Following the conclusion of the 2018 New Japan Cup today, the finals for Sakura Genesis has been confirmed. Sakura Genesis is scheduled to take place on April 1st, 2018. It will be the company’s first show following Strong Style Evolved on March 25th, 2018 from the Walter Pyramid in Long Beach, California.
Zack Sabre Jr defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi with the “Orienteering of Napalm Death” submission to win the 2018 New Japan Cup. He announced he will challenge Kazuchika Okada in his post-match speech.
New Japan Cup Finals (March 21st, 2018)
- Shota Umino defeats Tetsuhiro Yagi (7:40)
- Taichi defeats Tomoyuki Oka (7:05)
- BULLET CLUB (Bad Luck Fale, Tanga Loa & Yujiro Takahashi) defeat Michael Elgin, Toa Henare & Togi Makabe(9:54)
- Killer Elite Squad (Davey Boy Smith Jr. & Lance Archer) defeat CHAOS (Tomohiro Ishii & Toru Yano) (12:59)
- David Finlay & Juice Robinson defeat CHAOS (Hirooki Goto & YOSHI-HASHI) (10:23)
- Los Ingobernables de Japon (BUSHI, Hiromu Takahashi, SANADA & Tetsuya Naito) defeat Suzuki-gun (El Desperado, Minoru Suzuki, Takashi Iizuka & Yoshinobu Kanemaru) (12:45)
- CHAOS (Chuckie T & Kazuchika Okada) defeat Chase Owens & Kota Ibushi (11:57)
- New Japan Cup 2018 Final Match
Zack Sabre Jr. defeats Hiroshi Tanahashi (34:02)