New Japan Cup Results (3/7/22): Shingo Takagi vs. Tomohiro Ishii

New Japan Cup Results 3/7/22
Ota City Gymnasium
Ota City, Japan

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First Match: Hiroshi Tanahashi, Togi Makabe, Tomoaki Honma and Ryohei Oiwa vs. Will Ospreay, Jeff Cobb, The Great O-Khan and Aaron Henare In A 8-Man Tag Team Match 

The United Empire attacks Team Tanahashi before the bell rings. Cobb with the irish whip. Makabe side steps Henare into Cobb. Makabe with a double corner mount. Ospreay and Khan gets in the way. Double Irish Whip. Makabe with a double clothesline. Makabe clears the ring. Makabe kicks Cobb in the gut. Makabe slams Cobb’s head on the red turnbuckle pad. Makabe tags in Honma. Honma with a toe kick. Honma with a knife edge chop. Honma tags in Oiwa. Honma and Oiwa gangs up on Cobb. Double Irish Whip. Double Back Elbow. Double Toe Kick. Double Forearm Shivers. Double Shoulder Tackle. Double Elbow Drop. Honma unloads three knife edge chops. Cobb reverses out of the irish whip from Honma. Honma kicks Cobb in the face. Henare kicks Honma in the back. Cobb dropkicks Honma. United Empire clears the ring. Cobb stands on Honma’s back. Cobb repeatedly stomps on Honma’s back. Cobb tags in Khan.

Khan with The Mongolian Chop. Chop Exchange for a two count. Khan applies a front face lock. Khan tags in Henare. Henare with a gut punch. Henare stomps on Honma’s back. Henare scores another bodyshot. Henare brings Honma to the corner. Henare tags in Ospreay. Ospreay repeatedly stomps on Honma’s chest. Ospreay bodyslams Honma. Ospreay with a running elbow drop for a two count. Honma with elbows into the midsection of Ospreay. Ospreay sends Honma to the corner. Honma kicks Ospreay in the face. Honma is display his fighting spirit. Ospreay with a knife edge chop. Honma with a Counter Vertical Suplex. Honma tags in Tanahashi. Tanahashi with a flying forearm smash. Tanahashi clears the ring. Tanahashi blocks a boot from Ospreay. Tanahashi with The Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Tanahashi delivers his combination offense. Tanahashi bodyslams Ospreay. Tanahashi with The SomerSault Senton for a two count.

Ospreay with a Spinning Pendulum BackBreaker. Ospreay tags in Henare. Henare with a forearm/gut punch combination. Henare sends Tanahashi to the corner. Tanahashi decks Henare with a back elbow smash. Tanahashi with a SpringBoard Crossbody Block. Henare going to the well with these bodyshots. Henare goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Tanahashi counters with The Twist and Shout. Tanahashi tags in Oiwa. Shoulder Block Exchange. Henare with a forearm smash. Oiwa reverses out of the irish whip from Henare. Oiwa dropkicks Henare. Oiwa sends Henare to the corner. Oiwa with a Corner Dropkick. Oiwa with a running shoulder tackle for a two count. Double Irish Whip. Honma with a running elbow smash. Tanahashi with a running crossbody splash. Makabe follows that with a corner clothesline. Oiwa kicks Henare in the gut. Oiwa hits The GutWrench Suplex for a two count. Henare denies The Boston Crab. Oiwa with forearm shivers. Oiwa slaps Henare in the chest. Oiwa with the irish whip. Henare connects with The Rampage to pickup the victory.

Winner: Will Ospreay, Jeff Cobb, The Great O-Khan and Aaron Henare via Pinfall 

Second Match: Tetsuya Naito, Sanada and Bushi vs. El Phantasmo, Taiji Ishimori and Yujiro Takahashi In A 6-Man Tag Team Match 

Bullet Club attacks LIJ before the bell rings. Takahashi stomps on Naito’s chest. Takahashi with a back elbow smash. Takahashi with forearm shivers. Phantasmo goes after the midsection of Sanada. Meeting Of The Minds. Naito kicks Takahashi in the gut. Naito with clubbing blows to Takahashi’s back. Double Irish Whip. Double Elbow Knockdown. Wish Bone Attack. Double Basement Dropkick. Double Irish Whip. Double Hip Toss. Naito applies The Camel Clutch. Ishimori pulls Sanada out of the ring. Ishimori with a shoulder block. Ishimori slams Naito’s head on the top rope. Takahashi with The Fisherman’s Buster. Ishimori pulls Naito out of the ring. Ishimori drives Naito back first into the steel barricade. Phantasmo is putting the boots to Sanada. Ishimori rolls Sanada back into the ring. Takahashi goes into the lateral press for a one count. Takahashi slams Naito’s head on the turnbuckle pad. Takahashi repeatedly drives his knee into the midsection of Naito. Takahashi with The Helluva Kick. Takahashi slams Naito’s head on the right boot of Ishimori. Takahashi tags in Ishimori.

Ishimori rakes the back of Naito. Ishimori punches Naito in the back. Ishimori applies a front face lock. Ishimori tags in Phantasmo. Phantasmo with a flying back rake. Phantasmo is choking Naito with his knee. Phantasmo applies the nipple hold. Bullet Club is mauling Naito in the corner. Ishimori gets Naito tied up in the tree of woe. Ishimori with a Sliding Dropkick. Ishimori tags in Phantasmo. Phantasmo knocks Bushi off the ring apron. Phantasmo with a sliding dropkick of his own. Nether Regions Attack. Simultaneous tag to Takahashi. Forearm Exchange. Takahashi blocks a boot from Naito. Takahashi sends Naito face first into the canvas. Naito avoids The Sliding Boot. Naito blocks a boot from Takahashi. Naito applies a waist lock. Takahashi decks Naito with a back elbow smash. Naito with a deep arm-drag. Naito scores the elbow knockdown. Naito dropkicks the back of Takahashi’s neck. Naito tags in Sanada. Sanada with forearm shivers. Sanada with a series of running elbow smashes. Sanada ducks a clothesline from Takahashi. Sanada with The Atomic Drop. Phantasmo kicks Sanada in the gut. Double Irish Whip. Sanada with a double dropkick. Sanada with a single leg takedown. Sanada applies The Paradise Lock. Sanada plays to the crowd.

Sanada with a low dropkick for a two count. Takahashi denies The TKO. Takahashi starts biting Sanada’s fingers. Sanada denies The Fisherman’s Buster. Sanada is biting Takahashi’s fingers. Takahashi clotheslines Sanada. Phantasmo and Bushi are tagged in. Phantasmo kicks Bushi in the gut. Phantasmo whips Bushi across the ring. Bushi with a Running Hurricanrana. Ishimori with a toe kick. Ishimori punches Bushi in the back. Ishimori sends Bushi to the corner. Bushi side steps Ishimori into the turnbuckle pad. Bushi kicks Phantasmo in the face. Bushi with a Running Bulldog/Dropkick Combination. Bushi ducks a clothesline from Phantasmo. Bushi drops Phantasmo with The DDT. Bushi goes for The CodeBreaker, but Phantasmo counters with an Inverted Atomic Drop. Phantasmo bodyslams Bushi. Phantasmo with a knee drop. Phantasmo is hesitant to dish out The Sudden Death. Ishimori tags himself in. Bushi rolls Ishimori over for a two count. Bushi kicks Ishimori in the gut. Ishimori reverses out of the irish whip from Bushi. Ishimori with a Handspring Roundhouse Kick. Phantasmo tags himself in. Ishimori hits The Cipher Utaki. Phantasmo plants Bushi with The CR II to pickup the victory.

Winner: El Phantasmo, Taiji Ishimori and Yujiro Takahashi via Pinfall 

Third Match: Kazuchika Okada, Hirooki Goto, Yoshi Hashi, YOH and Toru Yano vs. Zack Sabre Jr, Taichi, El Desperado, Yoshinobu Kanemaru and Douki In A 10-Man Tag Team Match 

Kazuchika Okada and El Desperado will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Okada backs Desperado into the ropes. The referee calls for a clean break. Okada pats Desperado on the chest. Desperado with an overhand chop. Desperado applies a side headlock. Okada whips Desperado across the ring. Desperado runs into Okada. Shoulder Block Exchange. Desperado with the greco roman eye poke. Desperado drops Okada with a shoulder tackle. Okada drops down on the canvas. Okada leapfrogs over Desperado Desperado lunges over Okada. Okada sends Desperado into the ropes. Okada with two deep arm-drags. Desperado ducks a clothesline from Okada. Okada denies The Pinche Loco. Desperado avoids The Rain Maker. Desperado regroups on the outside. Taichi and Yano are tagged in. Taichi tells Yano to remove the turnbuckle pads. Taichi with clubbing blows to Yano’s back. Suzuki Gun clears the ring. Suzuki Gun gangs up on Yano. Suzuki Gun whips Yano into the exposed steel. Taichi hooks both legs for a two count. Taichi applies the greco roman throat hold. Suzuki Gun is mauling Yano in the corner. Taichi tags in Kanemaru.

Suzuki Gun continues to abuse the referee’s five count. Kanemaru stomps on Yano’s chest for a two count. Kanemaru with an elbow smash. Kanemaru stomps on Yano’s back. Kanemaru tags in Desperado. Desperado with a transition boot. Desperado rakes the eyes of Yano. Desperado tags in Douki. Douki repeatedly stomps on Yano’s chest. Suzuki Gun is using the referee’s lack of vision to their advantage. Following a snap mare takeover, Douki with a low dropkick. Douki with a Running Double Foot Stomp for a two count. Douki applies The Italian Stretch No. 32. Desperado dumps Yoh out of the ring. Douki slams Yano’s head on the blue turnbuckle pad. Douki tags in Kanemaru. Kanemaru hammers down on the back of Yano’s neck. Yano rakes the eyes of Kanemaru. Kanemaru with a reverse hammer throw into the exposed steel. Kanemaru dropkicks the left knee of Yano. Kanemaru stomps on the left knee of Yano. Short-Arm Reversal by Yano. Yano pulls Kanemaru down to the mat. Yano tags in Goto. Goto with a shoulder tackle. Goto clears the ring. Goto with The Spinning Wheel Kick. Goto with The Running Bulldog for a two count. Kanemaru denies The Ushigoroshi. Kanemaru rakes the eyes of Goto. Double Shoulder Tackle. Assisted Hip Toss. Goto kicks Desperado in the gut. War Drums. Okada dumps Desperado out of the ring.

Goto sends Kanemaru to the corner. Chaos with two corner clotheslines. Goto kicks Kanemaru in the gut. Desperado pulls Hashi out of the ring. Kanemaru with a back elbow smash. Douki with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Kanemaru dropkicks Goto. Kanemaru tags in Sabre. Sabre with three uppercuts. Goto answers with The Misdirection Lariat. Goto tags in Yoh. Yoh clears the ring. Yoh with forearm shivers. Yoh with the irish whip. Sabre side steps Yoh into the turnbuckle pad. Sabre attacks the midsection of Yoh. Yoh reverses out of the irish whip from Sabre. Yoh dropkicks Sabre. Sabre denies The Falcon Arrow. Sabre applies a wrist lock. Yoh grabs a side headlock. Yoh with a drop toe hold. Yoh with a sliding dropkick. Yoh applies The Full Nelson Lock. Sabre with an Overhead Wrist Kick. Sabre stomps on the left elbow of Yoh. Sabre applies a double wrist lock. Yoh connects with The Falcon Arrow for a two count. Taichi negates The Direct Drive. That leads us to a pier six brawl. Sabre blocks The SuperKick. Yoh with two quick backslide cover attempts. Yoh dropkicks the left knee of Sabre. Sabre denies The Japanese Leg Clutch Hold. Sabre makes Yoh tap out to The Cross-Arm-Breaker.

Winner: Zack Sabre Jr, Taichi, El Desperado, Yoshinobu Kanemaru and Douki via Submission 

– There was a cleaning/disinfecting intermission during this broadcast.

Fourth Match: Chase Owens vs. Jado In A First Round Match In The 2022 New Japan Cup 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Jado backs Owens into the ropes. The referee calls for a clean break. Jado pats Owens on the chest. Strong lockup. Owens walks Jado into the ropes. Owens with a back elbow smash. Owens hammers down on the back of Jado’s neck. Jado scores the elbow knockdown for a one count. Jado avoids The V-Trigger. Owens wants Jado to shake his hand. Jado obliges. Owens kicks Jado in the gut. Owens drops Jado with The V-Trigger. Owens stomps on Jado’s chest for a two count. Owens hooks the outside leg for a two count. Owens is choking Jado with his knee. Owens punches Jado in the jaw. The Tongan Massage Parlor is open for business. Owens with a Pendulum BackBreaker for a two count.

Jado tells Owens to bring it. Owens with two haymakers. Owens with a palm thrust. Owens kicks Jado in the chest. Forearm Exchange. Owens kicks Jado in the gut. Jado denies The V-Trigger. Owens with the greco roman eye poke. Jado with two clotheslines. Jado ducks a clothesline from Owens. Jado with a Lariat. Jado plays to the crowd. Jado hits The Green Killer for a two count. Owens avoids The SuperKick. Owens delivers his combination offense. Owens with The Jewel Heist. Jado denies The Package PileDriver. Jado applies The OJK. Owens pulls down the referee. Owens starts tapping, but the referee is laid out in the corner. Jado grabs the kendo stick. Owens begs for mercy. Jado dodges The V-Trigger. Owens scores another low blow. Owens connects with The V-Trigger to pickup the victory.

Winner: Chase Owens via Pinfall 

Fifth Match: EVIL w/Dick Togo vs. Ryusuke Taguchi In A First Round Match In The 2022 New Japan Cup 

Taguchi denies Everything Is EVIL. EVIL denies Everything Is Taguchi. EVIL sends Taguchi face first into the canvas for a two count. EVIL repeatedly stomps on Taguchi’s back. EVIL pie faces Taguchi. Taguchi drops EVIL with The Hip Attack. Taguchi with clubbing hip smashes. EVIL reverses out of the irish whip from Taguchi. Taguchi kicks EVIL in the face. EVIL scouted The Running Hip Attack. Taguchi with clubbing palm thrusts. Taguchi ducks under two clotheslines from EVIL. EVIL dodges The Running Hip Attack. EVIL dumps Taguchi out of the ring. EVIL drives Taguchi back first into the steel barricade. The ring announcer goes down in the process. EVIL rakes the eyes of Taguchi. EVIL rolls Taguchi back into the ring. EVIL wraps a t-shirt around Taguchi’s neck. EVIL hooks the outside leg for a two count. EVIL dumps Taguchi out of the ring. Togo punches Taguchi. Togo rolls Taguchi back into the ring.

Taguchi kicks out of multiple pinning predicaments. EVIL argues with the referee. EVIL toys around with Taguchi. Taguchi sits up. Taguchi with three overhand chops. EVIL rakes the eyes of Taguchi. EVIL goes for The Rolling Elbow, but Taguchi counters with a liver shot. EVIL shoves the referee. Taguchi delivers the low blow. The referee gets distracted by Togo. Taguchi brings Togo into the ring. Hip Attack Party. Taguchi with The SpringBoard Hip Attack for a two count. Taguchi hits The Three Amigos. Taguchi pops back on his feet. Taguchi plays to the crowd. Taguchi prepares for The Bomaye. EVIL shoves the referee towards Taguchi. EVIL with The Atomic Drop. Taguchi negates Everything Is EVIL. Taguchi rolls EVIL over for a two count. EVIL thrust kicks the midsection of Taguchi. Taguchi with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Taguchi connects with The Bomaye for a two count. Taguchi applies The Ankle Lock. Togo walks into the ring with the garrote. Taguchi makes Togo tap out to The Ankle Lock. EVIL plants Taguchi with Everything Is EVIL to pickup the victory.

Winner: EVIL via Pinfall 

Sixth Match: Hiromu Takahashi vs. SHO In A First Round Match In The 2022 New Japan Cup 

Sho attacked Takahashi in the backstage area. Sho delivers multiple chair shots on the ramp. The referee admonishes Sho. Sho stomps on Takahashi’s back. Takahashi delivers The Sunset Bomb off the ring apron. Takahashi whips Sho into the steel barricade. Takahashi rolls Sho back into the ring. Takahashi with a Running Death Valley Driver into the blue turnbuckle pad. Sho rakes the eyes of Takahashi. Takahashi tosses Sho around the ringside area. Takahashi starts removing the ringside padding. Sho blocks a vertical suplex. Sho attacks Takahashi with the bell hammer. Sho hits The PileDriver on the exposed floor. Sho rolls Takahash back into the ring. Sho removes the blue turnbuckle pad. Sho stomps on Takahashi’s back. Sho applies a wrist lock. Sho whips Takahashi into the exposed steel. Sho hooks the outside leg for a two count. Sho applies a rear chin lock. Sho continues to go after Takahashi’s eyes. Sho is choking Takahashi with his boot. Sho abuses the referee’s five count. Takahashi with heavy bodyshots. Takahashi reverses out of the irish whip from Sho. Sho side steps Takahashi into the exposed steel.

Sho hammers down on the back of Takahashi’s neck. Takahashi runs around Sho. Takahashi with a Running Hurricanrana. Takahashi side steps Sho into the exposed steel. Takahashi with a corner clothesline. Takahashi with a basement dropkick. Takahashi follows that with The Falcon Arrow for a two count. Takahashi goes for a Running Death Valley Driver, but Sho lands back on his feet. Takahashi thrust kicks the midsection of Sho. Takahashi kicks Sho in the chest. Standing Switch Exchange. Back Elbow Exchange. Sho reverses out of the irish whip from Takahashi. Sho with a Jumping Knee Strike. Takahashi applies a waist lock. Sho backs Takahashi into the exposed steel. Sho goes for The Spear, but Takahashi counters with a front face lock. Sho starts bending Takahashi’s fingers. Takahashi kicks Sho in the gut. Sho shoves the referee towards Takahashi. Sho Spears Takahashi. Takahashi rises back on his feet. Sho ducks a clothesline from Takahashi. Sho with a Release German Suplex. Sho backs Takahashi into the ropes. Sho with combination forearms. Sho with a running lariat.

Takahashi ducks a clothesline from Sho. Takahashi goes for a Headscissors Takeover, but Sho counters with The PowerBomb for a two count. Sho Sho applies The Snake Bite. Takahashi puts his foot on the bottom rope which forces the break. Sho brings both a chair/wrench into the ring. The referee stops Sho in his tracks. Takahashi avoids the wrench shot. Takahashi with a Release German Suplex. Takahashi with a Running Lariat. Sho denies The Victory Royal. Takahashi drops Sho with The Cazadora Flatliner. Takahashi applies The D. Takahashi goes for Victory Royal, but Sho counters with a high knee strike. Takahashi blocks a lariat from Sho. Takahashi SuperKicks Sho. Takahashi with an Inside Out Lariat. Takahashi connects with The Victory Royal for a two count. Sho shoves Takahashi into the referee. Sho delivers the low blow. Sho grabs the wrench. Takahashi SuperKicks Sho. Takahashi with a Running Death Valley Driver into the exposed steel. Yujiro Takahashi nails Hiromu with the pimp stick. Yujiro rolls the referee back into the ring. Sho hits The Cross Armed PileDriver for a two count. Sho goes for Shock Arrow, but Takahashi lands back on his feet. Takahashi with an inside cradle to pickup the victory.

Winner: Hiromu Takahashi via Pinfall 

Seventh Match: Shingo Takagi vs. Tomohiro Ishii In A First Round Match In The 2022 New Japan Cup 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Ishii backs Takagi into the ropes. Takagi turns Ishii over. Red Shoes calls for a clean break. Ishii ducks a clothesline from Takagi. Takagi ducks under a chop from Ishii. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Takagi applies a side headlock. Ishii whips Takagi across the ring. Takagi runs into Ishii. Shoulder Block Exchange. Ishii drops Takagi with a shoulder tackle. Ishii kicks Takagi in the back. Takagi grabs Ishii by his throat. Ishii slaps Takagi in the face. Takagi regroups on the outside. Ishii repeatedly whips Takagi into the steel barricade. Ishii with a Running Lariat. Ishii kicks Takagi in the face. Ishii repeatedly slams Takagi’s head on the ring apron. Ishii tells Takagi to bring it. Forearm Exchange. Takagi with a reverse hammer throw into the barricade. Takagi hits The Pop Up Death Valley Driver on the floor. Takagi repeatedly kicks Ishii in the back. Takagi with a chop/jab combination. Takagi rolls Ishii back into the ring.

Takagi with a knee drop. Takagi whips Ishii across the ring. Takagi drives his knee into the midsection of Ishii. Takagi with a running shoulder tackle. Takagi with a Senton Splash for a two count. Takagi applies a rear chin lock. Takagi with clubbing elbow smashes. Takagi kicks Ishii in the face. Takagi with a vicious back kick. Ishii applies a side headlock. Ishii hammers down on the back of Takagi’s neck. Ishii with forearm shivers. Ishii ducks a clothesline from Takagi. Takagi with a Vertical Suplex. Takagi with The Flying Elbow Drop for a two count. Takagi sends Ishii to the corner. Takagi blocks a boot from Ishii. Takagi with a corner clothesline. Ishii Powerslams Takagi. Ishii unloads a series of knife edge chops. Ishii slaps Takagi in the face. Ishii stands on the back of Takagi’s head. Takagi tried to spin Ishii around. Takagi with two forearm smashes. Takagi with three overhand chops. Ishii answers with repeated throat chops. Ishii argues with Red Shoes.

Takagi reverses out of the irish whip from Ishii. Takagi decks Ishii with a back elbow smash. Takagi scores a right jab. Takagi with The Ryukon Lariat. Takagi with The Back Drop Driver for a two count. Ishii denies Made In Japan. Short-Arm Lariat Exchange. Back Drop Driver Exchange. Ishii ducks a clothesline from Takagi. Double Lariat. Ishii ducks a clothesline from Takagi. Ishii avoids The Pumping Bomber. Ishii wraps this sequence with The Back Drop Driver. Ishii puts Takagi on the top turnbuckle. Ishii with an Avalanche BrainBuster for a two count. Ishii goes for a BuckleBomb, but Takagi lands back on his feet. Takagi drops Ishii with The DDT. Takagi BuckleBombs Ishii. Takagi puts Ishii on the top turnbuckle. Takagi with an Avalanche BrainBuster of his own for a two count.

Ishii blocks The Pumping Bomber. Takagi dodges The Step Up Enzuigiri. Ishii avoids The Sliding Lariat. Second Forearm Exchange. Ishii goes for The Discus Lariat, but Takagi counters with The Noshigami. Takagi delivers The Pumping Bomber for a two count. Ishii denies Last Of The Dragon. HeadButt Exchange. Ishii ducks a clothesline from Takagi. Ishii with a Release German Suplex. Takagi rises back on his feet. Ishii with an Inside Out Lariat for a two count. Ishii connects with The Sliding Lariat for a two count. Ishii plays to the crowd. Takagi denies The Vertical Drop BrainBuster. Ishii rocks Takagi with a forearm smash. Takagi drills Ishii with The BrainBuster for a one count. Lariat Exchange. Ishii with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Ishii goes for The Running Lariat, but Takagi counters with Made In Japan for a two count. Takagi scores a right jab. Takagi with The Snap Dragon Suplex. Takagi with a sliding forearm smash. Takagi plants Ishii with Last Of The Dragon to pickup the victory.

Winner: Shingo Takagi via Pinfall  

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