3/3 NJPW “New Japan Cup 2016 First Round” Results: Tokyo, Japan
Before the show, the following things were announced:
* Katsuyori Shibata & Michael Elgin have signed new deals with the company
* The Super J-Cup tournament would return for the first time since 2009 on August 23, featuring talent from NJPW, NOAH, Dragon Gate, CMLL, ROH and other Japanese promotions.
* NJPW is working on a new Tiger Mask anime
* NJPW is starting a new open door style project for young talent all around the world to potentially join the company
1. Toru Yano def. Yujiro Takahashi to advance.
2. Michael Elgin def. Hiroyoshi Tenzan to advance.
3. Tama Tonga def. IWGP Tag Team Champion Togi Makabe to advance.
4. Satoshi Kojima def. IWGP Tag Team Champion Tomoaki Honma to advance.
5. IWGP Champion Kazuchika Okada & Katsuyori Shibata def. IWGP Jr. Champion KUSHIDA & NEVER Champion Katsuyori Shibata. Afterwards, Okada announced that UK indy standout, Will Ospreay, is the newest member of CHAOS and will challenge KUSHIDA for the IWGP Jr. Title at the Invasion Attack iPPV on 4/10.
6. Hirooki Goto def. Yuji Nagata to advance.
7. Tetsuya Naito def. YOSHI-HASHI to advance.
8. Tomohiro Ishii def. EVIL to advance.
9. Bad Luck Fale def. Hiroshi Tanahashi to advance.
Quarter-final matches set for tomorrow’s 3/4 show in Tokyo:
* Tomohiro Ishii vs. Tetsuya Naito
* Satoshi Kojima vs. Toru Yano
* Tama Tonga vs. Hirooki Goto
* Bad Luck Fale vs. Michael Elgin
Source: Puroresu Spirit