July is here and so is Night 6 of the New Japan Cup. This is certainly the biggest matchup night so far. It is also the hardest to predict. SHO is looking to make a statement in NJPW and might bust a few brackets. However, I’ll be happy as long as YOSHI-HASHI loses. Here are your New Japan Cup Night 6 results.
1) YOSHI-HASHI def BUSHI
No! YOSHI-HASHI is in the third round. The match was fairly even. YOSHI-HASHI barely kicked out of a BUSHI roll. Although, I think it was three and BUSHI got robbed. YOSHI-HASHI hit Karma for the win. (10m 33s)
2) SANADA def SHO
SHO put up a good effort, but it was not to be. While trying to hit his Shock Arrow, SHO was caught in SANADA’s Cold Skull. I believe this might be a good barometer on how NJPW views the two wrestlers. (14m 43s)
3) Hiromu Takahashi, Shingo Takagi & Tetsuya Naito def Yota Tsuji, Tomohiro Ishii
Hiromu wanted no part of Yano after barely surviving their last encounter. Tsuji took most of the punishment during this match. We got a preview of Hiromu and Ishii’s upcoming match. As a result of a melee, Hiromu was able submit Tsuji. There was a tense stare down between Hiromu and Ishii after that. (13m 4s)
4) Taichi def Kota Ibushi
This match was brutal because of all the times they dropped each other on their necks. At one point they took turns kicking each other. Ibushi might have won but ZSJr interfered. Tana made the save. However, the distraction allowed Taichi to hit Ibushi with his iron claw. Taichi also hit his Black Mephisto for good measure. (18m 8s)
5) EVIL def Hirooki Goto
You could tell the EVIL means business because he waited for Goto at the end of the entrance ramp. This was a brawl that gained speed as the match progressed. EVIL took advantage of a ref spot by stomping on Goto’s nether regions. He consequently hit EVERYTHING IS EVIL for the win. (18m 25s)
That’s all for New Japan Cup Night 6 results. Taichi busted my bracket, but I’m now more confident in my prediction that Hiromu will win. How’s your bracket doing? Let me know in the comments and please join us tomorrow for Night 7.