"NJPW New Japan Cup" Day Two Results: Ishii Vs. Naito, Michael Elgin Vs. Bad Luck Fale, More

Here are results for day two of the New Japan Cup, courtesy of Wrestling Inc. reader @BryanHoughting :

Jay White def. David Finley by submission with a Boston crab. Ok opener that showed off the young talent.

Hiroshi Tanahashi & Juice Williams def. Cody Hall & Yujiro Takahashi by submission when Cody Hall tapped to a Cloverleaf from Tanahashi. Juice, aka CJ Parker, looks better here then ever in NXT.

Jushin Thunder Liger, Tiger Mask, Yuji Nagata, Hiroshi Tenzan & Manabu Nakanishi def. KUSHIDA, Ryusuke Taguchi, Togi Makabe, Tomoaki Honma & Katsuyori Shibata by pinfall with Shibata hitting the PK on Nakanishi. This was just a fun match with everyone getting their spots in. This match had some of my favorites though, Shibata, Liger & KUSHIDA, so I was loving this. Liger and KUSHIDA had a staredown at the end so I think we may see that soon. Possibly at Invasion Attack.

YOSHI-HASHI & Kazucha Okada def. BUSHI & EVIL by pinfall when Okada hit BUSHI with the Rain Maker. This match was ok. I expected more from these guys. This has been a decent first half of the show, not as strong as Day 1 though. Round 2 begins now.

New Japan Cup Second Round
Toru Yano def. Satoshi Kojima by pinfall with a roll-up. This one confuses me a little bit I don't think the right guy one here, but we'll see where they're going with it I guess. Yano seems more of a comedy guy and better for tag matches. Kojima was a guy I had in the semis.

New Japan Cup Second Round
Hirooki Goto def. Tama Tonga by pinfall with a Soccer Kick to the chest. It looked like Tama had the fans solidly behind him, which was cool. I am glad they gave Tama a shot to shine in the ring with one of the big dogs in NJPW. It started slow with lots of stalling and Tama trying to get the cheap count out. After that it picked up and was a hard hitting match that just had a good flow to it.

New Japan Cup Second Round
Michael Elgin def. Bad Luck Fale by pinfall when Elgin powerbombed Fale off the second rope. This was intense, these 2 bulls beat the $#*+ out of each other. Elgin hit Fale with a high vertical suplex for a near fall and crowd erupted. Elgin will be a star in NJPW for sure. This was MOTN so far.

New Japan Cup Second Round
Tetsuya Naito defeated Tomohiro Ishii by pinfall when Naito reversed a German suplex into his version of the sliced bread on Ishii. This was great, it was back and forth with Naito using every dirty trick he could and still couldn't keep Ishii down. Even going as far as to slapping him and spitting on him. Ishii hit so many hard shots, it was brutal. Naito kicked out of one of the nastiest stone pitbull lariats I've ever seen. They had the crowd on its feet the whole time so back and forth so many near falls. Definitely MOTN, the last two matches make this whole card worth going out of your way to watch. Los Ingobernables attacked Ishii after the match.

Make sure to check back next weekend for the finals of the New Japan Cup.


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