The New Japan Cup continued over the weekend with five first-round matches.
The March 6 show at Ota City General Gymnasium was headlined by Shingo Takagi vs. Kazuchika Okada and in a somewhat shock result, The Dragon managed to defeat the five-time IWGP Heavyweight Champion in a 24-minute match. Minoru Suzuki also vanquished Tomoaki Honma while KENTA made Juice Robinson submit to Game Over.
On the March 7 event at Aimesse Yamanashi, The United Empire's Will Ospreay and Hiroyoshi Tenzan continued their long-running feud and faced off in singles action. The Commonwealth Kingpin ultimately advanced in the tournament after connecting with Stormbreaker. He will rekindle his rivalry with Zack Sabre Jr. in the second round after ZSJ outlasted Gabriel Kidd in their own match on the show.
Check out the results from the weekend of action below:
• Taiji Ishimori, Jay White & Chase Owens def. David Finlay, Toa Henare & Yuya Uemura
• The United Empire def. Tetsuya Naito, BUSHI & SANADA
• Minoru Suzuki def. Tomoaki Honma - New Japan Cup 2021 First Round
• KENTA def. Juice Robinson - New Japan Cup 2021 First Round
• Shingo Takagi def. Kazuchika Okada - New Japan Cup 2021 First Round
• Yota Tsuji def. Yuya Uemura
• Jeff Cobb & Great-O-Khan def. Satoshi Kojima & Tomoaki Honma
• Hiroshi Tanahashi, Ryusuke Taguchi, Juice Robinson & Toa Henare def. Jay White, KENTA, EVIL & Dick Togo
• Shingo Takagi, SANADA, Tetsuya Naito & BUSHI def. Kazuchika Okada, Tomohiro Ishii, Hirooki Goto & SHO
• Zack Sabre Jr. def. Gabriel Kidd - New Japan Cup 2021 First Round
• Will Ospreay def. Hiroyoshi Tenzan - New Japan Cup 2021 First Round
The following matches have been set for the second round:
• EVIL vs. Jeff Cobb
• Great-O-Khan vs. Toru Yano
• Hirooki Goto vs. Shingo Takagi
• Minoru Suzuki vs. KENTA
• Will Ospreay vs. Zack Sabre Jr.