7/20 Super J Cup Tournament Results – KUSHIDA, Ospreay, Sydal, Jushin Liger, more Jr. Hvt. stars in First Round matches


Super J Cup 2016 logo (c) New Japan Pro Wrestling

Super J Cup Tournament Results – Night 1
July 20, 2016
Tokyo, Japan at Korakuen Hall
Results reported via PuroresuSpirit.net

The Super J Cup returned Wednesday in Japan featuring matches from several promotions and factions. The event aired on New Japan’s “New Japan World” streaming service and is now available on-demand.

(1) Matt Sydal (ROH) beat Tomato (Kaientai Dojo) in the opener. Tomato tried to protect his stuffed toy tomatoes from Sydal, not trusting the American opposition. Sydal eventually won with a top-rope Air Sydal. Respect was shown afterward. A good opener to kick off the tournament.

(2) Kenoh (NOAH) beat Gurukun Mask (Ryukyu Dragon) in a hotly-contested second match with strong crowd interest.

(3) Taichi (SuzukiGun) beat Yuma Aoyagi (AJPW). Taichi’s ring entrance was almost as long as the match.

(4) Jushin Liger (NJPW) beat Eita (Dragon Gate) with a vertical brainbuster.

(5) Will Ospreay (CHAOS/NJPW) beat Titan (CMLL) with the OsCutter.

(6) GHC Jr. Hvt. champion Yoshinobu Kanemaru (NOAH) beat BUSHI (L.I.J./NJPW) with the Touch-Out.

(7) Ryusuke Taguchi (NJPW) beat Daisuke Harada (NOAH) with Dodon. Taguchi celebrated via dance afterwards.

(8) IWGP Jr. Hvt. champion KUSHIDA (NJPW) beat Taiji Ishimori (NOAH) via submission to the Hoverboard Lock. KUSHIDA closed Night 1/2 by declaring that he will be the face of Jr. Hvts. worldwide.

Final Show – August 21

  • Round 2: Jushin Liger vs. Taichi
  • Round 2: Will Ospreay vs. Matt Sydal
  • Round 2: Taguchi vs. Kanemaru
  • Round 2: KUSHIDA vs. Kenoh
  • Semi-Finals: Liger-Taichi winner vs. KUSHIDA-Kenoh winner
  • Semi-Finals: Ospreay-Sydal winner vs. Taguchi-Kanemaru winner
  • FINALS: Semi-Finals Winner #1 vs. Semi-Finals Winner #2

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