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NJPW New Japan Cup 2018 Finals
Zack Sabre Jr. def. Hiroshi Tanahashi
Chaos (Kazuchika Okada & Chuckie T) def. Kota Ibushi & Chase Owens
Los Ingobernables (Tetsuya Naito, Bushi, Sanada & Hiromu Takahashi) def. Suzuki-Gun (Minoru Suzuki, Yoshinobu Kanemaru, El Desparado & Takashi Iizuka)
David Finlay & Juice Robinson def. Chaos (Hirooki Goto & Yoshi-Hashi)
Killer Elite Squad (Lance Archer & Davey Boy Smith Jr.) def. Chaos (Tomohiro Ishii & Toru Yano)
Bullet Club (Bad Luck Fale, Yujiro Takahashi & Tonga Loa) def. Michael Elgin, Togi Makabe & Toa Henare
Taichi def. Tomoyuki Oka
Syota Umino def. Tetsuhiro Yagi
Syota Umino vs. Tetsuhiro Yagi
The match begins with Yagi attacking Umino with a chop followed by a forearm strike, the two then have a striking exchange in the middle of the ring. Yagi backs Umino into the corner while landing some more strikes, Yagi then hits Umino with a running back elbow strike followed by kicks. Umino recovers to land a running back elbow strike followed by a hip toss for a near fall, Umino follows that up with a back body drop for another near fall. Umino looks for the Boston crab before slamming Yagi multiple times, Umino would then trap Yagi in the corner while landing multiple chops. Umino gets Yagi up to land some forearm strikes, Yagi recovers and he drops a charging Umino with a drop kick.
Yagi then nails Umino with a running back elbow strike followed by a basement drop kick for a near fall, Yagi follows that up by slamming Umino before applying the Boston crab and Umino makes it to the ropes after a long struggle. Yagi gets angry and he nails Umino with a plethora of strikes, Umino recovers to catch a charging Yagi with a drop kick. Umino would then catch Yagi with a spine buster followed by a missile drop kick for a near fall, Umino applies the Boston crab and Yagi taps out.
Winner: Syota Umino
Taichi vs. Tomoyuki Oka
The match begins with Oka attacking Taichi with a plethora of strikes after Taichi took his time getting ready for the bout, Oka would then drop Taichi with a shoulder tackle followed by some stomps. Taichi nails Oka with a spin kick to the midsection, Taichi then drops Oka before nailing him with multiple kicks. Taichi gets Oka out of the ring before throwing him into the barricade, Taichi gets Oka in the ring to apply a single leg crab. Oka eventually makes it to the ropes after a long struggle, Taichi gets up and he kicks away at a downed Oka. Oka tries fighting back and Taichi drops him with a single kick, Oka recovers and he nails Taichi with a belly to belly suplex.
Oka then hits a cornered Taichi with an avalanche followed by a gut wrench suplex for a near fall, Oka misses a charge to the corner and Taichi kicks him in the head. Oka catches a kick from Taichi to nail him with a slam for a near fall, Taichi recovers and he drops Oka with a clothesline. Taichi then hits Oka with a kick to the head for a near fall, Taichi catches Oka with a super kick for a three count.
Michael Elgin, Togi Makabe & Toa Henare vs. Bullet Club (Bad Luck Fale, Yujiro Takahashi & Tonga Loa)
The match begins with Takahashi catching Elgin with a few strikes, Elgin and Takahashi then get into a forearm striking exchange. Elgin eats a kick before nailing Takahashi with a delayed vertical suplex, Elgin then hits Takahashi with a missile drop kick for a near fall. Henare tags in and he works with Elgin to double team Takahashi for a near fall, Takahashi fights back and he tries smashing the head of Henare into the turnbuckle. Henare then drops Takahashi with a headbutt, Takahashi recovers to bite the hand of Henare and then propel him out of the ring. A Brawl breaks out between both teams on the arena floor, Takahashi grabs the pimp cane and he nails Henare with it.
Fale gets Makabe into the crowd before attacking him with steel chairs, Takahashi gets Henare back into the ring and Loa tags into the match. Loa then hits Henare with a running power slam for a near fall, Loa slows things down by holding Henare in a chin lock. Loa picks up Henare and he slams him into the corner, Fale tags in and he stands on top of a downed Henare. Henare tries fighting back and Fale drops him with a single blow, Fale misses a charge in the corner and Makabe tags into the match. Makabe quickly cleans house against the opposing team, Makabe mounts Fale in the corner while landing a plethora of punches. Makabe then drops Fale with a clothesline for a near fall, Fale recovers to nail Makabe with a Samoan drop.
Loa and Henare get tagged in by their respective partners, Henare quickly drops Loa with a series of shoulder tackles. Henare then hits Loa with a spear from out of nowhere, Loa would then get triple teamed by the opposition. Henare nails Loa with a top rope shoulder tackle for a near fall, members of both teams battle on the arena floor. Loa catchea a charging Henare with a modified neck breaker before Elgin lays him out with a discus forearm, members of both teams hit the ring and they take each other out. Loa then hits Henare with a spine buster for a near fall, Loa then hits Henare with Ape Shit for the three count.
Winners: Bullet Club (Bad Luck Fale, Yujiro Takahashi & Tonga Loa)