New Japan Cup Results (3/18/22): EVIL vs. Hiromu Takahashi

New Japan Cup Results 3/18/22
Korakuen Hall
Tokyo, Japan

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First Match: Hiroshi Tanahashi, Ryusuke Taguchi and Master Wato vs. Togi Makabe, Tomoaki Honma and YOH In A 6-Man Tag Team Match 

Master Wato and YOH will start things off. Wato kicks the left hamstring of Yoh. Chain grappling exchange. Standing Switch Exchange. Wrist Lock Exchange. Yoh with a single leg takedown. Yoh applies a leg lock. Yoh rolls Wato over for a two count. That leads us to a quick standoff in the center of the ring. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Wato applies a side headlock. Yoh whips Wato across the ring. Wato drops Yoh with a shoulder tackle. Yoh pops back on his feet. Yoh drops down on the canvas. Yoh leapfrogs over Wato. Wato lunges over Yoh. Yoh sends Wato into the ropes. Yoh with a drop toe hold. Yoh with a Sliding Dropkick. Yoh stomps on Wato’s back. Yoh with a forearm smash. Taguchi made the blind tag. Wato reverses out of the irish whip from Yoh. Double Drop Toe Hold. Double Basement Dropkick. Team 6 or 9 clears the ring. Double Irish Whip. Taguchi starts calling the plays: Running Elbow Smashes/Running Crossbody Splashes/Corner Hip Attacks for a two count. Taguchi tags in Tanahashi.

Tanahashi with three uppercuts. Tanahashi whips Yoh across the ring. Tanahashi applies The Cobra Twist. GBH goes after Team 6 or 9. The referee is losing complete control of the match. Tanahashi tags in Wato. Wish Bone Attack. Wato kicks Yoh in the back. Wato with The Mid-Kick for a two count. Wato applies a front face lock. Taguchi tags himself in. Taguchi with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Taguchi with clubbing hip smashes. Yoh answers with forearm shivers. Taguchi drives his knee into the midsection of Yoh. Taguchi goes for a Running Hip Attack, but Yoh counters with The Atomic Drop. Yoh whips Taguchi across the ring. Yoh with another Hip Attack. Yoh with a NeckBreaker. Yoh tags in Makabe. Makabe with a shoulder tackle. Makabe clears the ring. Makabe sends Taguchi to the corner. Makabe with a corner clothesline. Makabe transitions into a corner mount.

Makabe with The Bridging Northern Lights Suplex for a two count. Taguchi drops Makabe with The Hip Attack. Taguchi tags in Tanahashi. Tanahashi delivers his combination offense. Tanahashi ducks a clothesline from Makabe. Makabe with The Western Lariat. Makabe tags in Honma. Wato kicks Yoh off the ring apron. Double Lariat. Yoh hits The Falcon Arrow. Honma connects with The Kokeshi HeadButt for a two count. Honma unloads three knife edge chops. Honma goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Tanahashi counters with Twist and Shout. Wato kicks Honma in the gut. Taguchi with a Sliding Dropkick to Makabe. Double Irish Whip. Wato with a running elbow smash. Taguchi with a Corner Hip Attack. Tanahashi follows that with The Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Wato with The Slingshot Pescado. Taguchi goes after Makabe on the outside. Honma denies The SlingBlade. Tanahashi shrugs off a lariat from Honma. Palm Strike/Forearm Exchange. Honma HeadButts Tanahashi. Tanahashi responds with The SlingBlade for a two count. Tanahashi makes Honma tap out to The Texas Cloverleaf.

Winner: Hiroshi Tanahashi, Ryusuke Taguchi and Master Wato via Pinfall  

Second Match: El Desperado & Douki vs. SHO & Yujiro Takahashi 

El Desperado and SHO will start things off. Sho is playing mind games with Desperado. Desperado runs after Sho. Sho tags out to Takahashi. Sho laughs at Desperado. Desperado tags in Douki. Douki with a double leg takedown. Douki lunges over Takahashi. Takahashi sends Douki into the ropes. Douki with an arm-drag takeover. Takahashi launches Douki over the top rope. Douki with a shoulder block. Sho pulls Douki off the ring apron. Sho kicks Desperado in the gut. Sho whips Desperado into the steel barricade. Sho is choking Desperado with his boot. Takahashi sends Douki face first into the steel ring post. Takahashi rolls Douki back into the ring. Takahashi bodyslams Douki for a two count. Takahashi tags in Sho. Sho stomps on Douki’s chest. Douki with forearm shivers. Sho rakes the eyes of Douki. Sho taunts Desperado. Sho is choking Douki with his boot. Douki with two forearm smashes. Sho continues to rake the eyes of Douki. Takahashi tags himself in.

Takahashi with a Running Boot. Following a snap mare takeover, Takahashi with a basement dropkick for a two count. Takahashi with a straight right hand. Takahashi toys around with Douki. Takahashi with a forearm smash. Takahashi goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Douki lands back on his feet. Takahashi dodges The Step Up Enzuigiri. Douki reverses out of the irish whip from Takahashi. Douki with a flying forearm smash. Desperado and Sho are tagged in. Desperado with a shoulder tackle. Desperado scores the elbow knockdown. Desperado sends Sho to the corner. Desperado with a Back Body Drop. Desperado stands on the left knee of Sho. Desperado with a Leg Splash. Sho starts bending Desperado’s fingers. Sho kicks Desperado in the back. Sho with forearm shivers. Sho with an arm-ringer. Sho applies The Kimura Lock. Desperado puts his foot on the bottom rope which forces the break.

Sho repeatedly stomps on Desperado’s back. Sho goes for another arm-ringer, but Desperado counters with The SpineBuster for a two count. Desperado applies Numero Dos. Sho grabs the bottom rope which forces the break. Desperado stomps on the left knee of Sho. Sho denies Guitarra de Angel. Sho continues to go after Desperado’s fingers. Desperado rakes the eyes of Sho. Takahashi kicks Desperado in the back. Sho Spears Desperado. Sho tags in Takahashi. Takahashi backs Desperado into the ropes. Takahashi with The Helluva Kick. Douki kicks Takahashi in the back. Desperado Spears Takahashi. Desperado tags in Douki. Douki delivers The Missile Dropkick. Takahashi reverses out of the irish whip from Douki. Douki with a SpringBoard Trust Fall. Douki with a Running Double Foot Stomp for a two count. Douki drags Takahashi to the corner. Douki with The Flying Double Foot Stomp for a two count. Desperado dumps Sho out of the ring. Takahashi denies The Day Break. Douki with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Douki denies Pimp Juice. Douki blocks The SuperKick. Douki with a throat thrust. Takahashi negates The Gory Bomb. Takahashi connects with The Big Juice to pickup the victory.

Winner: SHO & Yujiro Takahashi via Pinfall 

Third Match: El Phantasmo, Taiji Ishimori and Bad Luck Fale vs. The Guerrillas Of Destiny & Jado In A 6-Man Tag Team Match 

GOD and Jado attacks Bullet Club before the bell rings. Tonga whips Ishimori into the steel barricade. All hell is breaking loose in Korakuen Hall. Tonga sends Fale back first into the barricade. Jado is choking Ishimori with his boot. Ishimori ducks under two clotheslines from Loa. Loa with The Uranage Slam. Phantasmo dropkicks Loa to the floor. Tonga kicks Phantasmo in the gut. Phantasmo reverses out of the irish whip from Tonga. Phantasmo leapfrogs over Tonga. Tonga with a running clothesline. Tonga scores the elbow knockdown. Tonga ducks a clothesline from Phantasmo. Tonga with a Back Body Drop. Tonga is fired up. GOD avoids The Double Clothesline from Fale. Double Dropkick. Tonga tags in Jado. Jado kicks Fale in the gut. Jado unloads three knife edge chops. Fale denies The Bodyslam. Jado is lighting up Fale’s chest. Fale punches Jado in the back. Fale clears the ring. Fale repeatedly stomps on Jado’s chest. The Tongan Massage Parlor is open for business. Fale tags in Ishimori.

Ishimori stomps on Jado’s chest. Ishimori wraps a shirt around Jado’s neck. Ishimori tags in Phantasmo. Phantasmo is choking Jado with his boot. Phantasmo stomps on Jado’s face. Phantasmo slams Jado’s head on the right boot of Ishimori. Phantasmo rakes the back of Jado. Phantasmo tag in Ishimori. Ishimori with a flying chest rake. Jado reverses out of the irish whip from Ishimori. Ishimori kicks Jado in the chest. Jado drops Ishimori with a shoulder tackle. Bullet Club clears the ring. Phantasmo stomps on Jado’s back. Ishimori tags in Phantasmo. Phantasmo repeatedly stomps on Jado’s chest. Phantasmo with a running fist drop for a two count. Jado hulks up. Phantasmo is throwing haymakers at Jado. Phantasmo rakes the eyes of Jado.

Jado drops Phantasmo with a shoulder tackle. Bullet Club again knocks GOD off the apron. Fale delivers two gut punches. Jado side steps Ishimori into the turnbuckle. Fale goes for The Body Avalanche, but Jado ducks out of the way. Tonga with The Stinger Splash. Loa clotheslines Fale over the top rope. Loa hits The SpineBuster. Phantasmo begs for mercy. Double Irish Whip. Tonga with a gut punch. Jado with a running knee lift. Assisted Belly to Back Suplex for a two count. Jado gets distracted by Gedo. Jado blocks The Sudden Death. Jado clotheslines Phantasmo. Jado plays to the crowd. Gedo wants Jado to shake his hand. Tonga retrieves the brass knuckles. Jado puts on the brass knuckles. The referee admonishes Jado. Phantasmo delivers the low blow. Phantasmo connects with The Sudden Death to pickup the victory. After the match, Bullet Club gangs up on Jado. Team 6 or 9 storms into the ring to make the save. GOD had a nice embrace with Team 6 or 9.

Winner: El Phantasmo, Taiji Ishimori and Bad Luck Fale via Pinfall 

Fourth Match: Tomohiro Ishii, Hirooki Goto and Yoshi Hashi vs. Minoru Suzuki, Yoshinobu Kanemaru and Taka Michinoku In A 6-Man Tag Team Match 

Suzuki Gun attacks Chaos before the bell rings. Forearm Exchange. Suzuki with Two Running Boots. Suzuki dumps Ishii out of the ring. Suzuki whips Ishii into the steel barricade. Suzuki with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Suzuki starts choking Ishii. Suzuki rocks Ishii with a forearm smash. Suzuki with a knee lift. Suzuki with a gut punch. Suzuki rolls Ishii back into the ring. Suzuki stomps on Ishii’s chest. Suzuki kicks Ishii in the back. Suzuki tags in Michinoku. Michinoku stomps on Ishii’s chest. Michinoku rakes the eyes of Ishii. Michinoku rams his boot across Ishii’s face. Michinoku abuses the referee’s five count. Michinoku with a throat thrust. Michinoku tags in Kanemaru. Kanemaru kicks Ishii in the gut. Kanemaru rakes the eyes of Ishii. Following a snap mare takeover, Kanemaru with an elbow smash. Kanemaru with a running dropkick for a two count. Ishii is displaying his fighting spirit. Second Forearm Exchange. Kanemaru tags in Suzuki. Suzuki pulls back the right shoulder of Ishii. Suzuki works on his joint manipulation game. Suzuki tags in Michinoku.

Suzuki Gun gangs up on Ishii and Hashi. Michinoku with a knee lift. Suzuki Gun is mauling Ishii in the corner. Third Forearm Exchange. Michinoku tags in Suzuki. Fourth Forearm Exchange. Suzuki with Three Mid-Kicks. Ishii dodges The Big Boot. Suzuki applies a front face lock. Ishii with a Vertical Suplex. Goto and Kanemaru are tagged in. Kanemaru ducks a clothesline from Goto. Kanemaru dropkicks the left knee of Goto. Michinoku with a double sledge. Double Irish Whip. Goto ducks a clothesline from Michinoku. Goto clotheslines Kanemaru. Michinoku kicks Goto in the gut. Goto with The Misdirection Lariat. Goto with The Spinning Wheel Kick. Goto follows that with The Running Bulldog for a two count. Kanemaru rakes the eyes of Goto. Kanemaru fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Kanemaru applies a waist lock. Goto decks Kanemaru with a back elbow smash. Kanemaru dropkicks the left knee of Goto. Kanemaru stomps on the left knee of Goto. Goto denies The Figure Four Leg Lock. Kanemaru kicks the left knee of Goto. Goto reverses out of the irish whip from Kanemaru. Goto avoids the low dropkick.

Goto blasts Kanemaru with The Mid-Kick. Goto tags in Hashi. Hashi delivers his combination offense. Kanemaru reverses out of the irish whip from Hashi. Kanemaru dropkicks Hashi. Hashi tags in Michinoku. Michinoku kicks Hashi in the gut. Double Irish Whip. Michinoku with a corner clothesline. Kanemaru with a running elbow smash. Suzuki kicks Hashi in the gut. Suzuki rocks Hashi with a forearm smash. Running Knee Strike/Running Enzuigiri Combination for a two count. Michinoku applies The CrossFace. Suzuki with forearm shivers. Suzuki whips Ishii across the ring. Ishii with two shoulder tackles. Michinoku kicks Ishii in the gut. Ishii answers with another shoulder tackle. Michinoku uppercuts Hashi. Michinoku denies The Ushigoroshi. Goto backs Michinoku into the turnbuckle pad. Hashi with a corner clothesline. Goto kicks Michinoku in the gut. Head Hunter/Side Russian Leg Sweep/Sliding Lariat Combination. Chaos connects with The Shoto to pickup the victory.

Winner: Tomohiro Ishii, Hirooki Goto and Yoshi Hashi via Pinfall 

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

Fifth Match: Tetsuya Naito & Bushi vs. Will Ospreay & Jeff Cobb

The United Empire attacks LIJ before the bell rings. Cobb HeadButts Naito. Cobb puts on Naito’s hat. Cobb slams Naito’s head on the ring apron. Ospreay rakes the eyes of Bushi. Cobb rolls Naito back into the ring. Cobb stomps on Naito’s back. Bushi whips Ospreay into the steel barricade. Cobb with a gut punch. Cobb punches Naito in the back. Cobb whips Naito across the ring. Naito holds onto the ropes. Naito kicks Cobb in the face. Naito ducks a clothesline from Cobb. Naito sends Cobb into the ropes. Bushi dropkicks the left knee of Cobb. Naito with a sliding dropkick. Naito applies The Heel Hook. Cobb grabs the bottom rope which forces the break. Naito tags in Bushi. Bushi repeatedly stomps on the left knee of Cobb. Bushi tags in Naito. Naito does the exact same thing. Naito with the irish whip. Naito with a Corner Dropkick. Naito sweeps out the legs of Cobb. Cobb catches Naito in mid-air. Ospreay tags himself in. Cobb with a Back Body Drop. Ospreay with The Slingshot Senton. Ospreay kicks Bushi off the ring apron. Ospreay whips Bushi into the barricade.

Ospreay goes after Bushi’s mask. Cobb with clubbing blows to Naito’s chest. Cobb talks smack to Naito. Cobb rolls Naito back into the ring. Ospreay is choking Naito with his knee. Ospreay with forearm shivers. Ospreay with a knife edge chop. Ospreay laughs at Naito. Ospreay with clubbing boot scrapes. Naito with heavy bodyshots. Ospreay kicks Naito in the gut. Ospreay whips Naito into the turnbuckle pad. Cobb tags himself in. Ospreay applies a leg lock. Cobb repeatedly stomps on Naito’s back. Cobb mocks Bushi. Cobb does a SurfBoard Pose on Naito’s back. Cobb sends Naito to the corner. Cobb with a leaping back elbow smash. Cobb goes for a Running Belly to Back Suplex, but Naito counters with a headlock takeover. Naito ducks a clothesline from Cobb. Naito with clubbing elbow smashes. Cobb rocks Naito with a forearm smash. Naito dropkicks the left knee of Cobb. Ospreay and Bushi are tagged in. Ospreay kicks Bushi in the gut. Ospreay whips Bushi across the ring. Bushi with a Running Hurricanrana. Bushi lands The Suicide Dive.

Bushi rolls Ospreay back into the ring. Bushi ducks a clothesline from Ospreay. Bushi drops Ospreay with The DDT for a two count. Bushi stomps on Ospreay’s back. Ospreay denies The Swinging Fisherman’s NeckBreaker. Ospreay with The Spinning Pendulum BackBreaker for a two count. Ospreay prepares for The Hidden Blade. Naito scores the elbow knockdown. Naito with a low dropkick. Cobb kicks Naito in the gut. Cobb whips Naito across the ring. Naito with a flying forearm smash. Naito ducks a clothesline from Cobb. Naito kicks Cobb in the gut. Cobb denies The Satellite DDT. Standing Switch Exchange. Cobb goes for Tour Of The Islands, but Naito lands back on his feet. Naito dropkicks the left knee of Cobb. Naito goes for The Destino, but Cobb counters with The Spin Cycle. Bushi ducks a clothesline from Cobb. Bushi delivers The Rewind Kick. Ospreay with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Cobb drives Bushi back first into the blue turnbuckle pad. Ospreay with a Running Boot. Cobb clotheslines Bushi. Ospreay connects with The Hidden Blade to pickup the victory.

Winner: Will Ospreay & Jeff Cobb via Pinfall 

Sixth Match: Kazuchika Okada & Toru Yano vs. Zack Sabre Jr & Taichi 

Kazuchika Okada and Taichi will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Okada backs Taichi into the ropes. Taichi turns Okada over. The referee calls for a clean break. Taichi pats Okada on the chest. Taichi kicks Okada in the gut. Short-Arm Reversal by Okada. Okada with a forearm smash. Okada whips Taichi across the ring. Okada goes for a dropkick, but Taichi holds onto the ropes. Okada dodges The Axe Bomber. Taichi avoids The Rain Maker. That leads us to a quick standoff in the center of the ring. Taichi applies the greco roman throat hold. Okada blocks a boot from Taichi. Okada with The Big Boot. Okada tags in Yano. Yano removes a turnbuckle pad. Taichi whips Yano across the ring. Yano holds onto the ropes. Yano slaps Taichi in the back of the head. Taichi backs Yano into the exposed steel. Suzuki Gun is mauling Yano in the corner. Double Irish Whip. Sabre with a Running European Uppercut. Taichi with a Corner Clothesline. Sabre cranks on Yano’s neck.

Following a snap mare takeover, Taichi kicks Yano in the back. Taichi starts choking Yano. The referee admonishes Taichi. Taichi slams Yano’s head on the blue turnbuckle pad. Taichi tags in Sabre. Sabre goes after Yano’s beard. Following a snap mare takeover, Sabre applies a headscissors neck lock. Yano puts his foot on the bottom rope which forces the break. Sabre pulls Yano up by his ears. Yano with forearm shivers. Sabre headbutts the midsection of Yano. Yano reverses out of the irish whip from Sabre. Yano goes for an Inverted Atomic Drop, but Sabre counters with a double ear lock. Short-Arm Reversal by Yano. Yano pulls Sabre down to the mat. Yano tags in Okada. Okada with forearm shivers. Sabre reverses out of the irish whip from Okada. Okada scores the elbow knockdown. Okada knocks Taichi off the ring apron. Okada sends Sabre to the corner. Okada with a leaping back elbow smash. Okada kicks Sabre in the gut. Okada drops Sabre with The DDT for a two count. Okada wrenches on Sabre’s back. Okada pulls back the arms of Sabre. Sabre applies The Cobra Twist.

Okada with a Hip Toss. Okada with a forearm smash. Sabre uppercuts Okada. Sabre with an Overhead Wrist Kick. Sabre blocks a boot from Okada. Sabre with The Swinging Arm-Ringer. Sabre tags in Taichi. Taichi with Kawada Kicks. Forearm/Hamstring Kick Exchange. Okada uppercuts Taichi. Taichi with a Spinning Back Kick. Taichi goes for a PowerBomb, but Okada counters with The Reverse NeckBreaker. Okada tags in Yano. Taichi kicks Yano in the gut. Yano pulls Taichi down to the mat for a two count. Taichi reverses out of the irish whip from Yano. Yano sends Taichi chest first into the exposed steel. Yano rolls Taichi over for a two count. Taichi nails Yano with The Hook Kick. Yano rips off Taichi’s pants. Yano with another quick rollup for a two count. Okada dumps Sabre out of the ring. Okada sends Sabre back first into the steel barricade. Yano dodges The Axe Bomber. Yano with a fireman’s carry takeover. Taichi side steps Yano into the exposed steel. Taichi with a sumo style takedown. Taichi connects with a Running Forearm to pickup the victory.

Winner: Zack Sabre Jr. & Taichi via Pinfall 

Seventh Match: Shingo Takagi vs. Chase Owens w/Bad Luck Fale In A Third Round Match In The 2022 New Japan Cup 

Owens attacks Takagi before the bell rings. Owens repeatedly stomps on Takagi’s chest. Forearm Exchange. Takagi scores a right jab. Takagi with a knife edge chop. Takagi whips Owens across the ring. Owens holds onto the ropes. Owens kicks Takagi in the face. Owens runs into Takagi. Takagi drops Owens with a shoulder tackle. Takagi bodyslams Owens. Takagi with a Senton Splash. Owens regroups on the outside. Takagi with a double handed chop. Takagi drives Owens back first into the ring apron. Takagi repeatedly slams Owens head on the apron. Takagi rolls Owens back into the ring. Takagi gets distracted by Fale. Owens with a Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Owens with a Side Russian Leg Sweep into the apron. Owens follows that with a NeckBreaker on the floor. Owens goes into the cover for a two count. Takagi kicks out of multiple pinning predicaments. Owens with a straight right hand. Owens starts ripping off Takagi’s medical tape. Owens is choking Takagi with his boot. Takagi with heavy bodyshots. Takagi with a forearm smash. Owens decks Takagi with a JawBreaker. Owens kicks Takagi in the face. Owens with a Side Russian Leg Sweep into the red turnbuckle pad. Following a snap mare takeover, Owens applies a nerve hold. Owens with an elbow smash. Owens with a knee drop. Owens repeatedly stomps on Takagi’s back. Owens applies the cravate. Takagi attacks the midsection of Owens. Owens with a knee smash. Owens thrust kicks the midsection of Takagi. Owens with a Swinging NeckBreaker for a one count.

Owens applies a rear chin lock on the middle rope. Owens catapults Takagi throat first into the bottom rope. Owens talks smack to Takagi. Owens with forearm shivers across the back of Takagi. Owens with two running knee strikes for a two count. Owens goes for The Package PileDriver, but Takagi counters with a Back Body Drop. Takagi decks Owens with a back elbow smash. Takagi scores a right jab. Takagi denies The Jewel Heist. Takagi drops Owens with The Ryukon Lariat. Takagi drives his knee into the midsection of Owens. Takagi with The DDT. Takagi with The Sliding Lariat for a two count. Owens applies a front face lock. Owens hits The Ushigoroshi. Owens with a running forearm smash. Owens with a short-arm clothesline for a two count. Takagi avoids The V-Trigger. Owens with a double sledge. Owens with a knife edge chop. Short-Arm Reversal by Takagi. Owens fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Owens with a Hip Toss NeckBreaker for a two count. Takagi blocks The Half & Half Suplex. Takagi with a back elbow smash. Owens answers with The V-Trigger. Owens with clubbing blows to Takagi’s back. Owens repeatedly stomps on Takagi’s back. Takagi with The Death Valley Driver on the floor. Owens gets back in the ring at the count of nineteen.

Takagi with a corner clothesline. Takagi puts Owens on the top turnbuckle. Takagi with The Avalanche BrainBuster. Forearm Exchange. Owens delivers his combination offense. Takagi with a forearm smash. Takagi decks Owens with a back elbow smash. Takagi scores a right jab. Owens drops Takagi with a Discus Back Elbow Smash. Takagi blocks The V-Trigger. Takagi hits Made In Japan for a two count. Fale continues to run interference. Takagi knocks Fale off the apron. Owens uses the middle rope for leverage. Owens with a double leg takedown. Owens with a jackknife hold for a two count. Owens rakes the eyes of Takagi. Takagi with a short pumping bomber. Owens responds with The V-Trigger. Takagi denies The Package PileDriver. Owens connects with The PileDriver for a two count. Owens with another V-Trigger. Owens goes for The Package PileDriver, but Takagi counters with a Hurricanrana. Owens kicks Takagi in the face. Takagi delivers The Pumping Bomber. Takagi plants Owens with Last Of The Dragon to pickup the victory.

Winner: Shingo Takagi via Pinfall 

Eight Match: EVIL w/Dick Togo vs. Hiromu Takahashi In A Third Round Match In The 2022 New Japan Cup

Takahashi attacks EVIL before the bell rings. Takahashi tosses EVIL around the ringside area. Togo grabs a steel chair. Togo begs for mercy. EVIL flings the chair into Takahashi’s face. Togo is raining down haymakers. EVIL wraps a shirt around Takahashi’s neck. EVIL sends Takahashi back first into the barricade. EVIL is choking Takahashi with his boot. EVIL whips Takahashi into the exposed steel. EVIL stands on Takahashi’s face. Takahashi with three overhand chops. EVIL drives his knee into the midsection of Takahashi. EVIL dumps Takahashi out of the ring. Togo with a straight right hand. Togo rolls Takahashi back into the ring. Red Shoes ignores EVIL. EVIL bodyslams Takahashi for a two count. Takahashi kicks out of multiple pinning predicaments. EVIL toys around with Takahashi. Takahashi with three chops. EVIL rakes the eyes of Takahashi. Takahashi dropkicks the left knee of EVIL. Takahashi with a corner clothesline. Following a snap mare takeover, Takahashi with a basement dropkick.

Takahashi with a Shotgun Dropkick off the ring apron. Takahashi rolls EVIL back into the ring. Takahashi hits The Falcon Arrow for a two count. Takahashi goes for a Running Death Valley Driver, but EVIL lands back on his feet. Takahashi kicks EVIL in the face. EVIL shoves Red Shoes towards Takahashi. EVIL throws the right leg of Takahashi into Red Shoes hands. Takahashi drops EVIL with The Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Takahashi with another Shotgun Dropkick. Takahashi with a Running Death Valley Driver into the turnbuckle pad. EVIL fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Takahashi SuperKicks EVIL. Takahashi goes for The Sunset Bomb, but Togo gets in the way. EVIL drives Takahashi back first into the barricade. The ring announcer goes down in the process. EVIL applies The Scorpion Death Lock on the floor. Takahashi gets back in the ring at the count of nineteen. EVIL argues with Red Shoes. EVIL with The Fisherman’s Buster for a two count. Takahashi denies Darkness Falls. Takahashi ducks a clothesline from EVIL. Takahashi with The Wheelbarrow Flatliner.

EVIL kicks Takahashi in the face. EVIL side steps Takahashi into the exposed steel. EVIL with a corner clothesline. EVIL hits Darkness Falls for a two count. Takahashi denies Everything Is EVIL. Takahashi drives EVIL back first into the exposed steel. Takahashi with Two SuperKicks. Takahashi knocks Togo off the apron. Takahashi ducks a clothesline from EVIL. Takahashi with a Running Lariat. Takahashi connects with The Time Bomb for a two count. EVIL denies Time Bomb II. EVIL continues to rake the eyes of Takahashi. EVIL uses Takahashi’s leg to knock down Red Shoe. Togo transitions into a ground and pound attack. EVIL nails Takahashi with The Magic Killer for a two count. Takahashi denies Everything Is EVIL. EVIL sends Takahashi back first into the exposed steel. EVIL with an Inside Out Lariat for a two count. EVIL is displaying his frustration. Takahashi negates Everything Is EVIL. Takahashi goes for The Hiromu Roll, but Red Shoes was distracted by Togo. Takahashi shoves EVIL into Togo. Takahashi plants EVIL with Everything Is Hiromu to pickup the victory.

Winner: Hiromu Takahashi via Pinfall 

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