado by his throat. Desperado ducks a clothesline from Ishii. Desperado is playing mind games with Ishii. Forearm Exchange. Desperado stomps on the left foot of Ishii. Ishii drops Desperado with a shoulder tackle. Ishii repeatedly kicks Desperado in the back. Desperado with forearm shivers. Desperado runs into Ishii. Ishii tells Desperado to bring it. Ishii with a forearm smash. Desperado reverses out of the irish whip from Ishii. Desperado goes for the trip, but Ishii holds onto the ropes. Ishii stomps on Desperado’s back. Ishii stands on Desperado’s face. Ishii toys around with Desperado. Desperado slaps Ishii in the chest.

Desperado with a shoulder tackle. Desperado is choking Ishii with his boot. Desperado talks smack to Ishii. Desperado kicks the left hamstring of Ishii. Desperado with a single leg takedown. Desperado drops his weight on the left knee of Ishii. Desperado with a Standing Frog Splash. Desperado hyperextends the left knee of Ishii. Desperado HeadButts Ishii. Ishii with forearm shivers. Desperado kicks the left knee of Ishii. Desperado rakes the eyes of Ishii. Desperado repeatedly wraps the left leg of Ishii around the steel ring post. Desperado sends Ishii back first into the steel barricade. Ishii regroups on the outside. Desperado repeatedly stomps on the left knee of Ishii. Desperado wraps the left leg of Ishii around the middle rope. The referee admonishes Desperado. Desperado is mauling Ishii in the corner. Ishii gets caught up in the ropes. Desperado removes a turnbuckle pad. Desperado repeatedly whips Ishii into the exposed steel. Desperado has complete control of this match.

Ishii delivers The Pounce. Ishii with a chop/forearm combination. Ishii is raining down forearms in the corner. Desperado begs for mercy. Ishii applies a waist lock. Ishii goes for an O’Connor Roll, but Desperado holds onto the ropes. Desperado decks Ishii with a back elbow smash. Ishii goes for a PowerBomb, but Desperado lands back on his feet. Desperado rakes the eyes of Ishii. Ishii with a forearm smash. Desperado Spears Ishii. Desperado goes for Numero Dos, but Ishii counters with The Knee Bar. Desperado grabs the bottom rope which forces the break. Desperado hammers down on the back of Ishii’s neck. Ishii blocks a boot from Desperado. Ishii stomps on the left foot of Desperado. Desperado reverses out of the irish whip from Ishii. Desperado hits The SpineBuster. Desperado locks in Numero Dos. Desperado goes back to stomping on the left knee of Ishii. Ishii is pissed. Desperado with a Big Boot. Desperado thrust kicks the midsection of Ishii. Ishii whips Desperado into the exposed steel. Desperado puts the referee in harms away. Desperado dropkicks the left knee of Ishii. Desperado follows that with Numero Dos. Ishii refuses to quit.

Ishii ducks a clothesline from Desperado. Desperado thrust kicks the midsection of Ishii. Ishii negates The Guitarra de Angel. Ishii sends Desperado chest first into the red turnbuckle pad. Ishii with a Vertical Suplex. Ishii PowerSlams Desperado. Ishii goes for a PowerBomb, but Desperado blocks it. Ishii with Kawada Kicks. Desperado shoves Ishii. Desperado delivers Kawada Kicks of his own. Ishii with combination forearm strikes. Ishii goes for a PowerBomb, but Desperado lands back on his feet. Ishii starts favoring his left knee. Ishii PowerBombs Desperado for a two count. Desperado blocks The Lariat. Standing Switch Exchange. Desperado HeadButts Ishii. Desperado goes for The Crucifix Bomb, but Ishii counters with The Samoan Drop. Ishii hits The Sliding Lariat for a two count.

Desperado negates The Vertical Drop Brain Buster. Desperado with a low blow. Desperado with an inside cradle for a two count. Ishii side steps Desperado into the exposed steel. Desperado drives Ishii throat first into the exposed steel. Desperado rolls Ishii over for a two count. Desperado connects with The Guitarra de Angel for a two count. Desperado goes for The Double UnderHook FaceBuster, but Ishii blocks it. Desperado SuperKicks Ishii. Desperado drops Ishii with a forearm smash. Ishii HeadButts Desperado. Ishii with an Inside Out Lariat for a two count. Desperado rolls Ishii over for a two count. Desperado slaps Ishii in the face. Ishii responds with a Western Lariat. Ishii plants Desperado with The Vertical Drop Brain Buster to pickup the victory.

Winner: Tomohiro Ishii via Pinfall 

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Author: Josh Lopez