EVIL, Bad Luck Fale & Yujiro Takahashi (w/Dick Togo) defeated YOSHI-HASHI, Toru Yano & Yuya Uemura (8:58)
EVIL got the submission win over Uemura with a scorpion deathlock.
YOSHI-HASHI faces Yujiro in a first round tournament match on tomorrow's show.
EVIL faces Jeff Cobb in round two on Thursday, March 11.
Yano faces Great-O-Khan, also on Thursday.
Great-O-Khan, Will Ospreay & Jeff Cobb defeated Satoshi Kojima, Tomoaki Honma & Gabriel Kidd (8:36)
Cobb pinned Kidd after hitting a Tour of the Islands.
Ospreay faces Zack Sabre Jr. in the New Japan Cup on Sunday, March 14.
O-Khan vs. Yano and Cobb vs. EVIL are set for Thursday.
Hiroshi Tanahashi, Juice Robinson, David Finlay & Jeff Cobb defeated Jay White, KENTA, Chase Owens & Gedo (11:34)
Henare pinned Gedo with a modified death valley bomb.
Henare and White face off in a tournament match tomorrow. Tanahashi will face the winner on Monday, March 15.
Finlay faces Owens in a Cup match tomorrow.
KENTA faces Minoru Suzuki in a second round match on Saturday, March 13.
Kazuchika Okada, Hirooki Goto & SHO defeated Shingo Takagi, Tetsuya Naito & BUSHI (13:31)
BUSHI was beat after a GTR.
Goto and Shingo will face off in a second round match on Saturday.
New Japan Cup first round match: Yuji Nagata defeated Yota Tsuji (13:42)
This was not Nagata's best night, but Tsuji was very good here. Nagata was huffing and puffing his way through.
New Japan Cup first round match: SANADA defeated Tomohiro Ishii (25:18)
This was very good. Ishii is always going to deliver in a main event and this was no exception.