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Night 2 of the New Japan Cup is in the books and without further ado, let's get into the results of some of the first round match-ups, from this morning!

  • Taiji Ishimori defeats Gabriel Kidd

Summary - Ishimori resorted to his usual dirty Wrestling tactics for the balance of the match on Kidd, who had his first singles match against non-Young Lion foes. Ishimori would win after getting Kidd to tap-out to the 'LeBell Lock' submission hold.

  • Yoshinobu Kanemaru defeats Yuya Uemura

Summary - Kanemaru dominated the balance of the match before Uemura gained a near-fall on Kanemaru after nailing him with a springboard splash. Kanemaru would win after hitting a dropkick, diving-DDT combo for the 1-2-3.

*Non-New Japan Cup Match*

  • CHAOS (SHO, YOH, Hirooki Goti and YOSHI-HASHI) defeats Los Ingobernables de Japon (Shingo Takagi, EVIL, BUSHI and SANADA)

Summary - LIJ didn't seem to care about tag-team match etiquette and it showed throughout the match...CHAOS would win after Goti hit BUSHI with the "GTR" for the pin-fall.

  • Yuji Nagata defeats Minoru Suzuki

Summary - On the evening of Suzuki's 52nd birthday, the pair of older-generation Wrestlers traded heavy strikes for several minutes and Nagata would defeat the birthday boy when he hit Suzuki with an exploder suplex followed up by a backdrop driver for the win.

  • Kazuchika Okada defeats Gedo

Summary - Before the match, Gedo grabbed a microphone and said that he injured his arm in training, earlier today and had his arm in a sling but still wanted to compete, in this match. Okada beat Gedo down for about 15-minutes and would get the win by locking in the 'Cobra Clutch' submission hold and forcing Gedo to tap-out. 

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