New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) are back again and fans have finally returned to the arenas! This weekend’s shows will set the tone for reduced-capacity NJPW shows going forward and hopefully give us some direction for the next couple months in this time of uncertainty. Like all of New Japan’s other major events, the show will be broadcast worldwide on New Japan's streaming service, NJPW World.
Today’s action takes place in Osaka's Osaka-Jo Hall, kicking off at a ripe 4AM Eastern / 1AM Pacific, and features the finals of this year’s New Japan Cup as Kazuchika Okada clashes with EVIL for the right to challenge Tetsuya Naito for both of his titles on Sunday.
Plus Master Wato returns from excursion to fight DOUKI, and a heaping helping of tag matches besides!
Great Bash Heel (Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma) over Yota Tsuji & Yuya Uemura by pinfall with a German suplex from Makabe on Uemura.
TenCozy (Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima) over Gabriel Kidd & Hirooki Goto by pinfall with a lariat from Kojima on Kidd.
Master Wato over DOUKI by pinfall with RPP.
Bullet Club (Taiji Ishimori & Yujiro Takahashi) over Los Ingobernables de Japon (BUSHI & SANADA) by pinfall with Pimp Juice from Yujiro on BUSHI.
Suzuki-gun (El Desperado, Taichi, Yoshinobu Kanemaru, & Zack Sabre, Jr.) over Hiroshi Tanahashi, Kota Ibushi, Ryusuke Taguchi, & Yuji Nagata by pinfall with Pinche Loco from Desperado on Taguchi.
Los Ingobernables de Japon (Hiromu Takahashi, Shingo Takagi, & Tetsuya Naito) over Chaos (SHO, Tomohiro Ishii, & Toru Yano) by pinfall with a jackknife pin from Naito on Yano.
EVIL over Kazuchika Okada by pinfall with EVIL to win the New Japan Cup. (New Japan Cup 2020 Finals)
Post-match, Naito came out to confront his challenger only to get hit with EVIL himself!
Bullet Club come down and give EVIL a Los Ingobernables hat and he stomps it! They all circle Naito’s fallen body and put boots to him only to disperse when Hiromu Takahashi makes the save! EVIL throws up the Too Sweet for the camera.
Enjoy the show!