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New Japan Cup First Round

As we head to the biggest New Japan Cup of all time, here is the full schedule of the New Japan Cup First Round. All of the matches will be broadcast live on NJPWWorld.com:

3/8, 4:30am EST

  • CHAOS (Will Ospreay, Mikey Nicholls & Rocky Romero) vs. Bullet Club (Bad Luck Fale, HIKULEO & Taiji Ishimori)
  • Satoshi Kojima, Toa Henare & Toru Yano vs. Suzuki-gun (Minoru Suzuki, Lance Archer & Davey Boy Smith Jr.)
  • Los Ingobernables de Japon (EVIL & BUSHI) vs. Suzuki-gun (Zack Sabre Jr. & TAKA Michinoku)
  • Kota Ibushi, Hirooki Goto & SHO vs. Los Ingobernables de Japon (Tetsuya Naito, SANADA & Shingo Takagi)
  • Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Togi Makabe, Hiroshi Tanahashi & Kazuchika Okada vs. Shota Umino, Michael Elgin, Colt Cabana & Ryusuke Taguchi
  • New Japan Cup First Round: Manabu Nakanishi vs. YOSHI-HASHI
  • New Japan Cup First Round: Tomoaki Honma vs. Taichi
  • New Japan Cup First Round: Juice Robinson vs. Chase Owens (NJ Cup Debut)
  • New Japan Cup First Round: Yuji Nagata (2x NJ Cup Winner) vs. Tomohiro Ishii

3/9, 4am EST

  • Undercard TBA
  • New Japan Cup First Round: Mikey Nicholls (NJPW return, NJ Cup Debut) vs. HIKULEO (NJ Cup Debut)
  • New Japan Cup First Round: Kazuchika Okada (1x NJ Cup Winner) vs. Michael Elgin
  • New Japan Cup First Round: Will Ospreay (NJ Cup Debut) vs. Bad Luck Fale
  • New Japan Cup First Round: Toa Henare (NJ Cup Debut) vs. Lance Archer

3/10, 3am EST

  • Undercard TBA
  • New Japan Cup First Round: Kota Ibushi (1x NJ Cup Winner) vs. Tetsuya Naito (1x NJ Cup Winner)
  • New Japan Cup First Round: EVIL vs. Zack Sabre Jr. (1x NJ Cup Winner)
  • New Japan Cup First Round: Hiroshi Tanahashi (2x NJ Cup Winner) vs. Shota Umino (NJ Cup Debut)
  • New Japan Cup First Round: Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Ryusuke Taguchi

3/11, 4am EST

  • Undercard TBA
  • New Japan Cup First Round: Togi Makabe vs. Colt Cabana (NJ Cup Debut)
  • New Japan Cup First Round: Hirooki Goto (3x NJ Cup Winner) vs. SANADA
  • New Japan Cup First Round: Satoshi Kojima vs. Minoru Suzuki
  • New Japan Cup First Round: Toru Yano vs. Davey Boy Smith Jr.

In case anyone cares, here is NJPWed editor Ross W Berman IV’s New Japan Cup bracket. Tell him he’s wrong at @RossWBermanIV or in the comments.