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NJPW New Japan Cup Quarterfinals
Hiroshi Tanahashi def. Bad Luck Fale
Juice Robinson def. Michael Elgin
Chaos (Kazuchika Okada, Hirooki Goto & Yoshi-Hashi) def. Suzuki-Gun (Minoru Suzuki, Taichi & Takashi Iizuka)
Chaos (Tomohiro Ishii, Toru Yano & Chuckie T) def. Los Ingobernables (Tetsuya Naito, Bushi & Sanada)
Kota Ibushi & Chase Owens def. Suzuki-Gun (Zack Sabre Jr. & Taka Michinoku)
Killer Elite Squad (Davey Boy Smith Jr. & Lance Archer) def. Bullet Club (Tonga Loa & Yujiro Takahashi)
David Finlay, Toa Henare & Ren Narita def. Yuji Nagata, Tomoyuki Oka & Syota Umino
Suzuki-Gun (El Desparado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru) def. Ryusuke Taguchi & Tetsuhiro Yagi (Quick Result)
Yuji Nagata, Tomoyuki Oka & Syota Umino vs. David Finlay, Toa Henare & Ren Narita
The match begins with Finlay and Umino doing some chain wrestling, Narita tags in and Oka gets the tag as well. Oka takes Narita down with a pair of throws before applying the headlock, Oka then drops Narita with a shoulder tackle and slam. Nagata tags in and he drops Narita with a kick to the upper body, Umino tags back in and he wrenches away on the arm of Narita. Oka tags in and he stomps away on a downed Narita, Narita fights back and he catches Oka with a running drop kick. Finlay tags in and he nails Oka with a series of running European uppercuts, Finlay then hits Oka with a middle rope European uppercut for a near fall.
Oka recovers and he nails Finlay with a belly to belly suplex, Nagata tags in and he nails Finlay with a series of kicks. Nagata then nails Finlay with a drop kick to the knee, Finlay recovers and he catches Nagata with a choke breaker. Nagata gets back up to nail Finlay with an exploder suplex, Henare and Umino get the tags from their respective partners. Henare and Umino immediately get into a striking exchange, Umino then catches Henare with a drop kick and a few running back elbow strikes. Umino follows that up with a missile drop kick on Henare for a near fall, Umino applies the arm bar to Henare and Henare gets free. Henare levels a charging Umino with a lariat for a near fall, Henare nails Umino with a Samoan drop for the three count.
Winners: David Finlay, Toa Henare & Ren Narita
Bullet Club (Tonga Loa & Yujiro Takahashi) vs. Killer Elite Squad (Davey Boy Smith Jr. & Lance Archer)
The match begins with KES jumping Bullet Club before the bell sounds and the brawl spills to the are a floor, KES quickly throws their opponents into the barricade a few times. Loa and Takahashi fight back against KES, Smith Jr gets Loa in the ring and he nails him with a few forearm strikes. Loa and Smith Jr have a brief shoulder tackle exchange, Loa corners Smith Jr before landing a bunch of strikes. Loa then catches a dazed Smith Jr with a middle rope axe handle drop, Archer interferes and that allows Smith Jr to get the advantage over Loa. Archer and Takahashi brawl again on the arena floor, Archer attacks Takahashi with a barricade shot to the back.
Smith Jr holds Loa down while applying a chin lock, Smith Jr releases the hold to hit Loa with a suplex and then he tags Archer into the match. Archer quickly nails Loa with a shoulder tackle for a near fall, Archer holds Loa down while landing a bunch of strikes. Smith Jr tags in and he works with Archer to hit Loa with a double slam, Smith Jr gets Loa in the corner before choking him. Smith Jr follows that up with a slam on Loa for another near fall, Archer tags in and Loa quickly takes him down with a hurricarana. Takahashi tags in and he quickly nails Archer with a kick to the face followed by a bulldog, Takahashi gets Archer to the ropes before landing another kick to the face. Takahashi then attacks Smith Jr with a suicide dive, Loa hits the ring and Bullet Club double teams Archer.
Takahashi then catches Archer with a fisherman buster suplex for a near fall, Smith Jr and Loa take their battle to the arena floor. KES then hit Takahashi with a modified Hart Attack followed by the Killer Bomb for the three count.
Winners: Killer Elite Squad (Davey Boy Smith Jr. & Lance Archer)
Kota Ibushi & Chase Owens vs. Suzuki-Gun (Zack Sabre Jr. & Taka Michinoku)
The match begins with Sabre Jr doing a little chain wrestling with Ibushi, Sabre Jr gets Ibushi down while pulling back on his arms. Sabre Jr transitions to the scarf hold against Ibushi, Ibushi gets free and he catches Sabre Jr in his own scarf hold. Ibushi releases the hold and he drops Sabre Jr with a kick, Owens tags in and he nails Sabre Jr with a few strikes followed by a neck breaker. Sabre Jr recovers and he cracks the arm of Owens, Michinoku tags in and he drops Owens with an enzaguri. Michinoku traps Owens in the ropes before choking him with his foot, Sabre Jr tags in and he nails Owens with a few strikes.
Sabre Jr traps the arm of Owens in his legs before twisting away on it, Michinoku tags back in and Owens attacks him with forearm strikes. Michinoku gets Owens down before juststomping away on him, Michinoku then gets Owens in the corner before landing a knee strike. Sabre Jr tags in and he catches Owens in a guillotine choke, Owens gets free and he drops Sabre Jr with a suplex. Ibushi tags in and he cleans house on the opposing team, Ibushi drops both opponents with a double overhead kick. Ibushi then hits Sabre Jr with a power slam followed by a middle rope moonsault for a near fall, Ibushi follows that up by dropping Sabre Jr with a series of strikes.
Ibushi goes for the moonsault and Sabre Jr catches him in a guillotine choke, Ibushi gets out of the hold before having a striking exchange with Sabre Jr. Sabre Jr then drops Ibushi before landing a penalty kick, Michinoku tags in and he immediately eats a kick from Ibushi. Owens tags in and he double teams Michinoku with Ibushi for a near fall. Michinoku recovers and he nails a swinging Owens with a knee strike, Michinoku follows that up with a bicycle kick before eating a clothesline from Owens. Sabre Jr tries interfering and Ibushi takes him out with a dive, Owens hits Michinoku with a package pile driver for a three count.
Winners: Kota Ibushi & Chase Owens
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