The New Japan Cup continued earlier today with Taichi defeating Hiroshi Tanahashi in the main event to advance in the single-elimination tournament. Kota Ibushi also pulled a victory over Zack Sabre Jr. to advance further.
The New Japan Cup finals will be held on July 11 at Osaka-Jo Hall, and the winner will challenge Tetsuya Naito for the IWGP Heavyweight and Intercontinental Championships at Dominion on July 12.
Below are the full results:
*Minoru Suzuki, El Desperado, Yoshinobu Kanemaru & DOUKI defeated Yuji Nagata, Yota Tsuji, Yuya Uemura & Gabriel Kid
*New Japan Cup first round match: SANADA defeated Ryusuke Taguchi
*New Japan Cup first round match: SHO defeated Shingo Takagi
*New Japan Cup first round match: Kota Ibushi defeated Zack Sabre Jr.
*New Japan Cup first round match: Taichi (w/ DOUKI) defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi
This tournament is one of the first major events that New Japan Pro Wrestling has held since February 26 because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.