Sho sent a message to IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion Desperado on night six of the New Japan Cup.
Once all of Suzuki-gun has left the ring after their match against Los Ingobernables de Japón, Sho ran out from the backstage area blindsiding an already exhausted Desperado. Both men brawled their way back to the ring.
Sho hurled Desperado into a steel post and a ringside barrier. He then heaved him chest-first into the steel post again. Inside the ring, Sho kicked Desperado in the “lower abdomen” and hit him with the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship in the head. Sho laid the belt beside a KO’ed Desperado before leaving the ring.
In New Japan Cup action, Zack Sabre Jr., The Great-O-Khan, Will Ospreay and SANADA all advanced to the next round.
Matches confirmed for round three are:
- Kazuchika Okada versus Taichi
- Hirooki Goto versus Chima
- Hiroshi Tanahashi versus Tetsuya Naito
- Jeff Cobb versus Yoshi-Hashi
- Great-O-Khan versus Zach Sabre Jr.
- Sanada versus Will Ospreay
New Japan Cup 2022 Night Six
Ryusuke Taguchi, Master Wato and Ryohei Oiwa versus Tomoaki Honma, Yuto Nakashima and Kosei Fujita
Wato makes Kosei Fujita tap out.
Winners: Ryusuke Taguchi, Master Wato and Ryohei Oiwa
Bullet Club (Bad Luck Fale, Chase Owens and Gedo) versus Hiroshi Tanahashi, Tiger Mask and YOH
The Ace forces Gedo to tap out to the Clover Leaf.
Winners: Hiroshi Tanahashi, Tiger Mask and YOH
Chaos (Kazuchika Okada, Hirooki Goto and YOSHI-HASHI) versus House of Torture (EVIL, Dick Togo and Yujiro Takahashi)
Hirooki Goto and YOSHI-HASHI pin Togo with Shoto.
Winners: Chaos (Kazuchika Okada, Hirooki Goto and YOSHI-HASHI)
Suzuki-gun (Minoru Suzuki, Taichi, El Desperado and TAKA Michinoku) versus Los Ingobernables de Japón (Hiromu Takahashi, Tetsuya Naito, Shingo Takagi and BUSHI)
Takagi pins Taka with a Pumping Bomber. Suzuki attacks Hiromu after the bell dragging him around the arena. Suzuki smashes Hiromu’s head on a closed door as they brawl to the backstage area.
Winners: Los Ingobernables de Japón (Hiromu Takahashi, Tetsuya Naito, Shingo Takagi and BUSHI)
Zack Sabre Jr. versus DOUKI – NEW JAPAN CUP 2022
Douki taps out to a Cremation Lily submission.
Winner: Zack Sabre Jr.
The Great-O-Khan versus Taiji Ishimori – NEW JAPAN CUP 2022
Khan put Ishimori away.
Winner: The Great-O-Khan
El Phantasmo versus Will Ospreay – NEW JAPAN CUP 2022
Ospreay pins El Phantasmo with two Hidden Blades.
Winner: Will Ospreay
Aaron Henare versus SANADA
Sanada pins Henare with his moonsault from the top rope.