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Mitchell’s New Japan Cup Results & Report! (3/5/21)

The New Japan Cup returns!

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NJPW New Japan Cup 2021

Once again, it’s NJPW’s tournament to the top!

Though this tournament technically kicked off with NJPW’s 49th Anniversary Event, things properly begin tonight! Who takes the first step towards THE IWGP World Championship?

NOTE: NJPW no longer wants to feed AXS TV now that it is with Anthem and Impact Wrestling. But never fear, I will cover NJPW in the spirit of AXS in providing the most important matches of the show.

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Six Man Tag: The United Empire VS Master Wato, Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima; The United Empire wins.
  • 2021 New Japan Cup Opening Round: Toru Yano VS Bad Luck Fale; Yano wins and advances.
  • 2021 New Japan Cup Opening Round: Hirooki Goto VS Taichi; Goto wins and advances.

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Six Man Tag: The United Empire VS Master Wato, Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima!

Jeff Cobb and Great-O-Khan are already into the next round of the tournament, and Will Ospreay is hoping to do the same! Will the United Empire be victorious again? Or will the Way of the Grandmaster help Ikari no Mogyu and the King of Cozy Style in the resistance?

The trios talk trash to each other and the ref tries to keep the peace as Ospreay eggs Tenzan on. But then the Empire rushes in and attacks anyway! The bell rings to get this on record, and Ospreay throws Tenzan out while Khan throws Wato and Cobb throws Kojima. The Empire goes out and attacks the resistance. Ospreay throws hands on Tenzan, Cobb throws Kojima into railing then goes after Cobb. Khan puts Kojima in to stomp him down while Ospreay clubs Tenzan down. Fans rally for the resistance as Khan clamps onto Kojima with a chinlock. Khan lets off and brings Kojima up for Mongolian Chops! Khan taunts Tenzan then Mongolian Chops Kojima again!

Fans fire up for Kojima as he blocks the chops to go for Mongolian Chops! Khan blocks those, fires off forearms, spins but Kojima ROCKS him first! Kojima fires off forearms and spins, but Khan Mongolian Chops him down! Khan stomps Kojima, Ospreay knocks Tenzan and Wato off the corner and Cobb stomps Kojima, too. The Empire all stomp Kojima together, then drag him up. Khan puts Kojima in a corner, he and Cobb whip Kojima corner to corner, then they send Ospreay in, only for Kojima to toss Ospreay out! Cobb kicks Kojima and holds him as Khan runs, but Kojima fights back! Kick for Khan, DDT for Cobb!

Kojima swats Khan’s clothesline away, then kicks and SPIKES him with a DDT! Fans fire up for Kojima and he fires off machine gun CHOPS in the corner! Kojima tops it off with one more CHOP, then whips Khan corner to corner. Kojima runs in to forearm smash and he throws Khan down. Fans fire up more and Kojima climbs up. Ospreay is there to throw Kojima down! Ospreay and Cobb attack Tenzan and Wato again! Khan gest Kojima’s arm and wants the Kimura! Kojima endures, fans rally up, but Khan drags Kojima over to a Fujiwara! Kojima still endures so Khan stomps the arm! Khan drags Kojima up, drags him over to the corner and Cobb tags in.

The Empire mugs Kojima, and Cobb throws forearms. Kojima reaches but Cobb brings him away from his corner. Cobb scoops Kojima, pops him up and RAMS him into the corner! Tag to Ospreay and he stomps Kojima, then CHOPS him! Ospreay scoops and SLAMS Kojima to then drop a knee! Cover, TWO! Ospreay keeps his cool and Khan joins him. The fans rally but the Empire double whips Kojima. Kojima kicks Ospreay, swats Khan, and then kicks Ospreay for a COZY CUTTER! Both men are down but fans fire up! Kojima crawls, and hot tags Tenzan! Tenzan runs Ospreay over, DECKS Cobb, and fires up!

Tenzan clubs and wants to Mongolian Chop but Khan clubs him from behind! Khan goes to Mongolian Chop but Tenzan headbutts low! And then Tenzan “steals” the Mongolian Chops! Ospreay kicks Tenzan, runs, but into the WINDMILL KICK! Fans fire up with Tenzan as he corner splashes Ospreay, then hits a BIG suplex! Cover, TWO! Fans rally, Tenzan brings Ospreay up and gives him more Mongolian Chops! Ospreay mule kicks, but Tenzan blocks the fireman’s carry. Ospreay powers through but Tenzan slips off and shoves him to a corner. Ospreay boots back, springboards, PIP PIP CHEERIO! Cover, TWO!

Ospreay fires up, fans rally, and Ospreay reels Tenzan in for double underhooks. Tenzan resists the lift so Ospreay gives him Kowata Kicks. Ospreay runs, gets around the clothesline and HOOK KICKS! But he runs into MOUNTAIN BOMB! Tenzan fires up after hitting the modified back drop, he and Ospreay hot tag Cobb and Wato! Wato springboards for the flying uppercut, but is caught! Wato elbows free, gives kicks and kicks and a mule kick. Cobb blocks the whip, Wato ROUNDHOUSES him! Wato whips, Cobb reverses but Wato dodges to leg lariat! Cover, TWO! Kojima and Tenzan hit the Empire then go after Cobb!

Bea Priestley protests but Wato whips Cobb corner to corner to elbow! Kojima elbows, then feeds Cobb to Tenzan’s headbutt! Wato springboards for the flying uppercut! Cover, TWO! Fans rally up and the resistance regroups. Wato spins but Cobb blocks the kick to a FALL AWAY SLAM! Bridging cover, but Kojima breaks it! Khan attacks and whips Kojima to BOOT him down! Tenzan Mongolian Chops Khan down! Ospreay ROLLING ELBOWS Tenzan! Ospreay whips and pops Wato up but Wato RANAS! Cobb grabs Wato but Wato bell claps free! SCREW HIGH KICK! Tilt-o-whirl, but Cobb pops that and blocks the rana for a TOUR OF THE ISLANDS!! Cover, the Empire wins!!

Winners: The United Empire, by pinfall

And the resistance has been crushed! At least, for now! Ospreay and Tenzan still have a tournament battle, will the Empire be united in the second round?

But then EVIL strikes! He wants after Cobb, who will be his first opponent in the tournament! Evil rakes Cobb’s eyes and Dick Togo uses the SPOILER CHOKER on him! The rest of the Empire rushes back and runs Evil off, but the damage has been done! Will the Hawaiian Hulk make the King of Darkness defy the Empire?

 

2021 New Japan Cup Opening Round: Toru Yano VS Bad Luck Fale!

It seems like the Producer and the Rogue General are fated to fight! But will Fale take care of two birds with one Grenade, and be both a second-round entrant and KOPW 2021 contender?

After Yano’s very long introduction that might be getting even longer, Yano points the KOPW trophy at Fale, and Fale SWATS it away! The bell rings, Fale rolls Yano up, TWO!! Fale looms over Yano in the corner and stomps him, and the KOPW trophy is broken AGAIN! Fale throws hands, whips Yano corner to corner, then runs in. Yano dodges, and goes to untie a buckle pad! Fale runs in again, Yano dodges, Fale stops himself from hitting bare buckles, but Yano SLAPS Fale on the back of the head! Fale glares at Yano and Yano apologizes. Yano dodges Fale, SLAPS him again, then runs. Fale runs Yano over! Yano bails out and fans rally up.

Yano clings to the railing and says he’s afraid of Fale! Fale runs out and catches Yano before he can go into the ring, and he RAMS Yano into railing! Then he whips Yano into more railing! Fale CLUBS Yano, brings him around and whips him into more railing! The ref reprimands but Fale tells him to shut up. Fale throws body shots on Yano, brings him around and whips him into even more railing! Fale stomps Yano, goes back to the ring, and lets the count handle this. Fans rally up for Yano as the count climbs, and Yano stirs at around 5 of 20. Yano slowly sits up, stands up at 15 of 20, and goes around railing. Yano hurries in at 19.9! Fale stomps Yano down but fans still rally.

Fale stands on Yano’s body at the ropes! The ref counts and Fale lets off at 3. Fale brings Yano up, Yano fires off forearms and hammering fists! Yano fires up and tries to scoop Fale! Fale is annoyed and he scoops to SLAM Yano! Fale stands on Yano for the cover, TWO!! Yano still lives and Fale is even more annoyed. Fans rally up as Fale drags Yano up to a choke grip! Yano clubs free, fires off forearms, but Fale ROCKS Yano back! Yano ends up in the corner, and Fale runs in. Yano dodges and Fale gets bare buckles to the chest! Yano tries to scoop, Fale scoops him and SLAMS him back! Fale drags Yano up, scoops and SLAMS Yano again! And then drops the elbow, only to miss!

Yano bails out, Fale rolls out after him and fans rally up again. Fale drags Yano up and whips but Yano blocks with help from railing! Fale blocks the reversal, to send Yano into railing after all! Fale runs in but Yano dodges and Fale runs into the railing! Yano comes back with TAPE! Yano goes after Fale but Fale shoves him into a post! Fale CLUBS Yano, and then has Yano’s tape! Fale is tying Yano’s hands around the corner! The ring count is climbing but Fale finishes up his work at 10 of 20! Fale CLUBS Yano, Yano kicks back, and then Yano baits Fale into running into the POST! LOW BLOW?! The ref didn’t see because he’s busy counting! Fale is down, Yano gets in at 19!! YANO WINS!!

Winner: Toru Yano, by count-out (advances to the next round)

Another win that’s outside the box and by the skin of Yano’s teeth! Yano keeps Fale from being a contender in both the Cup and for the KOPW 2021! But will Yano be able to get a new, less fragile trophy so that he can defend it at all?

 

2021 New Japan Cup Opening Round: Hirooki Goto VS Taichi!

The Fierce Warrior and the Sliest Wrestler in the World have both had battles with the Guerrillas of Destiny and lost. But now they can fight their way to the top of NJPW! Will Goto be ready for whatever tricks Taichi has up his proverbial sleeve?

Taichi takes off his cloak and shows off the dancing pecs, which fans cheer. Goto still doesn’t trust Taichi’s pouch, so Taichi puts that aside. The bell rings and fans rally already! Goto and Taichi stare down, stretch a bit, then slowly circle. They approach, tie up, and Goto powers Taichi to ropes. Taichi just relaxes and Goto lets off cleanly. They circle again and fans rally up. Goto and Taichi tie up, Goto puts Taichi back on ropes, and then lets off clean again. Taichi applauds and so do fans, and the two circle again. Goto and Taichi approach, tie up, and Goto headlocks, but Taichi tries the saido already! Goto fights that off, but Taichi puts him on ropes now.

Taichi lets off, but then chokes Goto! Red Shoes counts, Taichi lets go at 4. Taichi kicks Goto out of the ring, follows him out, and then whips Goto into railing! Taichi brings Goto around, scoops him, and gives him SNAKE EYES to railing! Taichi uses camera cord to CHOKE Goto! Red Shoes reprimands, counts, and Taichi lets go with one hand at 4. Red Shoes says that’s not enough, but Taichi keeps choking Goto, and even pulls hair. Red Shoes starts the ring count so Taichi lets go of Goto at 4 of 20. Taichi drags Goto up and around at 12 of 20 and chokes Goto on the railing! Taichi leaves Goto behind at 15, but Goto gets in at 19! Fans cheer but Taichi stands on Goto at the ropes.

Red Shoes reprimands, counts, but Taichi lets go of the ropes. Again, not the problem! Taichi finally steps off Goto’s neck and fans rally up. Taichi drags Goto from the apron, brings him up, and snapmares him to CHOKE him! Red Shoes reprimands, Taichi stops, but then does it again! Red Shoes reprimands, that’s a choke, not a cover! Taichi lets off, and says if he wants to see a choke, here’s a CHOKE! Red Shoes counts, Taichi lets off and smirks while fixing his hair. Taichi drags Goto up, and hides a choke inside a shoulder clamp! Red Shoes checks and sees the trick so Taichi lets go. Fans rally for Goto but Taichi drags him up to snapmare again. Taichi KICKS Goto in the back, covers, TWO!

Taichi toys with Goto now as he scuffs his head. Goto grits his teeth and gets up but Taichi boots him! Taichi kicks Goto around, but Goto CHOPS and CHOPS back! Taichi chokes Goto to throw him down! Red Shoes reprimands but Taichi just drags Goto back up. Taichi gives Goto Kowata Kicks, then KICKS Goto down. Goto slowly sits up but Taichi stomps him back down. Taichi gives more Kowata Kicks, but Goto just gets mad! Goto glares at Taichi and CHOPS, CHOPS, CHOPS! Goto ROCKS Taichi, runs, but Taichi choke grips! Goto choke grips back! Goto chokes Taichi to a corner! Fans cheer but Red Shoes reprimands.

Goto lets go, Taichi kicks low, but Goto follows Taichi as he runs to LARIAT Taichi down! Fans fire up as both men are down! Goto catches his breath and gets up first. Goto drags Taichi up, fires forearms, whips Taichi to a corner, then runs in to MURAMASA! And BULLDOG! Cover, TWO! Goto drags Taichi up, fireman’s carries, but Taichi fights off, only for Goto to block the saido! Goto throws elbows, Taichi staggers to a corner, and Goto runs in, but Taichi dodges to GAMANGIRI! Both men are down but fans rally up! Taichi drags himself to a corner and gets up. Taichi powers up his arm, runs at Goto and AX BOMBERS! But Goto stays up?!

Goto fires up and runs, to LARIAT! But Taichi stays up!! Taichi runs, AX BOMBER, but Goto still stays up! Goto runs and LARIATS, Taichi still stays up! Both men run, DOUBLE LARIATS hit but neither falls! And then DOUBLE LARIATS again! Goto runs, and again DOUBLE LARIATS hit! This time, both men drop to their knees! Fans rally up, Goto runs but again LARIATS collide! Taichi GAMANGIRIS! Both men are down again and fans are thunderous! Taichi sits up first and Goto stirs, but off come the pants! Taichi powers up from the corner, but Goto CLOBBERS him first! Goto goes to back suplex but Taichi elbows free!

Taichi runs, Goto follows but Taichi dodges and reels Goto in! Goto resists Seiteijyujiryou, reels Taichi in to a fireman’s carry, and hits USHIGOROSHI! Fans fire up again as Goto drags Taichi back up. Taichi grabs a leg but Goto clubs him over and over! Goto drags Taichi up, clubs him, knees him and hits URA GTR! Cover, TWO!! Taichi survives but fans fire up again! Goto stands first, drags Taichi up, reels him into the dragon sleeper, but Taichi choke grips from below! Taichi gets free of the dragon sleeper but Goto swats Taichi’s grip away! Goto spins but into a choke grip! CHOKE SLAM!! Fans are thunderous as both men are down again!

Taichi sits up and slaps some sense into himself. Taichi drags Goto back up with the choke grip, but Goto gets free and swings, but into the DANGEROUS SAIDO!! Cover, TWO!?! Taichi can’t believe it but the fans are thunderous again! Taichi fires up, gives a thumbs down, then reels Goto in. Goto resists the bomb lift, but Taichi powers through to LAST RIDE! High stack cover, TWO?!? Goto survives and Taichi can’t believe it! Taichi drags Goto up and Alabama lifts, but Goto fights out of that! Goto clubs away on Taichi’s back, blocks the Alabama lift again, and fans fire up as Goto hammers away over and over. Taichi breaks free to DECK Goto!

Taichi paces, drags Goto but Goto is dead weight. Fans rally up and Taichi drags Goto by his hair. Taichi stands Goto up but Goto blocks the forearm into a spin and suplex, SHOUTEN KAI!! Both men are down again and fans fire back up! Goto grits his teeth and rises again! Goto gets himself to ropes while Taichi sitrs. Goto drags himself to his feet, Taichi is in a daze but Goto powers up now. Taichi sits up into the BUZZSAW! But he pops right up to BOOT?! Goto forearms, Taichi mule kicks, Goto HEADBUTTS! Taichi is down but Goto shakes his head. Fans are thunderous again as Goto fires up and drags Taichi into the dragon sleeper!

Taichi slips out, Alabama lifts, but Goto escapes to dragon sleeper! Taichi gets out to ROUNDHOUSE! Taichi hooks the arms, TAICHI STYLE GEDO CLUTCH! TWO!!! Goto narrowly escapes and the fans are thunderous yet again! Taichi and Goto slowly rise, and Taichi goes to a corner. Taichi fires himself up, builds power and takes aim, but Goto blocks the kick! Goto fireman’s carries to G T W!!! Cover, TWO!?!?! Taichi survives and the fans are now electric! Goto isn’t done, he dragon sleepers to TRUE G T R!!! Cover, GOTO WINS!!

Winner: Hirooki Goto, by pinfall (advances to the next round)

The Sliest Wrestler took the fight to the Fierce Warrior, but he couldn’t overcome him! Goto gets a mic and speaks! “I will win the New Japan Cup! I will win that unified belt! Nothing else needs to be said. I will survive until the very brutal end, that’s it!!” Goto is a man of few words and is always direct! Will he be heading directly to the top of the tournament?


My Thoughts:

A very good event, but again I cut out matches that just didn’t feel as important. Suzuki-Gun continues to battle and brutalize Young Lions, but I did catch the part where Suzuki and Honma were arguing and slapping each other while ZSJ was trying to twist Gabriel Kidd apart. I skipped the Bullet Club match but again, Evil took the win there because he needs to go strong into his first NJCUP match this year. Evil won last year, he gets an unofficial bye this year, and his first opponent is Jeff Cobb, so he needs as much momentum as he can get for that.

Cobb helps the United Empire get the win tonight in a really fun Six Man, Evil jumps Cobb, that match is going to be good and there’s a good chance Evil cheats to win to head for a possible back-to-back win. That won’t happen, though, I think he’s running into Kazuchika Okada first since they’re on the same side of the bracket. Okada will win that, go to the finals, and we’ll see how that goes with a lot of great choices on the other side.

Yano VS Fale is becoming a great rivalry, and that was another creative and entertaining way to win. Yano’s KOPW trophy 3.0 needs to be a little heftier so it doesn’t break, and so it can look even more like Yano than this previous one. Goto VS Taichi was an incredible match for just the first round, and I’m a touch surprised Goto won. Taichi did keep things fair and square, so that’s part of it. Okada VS Takagi is tomorrow, and the winner of that faces Goto. Goto VS Okada would be an incredible match because of it being Chaos VS Chaos on top of everything.

My Score: 9/10


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Andrew’s AJPW Champion Carnival Results & Match Ratings: 4.11.2021

Day 3 of the Champion Carnival had video on demand issues, so it wasn’t uploaded until the 12th. Hopefully Day 3 continues the positive momentum the first two days have already created!

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Hard to say I wasn’t a little annoyed the VOD took so long to post, but better late than never; especially when the next event isn’t until the 17th.

Anyway though! Zeus looks to topple the current Triple Crown champion and continue his undefeated Carnival streak and Ashino has to do something to get off the bubble; but Kento is a big ask. We could be looking at a quick favorite to win as well as the walking dead.

Let’s hope nothing too drastic happens! Check it out!

Match Ratings:

  • Jake Lee vs Koji Doi: Jake wins via D4C @8:10 – **
  • Shuji Ishikawa vs Yuma Aoyagi: Ishikawa wins via Single Leg Cradle @11:13 – ***
  • Kento Miyahara vs Shotaro Ashino: Ashino wins via Grapevine Ankle Lock @12:11 – *** ½
  • Zeus vs Suwama: Zeus wins via Jackhammer @19:52 – *** ¾

 

Results:

Jake Lee vs Koji Doi

Total Eclipse inner faction fighting! Since Jake is the leader, he starts off in typical heel leader fashion telling Koji to lie down and eat the pin. Koji lies down; Jake drapes himself in a cocky cover, so Koji goes for the crucifix at the 2 count. Jake snaps up and he looks shocked that Koji went against an order, but then we get to a match.

Koji does a solid job keeping Jake off balance with power attacks, Shoulder Tackles and an interesting Football Tackle with the lift and slam. Jake eats a decent amount of offense, including a few short arm Lariats, before he starts stabilizing with Knee Lifts and Yakuza Kicks.

Lucky for Jake, even though Koji countered the D4C once, after Giant Killing, Koji wasn’t countering anything. Jake hits D4C and gets his second win of the tournament! Not a flashy match honestly felt a little silly at points with how quiet and echoed the arena made the match feel. Hopefully the setting doesn’t continue to plague the atmosphere of the matches.

Shuji Ishikawa vs Yuma Aoyagi

Now this was decent, though the hollow quiet atmosphere of venue is really detracting from the matches. Yuma was trying to find openings, but Shuji continued to run him over and abuse him with power early. And it was during these slower spots, the deafening silence of the venue made for weird watching.

Even though Shuji hit a Scoop Slam into the corner of the arpon, multiple Tsunamis and a flashing Scoop Fire/Thunder Driver, Yuma stayed resilient. Yuma nearly made the bigger man tap in End Game, but Shuji was able to find the ropes. Yuma hits an O’Connor Roll into the Japanese Leg Clutch, Shuji manages to get out of that, goes for a Tsunami, Yuma slides and tries to scoop Shuji for a Roll-Up, but at two Shuji manages to reverse the Roll-Up, grab a single leg and keep Yuma down for a three count!

Even though I have yet to be convinced by Yuma, the fact he got a finish that still made him look strong while putting up a good fight against a decorated opponent like Ishikawa; that says a lot about his potential rise on the card.

Kento Miyahara vs Shotaro Ashino

Ashino is in the unenviable position of last place after two days. With a 0-2 record, he really REALLY needs this…and he of course has Kento as his roadblock. They’ve traded wins in the past, and come off as rivals who don’t really like one another.

The match starts quick with Ashino shooting the half, grabbing a leg and searching for the Ankle Lock early. Kento fights out, but Kento is surprised and Ashino stays on him. Ashino pulls Kento to the ring post and wraps Kento’s left leg against the post a few times. Kento fires and Snake Eyes lands Ashino into the corner of the apron.  This gives Kento plenty of time to walk off the early ankle damage and play into his cocky arrogance, all while messing with the referee and his opponent.

Whenever Ashino managed to get back in the ring, he was greeted by Blackouts to the front and back of his head. It wasn’t really until Kento went for the Shutdown Suplex, that Ashino hit a second wind. Both men trade German Suplexes, Ashino continues with a Deadlift Overhead suplex and he starts building momentum back.

He teases a German from the apron to the floor, but Kento blocks, fights off and Piledrives Ashino instead. Kento fires off Blackouts as Ashino once again barely beats the count out, but after landing his ninth Blackout of the fight, Ashino grabs the left leg, rolls through and goes for the Ankle Lock. Kento tries to fight off, but Ashino refuses to let go, readjusting, rolling through, pulling Kento back into the center away from the ropes; eventually dropping down into the Grapevine. Kento has no other option but to submit!

Ashino finally gets on the board, and Kento joins him in the 1-2 portion of the standings! I wonder how much the ankle will play into the rest of Kento’s carnival.

Zeus vs Suwama

Last year during Zeus’ carnival winning run, he had a match with Suwama which resulted in Suwama sustaining an arm injury. Thanks to this knowledge, and the sting of a failed challenge when Suwama recovered, Zeus came out attacking the arm and trying to replicate some of his success from last year.

The beauty in Zeus’ arm attacks, is not only were the Key Lock and Arm Bars effective to play on the old injury, they also inhibited Suwama from executing the Last Ride Powerbomb. Zeus’ attack really did great, as well as giving him the power advantage against someone who can usually match him in that department. Zeus lifted out of Boston Crabs, met Suwama head on with Biceps Explosions and even broke out the Frog Splash a few times.

In a nice reference, Suwama was able to fight out of the Arm Trap Facelock this time, but Zeus had too much of an advantage. Zeus peppered in Chokeslams, Lariats, another Frog Splash and eventually ended the match with an impactful Jackhammer. This was a solid struggle throughout, injured only by the awkward venue setting.

Who will be the first person to hang a Carnival loss on Zeus since 2019?

Overall Score: 6.75/10

While there wasn’t really a lot to complain about in terms of action, I really hated the venue. With the Japanese crowd rules of not being able to scream and having to just clap or stomp, it was very noticeably irritating in this event.  Slower moments felt empty and stupid, almost back to the empty Quarantine times, which definitely impact smaller events and smaller companies.

Aside from that, we got a lot of really great finishes. Ashino finally getting on the scoreboard AND over Kento is great. Zeus continuing his streak from last year, Jake well…doing Jake things and Shuji looking strong as a current title holder should. Otani and Sato were missed a little today, but let’s check out the standings!

 Standings:

  1. Zeus: 3-0 – (6 Points)
  2. Shuji Ishikawa: 2-1 – (4 Points)
  3. Jake Lee: 2-1 – (4 Points)
  4. Shinjiro Otani: 1-1 – (2 Points)
  5. Kohei Sato: 1-1 – (2 Points)
  6. Shotaro Ashino: 1-2 – (2 Points)
  7. Kento Miyahara: 1-2 – (2 Points)
  8. Suwama: 1-2 – (2 Points)
  9. Koji Doi: 1-2 – (2 Points)
  10. Yuma Aoyagi: 1-2 – (2 Points)


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