It will be Chaos against Los Ingobernables de Japon as Kazuchika Okada will face Sanada in the finals of the New Japan Cup tomorrow.
On the line is a match against Jay White for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship at the G1 Supercard at Madison Square Garden on April 6th.
In today’s Semifinals it was Tomohiro Ishii against Kazuchika Okada and Hiroshi Tanahashi versus Sanada.
Kazuchika Okada barely squeezed by a human tank in Tomohiro Ishii who completely battered him to the core. At one point even Okada’s Rainmaker finisher just bounced right off Ishii’s chest.
A Skull End gives Sanada the win. Photo: NJPW.
A drop kick to the back of the head did not faze Ishii. He popped right back up growling and ready for more punishment. A shotgun drop kick dazed Ishii though. Okada barely kicked out of two decapitating clotheslines from Ishii. A jumping Tombstone Piledriver and a Rainmaker Clothesline pinned Ishii.
Sanada pushed past NJPW’s Ace by turning Tanahashi’s rolling clutch into a Skull End.
In other matches:
Manabu Nakanishi, Yuji Nagata, Satoshi Kojima and Hiroyoshi Tenzan defeated Yuya Uemura, Yota Tsuji, Colt Cabana and Michael Elgin. Nagata made Tsuji submit to the Nagata Lock.
Los Ingobernables de Japón (Shingo Takagi, Bushi) defeated Ren Narita and Shota Umino. Shingo pinned Narita.
Suzuki-gun (Davey Boy Smith Jr., Lance Archer and Minoru Suzuki) defeated Toa Henare Toru Yano and Togi Makabe. Archer pinned Henare with Blackout.
Suzuki-gun (Taichi and Zack Sabre Jr.) beat Ryusuke Taguchi and Will Ospreay. Sabre Jr. made Taguchi tap out.
Los Ingobernables de Japón (Evil, Tetsuya Naito) beat Tomoaki Honma and Kota Ibushi. Honma tapped out to Evil’s Scorpion Deathlock.
Mikey Nicholls, Yoshi-Hashi, Hirooki Goto and Juice Robinson defeated Bullet Club (Hikuleo, Bad Luck Fale, Chase Owens and Jay White). Goto pinned Hikuleo with a GTR.