New Japan Cup 2017
EVIL vs Bad Luck Fale New Japan Cup 2017 Semi-finals Match
EVIL is in control as the match starts before Fale comes back with a splash in the corner and a normal one before EVIL counters a Bad Luck Fall. Fale then hits the Bad Luck Fall and the Grenade for the pin and the win. The match was seemingly just highlights as they sped through the match in a matter of moments.
Winner: Bad Luck Fale via pinfall
Katsuyori Shibata vs Tomohiro Ishii New Japan Cup 2017 Semi-finals Match
They start off with standing switches before Shibata locks in a top wrist lock that drops Ishii to the mat, Shibata focusing on the wrist of Ishii before trying to lock in a short arm scissor, but Ishii gets his foot on the ropes for the break. They exchange chops and forearms before Shibata stomps Ishii in the corner, then goes for a low dropkick, but Ishii comes out of the corner and drops him. Ishii headbutts Shibata and chops him repeatedly before Shibata gets in his face and tells him to bring it before collapses to the mat. Ishii then hits more chops when he ties Shibata in the ropes as we go to commercial.
We come back from commercial to the two exchanging chops before Ishii drops Shibata with one to the throat. Ishii hits Shibata with a series of forearms, then Shibata comes back with forearms of his own and a running dropkick in the corner before hitting a half hatch suplex for a quick two count. Shibata locks in an octopus stretch before Ishii slowly gets to the ropes for the break, then Shibata stomps on him before they exchange forearms until Ishii drops Shibata. Ishii whips Shibata into the corner before clotheslining him in the corner for a quick two count. They try to knock each other down before Ishii hits Shibata with forearms in the corner, but he gets up and walks through them before Ishii hits a powerslam. Shibata is right back up and hits a boot that drops Ishii before they exchange more forearms before Shibata hits an STO into an Indian Death Lock. Ishii gets to the ropes for the break, then Shibata drops him with a jumping boot before Shibata kicks him repeatedly until he collapses face first. Ishii comes back with chops to the throat as we go to commercial.
Ishii is in control as we come back from commercial, suplexing him and hitting a powerbomb for a near fall before clotheslining him repeatedly from front and back until he drops him with a lariat for another near fall. Shibata sits back up and Ishii hits a sliding lariat for another near fall, then they exchange strikes before Ishii hits an enzuigiri that drops Shibata. They get back to their feet and exchange headbutts and chops while sitting Indian style, then to their feet before Ishii hits a Saito suplex and Shibata comes back with a German suplex. Ishii puts Shibata in an armbar before he gets to the ropes, then hits him with a series of kicks before Shibata hits him with a leg lariat. Shibata then locks in a sleeper hold until Ishii passes out for the stop and the win.
Winner: Katsuyori Shibata via referee stoppage
Bad Luck Fale vs Katsuyori Shibata New Japan Cup 2017 Finals Match
Shibata sends Fale out of the ring as soon as the match starts, then Fale drags Shibata out of the ring and puts him in a bear hug. Fale beats on Shibata after tossing him into the crowd, then puts a shoulder lock on Shibata once he’s back into the ring before dragging him out of the ring and sending him into the ring post. Shibata gets back in the ring and collapses when Fale elbows his shoulder before Fale gets a quick two count as we go to commercial.
Fale stomps on the shoulder of Shibata and stands on him as we come back from commercial before getting another quick two count, then Shibata comes back with a running kick only for Fale to drop him with a shoulder block. Shibata hits a dropkick and one more in the corner before putting Ishii in a modified octopus stretch, but Fale gets to the ropes for the break. Fale sends Shibata onto the apron before knocking him to the floor, then Shibata comes back and chokes him with his shirt before rolling him back into the ring. Shibata brings a chair back into the ring before he hands it to Fale and dropkicks it when he catches it before trying to lock in a sleeper hold, but Fale powers out and hits a clothesline in the corner. Shibata counters a Grenade with a dropkick before Fale hits a spear for a near fall. Fale hits a Samoan drop for another near fall, then Shibata counters the Bad Luck Fall into a Fujiwara armbar and a triangle before he rolls over into an armbar. Fale gets to the ropes for the break, then Shibata hits him with a series of kicks before Fale drops him with a clothesline and hits a splash for a near fall. Fale hits the Grenade for yet another near fall, then Shibata counters the Bad Luck Fall into a sleeper hold before Fale powers out of it into a back drop suplex. Fale drops Shibata with a lariat, but he’s right back up and puts in another sleeper hold before he hits the PK for the pin and the win.
Winner: Katsuyori Shibata via pinfall