NJPW New Japan Cup 2018 Day 7 Results: We Have Our First Finalist & Chaos Gets Some Big Tag Wins

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New Japan Cup Semi-Finals

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Hiroshi Tanahashi def. Juice Robinson

Los Ingobernables (Tetsuya Naito, Bushi, Sanada & Hiromu Takahashi) def. Suzuki-Gun (Zack Sabre Jr., El Desparado, Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Taka Michinoku)

Suzuki-Gun (Minoru Suzuki & Takashi Iizuka) def. Chaos (Kazuchika Okada & Gedo)

Chaos (Hirooki Goto, Chuckie T & Yoshi-Hashi) def. Kota Ibushi & Bullet Club (Bad Luck Fale & Chase Owens)

Chaos (Toru Yano & Tomohiro Ishii) def. Togi Makabe & Toa Henare

Suzuki-Gun (Taichi, Davey Boy Smith Jr. & Lance Archer) def. Michael Elgin, David Finlay & Syota Umino) 

Bullet Club (Yujiro Takahashi & Tonga Loa) def. Tetsuhiro Yagi & Tomoyuki Oka


Tetsuhiro Yagi & Tomoyuki Oka vs. Bullet Club (Yujiro Takahashi & Tonga Loa)

The match begins with Yagi nailing Takahashi with a drop kick before the bell sounded, Takahashi corners Yagi before the two have a forearm strike exchange. Yagi goes for a slam and Takahashi attacks him with strikes to the back, Yagi fights back and Takahashi drops him with a boot to the face. A brawl between both team spills to the arena floor, Takahashi grabs the pimp cane and he cracks Yagi with it. Takahashi gets Yagi back into the ring to land a slam for a near fall, Loa tags in and he nails Yagi with a clothesline followed by a slam. Loa then hits Yagi with a leg drop for a near fall, Takahashi tags in and he attacks Yagi with come chops.

Takahashi traps Yagi in the ropes before kicking him in the face for a near fall, Yagi tries fighting back and Loa drops him with a headbutt. Yagi recovers and he eventually catches Loa with a drop kick, Oka tags in and he nails Loa with some shoulder tackles and avalanches. Loa quickly recovers and he nails Oka with a release German suplex, Takahashi tags in and he double teams Oka alongside Loa. Oka fights back and he nails Takahashi with a spine buster for a near fall, Oka follows that up with a flying clothesline on Takahashi for a near fall. Takahashi and Oka take turns biting each others hands, Takahashi then hits Oka with a fisherman buster suplex for a near fall. Takahashi follows that up by nailing Oka with Pimp Juice for the three count.

Winners: Bullet Club (Yujiro Takahashi & Tonga Loa)

Michael Elgin, David Finlay & Syota Umino) vs. Suzuki-Gun (Taichi, Davey Boy Smith Jr. & Lance Archer)

The match begins with a brawl breaking out between both teams before the bell rings, Taichi grabs his microphone stand and he chokes Finlay with it in the ring. Finlay recovers and he drops Taichi with a running European uppercut, KES hits the ring to nail Finlay with a Hart Attack. Archer then clobbers Finlay with a short arm clothesline, a second brawl breaks out between members of both teams. Smith Jr tags in and he attacks Finlay with a few kicks in the corner, Smith Jr also nails Finlay with some forearm strikes. Archer tags in and he works with Smith Jr to nail Finlay with a double slam, Finlay tries fighting back and Archer nails him with The Pounce.

Taichi tags in and Finlay quickly nails him with a drop kick, Elgin tags in and he quickly cleans house on the opposing team. Elgin nails Archer with a series of running clotheslines in the corner, Smith Jr hits the ring and Elgin nails him with a release German suplex. Elgin follows that up by nailing Archer with a falcon arrow for a near fall, Archer recovers and he nails a charging Elgin with a Black Hole Slam. Taichi tags in and Elgin nails him with a northern lights suplex, Umino tags in and he nails Taichi with some running back elbow strikes in the corner. Umino and his partners hit the ring to triple team Taichi, Umino catches Taichi with a missile drop kick for a near fall. Umino would then apply the Boston crab to Taichi and Archer breaks it up, members of both teams battle on the arena floor.

Taichi then hits a charging Umino with a kick to the head, Umino surprises Taichi with a roll up before eating a clothesline. Taichi nails Umino with a second kick to the head followed by a super kick for a three count.

Winners: Suzuki-Gun (Taichi, Davey Boy Smith Jr. & Lance Archer)

Togi Makabe & Toa Henare vs. Chaos (Toru Yano & Tomohiro Ishii)

The match begins with a forearm strike exchange between Henare and Ishii, Ishii then drops a charging Henare with a shoulder block. Ishii waits for Henare to get up before landing a shoulder tackle, Henare recovers to drop Ishii with a flying shoulder tackle. Makabe and Yano get tagged into the match by their respective partners, Yano immediately starts playing games with Makabe. Makabe drops Yano with a shoulder tackle before tagging Henare into the match, Makabe and Henare catch Yano with a double shoulder tackle. A brawl breaks out between both teams and it spills to the arena floor, Yano and Ishii throw their opponents into the barricade. Yano waits for Henare to get back into the ring before throwing him into the exposed corner, Ishii tags in and he nails Henare with chops.

Ishii backs Henare into the corner with forearm strikes before tagging Yano into the match, Yano quickly starts choking Henare in the corner before throwing him into the exposed corner. Henare fights back and he nails Yano with a clothesline, Makabe tags in and he quickly cleans house on the opposing team. Makabe mounts Yano in the corner to land a series of punches, Makabe then hits Yano with a lariat for a near fall. Yano gets Makabe down with a hair pull, Henare and Ishii both get tagged in by their respective partners. Henare drops Ishii before attacking him with forearm strikes and headbutts, Ishii gets angry and he destroys Henare with strikes in the corner. Ishii then hits Henare with a running clothesline followed by a Saito suplex for a near fall.

Makabe hits the ring and Yano throw him into the exposed corner, Makabe recovers and he drops both opponents with clotheslines. Makabe and Henare would then double team Henare, Henare then hits Ishii with a top rope shoulder tackle for a near fall. Henare also catches Ishii with a Samoan drop, Henare drops a charging Ishii with a lariat for a near fall. Ishii recovers to land a bad looking power bomb and a lariat for a near fall, Ishii follows that up with a brain buster for the three count.

Winners: Chaos (Toru Yano & Tomohiro Ishii)

Chaos (Hirooki Goto, Chuckie T & Yoshi-Hashi) vs. Kota Ibushi & Bullet Club (Bad Luck Fale & Chase Owens)

The match begins with Owens applying a headlock to Yoshi-Hashi before dropping him with a shoulder tackle, Yoshi-Hashi recovers and takes Owens down with arm drags followed by a rolling neck breaker. Fale tags in and he misses an elbow drop of Yoshi-Hashi, Chaos hits the ring and they triple team a downed Fale. Fale recovers and he crushes a charging Yoshi-Hashi with a shoulder tackle, Ibushi tags in and he applies a chin lock to Yoshi-Hashi. Ibushi transitions to a head scissors against Yoshi-Hashi until Yoshi-Hashi gets to the ropes, Owens tags in and he double teams Yoshi-Hashi with Ibushi. Yoshi-Hashi tries fighting back and Owens drops him with a few slams, Fale tags in and he double teams Yoshi-Hashi with Owens.

Fale gets Yoshi-Hashi near the ropes before just standing on top of him, Ibushi tags in and he has a striking exchange with Yoshi-Hashi. Ibushi drops Yoshi-Hashi with a kick befire landing a standing shooting star press for a near fall, Yoshi-Hashi recovers and he drops Ibushi with a neck breaker. T tags in and he nails Ibushi with a bunch of clotheslines and a sit out power bomb, T misses a moonsault and still manages to land a death valley driver for a near fall. T then cracks Ibushi with a knee strike before eating an overhead kick, Goto and Owens get tagged in by their respective partners. Owens gets Goto to his knees before landing a side kick to the head, Ibushi and Bullet Club would then triple team Goto.

Owens then catches a downed Goto with a knee strike for a near fall, Owens goes for a package pile driver and he winds up landing an enzaguri instead. Yoshi-Hashi nails Owens with a super kick to help Goto escape a package pile driver, Owens recovers to crack Goto with a striking combinations. Goto catches Owens with a modified back breaker followed by a GTR for the three count.

Winners: Chaos (Hirooki Goto, Chuckie T & Yoshi-Hashi)

Chaos (Kazuchika Okada & Gedo) vs. Suzuki-Gun (Minoru Suzuki & Takashi Iizuka)

The match begins with Suzuki-Gun jumping Chaos before the bell sounds a brawl breaks out, Iizuka grabs Gedo and he throws him into the barricade. Suzuki works over Okada in the ring with some forearm strikes, Okada responds by nailing Suzuki with a drop kick followed by a neck breaker. Iizuka hits the ring and Okada takes him out with a slingshot swanton bomb, Gedo tags in and Suzuki catches him with an arm bar while in the ropes. Suzuki drags Gedo out of the ring to throw him into the barricade, a brawl breaks out again and Suzuki battles Okada into the crowd. Iizuka and Suzuki both attack Gedo and Okada with chair shots, Suzuki grabs a water bottle and he nails Gedo with it.

Suzuki gets Gedo in the ring and he assaults him with some strikes, Suzuki applies the ankle lock to Gedo while he is in the ropes. Suzuki slows things down further by holding Gedo in a chin lock, Iizuka tags in and he bites the leg of Gedo. Iizuka also decides to just bite Gedo on the top of the head before just choking him, Suzuki tags back in and Gedo attacks him with a few strikes. Suzuki drops Gedo with a single blow for a near fall, Gedo recovers and he nails Suzuki with a drop kick to the knee. Okada tags in and he nails Suzuki with a running back elbow strike followed by a DDT, Suzuki recovers and he catches Okada in a knee bar.

Suzuki releases the hold so he can just stomp away on the injured knee of Okada, Okada and Suzuki get into a striking exchange. Suzuki eventually locks Okada in the rear naked choke, Suzuki goes for the Gotch Style Pile Driver and Okada counters with a modified neck breaker. Gedo and Iizuka get tagged into the match by their respective partners, Iizuka starts bitting the hand of Gedo. Iizuka grabs a piece of rope and he chokes Gedo with it, Gedo gets free and he drops Iizuka neck first on the top rope. Gedo catches Iizuka in a few roll ups for a few near falls, Iizuka recovers to nail Gedo with a reverse atomic drop. Suzuki tags in and Gedo shoves him right into Iizuka, Okada also hits the ring to nail Suzuki with a drop kick.

Iizuka and Okada then start brawling on the arena floor, Suzuki nails Gedo with a rear naked choke and Gotch Style Pile Driver for the three count.

Winners: Suzuki-Gun (Minoru Suzuki & Takashi Iizuka)

Los Ingobernables (Tetsuya Naito, Bushi, Sanada & Hiromu Takahashi) vs. Suzuki-Gun (Zack Sabre Jr., El Desparado, Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Taka Michinoku)

The match begins with Sabre Jr and Sanada working over each others arms, Sabre Jr gains control by pulling the arms of Sanada backwards. Sanada reverses Sabre Jr and pulls his arms backwards, Sabre Jr gets free and he catches Sanada in an abdominal stretch. Sanada gets free and the wrestlers battle to the ropes, Naito and Desparado get tagged into the match by their respective partners. Naito quickly drops Desparado and nails him with a basement drop kick, Bushi tags in and he chokes Desparado with his shirt. Takahashi tags in and he attacks Desparado with a plethora of chops, Kanemaru interferes and he drags Takahashi out of the ring. A brawl then breaks out between both teams and it spills all over the place, Kanemaru grabs a chair and he nails Takahashi with it.

Desparado grabs Naito and he throws him into the barricade a few times, Michinoku grabs Bushi and he throws him into the ring post. Desparado waits for Takahashi to get back into the ring before stomping away on him, Kanemaru tags in and he rips away at the face of Takahashi. Kanemaru drops Takahashi before nailing him with a drop kick to the back of the head, Michinoku tags in and Takahashi attacks him with chops. Desparado tags back in and he locks Takahashi in the stretch muffler, Takahashi quickly gets to the ropes to break the hold. Takahashi recovers and he drops Desparado with a hurricarana, Takahashi then wipes out a charging Desparado with a clothesline. Sanada and Sabre Jr get tagged in by their respective partners, Sabre Jr and Sanada quickly get into a striking exchange.

Sanada quickly drops Sabre Jr and Sabre Jr recovers to lock him in a guillotine choke, Sabre Jr then nails both arms of Sanada with some kicks. Sanada responds by nailing Sabre Jr with a shotgun drop kick, Bushi tags in and Sabre Jr quickly cranks his head. Suzuki-Gun hits the ring to triple team Bushi. Michinoku tags in and he gets a near fall on a downed Bushi, Michinoku then applies the cross face to Bushi. Naito breaks it up and Michinoku still manages to nail Bushi with a knee strike for a near fall, Los Ingobernables hit the ring to triple team Michinoku. Takahashi and Bushi nail Michinoku with a double super kick for a near fall, Takahashi and Bushi hit Michinoku with a Doomsday MX for a three count.

Winners: Los Ingobernables (Tetsuya Naito, Bushi, Sanada & Hiromu Takahashi)

After the match, Hiromu Takahashi & Bushi are brawling with Yoshinobu Kanemaru & El Desparado until Roppongi 3K return to attack everybody. 

New Japan Cup Semi-Finals: Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Juice Robinson

The match begins with Tanahashi scoring a takedown on Robinson and a headlock soon follows, Robinson gets free to work on the arm of Tanahashi. Tanahashi and Robinson do some chain wrestling with nobody getting a clear advantage, Tanahashi then catches Robinson with a hip toss followed by a headlock. Tanahashi gets Robinson into the corner before landing a few strikes, Tanahashi misses a cross body block and Robinson catches him with a roll up for a near fall. Tanahashi and Robinson then get into a striking exchange in the corner that is won by Tanahashi, Tanahashi trips up Robinson and he smashes his leg on the ring post multiple times.

Tanahashi drags Robinson to the middle of the ring before kicking away at his leg, Tanahashi then applies the Indian death lock to Robinson. Robinson tries fighting back and Tanahashi nails the injured knee with elbow strikes, Tanahashi applies a standing figure four to Robinson. Tanahashi would then traps Robinson in the corner while wrenching away on his leg, Tanahashi misses a charge in the corner and Robinson kicks him in the midsection Robinson follows that up by nailing Tanahashi with a spine buster, Robinson would then hit Tanahashi with his patented jabs. Robinson follows that up by catching Tanahashi with a running clothesline, Robinson goes for the cannonball and Tanahashi gets out of the way.

Tanahashi drags Robinson out to the arena floor and Robinson throws him into the barricade, Robinson then hits Tanahashi with an avalanche into the barricade. Robinson gets Tanahashi back into the ring before going to the top rope, Tanahashi recovers and he crotches Robinson to send him crashing to the mat below. Tanahashi goes to the top rope and Robinson pushes the referee into the ropes to send Tanahashi crashing to the mat below, Tanahashi and Robinson have a striking exchange in the middle of the ring. Robinson goes for the gut buster and Tanahashi counters with a few dragon screw leg whips, Tanahashi then applies the Texas Cloverleaf to Robinson. Robinson gets to the ropes before nailing Tanahashi with a full nelson bomb for a near fall, Robinson would then clobber Tanahashi with a lariat for a near fall.

Robinson sets up for Pulp Friction and Tanahashi winds up landing a sling blade for a near fall, Tanahashi goes to the top rope and Robinson nails him with a left. Robinson follows Tanahashi to the top rope and Tanahashi knocks him off, Tanahashi catches Robinson with a High Fly Flow and Robinson rolls through for a near fall. Robinson goes for a suplex and Tanahashi counters with multiple Twist & Shouts, Robinson recovers and he nails Tanahashi with a suplex into a gut buster for a near fall. Robinson goes to the top rope and he nails Tanahashi with a high cross body, Robinson goes back to the top rope and he nails Tanahashi with a High Fly Flow for a near fall. Robinson goes for Pulp Friction and Tanahashi escapes to have another striking exchange, Tanahashi then hits Robinson with a dragon suplex.

Tanahashi goes to the top rope and he nails Robinson with a pair of High Fly Flows for the three count.

Winner: Hiroshi Tanahashi

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