Well, we made it through the first 4 nights of this tournament and it has been absolutely awesome so far. What hasn’t been awesome? Well, our predictions that we called spoilers. Warren, Jon, and I are not doing so hot, but our winner is still alive in Kazuchika Okada, so we still have a bit of life.

Here are our round one predictions:

  • Tomohiro Ishii defeated Yuji Nagata
  • Taichi defeated Tomoaki honma
  • Chase Owens defeated Juice Robinson
  • Kazuchika Okada defeated Michael Elgin
  • Mikey Nicholls defeated Hikuleo
  • Will Ospreay defeated Bad Luck Fale
  • Lance Archer defeated Toa Henare
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi defeated Shota Umino
  • Ryusuke Taguchi defeated Hiroyoshi Tenzan
  • Kota Ibushi defeated Tatsuya Naito
  • Zach Sabre Jr defeated Evil
  • Toru Yano defeated Davey Boy Smith Jr
  • Colt Cabana defeated Makabe
  • Minoru Suzuki defeated Stoshi Kojima
  • Sanada defeated Goto

As you can see, we went 12/16 on the matches, which is honestly better looking after typing it out than we thought on the video below. Anyway, for our thoughts on round 1, Juice Robinson’s booking, and predictions going into round 2 of the New Japan Cup, check out the video below!

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