The final second-round matches of the New Japan Cup 2021 took place earlier today at Korakuen Hall. David Finlay took on YOSHI-HASHI in the semi-main event and Jay White rekindled his feud with Hiroshi Tanahashi in the fifth and final match on the show.
David Finlay advanced to the quarter-finals following a 13-minute match with YOSHI-HASHI. The IMPACT World Tag Team Champion blocked a second Karma attempt from YOSHI-HASHI with a Stunner and followed up with ACID DROP for the 1-2-3.
Jay White then managed to put away Hiroshi Tanahashi in the main event. The Ace blocked two Blade Runner attempts during the finish, but White finally connected with the move after reversing a Dragon Screw Leg Whip and pinned Tanahashi for the win.
Finlay and White will square off in the final quarter-final match on March 18.
Check out the full results from March 15 below:
• El Desperado, Minoru Suzuki & DOUKI def. Jado, KENTA & Taiji Ishimori
• The United Empire def. Yoshinobu Kanemaru, Zack Sabre Jr. & Taichi
• SANADA, Shingo Takagi & BUSHI def. Ryusuke Taguchi, Hirooki Goto & Yuji Nagata
• David Finlay def. YOSHI-HASHI - New Japan Cup 2021 Second Round
• Jay White def. Hiroshi Tanahashi - New Japan Cup 2021 Second Round
The quarter-final matches are as follows:
• EVIL vs. Toru Yano
• KENTA vs. Shingo Takagi
• SANADA vs. Will Ospreay
• David Finlay vs. Jay White