NJPW New Japan Cup 2024 Finals Results – March 20, 2024 – Hirooki Goto vs. Yota Tsuji

March 20, 2024
Nagaoka, Japan – Ao-re Nagaoka
English Commentary: Walker Stewart, Chris Charlton, and Gino Gambino

Quick Match Results

  1. BUSHI & Hiromu Takahashi defeated Katsuya Murashima & Shoma Kato via Boston Crab (submission 6:14)
    • BUSHI submitted Murashima after locking in a Boston Crab that Murashima was unable to escape out of for the LIJ’s victory.
  2. United Empire (Franseco Akira, TJP, & Great-O-Khan) defeated Ryusuke Taguchi, Tanga Loa, & Tomohiro Ishii via 2×2 (pinfall 10:11)
    • Akira pinned Taguchi after him and TJP hit their double team finisher to give the victory to United Empire.
    • Following the match, a video aired on the big screen featuring KUSHIDA and Kevin Knight stating that they would be back in NJPW soon and are coming after Bullet Club’s Drilla Moloney and Clark Connors for their IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship.
  3. TMDK (Mikey Nicholls & Zack Sabre Jr.) defeated United Empire (Callum Newman & Jeff Cobb) via Master Blaster (pinfall 9:59)
    • Nicholls pinned Newman after hitting the Master Blaster for TMDK’s victory.
  4. Bullet Club (Gabe Kidd, Chase, Owens, & KENTA) defeated Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Togi Makabe, & YOSHI-HASHI via Pinfall (7:20)
    • Owens pinned Tenzan after KENTA hit Tenzan with a IWGP Tag Team title belt while the referee was distracted.
    • Following the match, Owens & KENTA and YOSHI-HASHI briefly brawled in the ring while Togi Makabe and Kidd briefly brawled on the outside.
  5. House of Torture (Yujiro Takahashi, Jack Perry, & Ren Narita) defeated El Desperado, Yuji Nagata, & Shota Umino via Cobra Twist (submission 9:41)
    • Narita submitted Nagata after shoving Nagata into the referee and hit a low blow to Nagata to setup him locking in a to give the victory to HoT.
    • Following the match, Narita and Takahashi attempted to attack Nagata only for Umino to chase them away. Umino then grabbed the microphone and told HoT that he has something special in store for them at Sakura Genesis 2024 on April 6th.
  6. YOH defeated Yoshinobu Kanemaru via Five Star Clutch (pinfall
    • Following the match, YOH grabbed the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship and acted as if he was the real champion celebrating with the belt and taunted a blinded SHO, who had been hit with an accidental whisky mist spray during the match. As YOH was walking away, SHO grabbed the microphone and yelled at YOH for stealing his belt and demanded a title match be made to get his belt back for good.
  7. Boltin Oleg, Jado, Toru Yano, El Phantasmo, & Hikuleo defeated Just Five Guys (TAKA Michinoku, DOUKI, Yuya Uemura, Taichi, & SANADA) via Super Thunder Kiss ’86 (pinfall 10:56)
    • El Phantasmo pinned Michnoku after Hikuleo hit Michinoku with a Godsend and followed it with him and ELP hitting their tag team finisher to give their team the victory.
  8. Shingo Takagi & Tetsuya Naito vs. Dick Togo & EVIL went to a Double Countout (2:32)
    • Togo & Tagaki were not able to get back in the ring in time to beat the count due to Togo grabbed Takagi before Tagaki was able to do so leading to Takagi arguing at Togo for what he did.
    • Following the match, Takagi grabbed a microphone and called out EVIL to get back in the ring since they were not finished and stated he was not giving back EVIL’s NEVER Openweight title until he did so. This led to EVIL & Togo running back into the ring and the match officially restarting.
  9. Shingo Takagi & Tetsuya Naito defeated Dick Togo & EVIL via Jackknife Pin (pinfall 8:45)
    • Naito pinned Togo after countering Togo & EVIL’s cheating antics with his own cheating antics while the referee was not looking.
    • Following the match, EVIL attempted to attack Naito only for Takagi to put a quick stop to it. Tagaki grabbed a microphone and challenged EVIL for his NEVER Openweight title.
  10. New Japan Cup 2024 Finals – Yota Tsuji defeated Hirooki Goto via Gene Blaster (pinfall 23:01)
    • Following the match, Tsuji talked about his tournament victory and declared tonight to be the start of a new era. Tsuji then called for Tetsuya Naito to come to the ring. After Naito got into the ring, Tsuji talked about their upcoming IWGP World Heavyweight title match and claimed that he would be taking Naito’s title. Naito responded asking Tsuji if he’s ready to do so and said a few more words before walking away.