New Japan CUPdate: March 18

Act City Hamamatsu saw the second night of quarterfinal action on March 18, as the semifinal lineup was completed with two nights left on the tour. The first tournament match of the evening pitted David Finlay against Shota Umino. The two contenders threw furious hands at the bell, Umino shoving referee and father Red Shoes Unno aside to continue a vicious assault in the opening seconds. A basement dropkick followed, as Umino had early control and the full backing of the Hamamatsu fans. On the outside of the ring though, it was a different story, and Umino was taken into the ringside steel by the Rebel…

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