New Japan Cup Results 6/23/20

New Japan Cup Results 6/23/20

New Japan Cup Results 6/23/20
Night 4
Korakuen Hall
Tokyo, Japan

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Night 1 

Night 2

Night 3 

Transcription by Josh Lopez

First Match: Bushi vs. YOH in a First Round Match In The 2020 New Japan Cup 

https://twitter.com/njpwworld/status/1275379363781865472

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Yoh backs Bushi into the ropes. The referee calls for a clean break. OverHand Chop Exchange. Yoh with forearm shivers. Bushi launches Yoh over the top rope. Yoh with a Hurricanrana. Yoh follows that with a SlingShot Pescado. Yoh rolls Bushi back into the ring. Yoh with a Snap Vertical Suplex for a two count. Bushi regroups on the outside. Yoh uppercuts Bushi. Bushi repeatedly throws Yoh into the steel barricade. Bushi drops Yoh with a NeckBreaker against the barricade. Yoh gets back in the ring at the count of eighteen. Bushi repeatedly stomps on Yoh’s chest. Bushi uses the bottom rope as a weapon. Bushi kicks Yoh in the face. Yoh with a forearm smash. Bushi kicks Yoh in the gut. Bushi punches Yoh in the back. Forearm Exchange. Bushi with another NeckBreaker for a two count.

Bushi slams Yoh’s head on the blue turnbuckle pad. Bushi slap Yoh in the chest. Bushi is mauling Yoh in the corner. Bushi with the irish whip. Yoh kicks Bushi in the face. Bushi with a boot to the midsection of Yoh. Yoh responds with a HandSpring Back Elbow Smash. Yoh pops back on his feet. Yoh with three forearm knockdowns. Yoh delivers The Missile Dropkick for a two count. Yoh goes for a Reverse DDT, but Bushi rolls him over for a two count. Yoh blocks a boot from Bushi. Yoh with a Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Yoh applies The Figure Four Leg Lock. Bushi rolls himself to the bottom rope which forces the break. Yoh hits The Cross Legged Michinoku Driver for a two count. Yoh puts Bushi on the top turnbuckle. Bushi with a back door escape. Yoh dives over Bushi. Yoh with a Spinning Back Kick. Bushi answers with a Running Dropkick.

Bushi drills Yoh with The Draping DDT. Bushi connects with a Fisherman’s NeckBreaker for a two count. Yoh negates MX. Yoh with a Release German Suplex. Yoh follows that with a Bridging German Suplex for a two count. Yoh goes for The Dragon Suplex, but Bushi blocks it. Yoh SuperKicks Bushi. Bushi slaps Yoh in the face. Palm Strike Exchange. Bushi with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Yoh thrust kicks the midsection of Bushi. Bushi delivers The Rewind Kick. Yoh responds with another SuperKick. Yoh ducks a clothesline from Bushi. Standing Switch Exchange. Bushi drops Yoh with The BackStabber for a two count. Yoh connects with The FlatLiner for a two count. Yoh applies The Calf Crusher. Yoh goes for The Dragon Suplex, but Bushi blocks it. Yoh avoids The Step Up Enzuigiri. Bushi hits The CodeBreaker. Bushi with a Reverse TKO. Bushi plants Yoh with MX to pickup the victory.

Winner: Bushi via Pinfall 

Second Match: Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Yoshi Hashi in a First Round Match In The 2020 New Japan Cup

https://twitter.com/njpwworld/status/1275385012246867969

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Hashi backs Tenzan into the ropes. The referee calls for a clean break. Hashi with a knife edge chop. Hashi kicks Tenzan in the gut. Hashi hammers down on the back of Tenzan’s neck. Hashi applies a side headlock. Hashi runs into Tenzan. Tenzan tells Hashi to bring it. Hashi obliges with a knife edge chop. Tenzan drops Hashi with a shoulder tackle. Tenzan kicks Hashi in the chest. Tenzan HeadButts Hashi. Tenzan unloads Three Mongolian Chops. Tenzan kicks Hashi in the face. Hashi pulls Tenzan out of the ring. Hashi drives Tenzan back first into the steel barricade. Hashi continues to target the back of Tenzan’s neck. Hashi throws Tenzan into the barricade. Knife Edge Chop Exchange. Hashi blocks a boot from Tenzan. Hashi hammers down on the left knee of Tenzan. Hashi with a blistering chop. Tenzan gets back in the ring at the count of nineteen.

Hashi with a chop/elbow combination. Hashi applies The Cravate. Following a snap mare takeover, Hashi applies a rear chin lock. Tenzan puts his foot on the bottom rope which forces the break. Hashi has Tenzan draped across the top rope. Hashi dropkicks Tenzan’s back for a two count. Hashi slams Tenzan’s head on the turnbuckle pad. Hashi with a forearm smash. Hashi follows that with an ill advised headbutt. Tenzan HeadButts Hashi. Hashi drops Tenzan with a shoulder tackle for a two count. Tenzan headbutts the midsection of Hashi. Hashi with a running elbow smash. Tenzan responds with a Spinning Wheel Kick. Tenzan with another round of Mongolian Chops. Tenzan is lighting up Hashi’s chest. Tenzan with Two HeadButts. Tenzan kicks Hashi in the gut. Tenzan with the irish whip. Tenzan with a corner clothesline. Tenzan hits The Brain Buster for a two count.

Tenzan toys around with Hashi. Tenzan goes for a Uranage Slam, but Hashi blocks it. Hashi hammers down on the back of Tenzan’s neck. Hashi delivers The Head Hunter. Hashi with a running chop. Hashi with forearm shivers. Hashi unloads two knife edge chops. Tenzan reverses out of the irish whip from Hashi. Hashi with a blistering chop. Hashi SuperKicks Tenzan. Hashi with a Running Meteora for a two count. Hashi dumps Tenzan back first on the canvas. Tenzan has Hashi perched on the top turnbuckle. Tenzan goes for The SuperPlex, but Hashi blocks it. Hashi with a SitOut PowerBomb for a two count. Tenzan negates The Kumagoroshi. Tenzan HeadButts Hashi. Hashi slaps Tenzan in the face. Tenzan Spears Hashi. Tenzan with a Running HeadButt for a two count.

Tenzan hyperextends the left leg of Hashi. Tenzan applies The STF. Tenzan dumps Hashi back first on the canvas. Tenzan goes for The MoonSault, but Hashi ducks out of the way. Hashi goes for The Swanton Bomb, but Tenzan ducks out of the way. Collision in the center of the ring. Forearm Exchange. Hashi delivers his combination offense. Tenzan fires back with Two Mongolian Chops. Tenzan HeadButts Hashi. Hashi responds with a Lariat. Hashi with a Diving Head Hunter for a two count. Hashi applies The Butterfly Lock. Hashi transitions into a Kimura Lock. Hashi with a double sledge. Tenzan reverses out of the irish whip from Hashi. Tenzan with The Mountain Bomb for a two count. Tenzan applies The Anaconda Vice. Tenzan connects with The Anaconda Buster for a two count. Tenzan goes back to The Anaconda Vice. Hashi rolls Tenzan over for a two count. Hashi makes Tenzan tap out to The Butterfly Lock.

Winner: Yoshi Hashi via Submission 

Third Match: Kazuchika Okada, Tomohiro Ishii, Sho, and Toru Yano vs. Tetsuya Naito, Sanada, Shingo Takagi, and Hiromu Takahashi in a 8-Man Tag Team Match 

https://twitter.com/njpwworld/status/1275391744180289538

Takahashi and Yano will start things off. Takahashi is playing mind games with Yano. Yano wants Takahashi to shake his hand. Takahashi talks smack to Yano. Takahashi wants the referee to see if Yano brought any foreign objects to the ring. Hand Sanitizer? Hair Clippers? Yano runs after Takahashi. The referee admonishes Yano. Sho and Sanada are tagged in. Feeling out process. Sanada applies a wrist lock. Sanada transitions into a hammerlock. Sho applies a side headlock. Sanada brings Sho down to the mat. Sho applies a hammerlock. Sho with a waist lock takedown. Sho applies The Cross-Arm-Breaker. Sanada grapevines the legs of Sho. Sanada goes for a surfboard stretch, but Sho falls on top of him for a two count. Sho kicks Sanada in the gut. Sho goes for a snap mare takeover, but Sanada lands back on his feet.

Sanada goes for a sunset flip, but Sho lands back on his feet. Sho stomps on the right knee of Sanada. Sho with a Sliding Dropkick. Sho knocks Takagi off the ring apron. Sanada reverses out of the irish whip from Sho. Sanada skins the cat. Sho avoids The SpringBoard Crossbody Block. Sho with a corner clothesline. Takagi kicks Sho in the back. Sanada dropkicks the left knee of Sho. Sanada tags in Takagi. Takagi with Five HeadButts. Takagi backs Sho into the ropes. Takagi with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Takagi with clubbing elbow smashes. Takagi with a running knee lift into the midsection of Sho. Sho creates distance with a Vertical Suplex. Sho tags in Ishii.

Ishii runs into Takagi. Shoulder Block Exchange. Ishii with the irish whip. Ishii with a corner clothesline. Takagi shoves Ishii. Ishii with a forearm smash. Takagi reverses out of the irish whip from Ishii. Takagi with a corner clothesline. Ishii tells Takagi to bring it. Forearm Exchange. Takagi HeadButts Ishii. Takagi with forearm shivers. Ishii PowerSlams Takagi. Chop/Forearm Exchange in the corner. Takagi rocks Ishii with a right jab. Takagi applies a waist lock. Ishii with three sharp elbow strikes. Ishii ducks a clothesline from Takagi. Takagi goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Ishii lands back on his feet. Takagi delivers his combination offense. Ishii with a forearm smash. Takagi responds with a Western Lariat. Okada and Naito are tagged in.

Okada with a Running Boot. Short-Arm Reversal by Naito. Naito blocks a boot from Okada. Naito sweeps out the legs of Okada. Naito whips Okada across the ring. Naito with a Hip Toss. Naito follows that with a low dropkick. Naito drops Okada with a Swinging NeckBreaker for a two count. Naito figure fours the shoulders of Okada. Yano repeatedly stomps on Naito’s back. Takahashi kicks Yano in the gut. Takahashi dumps Yano out of the ring. Okada has Naito perched on the top turnbuckle. Okada hits The Reverse NeckBreaker. Sho clears the ring. Ishii and Takagi are brawling on the outside. Naito negates The TombStone PileDriver. Naito applies a waist lock. Okada decks Naito with a back elbow smash. Okada uppercuts Naito. Naito responds with a Pop Up SpineBuster.

Naito tags in Takahashi. Takahashi punches Okada in the back. Takahashi kicks the middle rope into Okada’s face. Okada creates distance with The FlapJack. Okada tags in Yano. Yano removes turnbuckle pads. Takahashi ducks a clothesline from Yano. Yano denies The SuperKick. Takahashi with a forearm smash. Takahashi goes for The Time Bomb, but Yano lands back on his feet. Takahashi SuperKicks Yano. Yano reverses out of the irish whip from Takahashi. Yano runs after Takahashi. Takahashi goes for The Apron Sunset Bomb, but Yano holds onto the second rope. Yano threatens to cut Takahashi’s hair. Takagi runs interference. Ishii knocks Takagi off the apron. All hell is breaking loose on the outside. Yano and Takahashi take a lap around Korakuen Hall which causes the double count-out.

Match Result: Double Count-Out 

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

Fourth Match: Hirooki Goto vs. Yujiro Takahashi w/Jado in a First Round Match In The 2020 New Japan Cup 

https://twitter.com/njpwworld/status/1275398719370715136

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Takahashi applies a wrist lock. Goto reverses the hold. Goto with a side headlock takeover. Takahashi answers with the headscissors escape. Back to the collar and elbow tie up. Takahashi tugs on Goto’s hair. Goto backs Takahashi into the ropes. The referee calls for a clean break. Double Hair Pull. Goto ducks a clothesline from Takahashi. Goto kicks Takahashi in the gut. Goto applies a side headlock. Goto runs into Takahashi. Shoulder Block Exchange. Takahashi tells Goto to bring it. Goto with a Vertical Suplex for a two count. Takahashi regroups on the outside. Takahashi is playing mind games with Goto. Takahashi kicks Goto in the gut. Takahashi with a straight right hand. Goto whips Takahashi into the steel barricade. Goto punches Takahashi in the back. Takahashi with a Short-Arm Clothesline. Takahashi ducks a clothesline from Goto. Takahashi drills Goto with The Reverse DDT on the floor. Goto gets back in the ring at the count of sixteen.

Takahashi kicks Goto in the gut. Following a snap mare takeover, Takahashi with a Leg Drop/Elbow Drop/Basement HeadButt Combination for a two count. Takahashi applies a rear chin lock. Takahashi with a snap mare takeover. Takahashi with a Sliding Dropkick for a two count. Takahashi dumps Goto out of the ring. Jado throws Goto into the steel barricade. Goto avoids the referee’s twenty count. Takahashi with the lateral press for a two count. Takahashi brings Goto to the corner. Goto with boots to the midsection of Takahashi. Takahashi answers with a chop/forearm combination. Takahashi with the irish whip. Takahashi delivers The Helluva Kick. Takakashi drops Goto with a Reverse Russian Leg Sweep for a two count. Takahashi toys around with Goto. Goto unloads three overhand chops. Takahashi thrust kicks the midsection of Goto. Running Boot/Running Lariat Exchange.

Goto with a Discus Lariat. Goto with forearm shivers. Goto whips Takahashi to the corner. Goto with a Spinning Wheel Kick. Goto follows that with a Saito Suplex for a two count. Goto gets Takahashi in the fireman’s carry position. Takahashi rakes the eyes of Goto. Goto with a corner clothesline. Takahashi has Goto perched on the top turnbuckle. Takahashi with forearm shivers. Takahashi with The SuperPlex for a two count. Goto fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Goto applies a waist lock. Takahashi with three sharp elbow strikes. Takahashi ducks a clothesline from Goto. Misdirection Collision. Goto hits The Ushigoroshi. Forearm Exchange. Takahashi starts biting Goto’s fingers. Takahashi drops Goto with The Helluva Kick.

Takahashi goes for The Fisherman’s Suplex, but Goto blocks it. Goto with The Draping Reverse GTR for a two count. Takahashi negates The GTR. Goto inadvertently knocks down the referee. Goto with clubbing blows to Takahashi’s back. Jado nails Goto with the kendo stick. Takahashi clotheslines Goto. Takahashi connects with The Miami Shine for a two count. Takahashi is displaying his frustration. Goto denies Pimp Juice. Takahashi with Two SuperKicks. Takahashi with a forearm smash. Goto negates Pimp Juice. Goto goes for The Ushigoroshi, but Takahashi lands back on his feet. Takahashi rakes the eyes of Goto. The referee is distracted by Jado. Takahashi tries to hit Goto with the pimp stick. Goto HeadButts Takahashi. Goto shoves Takahashi into Jado. Goto connects with The GTW for a two count. Goto plants Takahashi with The GTR to pickup the victory.

Winner: Hirooki Goto via Pinfall 

Fifth Match: EVIL vs. Satoshi Kojima in a First Round Match In The 2020 New Japan Cup 

https://twitter.com/njpwworld/status/1275406760719745024

Feeling out process after the bell rings. EVIL kicks Kojima in the gut. EVIL applies a side headlock. EVIL drops Kojima with a shoulder tackle. Kojima gathers himself in the corner. Kojima kicks EVIL in the gut. Kojima applies a side headlock. Kojima with a shoulder tackle of his own. EVIL regroups on the outside. EVIL avoids The SlingShot Pescado. EVIL with a double sledge. EVIL whips Kojima into the steel barricade. EVIL throws a chair into Kojima’s face. EVIL stomps on Kojima’s chest. EVIL ignores Red Shoes. EVIL wraps the chair around the right shoulder of Kojima. EVIL sends Kojima shoulder first into the steel ring post. EVIL kicks Kojima in the back. EVIL hammers down on the right shoulder of Kojima. Kojima unloads four overhand chops. EVIL drives his knee into the midsection of Kojima. EVIL continues to target the right shoulder of Kojima.

EVIL repeatedly slams the right shoulder of Kojima on the canvas. EVIL wraps that injured shoulder around the top rope. EVIL abuses the referee’s five count. EVIL with an Arm-Ringer across the top strand. Kojima drops EVIl with a forearm smash. Kojima goes for a SlingShot Elbow Drop, but EVIL ducks out of the way. EVIL with a Senton Splash for a two count. EVIL applies an arm-bar. EVIL transitions into a bow and arrow stretch. EVIL with a waist lock go-behind. Kojima breaks free with elbow smashes. Kojima with a Desperation DDT. Kojima kicks EVIL in the face. Kojima side steps EVIL into the blue turnbuckle pad. Machine Gun Chops. Kojima with the irish whip. Kojima with a Flying Forearm Smash. EVIL attacks Kojima from behind. Kojima negates Darkness Falls. Kojima with clubbing blows to EVIL’s back. Kojima with a Spike DDT on the ring apron.

Kojima rolls EVIL back into the ring. Kojima lands The Flying Elbow for a two count. Kojima with forearm shivers. EVIL rakes the eyes of Kojima. EVIL throws the right leg of Kojima at Red Shoes. EVIL thrust kicks the midsection of Kojima. EVIL slaps the mat. EVIL hits The Bronco Buster for a two count. EVIL applies The Fujiwara Arm-Bar. Kojima puts his foot on the bottom rope which forces the break. EVIL toys around with Kojima. Kojima blocks a lariat from EVIL. Kojima kicks EVIL in the gut. Kojima drops EVIL with The Koji Cutter. Kojima kicks EVIL in the gut. Kojima with forearm shivers. Kojima puts EVIL on the top turnbuckle. Kojima slaps EVIL in the chest. Kojima with an Avalanche Koji Cutter for a two count.

Kojima goes for a Vertical Suplex, but EVIL blocks it. EVIL with a Fisherman’s Buster. Kojima fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Lariat Exchange. EVIL hits Darkness Falls for a two count. EVIL is fired up. Kojima negates Everything Is EVIL. EVIL kicks Kojima in the gut. Kojima answers with a forearm smash. Kojima drops EVIL with The Western Lariat for a two count. Kojima with a Vertical Suplex for a two count. EVIL shoves Red Shoes into Kojima. Assisted Magic Killer. EVIL with a corner clothesline. EVIL puts Kojima on the top turnbuckle EVIL with an Avalanche Brain Buster for a two count. Kojima with an Inside Out Lariat for a two count. EVIL blocks two lariats from Kojima. Kojima clotheslines the back of EVIL’s neck. EVIL plants Kojima with Everything Is EVIL to pickup the victory.

Winner: EVIL via Pinfall 

Second Round Lineup

– Kazuchika Okada vs. Yuji Nagata

– Tomohiro Ishii vs. Togi Makabe

– Toru Yano vs. Hiromu Takahashi

– Yoshinobu Kanemaru vs. Taiji Ishimori

– Kota Ibushi vs. Taichi

– SANADA vs. SHO

– Hirooki Goto vs. EVIL

– BUSHI vs. YOSHI-HASHI

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