New Japan Cup Results (3/20/22): Kazuchika Okada vs. CIMA

New Japan Cup Results 3/20/22
Ao-re Nagaoka
Nagaoka, Japan

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First Match: Tomohiro Ishii, Toru Yano and YOH vs. Ryohei Oiwa, Kosei Fujita and Yuto Nakashima In A 6-Man Tag Team Match 

Young Lions attacks Chaos before the bell rings. Double Irish Whip. Double Shoulder Tackle. Double Toe Kick to Ishii. Double Vertical Suplex. Oiwa repeatedly stomps on Yano’s chest. Oiwa sends Yano to the corner. Young Lions with two running elbow smashes. Nakashima with a flying forearm smash. Oiwa dropkicks Yano. Oiwa stomps on Yano’s chest. Oiwa whips Yano across the ring. Yano holds onto the ropes. Yano slaps Oiwa in the back of the head. Oiwa punches Yano in the back. Oiwa repeatedly stomps on Yano’s chest. Yano with an Inverted Atomic Drop. Yano removed a turnbuckle pad. Yano repeatedly whips Oiwa into the exposed steel. Oiwa tags in Yoh. Yoh repeatedly stomps on Oiwa’s chest. Oiwa with forearm shivers. Yoh kicks Oiwa in the gut. Yoh with a NeckBreaker for a two count. Yoh applies The Figure Four Leg Lock. Oiwa puts his foot on the bottom rope which forces the break. Yoh stomps on Oiwa’s back. Yoh tags in Ishii.

Ishii unloads a series of knife edge chops. Ishii toys around with Oiwa. Chop Exchange. Ishii goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Oiwa lands back on his feet. Oiwa with a forearm smash. Oiwa runs into Ishii. Ishii with a forearm smash. Oiwa dropkicks Ishii. Oiwa tags in Fujita. Fujita with forearm shivers. Fujita sends Ishii to the corner. Fujita dropkicks Ishii. Ishii reverses out of the irish whip from Fujita. Fujita with another dropkick. Ishii denies The Side Belly to Belly Suplex. Ishii with clubbing blows to Fujita’s back. Forearm Exchange. Ishii kicks Fujita in the face. Fujita with combination forearms. Fujita with a Side Belly to Belly Suplex for a two count. Ishii repeatedly slaps Fujita in the face. Fujita is putting the boots to Ishii. Second Forearm Exchange. Ishii tags in Yoh. Yoh repeatedly kicks Fujita in the face. Yoh with a forearm smash. Fujita dropkicks Yoh. Fujita tags in Nakashima.

Nakashima with forearm shivers. Yoh kicks Nakashima in the gut. Nakashima with two running forearm smashes. Nakashima with a Hip Toss for a two count. Nakashima goes for a Bodyslam, but Yoh lands back on his feet. Standing Switch Exchange. Young Lions peppers Yoh with forearms. Oiwa drops Yano with a shoulder tackle. Nakashima bodyslams Yoh. Nakashima applies The Boston Crab. Yoh grabs the bottom rope which forces the break. Nakashima repeatedly stomps on Yoh’s chest. Yoh with desperation up kicks. Yoh dropkicks the left knee of Nakashima. Yoh goes for The Falcon Arrow, but Nakashima counters with an inside cradle for a two count. Nakashima rolls Yoh over for a two count. Nakashima ducks a clothesline from Yoh. Nakashima with a forearm smash. Yoh dropkicks Nakashima. Yoh connects with The Falcon Arrow to pickup the victory.

Winner: Tomohiro Ishii, Toru Yano and YOH via Pinfall 

Second Match: Hirooki Goto & Yoshi Hashi vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi & Satoshi Kojima 

Hirooki Goto and Hiroshi Tanahashi will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Tanahashi with a waist lock go-behind. Wrist Lock Exchange. Goto backs Tanahashi into the ropes. The referee calls for a clean break. Goto pats Tanahashi on the chest. Strong lockup. Goto applies a waist lock. Tanahashi with a drop toe hold. Goto applies a hammerlock. Goto transitions into a side headlock. Side Headlock Takeover/Headscissors Escape Exchange. Tanahashi whips Goto across the ring. Goto drops Tanahashi with a shoulder tackle. Goto stomps on Tanahashi’s chest. Goto with a forearm smash. Goto sends Tanahashi to the corner. Tanahashi decks Goto with a back elbow smash. Tanahashi with a SpringBoard Crossbody Block. Tanahashi starts playing the air guitar. Tanahashi tags in Kojima. Tanahashi bodyslams Goto. Double Elbow Drop for a two count. Kojima repeatedly stomps on Goto’s back. Kojima punches Goto in the back. Kojima hammers down on the back of Goto’s neck. Kojima with a forearm smash. Goto reverses out of the irish whip from Kojima. Double Shoulder Tackle. Assisted Hip Toss. Double Toe Kick to Tanahashi. War Drums. Chaos poses for the crowd.

Goto hammers down on the back of Kojima’s neck. Goto punches Kojima in the back. Goto whips Kojima across the ring. Goto scores the elbow knockdown. Goto applies a rear chin lock. Goto with an elbow smash. Goto stomps on Kojima’s back. Goto tags in Hashi. Hashi hammers down on the back of Kojima’s neck. Hashi with a knife edge chop. Hashi blocks a boot from Kojima. Hashi hammers down on the right knee of Kojima. Hashi with a blistering chop. Hashi with The Delayed Vertical Suplex for a two count. Hashi pulls Tanahashi off the ring apron. Hashi sends Tanahashi back first into the steel barricade. Hashi with a knife edge chop. Hashi has Kojima draped across the top strand. Hashi dropkicks the back of Kojima for a two count. Hashi applies a waist lock. Kojima with three sharp elbow strikes. Kojima drops Hashi with The DDT. Kojima tags in Tanahashi. Tanahashi with a flying forearm smash. Tanahashi dropkicks Goto off the apron. Tanahashi delivers his combination offense. Tanahashi bodyslams Hashi. Tanahashi with The SomerSault Senton for a two count. Hashi unloads two knife edge chops. Tanahashi answers with a palm strike. Hashi goes for The SuperKick, but Tanahashi counters with The Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Hashi dropkicks the left knee of Tanahashi. Hashi tags in Goto. Goto with a Spinning Wheel Kick. Goto with The Running Bulldog for a two count.

Goto goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Tanahashi counters with Twist and Shout. Tanahashi tags in Kojima. Kojima with forearm shivers. Goto reverses out of the irish whip from Kojima. Kojima scores the forearm knockdown. Kojima kicks Goto in the gut. Machine Gun Chops. Kojima sends Goto to the corner. Kojima with the flying forearm smash. Kojima plays to the crowd. Kojima lands The Flying Elbow Drop for a two count. Kojima with forearm shivers. Kojima with The Rolling Elbow. Goto answers with The Misdirection Lariat. Kojima denies The Ushigoroshi. Kojima kicks Goto in the gut. Kojima hits The Koji Cutter. Hashi with a Running Lariat. Tanahashi drops Hashi with The Head Hunter. Lariat Exchange. Hashi SuperKicks Kojima. Goto rocks Tanahashi with a forearm smash. Hashi thrust kicks the midsection of Tanahashi. Head Hunter/Side Russian Leg Sweep Combination. Kojima denies Shoto. Kojima goes for The BrainBuster, but Goto lands back on his feet. Goto applies a waist lock. Kojima with a back elbow smash. Hashi responds with The Western Lariat. Chaos delivers The Violent Flash for a two count. Chaos connects with Shoto to pickup the victory.

Winner: Hirooki Goto & Yoshi Hashi via Pinfall 

Third Match: Bad Luck Fale, Chase Owens, Gedo, El Phantasmo and Taiji Ishimori vs. The Guerrillas Of Destiny, Jado, Ryusuke Taguchi and Master Wato In A 10-Man Tag Team Match 

All hell starts breaking loose in Nagaoka. Phantasmo and Ishimori tees off on Team 6 or 9. Stereo Irish Whip Reversals. Stereo Drop Toe Holds. Stereo Basement Dropkicks. Double Irish Whip. Double Elbow Smash. Wato with a Spinning Back Kick. Taguchi with a Sliding Hip Attack. Wato hooks the outside leg for a two count. Wato stomps on Phantasmo’s back. Wato with a knife edge chop. Phantasmor everses out of the irish whip from Wato. Ishimori sends Wato tumbling to the floor. Ishimori drives Wato back first into the steel barricade. Ishimori rolls Wato back into the ring. Phantasmo puts his knee on Wato’s face for a two count. Phantasmo tags in Fale. The Tongan Massage Parlor is open for business. Fale tags in Owens. Owens stomps on Wato’s chest. Following a snap mare takeover, Owens punches Wato in the back. Owens applies a rear chin lock. Owens drives his knee into Wato’s back. Owens tags in Gedo. Wsih Bone Attack. Gedo poses for the crowd. Gedo stomps on Wato’s face.

Gedo toys around with Wato. Wato slaps Gedo in the chest. Gedo rakes the eyes of Wato. Bullet Club drives Wato crotch first into the steel ring post. That leads us to another massive brawl on the outside. Gedo with a fist drop for a two count. Gedo tags in Ishimori. Ishimori stomps on Wato’s back. Haymaker Exchange. Ishimori hammers down on the right knee of Wato. Ishimori goes for a Bodyslam, but Wato lands back on his feet. Ishimori kicks Wato in the gut. Wato drops Ishimori with The Mid-Kick. Wato tags in Loa. Loa with a shoulder block. Loa clears the ring. Ishimori with a Corner Meteora. Ishimori with a forearm smash. Loa Spears Ishimori. Phantasmo with forearm shivers. Tonga is throwing haymakers at Phantasmo. Tonga whips Phantasmo acros the ring. Phantasmo holds onto the ropes. Phantasmo kicks Tonga in the chest. Tonga dropkicks Phantasmo to the floor.

Tonga avoids The V-Trigger. Tonga kicks Owens in the gut. Tonga whips Owens across the ring. Owens with a double leg takedown. Owens with a Running Knee Strike. Owens delivers his combination offense. Double Irish Whip. Loa with a double shoulder tackle. Ishimori answers with the greco roman eye poke. Loa reverses out of the irish whip from Ishimori. Ishimori with a Handspring Roundhouse Kick. Ishimori tags in Gedo. Gedo with a JawBreaker. Loa blocks The SuperKick. Loa rocks Gedo with a forearm smash. Loa tags in Jado. Gedo begs for mercy. Gedo wants Jado to shake his hand. Jado blocks a boot from Gedo. Gedo rakes the eyes of Jado. Jado with three clotheslines. Jado goes for The Green Killer, but Phantasmo and Ishimori gets in the way. Wato with a SpringBoard European Uppercut. Taguchi with a SpringBoard Hip Attack. Stereo Slingshot Pescado’s. Gedo tags in Owens. Jado side steps Fale into Owens. Tonga with a Double Stinger Splash. Loa dropkicks Fale. Double Irish Whip. Tonga with a gut punch. Jado with a running knee lift. Loa follows that with a Belly to Back Suplex. Jado hooks the outside leg for a two count. Jado prepares for The Sudden Death. Owens hides behind the referee. Gedo delivers The Brass Knuckle Punch. Owens connects with The V-Trigger to pickup the victory.

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

Fourth Match: EVIL, SHO, Yujiro Takahashi and Dick Togo vs. Minoru Suzuki, El Desperado, Yoshinobu Kanemaru and Taka Michinoku In A 8-Man Tag Team Match 

EVIL and Minoru Suzuki will start things off. EVIL blocks a boot from Suzuki. Suzuki goes after EVIL’s fingers. Sho knocks Desperado off the ring apron. EVIL backs Suzuk into the blue turnbuckle pad. Togo tags himself in. Wrist Lock Exchange. Kanemaru tags himself in. Kanemaru kicks Togo in the back. Kanemaru hyperextends the left shoulder of Togo. Kanemaru applies a hammerlock. Togo applies a wrist lock. Togo kicks the left shoulder of Kanemaru. Takahashi removed the blue turnbuckle pad. Togo whips Takahashi into the exposed steel. Togo drives his knee into the left shoulder of Kanemaru. Togo applies an arm-bar. Togo hammers down on the left shoulder of Kanemaru. Togo applies a hammerlock. EVIL wraps a microphone cord around Suzuki’s neck. Takahashi tags himself in. Takahashi kicks Kanemaru in the gut. Following a snap mare takeover, Takahashi with a straight right hand. Takahashi transitions into a ground and pound attack. Takahashi with a Sliding Boot. Takahashi tags in Sho. Sho stomps on Kanemaru’s back. Sho whips Kanemaru across the ring. Sho scores the elbow knockdown. Sho blasts Desperado off the apron. Sho whips Desperado into the barricade. Sho rakes the eyes of Kanemaru. Sho tags in EVIL. Kanemaru with three sharp elbow strikes. EVIL applies a wrist lock. EVIL whips Kanemaru into the exposed steel. EVIL talks smack to Kanemaru. EVIL tags in Togo.

Togo tugs on Kanemaru’s hair. Kanemaru with clubbing elbow smashes. Togo kicks Kanemaru in the gut. Following a snap mare takeover, Togo with The Fist Drop for a two count. Togo applies a side headlock. Kanemaru with elbows into the midsection of Togo. Togo with a toe kick. Togo punches Kanemaru. Kanemaru ducks a clothesline from Togo. Eye Rake Exchange. Kanemaru dropkicks the left knee of Togo. EVIL stops Kanemaru in his tracks. Suzuki kicks EVIL in the face. Sho and Desperado 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 knocks Takahashi off the apron. Desperado with a Belly to Back Suplex for a two count. Sho with forearm shivers. Sho tells Desperado to bring it. Sho works on his joint manipulation game. Sho kicks the left shoulder of Desperado. Sho applies a bottom wrist lock. Desperado stomps on the left foot of Sho. Running Elbow Smash Exchange. Desperado goes for The BrainBuster, but Sho lands back on his feet. Sho rakes the eyes of Desperado. Sho shoves the referee towards Desperado. Sho Spears Desperado. Sho kicks the left shoulder of Desperado. Sho applies The Cross-Arm-Breaker. Desperado puts his foot on the bottom rope which forces the break. Sho hammers down on the left shoulder of Desperado. Sho goes for an arm-ringer, but Desperado counters with an eye rake. Sho kicks Desperado in the gut. Desperado reverses out of the irish whip from Sho. Desperado hits The SpineBuster. Takahashi and Michinoku are tagged in.

Michinoku ducks a clothesline from Takahashi. Takahashi with a forearm smash. Michinoku answers with the greco roman eye poke. Michinoku drives his knee into the midsection of Takahashi. Michinoku whips Takahashi across the ring. Takahashi holds onto the ropes. EVIL runs interference. Takahashi with The Helluva Kick. Kanemaru trips Takahashi from the outside. Suzuki kicks EVIL off the apron. Double Irish Whip. Michinoku with a corner clothesline. Kanemaru with a running elbow smash. Suzuki follows that with The Big Boot. Suzuki applies The Sleeper Hold. Running Enzuigiri/PK Combination for a two count. Michinoku applies The CrossFace. EVIL wraps a t-shirt around Michinoku’s neck. Suzuki applies The Sleeper Hold. Suzuki denies Everything Is EVIL. Suzuki ducks a clothesline from EVIL. Suzuki goes back to The Sleeper Hold. Takahashi kicks Michinoku in the gut. Michinoku with Two SuperKicks for a two count. Takahashi denies The Michinoku Driver. Takahashi drives Michinoku back first into the exposed steel. Michinoku with The Pump Kick. Michinoku uppercuts Takahashi. Togo kicks Michinoku in the back. Togo wraps the garrote around Michinoku’s neck. Takahashi connects with The Big Juice to pickup the victory.

Winner: EVIL, SHO, Yujiro Takahashi and Dick Togo via Pinfall 

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

Fifth Match: Shingo Takagi, Hiromu Takahashi and Bushi vs. Togi Makabe, Tomoaki Honma and Tiger Mask In A 6-Man Tag Team Match 

Bushi and Tiger Mask will start things off. Takahashi attacks Tiger from behind. LIJ gangs up on Tiger. Double Irish Whip. Tiger ducks a clothesline from Bushi. Standing Switch Exchange. Tiger kicks Bushi in the face. Tiger with a Flipping Mule Kick. Tiger with a flying forearm smash. Tiger follows that with an elbow drop. Honma tags himself in. Honma kicks Bushi in the gut. Honma punches Bushi in the back. Honma applies the cravate. Honma tag in Makabe. Makabe with a gut punch. Double Irish Whip. Double Shoulder Tackle. Makabe talks smack to Takahashi. Makabe bodyslams Bushi. Makabe tags in Tiger. Tiger with clubbing mid-kicks. Bushi kicks Tiger in the gut. Takahashi dropkicks the left knee of Tiger. Bushi with a basement dropkick. LIJ clears the ring. Bushi stomps on Tiger’s back. Bushi slams Tiger’s head on the blue turnbuckle pad. Bushi with two double handed chops. Bushi tags in Takagi. Takagi with a shoulder block. Takagi with a chop/forearm combination. Takagi follows that with a Vertical Suplex for a two count. Takagi tags in Takahashi. Chop Exchange. Takahashi sends Tiger to the corner. Takahashi with a corner clothesline. Following a snap mare takeover, Tiger hits The Tilt-A-Whirl BackBreaker. Tiger tags in Makabe. Makabe with a shoulder tackle. Makabe clears the ring.

Takahashi kicks Makabe in the gut. Makabe Powerslams Takahashi. Makabe with a corner clothesline. Makabe transitions into a corner mount. Makabe with The Bridging Northern Lights Suplex for a two count. Takahashi ducks under two clotheslines from Makabe. Takahashi runs into Makabe. Makabe sends Takahashi to the corner. Takahashi ducks a clothesline from Makabe. Takahashi with a corner clothesline. Takahashi with a Shotgun Dropkick. Takahashi tags in Takagi. Takagi with a corner clothesline. Lariat Exchange. Makabe tags in Honma. Honma knocks Bushi off the apron. Double Irish Whip. Honma with a running elbow smash. Tiger with a Spinning Back Kick. Honma follows that with a Running Bulldog. Tiger blasts Takagi with The Mid-Kick. Honma hits The Kokeshi HeadButt. Honma drops Takagi with a Running Lariat for a two count. Forearm Exchange. Takagi goes for a Bodyslam, but Honma lands back on his feet. Honma with a forearm smash. Takagi decks Honma with a back elbow smash. Takagi scores a right jab. Takagi with The Ryukon Lariat. Takagi with The Sliding Lariat for a two count. Honma takes a ride on The LIJ Train. Takahashi SuperKicks Honma. Bushi with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Takagi connects with The Pumping Bomber to pickup the victory.

Winner: Shingo Takagi, Hiromu Takahashi and Bushi via Pinfall

Sixth Match: Will Ospreay, The Great O-Khan and Aaron Henare vs. Zack Sabre Jr, Taichi and Douki In A 6-Man Tag Team Match 

The Great O-Khan and Taichi will start things off. Khan is playing mind games with Taichi. Taichi applies the greco roman throat hold. Khan transitions into a Bear Hug. Taichi with The Bell Clap. Taichi denies the judo throw. Khan unloads Two Mongolian Chops. Khan denies The Sumo Takedown. Khan applies the sternum claw. Taichi goes back to the greco roman throat hold. Khan lifts Taichi up in the air. Khan throws Taichi into the blue turnbuckle pad. Khan tags in Henare. Khan knocks Douki off the ring apron. Ospreay whips Sabre into the steel barricade. Henare starts choking Taichi in the corner. Ospreay tees off on Sabre. Henare slams Taichi’s head on the turnbuckle pad. Henare with a flurry of bodyshots. Henare repeatedly stomps on Taichi’s chest. Henare is choking Taichi with his boot. Henare slams Taichi’s head on the blue turnbuckle pad. Henare tags in Ospreay. Ospreay with The Airplane Spin. Ospreay with a Spinning Pendulum BackBreaker for a two count. Ospreay talks smack to Taichi.

United Empire attacks Taichi behind the referee’s back. Ospreay attacks the nether regions of Taichi. United Empire abuses the referee’s five count. Ospreay tags in Khan. Khan wants Taichi to kiss his boot. Taichi with clubbing hamstring kicks. Khan kicks Taichi in the gut. Taichi denies The Eliminator. Taichi with a Sumo Style Takedown. Taichi delivers The Axe Bomber. Sabre and Ospreay are tagged in. Sabre dodges The Running Boot. Sabre headbutts the midsection of Ospreay. Sabre applies a side headlock. Ospreay whips Sabre across the ring. Ospreay drops down on the canvas. Ospreay leapfrogs over Sabre. Sabre applies The Cobra Twist. Ospreay with a Hip Toss. Ospreay headbutts the midsection of Sabre. Sabre reverses out of the irish whip from Ospreay. Sabre reverses out of the irish whip from Ospreay. Ospreay goes for a Handspring Roundhouse Kick, but Sabre counters with The STF. Ospreay puts his leg on the bottom rope which forces the break. Sabre talks smack to Ospreay. Sabre applies a wrist lock. Ospreay rocks Sabre with a forearm smash. Ospreay goes for a PowerBomb, but Sabre counters with The Guillotine Choke.

Ospreay with a Vertical Suplex. Ospreay tags in Henare. Henare with two liver shots. Snap Mare Exchange. Sabre cranks on Henare’s neck. Sabre tags in Douki. Douki with a flying sholder tackle. Henare reverses out of the irish whip from Douki. Douki with a SpringBoard Back Elbow Smash. Douki with a Running Double Foot Stomp for a two count. Douki knocks Khan off the apron. Double Irish Whip. Douki with a running elbow smash. Taichi with a corner clothesline. Douki follows that with a Flying Double Foot Stomp for a two count. Douki applies The Italian Stretch No. 32. Ospreay breaks up the submission hold. Ospreay kicks Sabre off the apron. Khan whips Taichi into the barricade. Henare denies Suplex de la Luna. Henare delivers his combination offense. Douki with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Henare shrugs off two lariats from Douki. Douki with a throat thrust. Douki ducks a clothesline from Henare. Douki with a Running Lariat. Henare negates The Day Break. Henare hits The Rampage. Henare connects with The Streets Of Rage to pickup the victory.

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

Seventh Match: Tetsuya Naito vs. Jeff Cobb w/The United Empire In A Quarter-Final Round Match In The 2022 New Japan Cup 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Cobb backs Naito into the ropes. The referee calls for a clean break. Cobb pats Naito on the chest. Strong lockup. Cobb walks Naito into the ropes. Cobb mocks Naito. Back to the collar and elbow tie up. Naito runs Cobb into the ropes. Naito pats Cobb on the back. Naito tugs on Cobb’s hair. Naito ducks a clothesline from Cobb. Cobb avoids the low dropkick. Cobb drops Naito with a shoulder tackle. Cobb continues to mock Naito. Naito with a sliding dropkick. Naito applies a rear chin lock. Naito with clubbing blows to Cobb’s back. Naito applies the cravate. Naito with a side headlock takeover. Naito kicks Cobb in the gut. Naito with a Running Hurricanrana. Following a snap mare takeover, Naito applies the leg scissors hold. Cobb puts his foot on the bottom rope which forces the break. Naito repeatedly stomps on Cobb’s back. Naito with two toe kicks. Cobb with a Fallaway Slam. Naito regroups on the outside. Cobb with a forearm smash. Cobb punches Naito in the back. Cobb drives Naito back first into the steel barricade.

Cobb slams Naito’s head on the ring apron. Cobb with a knife edge chop. Cobb rolls Naito back into the ring. Cobb stomps on Naito’s chest. Naito with forearm shivers. Cobb punches Naito in the ribs. Following a snap mare takeover, Cobb repeatedly drives his knee into Naito’s back. Cobb uppercuts the back of Naito’s neck for a two count. Cobb with The Delayed Vertical Toss. Cobb sends Naito to the corner. Cobb with a Corner Dropkick. Cobb sweep out the legs of Naito. Cobbination Cabron for a two count. Cobb hooks the outside leg for a two count. Naito with desperation haymakers. Cobb clotheslines Naito. Naito avoids The Standing MoonSault. Naito with a deep arm-drag. Naito with a back elbow smash. Naito follows that with an Inverted Atomic Drop. Naito dropkicks the left knee of Cobb. Naito with The Swinging NeckBreaker. Naito with a Corner Dropkick. Naito sweeps out the legs of Cobb. Combination Cabron for a two count. Naito applies The Heel Hook. Cobb grabs the bottom rope which forces the break. Naito kicks the left knee of Cobb. Cobb denies The Knee Crusher. Naito repeatedly stomps on the left knee of Cobb. Cobb hammers down on the back of Naito’s neck. Naito kicks Cobb in the gut. Cobb denies The Satellite DDT. Cobb goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Naito lands back on his feet. Cobb decks Naito with a back elbow smash. Short-Arm Reversal by Naito.

Naito with clubbing forearm smashes. Cobb rocks Naito with a forearm smash. Naito with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Cobb responds with an Inside Out Lariat. Cobb with a leaping back elbow smash. Cobb repeatedly slams Naito’s head on the turnbuckle pad. Cobb with The Deadlift SuperPlex for a two count. Cobb with The Standing MoonSault for a two count. Cobb whips Naito across the ring. Naito holds onto the ropes. Naito kicks Cobb in the face. Naito ducks a clothesline from Cobb. Naito hits The Satellite DDT. Naito punches Cobb in the back. Naito drops Cobb with The Esperanza. Naito goes for The Destino, but Cobb counters with The Spin Cycle. Forearm Exchange. Cobb whips Naito across the ring. Naito with a flying forearm smash. Naito dropkicks the left knee of Cobb. Cobb delivers The Pounce. Cobb connects with The Doctor Bomb for a two count. Cobb whips Naito across the ring. Cobb goes for Tour Of The Islands, but Naito counters with The Destino for a two count. Cobb negates The Destino. Cobb goes for Tour Of The Islands, but Naito rolls him over to pickup the victory.

Winner: Tetsuya Naito via Pinfall 

Eight Match: Kazuchika Okada vs. CIMA In A Quarter-Final Round Match In The 2022 New Japan Cup 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Cima applies a wrist lock. Okada scores the ankle pick. Okada applies a leg lock. Side Headlock Exchange. Cima applies a headscissors neck lock. Okada figure fours the legs of Cima. Okada floats over into a side headlock. Cima puts his foot on the bottom rope which forces the break. Test Of Strength. Okada backs Cima int the ropes. Red Shoes calls for a clean break. Okada pats Cima on the chest. Cima slaps Okada in the chest. Okada kicks Cima in the face. Following a snap mare takeover, Okada with a Sliding Dropkick. Okada hammers down on the back of Cima’s neck. Okada rolls Cima back into the ring. Okada goes into the lateral press for a one count. Okada applies a rear chin lock. Cima puts his foot on the bottom rope which forces the break. Cima with heavy bodyshots. Okada answers with a forearm smash. Cima reverses out of the irish whip from Okada. Okada launches Cima over the top rope. Cima with a straight right hand. Cima with a jawbreaker across the top strand. Cima follows that with a knee drop.

Following a snap mare takeover, Cima with The Elbow Drop. Cima applies the cravate. Cima with an elbow smash. Cima cranks on Okada’s neck. Cima targets the back of Okada’s neck. Cima with The Drive By. Cima pulls Okada out of the ring. Cima hammers down on the back of Okada’s neck. Cima whips Okada into the steel barricade. Cima drops Okada with The DDT on the floor. Cima with The Flying Meteora off the ring apron. Okada gets back in the ring at the count eighteen. Cima stomps on Okada’s back. Cima with clubbing elbow smashes. Cima with The Rolling Crucifix for a two count. Okada fires back with forearm shivers. Cima answers with hammer elbows on the back of Okada’s neck. Okada hits The Flapjack. Okada with forearm shivers. Cima reverses out of the irish whip from Okada. Okada scores the elbow knockdown. Okada sends Cima to the corner. Okada with a leaping back elbow smash. Okada kicks Cima in the gut. Okada drops Cima with The DDT for a two count. Okada dumps Cima out of the ring. Okada whips Cima into the barricade. Okada nails Cima with The DDT on the floor. Okada with The Wrap Around Dropkick. Okada rolls Cima back into the ring. Okada applies The Money Clip. Cima kicks Okada in the face Cima delivers The Missile Dropkick.

Cima with The Senton Splash for a two count. Okada denies The Perfect Driver. Cima with a running dropkick. Cima with The Back Drop Driver. Okada dropkicks Cima. Okada bodyslams Cima. Okada lands The Flying Elbow Drop. Rain Maker Pose. Cima avoids The Rain Maker. Cima with The Straight Jacket BackStabber. Cima with a Running Lariat for a two count. Cima follows that with The SpringBoard Meteora. Cima dives over Okada. Okada with The Spinning Tombstone PileDriver. Okada with three uppercuts. Cima side steps Okada into the turnbuckle pad. Cima has Okada sitting on the middle turnbuckle. Cima with The Draping BackStabber. Cima delivers The Coast to Coast Dropkick. Following a snap mare takeover, Cima with a Flying Double Foot Stomp. Cima goes for The Flying Meteora, but Okada ducks out of the way. Okada goes back to The Money Clip. Cima puts his foot on the bottom rope which forces the break. Cima denies The Landslide. Cima with a Low Enzuigiri. Okada drops Cima with Two Short-Arm Clotheslines. Cima denies The Rain Maker. Cima SuperKicks Okada. Okada fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Cima goes for The CodeBreaker, but Okada counters with The Landslide. Okada connects with The Rain Maker to pickup the victory.

Winner: Kazuchika Okada via Pinfall 

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