New Japan Cup 2021 Reference Sheet

For the fourth consecutive year we’ll be providing complete coverage of the 2021 New Japan Cup. Nobody does tournaments like New Japan Pro Wrestling. The field for this years cup is on another level. Of course, expect twist and turns. This will be a single elimination tournament. There’s no point systems like the G1 Climax Tournament.

This is a reference sheet to keep you updated with the brackets and match lineups for each particular event in this tour. Let’s take a look at the updated match lineups shall we.

Hiroshi Tanahashi and EVIL will have first round byes in this year’s tournament.

We’ll refresh the page once undercard matches are announced ahead of each event.

For any further questions please tweet me @JoshLopezMedia

Here’s The 2021 New Japan Cup Bracket 

Thursday March 4th From Nippon Budokan 

1.) Hirooki Goto, Tomoaki Honma, Master Wato, and Gabriel Kidd defeated Minoru Suzuki, Zack Sabre Jr, Taichi, and Douki In A 8-Man Tag Team Match

2.) EVIL, Jay White, KENTA, Chase Owens, and Taiji Ishimori w/Gedo & Dick Togo defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi, Juice Robinson, David Finlay, Toa Henare, and Ryusuke Taguchi In A 10-Man Tag Team Match

3.) Kazuchika Okada, Tomohiro Ishii, and SHO defeated Shingo Takagi, Sanada, and Bushi In A 6-Man Tag Team Match

4.) Jeff Cobb defeated Satoshi Kojima In A First Round Match In The 2021 New Japan Cup

5.) The Great O-Kha defeated Tetsuya Naito  In A First Round Match In The 2021 New Japan Cup

6.) Kota Ibushi (c) defeated El Desperado For The IWGP World Heavyweight Championship

Friday March 5th From Korakuen Hall 

1.) Minoru Suzuki, Zack Sabre Jr, and Douki defeated Tomoaki Honma, Gabrel Kidd, and Yuya Uemura In A 6-Man Tag Team Match

2.) EVIL, Yujiro Takahashi, Chase Owens, and Taiji Ishimori w/Dick Togo defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi, Yoshi Hashi, David Finlay, and Tiger Mask In A 8-Man Tag Team Match

3.) Will Ospreay, The Great O-Khan, and Jeff Cobb w/Bea Priestley defeated Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima, and Master Wato In A 6-Man Tag Team Match

4.) Toru Yano defeated Bad Luck Fale In A First Round Match In The 2021 New Japan Cup

5.) Hirooki Goto defeated Taichi In A First Round Match In The 2021 New Japan Cup

Saturday March 6th From Ota City Gymnasium 

1.) Jay White, Chase Owens, and Taiji Ishimori w/Gedo defeated David Finlay, Toa Henare, and Yuya Uemura In A 6-Man Tag Team Match

2.) Will Ospreay, The Great O-Khan, and Jeff Cobb w/Bea Priestley defeated Tetsuya Naito, Sanada, and Bushi In A 6-Man Tag Team Match

3.) Minoru Suzuki defeated Tomoaki Honma In A First Round Match In The 2021 New Japan Cup

4.) KENTA defeated Juice Robinson In A First Round Match In The 2021 New Japan Cup

5.) Shingo Takagi defeated Kazuchika Okada In A First Round Match In The 2021 New Japan Cup

Sunday March 7th From Aimesse Yamanashi 

1.) Yota Tsuji defeated Yuya Uemura

2.) Jeff Cobb & The Great O-Khan defeated Satoshi Kojima & Tomoaki Honma

3.) Hiroshi Tanahashi, Juice Robinson, Ryusuke Taguchi, and Toa Henare defeated EVIL, Jay White, KENTA, and Dick Togo w/Gedo In A 8-Man Tag Team Match

4.) Tetsuya Naito, Shingo Takagi, Sanada, and Bushi defeated Kazuchika Okada, Tomohiro Ishii, Hirooki Goto, and SHO In A 8-Man Tag Team Match

5.) Zack Sabre Jr defeated Gabriel Kidd In A First Round Match In The 2021 New Japan Cup

6.) Will Ospreay w/Bea Priestley defeated Hiroyoshi Tenzan In A First Round Match In The 2021 New Japan Cup

Tuesday March 9th From ZIP Arena Okayama 

1.) EVIL, Bad Luck Fale, and Yujiro Takahashi w/Dick Togo defeated Yoshi Hashi, Toru Yano, and Yuya Uemura In A 6-Man Tag Team Match

2.) Will Ospreay, The Great O-Khan, and Jeff Cobb w/Bea Priestley defeated Satoshi Kojima, Tomoaki Honma, and Gabriel Kidd In A 6-Man Tag Team Match

3.) Hiroshi Tanahashi, Juice Robinson, David Finlay, and Toa Henare defeated Jay White, KENTA, Chase Owens, and Gedo In A 8-Man Tag Team Match

4.) Kazuchika Okada, Hirooki Goto, and SHO defeated Tetsuya Naito, Shingo Takagi, and Bushi In A 6-Man Tag Team Match

5.) Yuji Nagata defeated Yota Tsuji In A First Round Match In The 2021 New Japan Cup

6.) Sanada defeated Tomohiro Ishii In A First Round Match In The 2021 New Japan Cup

Wednesday March 10th From Sandan-ike Park Gymnasium 

1.) EVIL, KENTA, Bad Luck Fale, and Dick Togo defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi, Juice Robinson, Toru Yano, and Yuya Uemura In A 8-Man Tag Team Match

2.) Will Ospreay, The Great O-Khan, and Jeff Cobb w/Bea Priestley defeated Satoshi Kojima, Tomoaki Honma, and Yuji Nagata In A 6-Man Tag Team Match

3.) Tetsuya Naito, Shingo Takagi, Sanada, and Bushi defeated Kazuchika Okada, Tomohiro Ishii, Hirooki Goto, and SHO In A 8-Man Tag Team Match

4.) David Finlay defeated Chase Owens In A First Round Match In The 2021 New Japan Cup

5.) Yoshi Hashi defeated Yujiro Takahashi In A First Round Match In The 2021 New Japan Cup

6.) Jay White w/Gedo defeated Toa Henare In A First Round Match In The 2021 New Japan Cup

Thursday March 11th From Item Ehime 

1.) Yoshi Hashi & Tomohiro defeated David Finlay & Yota Tsuji

2.) Bad Luck Fale, Yujiro Takahashi, and Jado defeated Satoshi Kojima, Tomoaki Honma, and Yuya Uemura In A 6-Man Tag Team Match

3.) Kazuchika Okada, Hirooki Goto, SHO, and Yuji Nagata defeated Tetsuya Naito, Shingo Takagi, Sanada, and Bushi In A 8-Man Tag Team Match

4.) Hiroshi Tanahashi, Juice Robinson, and Toa Henare defeated Jay White, KENTA, and Chase Owens In A 6-Man Tag Team Match

5.) Toru Yano defeated The Great O-Khan In A Second Round Match In The 2021 New Japan Cup

6.) EVIL defeated Jeff Cobb In A Second Round Match In The 2021 New Japan Cup

Saturday March 13th From Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium 

1.) Yoshi Hashi, Tomohiro Ishii, and Toru Yano defeated David Finlay, Gabriel Kidd, and Yota Tsuji In A 6-Man Tag Team Match

2.) Will Ospreay, The Great O-Khan, and Jeff Cobb defeated Zack Sabre Jr, Taichi, and Douki In A 6-Man Tag Team Match

3.) Tetsuya Naito, Sanada, and Bushi defeated Kazuchia Okada, Yuji Nagata, and SHO In A 6-Man Tag Team Match

4.) Jay White, KENTA, and Chase Owens w/Gedo & Dick Togo defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi, Juice Robinson, and Toa Henare In A 6-Man Tag Team Match

5.) KENTA defeated Minoru Suzuki In A Second Round Match In The 2021 New Japan Cup

6.) Shingo Takagi defeated Hirooki Goto In A Second Round Match In The 2021 New Japan Cup

Sunday March 14th The Amagasaki Memorial Park Gymnasium 

1.) Yoshi Hashi, Tomohiro Ishii, and Toru Yano defeated David Finlay, Yota Tsuji, and Yuya Uemura In A 6-Man Tag Team Match

2.) KENTA, Bad Luck Fale, and Chase Owens defeated Minoru Suzuki, Taichi, and Douki In A 6-Man Tag Team Match

3.) Hirooki Goto, Kazuchika Okada, and SHO defeated Shingo Takagi, Tetsuya Naito, and Bushi In A 6-Man Tag Team Match

4.) Hiroshi Tanahashi, Juice Robinson, and Toa Henare defeated Jay White, EVIL, and Yujiro Takahashi w/Gedo & Dick Togo In A 6-Man Tag Team Match

5.) Sanada defeated Yuji Nagata In A Second Round Match In The 2021 New Japan Cup

6.) Will Ospreay defeated Zack Sabre Jr In A Second Round Match In The 2021 New Japan Cup

Monday March 15th From Korakuen Hall 

1.) Minoru Suzuki, El Desperado, and Douki defeated KENTA, Taiji Ishimori, and Jado In A 6-Man Tag Team Match

2.) Will Ospreay, The Great O-Khan, and Jeff Cobb defeated Zack Sabre Jr, Taichi, and Yoshinobu Kanemaru In A 6-Man Tag Team Match

3.) Shingo Takagi, Sanada, and Bushi defeated Hirooki Goto, Yuji Nagata, and Ryusuke Taguchi In A 6-Man Tag Team Match

4.) David Finlay defeated Yoshi Hashi In A Second Round Match In The 2021 New Japan Cup

5.) Jay White w/Gedo defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi In A Second Round Match In The 2021 New Japan Cup

Tuesday March 16th From Korakuen Hall 

1.) Yuji Nagata, Satoshi Kojima, and Hiroyoshi Tenzan defeated Gabriel Kidd, Yota Tsuji, and Yuya Uemura In A 6-Man Tag Team Match

2.) Jay White, Bad Luck Fale, and Chase Owens defeated David Finlay, Juice Robinson, and Toa Henare In A 6-Man Tag Team Match

3.) Will Ospreay & Jeff Cobb defeated Sanada & Bushi

4.) EVIL w/Dick Togo defeated Toru Yano In A Quarter-Final Round Match In The New Japan Cup 2021

5.) Shingo Takagi defeated KENTA In A Quarter-Final Round Match In The New Japan Cup 2021

Thursday March 18th From Shizuoka 

1.) Gabriel Kidd defeated Yuya Uemura

2.) Jeff Cobb & The Great O-Khan defeated. Yota Tsuji & Yuya Uemura

3.) KENTA & Bad Luck Fale defeated Juice Robinson & Toa Henare

4.) Shingo Takagi, Tetsuya Naito, and Bushi defeated EVIL, Chase Owens, and Taiji Ishimori w/Dick Togo In A 6-Man Tag Team Match

5.) David Finlay defeated Jay White w/Gedo In A Quarter-Final Round Match In The 2021 New Japan Cup

6.) Will Ospreay defeated Sanada In A Quarter-Final Round Match In The 2021 New Japan Cup

*The remaining lineups will be updated following the results from the first round. There’s 13 total events on this tour.

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Author: Josh Lopez