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Night 1 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!

  • Togi Makabe defeats Yota Tsuji

Summary - Yota Tsuji works so well in an empty arena, in my opinion and Makabe worked so well with him. Tsuji may have had his best one-on-one match of his career, here.

  • Toru Yano defeats Jado

Summary - This is easily going to be the worst match of the didn't need to be 10-minutes and Jado certainly didn't need to be in this tournament.

  • Hiromu Takahashi defeats Tomoaki Honma

Summary - One of Honma's best matches of his career and this match could've benefited from a crowd to give Honma some more heat...but solid, nevertheless.

  • Tomohiro Ishii defeats El Desperado

Summary - This didn't have the biggest competition for match of the night for night one...but it certainly was better than the first 3 matches of the evening. Ishii is fantastic and it wore off on Desperado and made him look even better than usual. We all knew Ishii was winning this one...but in a match that you know the result, if you can still enjoy it, they did their job...and this certainly fit the bill.

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