New Japan Cup 2021 Results - March 13 & March 14, 2021: Minoru Suzuki Vs. KENTA, Will Ospreay Vs. Zack Sabre Jr.
More names advance to the quarter-finals
The second round of the New Japan Cup continued over the weekend and four stars advanced to the quarter-finals.
On Saturday, KENTA managed to survive numerous devastating strikes and a Sleeper Hold from Minoru Suzuki before he connected with Go 2 Sleep to pick up the win.
Shingo Takagi then continued to impress in the New Japan Cup in Saturday's main event as he put Hirooki Goto away with a Pumping Bomber and Last Of The Dragon to advance in the tournament.
Takagi and KENTA will square off in the quarter-finals on March 16.
On NJPW's Sunday show, SANADA faced off against Yuji Nagata and Will Ospreay took on Zack Sabre Jr. in the main event.
SANADA managed to defeat the former IWGP Heavyweight Champion in their match. He wore Nagata down with Skull End during the finish and connected with his patented Moonsault for the 1-2-3.
Will Ospreay and ZSJ followed this with a terrific 21-minute match in the main event. Both men battled back and forth throughout but Ospreay managed to secure the victory following a Hidden Blade and Stormbreaker.
The Commonwealth Kingpin will face SANADA on March 18.
Check out the results from another weekend of action below:
• YOSHI-HASHI, Tomohiro Ishii & Toru Yano def. David Finlay, Gabriel Kidd & Yota Tsuji
• The United Empire def. Zack Sabre Jr., Taichi & DOUKI
• SANADA, Tetsuya Naito & BUSHI def. Kazuchika Okada, SHO & Yuji Nagata
• Jay White, EVIL & Bad Luck Fale def. Hiroshi Tanahashi, Juice Robinson & Toa Henare
• KENTA def. Minoru Suzuki - New Japan Cup 2021 Second Round
• Shingo Takagi def. Hirooki Goto - New Japan Cup 2021 Second Round
• Tomohiro Ishii, YOSHI-HASHI & Toru Yano def. David Finlay, Yota Tsuji & Yuya Uemura
• Chase Owens, KENTA & Bad Luck Fale def. DOUKI, Taichi & Minoru Suzuki
• SHO, Kazuchika Okada & Hirooki Goto def. BUSHI, Tetsuya Naito & Shingo Takagi
• Hiroshi Tanahashi, Toa Henare & Juice Robinson def. Yujiro Takahashi, Jay White & EVIL
• SANADA def. Yuji Nagata - New Japan Cup 2021 Second Round
• Will Ospreay def. Zack Sabre Jr. - New Japan Cup 2021 Second Round
The following matches will take place in the quarter-finals:
• EVIL vs. Toru Yano
• KENTA vs. Shingo Takagi
• SANADA vs. Will Ospreay