I’m excited to be up early because the final is here! This tournament has been a great distraction and NJPW should be commended as a result. However, the action is far from over. Stories continue to progress towards Dominion. The goofy looking Master Wato will debut his new persona. Okada will repeat as tournament champion or EVIL shock the world. Let’s find out which. Here are your New Japan Cup Final Results.
1) Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma def Yuya Uemura & Yota Tsuji
It was nice to hear the crowd at a NJPW show again. The Young Lion team gave a good effort but Makabe got the best of Uemura with a bridging German suplex. (9m 15s)
2) Satoshi Kojima & Hiroyoshi Tenzan def Gabriel Kidd & Hirooki Goto
Goto did his best to carry his team against a seasoned team. Kidd tried to match strikes with Kojima but ate a lariat first his troubles. Kojima got the pin, therefore I am a happy Bread Club. (9m 57s)
3) Master Wato def DOUKI
DOUKI utilized foreign objects to get an advantage. The match was short, but it’s not a good look having a competitive match with DOUKI in your debut. Yoshinobu Kanemaru tried to attack Wato after the match. However, Tenzan made the save. That’s a shame because I was hoping Wato would feud with YOSHI-HASHI for doofiest looking NJPW wrestler. (7m 46s)
4) Taiji Ishimori & Yujiro Takahashi def BUSHI & SANADA
Poor SANADA, always the bridesmaid. (9m 20s)
5) El Desperado, Yoshinobu Kanemaru, Zack Sabre Jr. & Taichi def Ryusuke Taguchi, Yuji Nagata, Kota Ibushi & Hiroshi Tanahashi
6) Hiromu Takahashi, Shingo Takagi & Tetsuya Naito def SHO, Toru Yano & Tomohiro Ishii
7) EVIL def Kazuchika Okada
He did it! EVIL shocked the world but also joined Bullet Club after the match. EVIL ambushed Naito and Bullet Club too sweeted in celebration. We always knew someone would defect from LIJ, but nobody thought it would be EVIL. (31m 50s)
That’s all for New Japan Cup Final Results. This should make for an interesting Dominion.