New Japan CUPdate: March 15

Okayama saw the last matches in the New Japan Cup second round, as the quarterfinal field of eight was completed in Okayama. The first tournament match of the night saw David Finlay taking on Great-O-Khan. The two traded bombs from the opening bell before a throat thrust from Finlay brought O-Khan to the floor. There the fight got progressively dirtier, Finlay piling damage on O-Khan until he was satisfied with the damage done. Bringing the Eliminator back inside, the Rebel continued a relentless, streetfighter’s assault, but it was O-Khan’s orthodox judo skills that gave him space. With a shoulder throw, O-Khan created an opportunity, time and distance, and was able to execute a gameplan that rattled Finlay as the match progressed…

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