New Japan CUPdate: March 12

The second night of second round action hit Shiga on March 12, with two matches determining another quarterfinal to come on March 18. The evening’s first tournament matchup saw Aaron Henare take on NEVER Openweight Champion Tama Tonga. Tonga exploded out the blocks with a cross body, and followed with a plancha to the Ultimate Weapon, piling on the pressure on the floor. Yet Henare’s power would soon show through, and the United Empire member caught a flying Tama and brought him spine first into the ring post…

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