The first round of the New Japan Cup officially concluded this morning. After four days of competition, the bracket has continued to take shape. Now, we officially know every second round match that is currently scheduled.
The most highly anticipated match is Kazuchika Okada vs. Yuji Nagata. The two legends have only had one singles match together. Undoubtedly, this should be a truly fantastic match. They will wrestle in the main event of the show on June 24.
Other highly-anticipated matches include Togi Makabe vs. Tomohiro Ishii, which should be a hard-hitting affair, SHO vs. SANADA, Hirooki Goto vs. EVIL, and TAICHI vs. Kota Ibushi. After TAICHI brutalized Ibushi’s partner Hiroshi Tanahashi, Ibushi will be looking for a measure of revenge. To have five anticipated matches out of the eight announced, it continues to speak towards the high-level of New Japan Pro Wrestling right now.
Here are the lineups for both upcoming New Japan Cup events:
June 24, 2020 – Day Five
- Taiji Ishimori vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru
- Toru Yano vs. Hiromu Takahashi
- Togi Makabe vs. Tomohiro Ishii
- Kazuchika Okada vs. Yuji Nagata
July 1, 2020 – Day Six
- BUSHI vs. YOSHI-HASHI
- SHO vs. SANADA
- Hirooki Goto vs. EVIL
- TAICHI vs. Kota Ibushi
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