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Csonka’s NJPW NJ Cup (Day 6) Review

March 14, 2019 | Posted by Larry Csonka
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Csonka’s NJPW NJ Cup (Day 6) Review

NJ Cup Tournament Match: Will Ospreay defeated Lance Archer @ 18:05 via pin [****]
NJ Cup Tournament Match: Kazuchika Okada defeated Mikey Nicholls @ 17:25 via pin [***½]

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– Night 4 review here.
– Night 5 review here.

Lance Archer vs. Will Ospreay: Archer looks to intimidate Ospreay, throws strikes but Ospreay avoids, picks up the pace and dumps Archer. Archer cuts off the plancha, but Ospreay counters and gets caught with an overhead throw on the floor. He then slams Ospreay off the barricade, and rolls him back in. Archer looks to bully him around, Ospreay tries to fire back but gets caught with the fall away slam. The clothesline follows, and then a shoulder tackle. The uranage gets 2. Archer chokes him out, and then follows with chops. Ospreay fires back, but is instantly cut off. Archer works a neck crank, follows with kicks, and then slaps Ospreay around. Ospreay lays in chops, but Archer walks through them and hits back elbows. Ospreay escapes blackout, and hits the back handspring kick. He avoids a charge, hits an enziguri and the springboard forearm follows. Ospreay then counters a suplex into a stunner and follows with the tornado DDT for 2. He lays in rights, but Archer hits the black hole slam for 2. Ospreay then counters the lariat into a Spanish fly. They trade strikes, and Archer drops Ospreay. Ospreay keeps coming, keeps throwing as Archer lights him up with chops. Ospreay hits a desperation German, counters the chokeslam, avoids the pounce and hits the head kick but Archer counters the oscutter with a pounce. Archer follows with an apron chokeslam, and back in, hits another chokeslam and that gets 2. Archer looks for blackout, countered and the Robinson special lands for Ospreay. The cradle follows for 2. Oscutter by Ospreay and that’s only gets 2. Ospreay is shocked, hits the hook kick and looks for storm breaker, but Archer fights it off. Ospreay lays in kicks, but Archer catches him with blackout for a great near fall. Archer follows with chops, sets Ospreay up top and follows him up. Ospreay fights him off, and the Cheeky nandos connects and then storm breaker follows for the win. Will Ospreay defeated Lance Archer @ 18:05 via pin [****] This was great, Archer played the monster role well, while Ospreay’s selling and resiliency was great. The home stretch ruled and the crowd was invested.

Mikey Nicholls vs. Kazuchika Okada: They lock up, working into counters, and Okada grounds things. Nicholls slaps Okada, but Okada cuts him off with a basement dropkick. Nicholls takes him down, working a side headlock. Okada fights to his feet, but Nicholls grounds him again. Okada counters out, but Nicholls hits a belly to back suplex. They work to the floor and Nicholls slams him onto the apron and starts working the back. Nicholls rolls Okada back in and covers for 2. The stalling suplex connects and the cover gets 2. Nicholls grounds things, lays in kicks, and then chops. Okada is pissed and fires back, but Nicholls lays in elbows in the corner. Okada’s chest is bleeding as Nicholls locks on a half crab. Okada makes the ropes, so Nicholls stomps away at the back. The slam follows, but Nicholls misses a knee drop. Running uppercut by Okada, follows with back elbows and Nicholls to the floor. Okada follows with a plancha. Back in and Okada hits the DDT for 2. The slam connects, but Nicholls fights back and hits a big ending for 2. The clothesline follows for 2. Okada counters the Mikey bomb and hits a flapjack. They fight back to their feet, Okada misses a charge, but manages to hit John Wooooooooo. The missile dropkick follows for 2. Okada hits a slam; heads up top and the elbow drop connects. He looks for the rainmaker, but Nicholls fights it off, follows with strikes and takes Okada up top. The superplex follows. They work into counters, dropkick by Okada. The rainmaker is countered into a spinebuster and the sliding lariat gets 2. Nicholls heads up top and the moonsault connects for 2. Okada fights back, hits a head scissors, and hits the spinning rainmaker. The rainmaker proper finishes Nicholls. Kazuchika Okada defeated Mikey Nicholls @ 17:25 via pin [***½] This was a very good match, and while the winner was never in doubt, I thought Nicholls stepped up and did very well here.

– The rest of round two will be…

* Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi (Saturday)
* Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Kota Ibushi (Saturday)
* Toru Yano vs. Colt Cabana (Sunday)
* Minoru Suzuki vs. SANADA (Sunday)

– Set for round three…

* YOSHI-HASHI vs. Tomohiro Ishii
* Will Ospreay vs. Kazuchika Okada

– End scene.

– Thanks for reading.

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The 411 on Wrestling Podcast returns to the 411 Podcasting Network for episode 2. On today’s show, 411’s Larry Csonka discuses some WWE Fastlane thoughts, comments on the first round of the 2019 New Japan Cup & gives second round picks, gives quick picks for Friday’s ROH Anniversary PPV, previews the weekend EVOLVE shows, does a listener Q&A, and more. The show is approximately 25 minutes long.

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WWE Fastlane – 3:30
New Japan Cup – 5:45
ROH Anniversary Show Picks – 9:00
EVOLVE Weekend Previews – 11:05
Listener Q&A – 18:00

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The final score: review Good
The 411
Night 6 of the NJ Cup was a good and string show, with both matches delivering and one side of the bracket being all CHAOS.