New Japan Cup Results (6/17/20): Minoru Suzuki vs. Yuji Nagata

New Japan Cup Results 6/17/20
Night 2
Tokyo, Japan

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Night 1 

Transcription by Josh Lopez

First Match: Taiji Ishimori vs. Gabriel Kidd in a First Round Match In The 2020 New Japan Cup 

Feeling out process after the bell rings. Kidd applies a wrist lock. Ishimori reverses the hold. Kidd regains wrist control. Kidd applies a hammerlock. Ishimori with a drop the hold. Kidd answers with a hammerlock. Kidd with the lateral press for a one count. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Ishimori applies a side headlock. Kidd leapfrogs over Ishimori. Kidd drops down on the canvas. Kidd drops Ishimori with a shoulder tackle. Ishimori negates The Boston Crab. Ishimori dumps Kidd out of the ring. Ishimori punches Kidd in the back. Ishimori with a straight right hand. Ishimori applies a wrist lock. Ishimori sends Kidd back first into the steel barricade. Ishimori rolls Kidd back into the ring. Ishimori with the cover for a two count.

Ishimori applies the cravate. Ishimori rakes the back of Kidd. Kidd with heavy bodyshots. Ishimori drives his knee into the midsection of Kidd. Kidd with Two OverHand Chops. Ishimori responds with a knife edge chop for a two count. Ishimori continues to rake the back of Kidd. Ishimori is lighting up Kidd’s chest. Ishimori with the irish whip. Ishimori hits The ShotGun Meteora. Kidd dropkicks Ishimori in mid-air. Kidd with a Running European Uppercut. Kidd goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Ishimori blocks it. Ishimori with clubbing blows to Kidd’s back. Ishimori drives his knee into the midsection of Kidd. Kidd drops down on the canvas.

Kidd bodyslams Ishimori. Kidd follows that with a Vertical Suplex for a two count. Kidd stomps on Ishimori’s back. Kidd with forearm shivers. Ishimori responds with The Pump Kick. Ishimori slams Kidd’s head on the turnbuckle pad. Kidd reverses out of the irish whip from Ishimori. Ishimori slides under Kidd. Ishimori with a shoulder block. Ishimori goes for a SpringBoard Hurricanrana, but Kidd counters with The Boston Crab. Ishimori crawls to the bottom rope to create separation. Forearm Exchange. Kidd with a blistering chop. Ishimori with a running elbow smash. Kidd reverses out of the irish whip from Ishimori. Ishimori connects with a HandSpring RoundHouse Kick for a two count. Ishimori makes Kidd tap out to The Yes Lock.

Winner: Taiji Ishimori via Pinfall 

Second Match: Yoshinobu Kanemaru vs. Yuya Uemura in a First Round Match In The 2020 New Japan Cup 

Uemura attacks Kanemaru before the bell rings. Uemura with forearm shivers. Kanemaru drives his knee into the midsection of Uemura. Kanemaru dumps Uemura out of the ring. Uemura dropkicks Kanemaru off the ring apron. Uemura punches Kanemaru in the back. Kanemaru rakes the eyes of Uemura. Uemura drops Kanemaru with a forearm smash. Uemura rolls Kanemaru back into the ring. Uemura bodyslams Kanemaru for a one count. Uemura applies a side headlock. Kanemaru rolls Uemura over for a two count. Uemura still has grasp on the side headlock. Kanemaru tugs on Uemura’s hair. Uemura with a shoulder tackle. Kanemaru drops down on the canvas. Kanemaru regroups on the outside. Uemura with a forearm smash. Kanemaru kicks Uemura in the chest. Kanemaru repeatedly whips Uemura into the steel barricade. Kanemaru hits The Slicing Leg Drop.

Kanemaru applies the cravate. Kanemaru hammers down on the back of Uemura’s neck. Following a snap mare takeover, Kanemaru applies a Figure Four Head Lock. Kanemaru drives Uemura face first into the canvas. Kanemaru stomps on Uemura’s back. Kanemaru gets Uemura tied in the tree of woe. Kanemaru is choking Uemura with his boot. The referee admonishes Kanemaru. Kanemaru toys around with Uemura. Kanemaru drops Uemura with The Big Boot. Kanemaru stomps on Uemura’s back. Kanemaru whips Uemura into the turnbuckle pad. Kanemaru delivers The Helluva Kick. Kanemaru goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Uemura counters with a Suplex of his own. Uemura with a running elbow smash.

Uemura dropkicks Kanemaru. Uemura with a SpringBoard Crossbody Block for a two count. Uemura connects with The Double OverHook Suplex for a two count. Uemura applies a waist lock. Kanemaru with three sharp elbow strikes. Uemura uppercuts Kanemaru. Kanemaru shoves the referee into Uemura. Kanemaru with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Kanemaru with The Big Boot. Kanemaru tells Uemura to get up. The referee steals the whiskey bottle. Uemura rolls Kanemaru over for a two count. Uemura with an inside cradle for a two count. Uemura ducks a clothesline from Kanemaru. Uemura with a sunset flip for a two count. Kanemaru dropkicks Uemura. Kanemaru with a Back Drop Driver. Kanemaru connects with The Reverse DDT for a two count. Kanemaru plants Uemura with Deep Impact to pickup the victory.

Winner: Yoshinobu Kanemaru via Pinfall 

Third Match: EVIL, Sanada, Shingo Takagi, and Bushi vs. Hirooki Goto, Yoshi Hashi, and Roppongi 3K in a 8-Man Tag Team Match 

Bushi and Yoh will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Bushi applies a wrist lock. Yoh reverses the hold. Yoh applies an arm-bar. Bushi rakes the eyes of Yoh. Bushi kicks Yoh in the gut. Yoh with two deep arm-drags. Yoh dropkicks Bushi. Yoh stomps on Bushi’s back. Yoh applies a wrist lock. Yoh tags in Goto. Goto applies a wrist lock. Goto tags in Hashi. Double Wrist Lock. Double Irish Whip. Double Shoulder Tackle. Goto follows that with a Hip Toss on top of Bushi. Hashi hooks the outside leg for a two count. Hashi hammers down on the back of Bushi’s neck. Hashi with a forearm smash. Bushi reverses out of the irish whip from Hashi. EVIL kicks Hashi in the back. Bushi with a drop toe hold. Sanada with a low dropkick. LIJ clears the ring. Pier six brawl on the outside. Takagi transitions into a ground and pound attack. Bushi is putting the boots to Hashi. Bushi tags in EVIL.

EVIL applies a wrist lock. EVIL hammers down on the left shoulder of Hashi. EVIL kicks Hashi in the face. EVIL with a gut punch. Hashi with two forearm smashes. EVIL rakes the eyes of Hashi. EVIL PowerSlams Hashi. EVIL with a Senton Splash for a two count. EVIL stomps on Hashi’s back. EVIL tags in Sanada. Hashi reverses out of the irish whip from Sanada. Sanada applies the abdominal stretch. Sanada with a BackBreaker for a two count. Sanada tags in Takagi. Takagi sends Hashi to the corner. Takagi with clubbing shoulder blocks. Takagi knocks Sho off the ring apron. Hashi fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Hashi applies a waist lock. Takagi kicks Goto in the face. Takagi shoves Hashi into Goto. Takagi with a double clothesline. Takagi with a knee drop. Forearm Exchange. Knife Edge Chop Exchange. Takagi rocks Hashi with a right jab. Takagi with a running knee lift into the midsection of Hashi. Hashi ducks a clothesline from Takagi. Hashi creates distance with The Head Hunter. Hashi tags in Sho.

Sho drops Takagi with a shoulder tackle. Sho clears the ring. Sho with a corner clothesline. Shoulder Block Exchange. Takagi with a back elbow smash. Sho ducks a clothesline from Takagi. Sho Spears Takagi. Sho goes for a DeadLift German Suplex, but Takagi blocks it. Sho with a DeadLift Vertical Suplex for a two count. Sho with two running clotheslines, but Takagi refuses to go down. Takagi blocks a lariat from Sho. Sho with a Jumping Knee Strike. Sho with forearm shivers. Takagi with a running clothesline. Takagi follows that with a Release German Suplex. Sho responds with a Lariat. Bushi and Yoh are tagged in. Yoh ducks a clothesline from Bushi. Second Forearm Exchange. Yoh reverses out of the irish whip from Bushi. Yoh leapfrogs over Bushi. Yoh drops down on the canvas. Yoh with a Hip Toss. Yoh with a basement dropkick. Yoh pops back on his feet.

Yoh with a Flying Back Elbow Smash. Yoh hits The Half Hatch Suplex Hold for a two count. All hell is breaking loose on the outside. Bushi negates The Dragon Suplex. Bushi drops Yoh with The DDT. Yoh thrust kicks the midsection of Bushi. Bushi responds with a Rewind Kick. Yoh with a Pele Kick. Yoh tags in Goto. Goto scores the elbow knockdown for a two count. Goto punches Bushi in the back. Goto with forearm shivers. Bushi side steps Goto into the turnbuckle pad. Goto takes a ride on The LIJ Train. Bushi connects with The BackStabber for a two count. EVIL kicks Hashi out of the ring. Bushi with The Fisherman’s NeckBreaker for a two count. Goto avoids The MX. Yoh SuperKicks Bushi. Takagi drops Yoh with a shoulder tackle. Sho with a Release German Suplex. EVIL with an Inside Out Lariat. Sanada dropkicks Hashi. Hashi negates The Magic Killer. Hashi with a running clothesline. Hashi with a Screw High Kick to Bushi. Goto hits The Ushigoroshi. Goto plants Bushi with The GTR to pickup the victory.

Winner: Hirooki Goto, Yoshi Hashi, and Roppongi 3K via Pinfall 

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

Fourth Match: Minoru Suzuki vs. Yuji Nagata in a First Round Match In The 2020 New Japan Cup 

Forearm Exchange. Suzuki laughs at Nagata. Nagata tells Suzuki to bring it. Second Forearm Exchange. Neither man refuses to go down. Suzuki is trying to test Nagata’s will. Nagata with forearm shivers. Suzuki wants more punishment. Suzuki talks smack to Nagata. Palm Strike Exchange. Who will budge? Nagata with a Running Boot. Second Palm Strike Exchange. Suzuki blocks a boot from Nagata. Suzuki with a single leg takedown. Suzuki applies The Heel Hook. Suzuki kicks Nagata in the gut. Suzuki sends Nagata back first into the steel barricade. Suzuki grabs a folding chair. The referee admonishes Suzuki. Suzuki shoves down the referee. Suzuki attacks Nagata with a trash bin. Suzuki throws a plastic water bottle at Nagata. Suzuki delivers a massive chair shot.

Suzuki drives his knee into the midsection of Nagata. Third Forearm Exchange. Suzuki wraps the left shoulder of Nagata around the barricade. Suzuki stomps on Nagata’s chest. Nagata gets back in the ring at the count of nineteen. Suzuki toys around with Nagata. Nagata is pissed. Suzuki with an uppercut knee strike. Fourth Forearm Exchange. Suzuki delivers heavy bodyshots in the corner. Suzuki wraps the left leg of Nagata around the steel ring post. Suzuki repeatedly stomps on Nagata’s chest. Suzuki with forearm shivers. Suzuki unloads Three OverHand Chops. Suzuki drives his knee into the midsection of Nagata. Suzuki hits The Helluva Kick. Following a snap mare takeover, Nagata denies The PK. Suzuki with a desperation knee lift.

Nagata with a Running Mid-Kick. Nagata follows that with The PK. Nagata with clubbing mid-kicks. Nagata goes for an Exploder Suplex, but Suzuki counters with a Front Face Lock. Nagata with an Arm-Ringer. Nagata with Two Mid-Kicks. Nagata hyperexteds the right shoulder of Suzuki. Nagata stomps on Suzuki’s back. Nagata with a forearm smash. Suzuki applies The Sleeper Hold. Suzuki hooks the outside leg for a two count. Suzuki goes back to The Sleeper Hold. Nagata refuses to quit. Suzuki goes for The Gotch Style PileDriver, but Nagata counters with a Back Body Drop. Fifth Forearm Exchange. Second Palm Strike Exchange. Suzuki with Three HeadButts. Sixth Forearm Exchange. Nagata connects with The Exploder Suplex. Suzuki ducks a clothesline from Nagata. Nagata plants Suzuki with The Backdrop Hold to pickup the victory.

Winner: Yuji Nagata via Pinfall 

Fifth Match: Kazuchika Okada vs. Gedo in a First Round Match In The 2020 New Japan Cup 

Gedo pretends that he has a dislocated right shoulder. Gedo begs for mercy. Gedo is playing mind games with Okada. Okada repeatedly stomps on Gedo’s chest. Okada puts on brass knuckles. Red Shoes admonishes Okada. Gedo repeatedly drives a wrench into the midsection of Okada. Gedo sends Okada chest first into the steel barricade. Gedo repeatedly kicks Okada in the ribs. Gedo grabs the time keepers table. Okada kicks Gedo in the gut. Gedo drives his knee into the midsection of Okada. Gedo uses the table to attack the injured ribs of Okada. Gedo kicks Okada in the chest. Gedo has complete control of the match. Gedo dumps Okada out of the ring. Gedo once again sends Okada chest first into the barricade. Gedo delivers multiple chair shots.

Gedo rolls Okada back into the ring. Gedo with a Running Double Foot Stomp. Gedo kicks Okada in the back. Gedo talks smack to Okada. Gedo is picking Okada apart. Okada is pissed. Gedo with three haymakers. Okada answers with forearm shivers. Gedo delivers a gut punch. Okada blocks a boot from Gedo. Okada drops Gedo with The Big Boot. Okada with forearm shivers. Gedo reverses out of the irish whip from Okada. Okada scores the elbow knockdown. Okada with a Jumping Back Elbow Smash. Okada kicks Gedo in the gut. Okada follows that with The DDT for a two count. Okada bodyslams Gedo. Gedo attacks Okada with the bell hammer. Red Shoes yells at Gedo. Gedo tosses Okada back into the ring. Gedo repeatedly stomps on the midsection of Okada. Okada reverses out of the irish whip from Gedo. Okada goes for a dropkick, but Gedo holds onto the ropes.

Gedo kicks Okada in the ribs for a two count. Gedo applies a modified surfboard stretch. Gedo thrust kicks the midsection of Okada. Okada negates The SuperKick Gedo with a straight right hand. Okada responds with a Reverse NeckBreaker. Gedo uses Red Shoes for leverage. Okada uppercuts Gedo. Okada goes for The TombStone PileDriver, but Gedo lands back on his feet. Gedo shoves Okada into Red Shoes. Gedo delivers the low blow. Gedo hits Okada with the brass knuckle. Gedo connects with The Gedo Clutch for a two count. Okada negates The Blade Runner. Gedo side steps the dropkick. Red Shoes is distracted by Jado. Okada dropkicks the back of Gedo’s head. Okada with The Dynamic Dropkick. Okada knocks Jado off the ring apron. Okada stops Gedo in his tracks. Okada plants Gedo with The TombStone PileDriver. Okada makes Gedo tap out to The Cobra Clutch.

Winner: Kazuchika Okada via Submission 

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Author: Josh Lopez