NJPW New Japan Cup ‘20 Day 1 Results: Ishii, Takahashi, Yano & Makabe Advance To Round Two

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Suzuki-Gun (Minoru Suzuki, Zack Sabre Jr., Taichi & Yoshinobu Kanemaru) def. Hiroshi Tanahashi, Yuji Nagata, Kota Ibushi & Yuya Uemura

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NJPW New Japan Cup ‘20 Opening Round Matches

Hiromu Takahashi def. Tomoaki Homna
Toru Yano def. Jado
Tomohiro Ishii def. El Deparado
Togi Makabe def. Yota Tsuji


NJPW New Japan Cup ‘20 Opening Round
Togi Makabe vs. Yota Tsuji

The match begins with Tsuji nailing Makabe with a spear as the bell sounded, Tsuji follows up by dropping Makabe with strikes. Makabe gets up and Tsuji nails him with a shoulder tackle for a near fall, Makabe leaves the ring and Tsuji follows him to land more strikes. Makabe recovers and he throws Tsuji into the barricade, Makabe waits for Tsuji to get back into the ring to stomp away on him. Tsuji gets up and Makabe attacks him with a lot of forearm strikes, Makabe then drops Tsuji with a slam for a near fall. Makabe keeps Tsuji down while applying a chin lock to him, Tsuji eventually gets to the ropes to break the hold. Makabe then gets Tsuji in the corner while landing more strikes, Tsuji fights back and Makabe drops him with a knee strike. Makabe keeps Tsuji down while applying a single leg crab, Tsuji again gets to the ropes too break the hold. Tsuji fights back and he drops a charging Makabe with a shoulder block, Tsuji then cracks Makabe with a flying forearm strike and a suplex for a near fall. Tsuji hits Makabe with a slam before applying the Boston crab to him, Makabe quickly gets free and he exchanges strikes with Tsuji.

Tsuji ends the exchange by nailing Makabe with a spear for a near fall, Tsuji follows up by getting Makabe in another Boston crab and Makabe again gets to the ropes. Tsuji and Makabe exchange shoulder tackles until Makabe ends the exchange by landing a power slam for a near fall, Makabe follows up by getting Tsuji in a Boston crab and Tsuji gets to the ropes. Makabe looks for a lariat afterwards and Tsuji counters with a roll up for a near fall, Tsuji lands some forearm strikes and Makabe clobbers him with a lariat. Makabe then hits Tsuji with a German suplex for a three count.

Winner: Togi Makabe

NJPW New Japan Cup ‘20 Opening Round
Toru Yano vs. Jado w/Yujiro Takahashi & Gedo

The match begins with Jado grabbing a kendo stick why Yano was trying to untie a turnbuckle pad, Yano unties a turnbuckle pad after avoiding a kendo stick shot. Jado tricks Yano into getting rid of the turnbuckle pad, the ref takes the kendo stick from Jado and Yano nails him with the turnbuckle pad. Takahashi interferes and he attacks Yano before tossing him out of the ring, Takahashi then throws Yano into the barricade. Takahashi gets Yano back in the ring so Jado can work him over, Jado keeps Yano near the ropes while biting his head. Jado also starts attacking the back of Yano with a few strikes, Jado follows up by throwing Yano into the exposed corner. Jado then catches Yano in a roll up before applying the abdominal stretch to him, Takahashi comes to interfere again and he double teams Yano with Jado so Jado can get a near fall on a pin attempt. Yano fights back and he drops Jado neck first on the top rope, Yano starts hiding in the ropes to avoid Jado. Yano removes another turnbuckle pad before slapping Jado in the head, Jado grabs the turnbuckle pad and he attacks Yano with it. Jado grabs the kendo stick while Gedo interferes, Yano recovers to low blow everybody and roll up Jado for a three count.

Winner: Toru Yano

Suzuki-Gun (Minoru Suzuki, Zack Sabre Jr., Taichi & Yoshinobu Kanemaru) vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi, Yuji Nagata, Kota Ibushi & Yuya Uemura

The match begins with Suzuki-Gun jumping their opponents before the bell sounded and the brawl spills all over the arena, Uemura and Taichi stay in the ring while everybody else battles on the arena floor. Tanahashi tags in and he nails Taichi with a drop kick followed by multiple elbow drops, Tanahashi looks for a submission hold and Sabre Jr interferes to prevent it. Suzuki-Gun jumps the opposition again and a second brawl spills all over the place, Sabre Jr and Taichi attack the leg of Tanahashi inside the ring. Taichi stays in the ring and he gets Tanahashi in a single leg crab, Suzuki tags in and he stomps away on Tanahashi’s injured leg. Suzuki keeps Tanahashi down while holding him in a knee bar, Ibushi breaks it up and Sabre Jr attacks him. Kanemaru tags in and he nails Tanahashi with a drop kick to the injured knee, Kanemaru then applies a single leg crab to a downed Tanahashi. Suzuki interferes and he attacks the injured leg of Tanahashi, Tanahashi is dumped out of the ring and Taichi lands a chair shot to his injured leg. Suzuki also attacks Tanahashi with multiple chair shots, Sabre Jr tags in and he double teams Tanahashi with Taichi while also posing with the tag team title belts.

Tanahashi fights back and Sabre Jr gets him in the abdominal stretch, Tanahashi gets free and he nails Sabre Jr with a dragon screw leg whip. Ibushi tags in and he cleans house against the opposing team, Ibushi hits Sabre Jr with a standing moonsault for a near fall. Sabre Jr recovers and he wrenches away on the leg of Ibushi until Nagata breaks it up, Sabre Jr focuses his attack on the injured leg of Ibushi. Ibushi fights back and he levels Sabre Jr with a head kick, Nagata and Suzuki immediately brawl as they are tagged into the match. Nagata and Suzuki exchange multiple head kicks in the corner, Nagata and Suzuki have a striking exchange in the middle of the ring. Suzuki gets Nagata in the sleeper hold before failing at a Gotch Style Pile Driver attempt, Uemura tags in and he immediately attacks the opposition. Kanemaru interferes and Uemura levels him with a drop kick, Suzuki then gets quadruple teamed by the opposition. Uemura hits Suzuki with an arm trap suplex for a near fall, Uemura quickly applies the Boston crab to Suzuki and Kanemaru breaks it up. Everybody from both teams hit the ring and they all take each other out, Kanemaru attacks Uemura with his whiskey bottle while the ref was distracted. Suzuki hits Uemura with a Gotch Style Pile Driver for a three count.

Winners: Suzuki-Gun (Minoru Suzuki, Zack Sabre Jr., Taichi & Yoshinobu Kanemaru)

NJPW New Japan Cup ‘20 Opening Round
Tomoaki Homna vs. Hiromu Takahashi

The match begins with Takahashi getting Homna in a headlock, Homna gets free and he exchanges shoulder tackles with Takahashi until Takahashi goes down. Homna follows up by attacking Takahashi with some strikes before applying a kravat, Homna drops Takahashi before wrenching away on his head. Homna gets Takahashi to his feet before landing a slam, Homna goes for the kokeshi and Takahashi gets out of the way. Takahashi then drops Homna with a shoulder tackle, Takahashi gets Homna to his feet before attacking him with chops. Takahashi drops Homna before landing a basement drop kick, Homna leaves the ring and Takahashi nails him with a missile drop kick from the ring apron. Takahashi follows up by knocking Homna into the barricade with a shotgun drop kick, Takahashi goes to the top rope and Homna gets back in the ring to prevent him from leaping off. Takahashi keeps Homna down while choking him multiple times, Takahashi then applies a head scissors to a downed Homna. Homna eventually gets to the ropes to break the hold, Homna gets up and Takahashi attacks him with a bunch of strikes.

Homna fights back and he drops a swinging Takahashi with a DDT, Homna follows up by nailing Takahashi with a back elbow strike. Homna traps Takahashi in the corner while landing a few chops, Homna then hits Takahashi with a bulldog before missing a kokeshi. Takahashi also misses a kokeshi attempt on the fallen Homna, Homna follows up by nailing Takahashi with a suplex for a near fall. Takahashi and Homna get into a striking exchange in the middle of the ring, Homna ends the exchange by nailing Takahashi with a release German suplex. Takahashi fights back and he drops a charging Homna with a clothesline, Homna goes to the ring apron and Takahashi goes for a sunset flip bomb. Homna defends and he knocks Takahashi into the barricade with a shoulder tackle, Homna goes to the top rope and Takahashi attacks him with some strikes before getting him on his shoulders. Takahashi nails Homna with a death valley driver on the ring apron, Homna beats the count back into the ring and Takahashi attacks him with strikes. Takahashi and Homna have a striking exchange in the middle of the ring until Takahashi goes down, Homna then misses another kokeshi attempt.

Takahashi then cracks Homna with a super kick before eating multiple kokeshis for a near fall, Homna goes to the top rope and he misses the kokeshi attempt. Takahashi then catches Homna in a small package for a near fall, Homna recovers and he hits Takahashi with another kokeshi. Takahashi fights back and he drops Homna with a clothesline, Takahashi looks for his finisher and Homna gets free to land another kokeshi. Takahashi recovers to hit Homna with a super kick and death valley driver, Takahashi then hits Homna with a Time Bomb for a three count.

Winner: Hiromu Takahashi

NJPW New Japan Cup ‘20 Opening Round
Tomohiro Ishii vs. El Deparado

The match begins with Ishii backing Deparado into the ropes and Deparado gets free, Ishii gets mad and he gets into a striking exchange with Deparado. Ishii ends the exchange by dropping Deparado with a shoulder tackle, Deparado stays down as Ishii kicks him a few times. Deparado gets up and he attacks Ishii with shoulder tackles, Ishii drops Deparado before stomping on his head. Deparado gets up and he drops a charging Ishii with a shoulder block, Deparado attacks Ishii with more strikes before dropping him and working over his leg. Ishii gets up and Deparado immediately attacks his injured leg, Deparado leaves the ring and he drags Ishii to the corner before smashing his leg on the ring post. Deparado gets Ishii out of the ring and he throws him into the barricade, Deparado waits for Ishii to get back into the ring before working over his injured leg some more. Deparado traps the leg of Ishii in the ropes while wrenching away on it, Deparado removes a turnbuckle pad why the ref was checking on Ishii. Deparado grabs Ishii and he throws him into the exposed corner a few times, Ishii fights back and he levels Deparado with a shoulder tackle.

Ishii follows up by trapping Deparado in the corner and landing a multitude of strikes, Deparado fights back and he drops Ishii. Deparado looks for a horse collar and Ishii counters with a knee bar until Deparado gets to the ropes, Deparado fights back again and Ishii kicks him right in the knee. Deparado recovers and he nails a charging Ishii with a spine buster, Deparado immediately gets Ishii in the horse collar and Ishii gets to the ropes. Ishii gets up and Deparado kicks away at his injured leg, Ishii fights back and he throws Deparado into the exposed corner. Ishii goes for a lariat and Deparado gets the ref in the way before drop kicking him in the injured knee, Deparado gets Ishii in another horse collar and Deparado powers his way to freedom. Deparado and ishii go through a series of reversals until Ishii lands a suplex followed by a power slam, Deparado fights back and he attacks Ishii with multiple head kicks. Ishii recovers and he attacks Deparado with strikes of his own, Ishii looks for a power bomb and his injured leg gives out on him. Ishii nails the second power bomb attempt on Deparado for a near fall, Ishii goes for a lariat and Deparado avoids it to eat a Samoan drop.

Ishii then hits Deparado with a sliding lariat for a near fall, Ishii goes for the brain buster and Deparado uses a ref distraction to land a low blow followed by a roll up for a near fall. Deparado crashes into the exposed corner before sending Ishii into it for a near fall, Deparado then hits Ishii with a blue thunder bomb for another near fall. Deparado goes for Angel’s Wings and Ishii defends against it before eating a super kick, Ishii recovers and he drops Deparado with a headbutt. Ishii follows up by nailing Deparado with a lariat for a near fall, Ishii goes for a brain buster and Deparado escapes to land a roll up for a near fall. Ishii then hits Deparado with a lariat and brain buster for a three count.

Winner: Tomohiro Ishii

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