Here are the results from the New Japan Cup Preliminaries! Let’s see how we did in the predictions yesterday.
|Special 6-man Tag Match: Sho Tanaka, Mascara Dorada, Ryusuke Taguchi, Tiger Mask def. Jay White, Yohei Komatsu, KUSHIDA, Jushin Thunder Liger
Tournament Match: Yujiro Takahashi def. YOSHI-HASHI (Prediction counter: 1-0)
Tournament Match: Togi Makabe def. Tomoaki Honma (Prediction counter: 1-1)
Tournament Match: Katsuyori Shibata def. Satoshi Kojima (Prediction counter: 2-1)
Tournament Match: Hirooki Goto def. Yuji Nagata (Prediction counter: 3-1)
Special 6-man Tag Match: Kazushi Sakuraba, Tomohiro Ishii, Shinsuke Nakamura def. Captain New Japan, Manabu Nakanishi, Hiroyoshi Tenzan
Tournament Match: Kota Ibushi def. Doc Gallows (Prediction counter: 4-1)
Tournament Match: Tetsuya Naito def. Karl Anderson (Prediction counter: 4-2)
Tournament Match: Toru Yano def. Hiroshi Tanahashi (Prediction counter: 4-3 Also, WTF?)
Tournament Match: Bad Luck Fale def. Kazuchika Okada (Prediction counter: 4-4)
WOW. That Yano win really came outta nowhere. Could NJPW be keeping the potential Ibushi vs Tanahashi match for something big? It’s also interesting to see what becomes of Okada after this loss. Here’s how the brackets are looking after the prelims:
- Ibushi over Yano
- Naito over Fale
- Makabe over Yujiro
- Shibata over Goto
Are we finally seeing Kota Ibushi as the next potential New Japan ace? Or will Katsuyori Shibata finally get his chance?
Featured image courtesy of NJPW.