NJPW New Japan Cup 2023 Results, Bracket, Dates, Participants
NJPW New Japan Cup 2023 tournament will be a knockout tournament to be held between March 5 to March 21. This will be the 19th annual New Japan Cup tournament since its inception in 2005.
The tournament will feature 24 participants and will take over 5 rounds. 8 participants got bye in the first round to directly go to round two. The final of the tournament will take place on March 21, 2023. The winner will get a shot at IWGP World Heavyweight Championship against Kazuchika Okada.
Check below for the complete bracket, matches, and results from NJPW New Japan Cup 2023 tournament.
Bracket & Results
- Tetsuya Naito def. El Phantasmo(March 5)
- SANADA def. Taichi (March 5)
- Shota Umino def. Yujiro Takahashi(March 6)
- David Finlay def. Tomohiro Ishii(March 6)
- Mark Davis def. Toru Yano (March 8)
- Evil def. Ren Narita (March 8)
- Kyle Fletcher def. YOSHI-HASHI (March 10)
- Aaron Henare def. Shingo Takagi (March 10)
Note – Kenta, Chase Owens, Hirooki Goto, Tama Tonga, Will Ospreay, Jeff Cobb, Zack Sabre Jr. and Great-O-Khan received bye in the first round.
- SANADA def. Kenta(March 11)
- Tetsuya Naito def. Chase Owens(March 11)
- Hirooki Goto def. Kyle Fletcher(March 12)
- Tama Tonga def. Aaron Henare(March 12)
- Will Ospreay def. Mark Davis (March 13)
- Evil def. Jeff Cobb(March 13)
- Shota Umino def. Zack Sabre(March 15)
- David Finlay def. Great O-Khan(March 15)
- Sanada def. Tetsuya Naito (March 17)
- Mark Davis def. EVIL (March 17)
- Tama Tonga def. Hirooki Goto(March 18)
- David Finlay def. Shota Umino(March 18)
Note – Mark Davis replaced Will Ospreay in quaterfinals after Ospreay suffered an injury.
- Round 3 Winners – SANADA def. Mark Davis (March 19)
- Round 3 Winners – David Finlay def. Tama Tonga (March 19)
- SANADA def. David Finlay (March 21)