NJPW New Japan Cup Semifinals Preview (3/19/17): EVIL vs Fale & Ishii vs Shibata

NJPW New Japan Cup Semifinals preview 3 19 17
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The NJPW New Japan Cup has reached the semifinals stage, and tomorrow, the two men that will face off in the finals of the tournament will be decided. On Sunday, EVIL will face off with Bad Luck Fale and Tomohiro Ishii will face off with Katsuyori Shibata. The winners of these matches will meet in the finals of this year’s New Japan Cup on Monday.

Tomorrow’s show will be coming to us from Shizuoka’s Act City Hamamatsu, and it will stream live on NJPW World beginning at 2:00 am EDT.

The New Japan Cup tournament is single elimination and will take place March 11th to March 20th. The winner of the tournament can challenge for whatever NJPW title he wants to challenge for: IWGP Heavyweight Championship, IWGP Intercontinental Championship, or NEVER Openweight Title. It is expected that the title match will take place during April’s Sakura Genesis.

New Japan Cup Semifinals Match Card

Hirai Kawato, Katsuya Kitamura, and Yuji Nagata vs Tomoyuki Oka, David Finlay, and Juice Robinson.

Jado and Gedo vs TAKA Michinoku and El Desperado.

Tiger Mask, Jushin “Thunder” Liger, Satoshi Kojima, and Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs Minoru Suzuki, Takashi Iizuka, Yoshinobu Kanemaru, and Taichi.

Ryusuke Taguchi, KUSHIDA, Michael Elgin, and Hiroshi Tanahashi vs Tetsuya Naito, SANADA, BUSHI, and Hiromu Takahashi.

YOSHI-HASHI, Hirooki Goto, Kazuchika Okada, and Toru Yano vs Kenny Omega, Yujiro Takahashi, Tama Tonga, and Tanga Loa.

New Japan Cup 2017 Semifinal Match
EVIL vs Bad Luck Fale.

New Japan Cup 2017 Semifinal Match
Tomohiro Ishii vs Katsuyori Shibata.

You all can join me on Twitter as I live tweet the show, and as always, Top Rope Press will have full coverage of the PPV as soon as its in the books.