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Chaos (Kazuchika Okada, Sho, Toru Yano & Tomohiro Ishii) fought Los Ingobernables (Tetsuya Naito, Sanada, Hiromu Takahashi & Shingo Takagi) to a double count out
NJPW New Japan Cup ’20 Opening Round Matches
Hirooki Goto def. Yujiro Takahashi
Evil def. Satoshi Kojima
Bushi def. Yoh
Yoshi-Hashi def. Hiroyoshi Tenzan
NJPW New Japan Cup ’20 Opening Round Match
Yoh vs. Bushi
The match begins with Yoh backing Bushi into the ropes before attacking him with a chop, Bushi fires back and a striking exchange breaks out. Bushi sends a charging Yoh out of the ring, Yoh returns and he knocks Bushi out of the ring with a hurricarana. Yoh follows up by taking Bushi out with a dive, Yoh gets Bushi back in the ring before landing a suplex for a near fall. Bushi leaves the ring again and Yoh follows him out there, Bushi gains control by throwing Yoh into the barricade a few times. Bushi then nails Yoh with a neck breaker on top of the barricade, Bushi waits for Yoh to return to the ring before ripping away at his face. Yoh tries fighting back and Bushi attacks him with more strikes, Bushi then nails Yoh with a neck breaker for a near fall. Bushi sends Yoh to the corner before attacking him with more strikes, Yoh fights back and he drops Bushi with a handspring elbow strike. Yoh follows up by nailing Bushi with a series of forearm strikes and a missile drop kick for a near fall, Bushi recovers and he catches Yoh in a roll up for a near fall. Yoh fights back to hit Bushi with a dragon screw leg whip, Yoh then applies a figure four leg lock to Bushi and Bushi eventually gets to the ropes. Yoh follows up by nailing Bushi with a Michinoku Driver for a near fall, Yoh gets Bushi on the top rope and he follows him up there.
Yoh gets Bushi off the ropes before leaping off himself, Bushi then hits Yoh with a drop kick before landing a rope assisted DDT on the ring apron. Bushi follows up with a spinning fisherman buster neck breaker on Yoh for a near fall, Bushi goes for MX and Yoh avoids it to land a pair of German suplexes for a near fall. Bushi fights back and Yoh levels him with a thrust kick to the face, Bushi and Yoh get into another striking exchange in the middle of the ring. Bushi ends the exchange by nailing Yoh with a lung blower for a near fall, Yoh fights back and he nails Bushi with a flat liner for a near fall. Yoh catches Bushi in a modified single leg crab, Bushi gets free and he nails Yoh with an enziguri followed by a code breaker. Bushi then hits Yoh with a modified TKO and MX for a three count.
NJPW New Japan Cup ’20 Opening Round Match
Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Yoshi-Hashi
The match begins with Yoshi-Hashi getting Tenzan against the ropes before attacking him with some strikes, Yoshi-Hashi then gets Tenzan in a headlock. Tenzan gets free and he drops a charging Yoshi-Hashi with a shoulder tackle, Tenzan follows up by hitting Yoshi-Hashi with a headbutt and Mongolian chops. Yoshi-Hashi recovers to trip Tenzan up and drag him out of the ring, Yoshi-Hashi then throws Tenzan into the barricade a few times. Yoshi-Hashi and Tenzan get into a striking exchange on the arena floor, Yoshi-Hashi ends the exchange by attacking the knee of Tenzan. Both competitors get back in the ring and Yoshi-Hashi attacks Tenzan with more strikes, Yoshi-Hashi gets Tenzan down again and he applies the chin lock to him. Tenzan eventually gets to the ropes to break the hold, Yoshi-Hashi then hangs Tenzan on the top rope before landing a drop kick for a near fall. Yoshi-Hashi goes for a headbutt next and Tenzan defends before landing his own, Yoshi-Hashi recovers and he hits Tenzan with a shoulder tackle for a near fall. Tenzan fights back and he nails Yoshi-Hashi with a spin kick to the head, Tenzan follows up by attacking Yoshi-Hashi with a plethora of strikes. Tenzan then hits Yoshi-Hashi with a suplex for a near fall, Tenzan looks for a uranage and Yoshi-Hashi defends before landing a Headhunter.
Yoshi-Hashi then nails a cornered Tenzan with a running chop and some follow up strikes, Yoshi-Hashi follows up by nailing Tenzan with a super kick and meteora for a near fall. Yoshi-Hashi goes to the top rope and Tenzan nails him with a few strikes before meeting him up there, Yoshi-Hashi gets free and he nails Tenzan with a sit out power bomb for a near fall. Yoshi-Hashi looks for a fisherman suplex and Tenzan defends before landing a headbutt, Tenzan then hits Yoshi-Hashi with a spear and falling headbutt for a near fall. Tenzan keeps Yoshi-Hashi down while applying the STF to him, Tenzan releases the hold before missing a moonsault attempt. Yoshi-Hashi then goes for a swanton bomb and Tenzan gets out of the way, Yoshi-Hashi and Tenzan get into a striking exchange in the middle of the ring. Yoshi-Hashi ends the exchange by dropping Tenzan with a clothesline. Yoshi-Hashi follows up by hitting Tenzan with a blockbuster for a near fall, Yoshi-Hashi catches Tenzan in the butterfly lock and Tenzan powers his way to freedom. Tenzan fights back and he nails a charging Yoshi-Hashi with a back body drop, Tenzan then gets Yoshi-Hashi in the anaconda vice. Tenzan releases the hold to hit Yoshi-Hashi with a uranage for a near fall, Tenzan reapplies the anaconda vice and Yoshi-Hashi gets free with a roll up counter. Yoshi-Hashi catches Tenzan in the butterfly lock again and a tap out follows.
Chaos (Kazuchika Okada, Sho, Toru Yano & Tomohiro Ishii) vs. Los Ingobernables (Tetsuya Naito, Sanada, Hiromu Takahashi & Shingo Takagi)
The match begins with the referee discovering that Yano was hiding a water bottle in his pants, Yano pulls out razor and he chases Takahashi around the ring while holding it. Sho and Sanada are tagged in by their respective partners, Sanada works over the arm of Sho until Sho gets him in a headlock. Sanada gets free and Sho gets him to the ground, Sho goes for an arm bar and Sanada gets free before applying a bow & arrow stretch for a short time. Sho attacks the knee of Sanada before landing a basement drop kick, Sanada misses a springboard move and Sho lands a clothesline afterwards. Takagi distracts Sho so Sanada can gain control, Takagi tags in and he traps Sho in the ropes while landing a plethora of strikes. Sho recovers and he drops Takagi with a suplex, Ishii tags in and he exchanges multiple shoulder tackles with Takagi. Ishii and Takagi have a striking exchange in the middle of the ring, Ishii lands a power slam on Takagi to end the exchange. Ishii then traps Takagi in the corner before landing a ton of strikes, Takagi fights back and does the same to Ishii. Takagi and Ishii have another exchange until Takagi drops him with a clothesline, Naito and Okada are tagged into the match. Naito drops Okada before landing a basement drop kick to his back. Naito follows up by nailing Okada with a neck breaker, Naito keeps Okada down while applying the leg assisted full nelson.
Yano breaks the submission up and Okada traps Naito on the top rope afterwards, Okada gets Naito off the ropes before landing a modified neck breaker. Okada looks for a tombstone pile driver and Naito gets free to land a spine buster, Takahashi tags in and Okada quickly nails him with a flapjack. Yano tags in and he removes a turnbuckle pad, Takahashi nearly runs into the exposed corner before nailing Yano with a super kick. Yano chases Takahashi around and Takahashi nearly nails him with a sunset bomb, Yano gets the shaver and he tries attacking Takahashi with it. A brawl breaks out between both teams and it spills all over the arena, Yano chases Takahashi into the lobby of the arena before landing a slam. Yano tapes Takahashi’s legs together as both teams wind up getting counted out.
Match Result: Double Count Out
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