The semifinals of the New Japan Cup were set earlier on Saturday with wins for David Finlay and Tama Tonga.
The pair won their quarterfinal matches in front of 1,101 fans at Act City, Hamamatsu.
David Finlay, who is in the midst of a significant push, pinned Shota Umino after hitting his Trash Panda finisher.
In the card’s main event, Tama Tonga got the win over Hirooki Goto with the Gun Stun.
Finlay and Tama Tonga will now face each other on Sunday for a place in the final.
In the other semifinal, also scheduled for Sunday, SANADA will go up against Mark Davis.
The final will take place on Tuesday, March 21st, at the Aore Nagaoka Arena, Niigata. The winner gets an IWGP World Heavyweight Championship match against current holder Kazuchika Okada on April 8th at Sakura Genesis in Tokyo.
- New Japan Cup Quarterfinal: Tama Tonga def. Hirooki Goto
- New Japan Cup Quarterfinal: David Finlay def. Shota Umino
- Lio Rush, Toru Yano, YOH & Tomohiro Ishii def. Tetsuya Naito, Shingo Takagi, BUSHI & Hiromu Takahashi
- Jeff Cobb, Great-O-Khan & Mark Davis def. EVIL, Yujiro Takahashi & Dick Togo
- Ren Narita, Minoru Suzuki & El Desperado def. El Phantasmo, Chase Owens & KENTA
- Kyle Fletcher & Aaron Henare def. YOSHI-HASHI & Tomoaki Honma
- Zack Sabre Jr. & Kosei Fujita def. Oskar Leube & Ryohei Oiwa