New Japan Cup

The following is the results from the first round of the 2017 New Japan Cup tournament that took place over the weekend on New Japan World:

* Yuji Nagata def. Tanga Loa

* Toru Yano def. Tama Tonga

* Bad Luck Fale def. Michael Elgin

* EVIL def. Hiroshi Tanahashi

* Juice Robinson def. Yujiro Takahashi

* SANADA def. YOSHI-HASHI

* Katsuyori Shibata def. Minoru Suzuki

* Tomohiro Ishii def. Kenny Omega

So, tournament favorites Omega and Tanahashi are out in Round 1. Second round matches will take place on New Japan live events over the course of this week, with the semi-finals on March 19th and the finals on March 20th on New Japan World. Second-round matches see:

* Yuji Nagata vs. EVIL

* Bad Luck Fale vs. Toru Yano

* SANADA vs. Tomohiro Ishii

* Katsuyori Shibata vs. Juice Robinson