The Best (GIFs) of The New Japan Cup 2014

WARNING: Some SPOILERS to follow!

This year’s New Japan Cup wasn’t the strongest new Japan event that they’ve had recently, but it did have consistently good wrestling and a couple of really great matches spread over the three shows.

Well then, let’s get to the good stuff!

2014 New Japan Cup Winner: Shinsuke Nakamura

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Nakamura defeated Bad Luck Fale in the finals of the Cup to become the 2014 New Japan Cup winner, earning the right to choose which title he would like to challenge for; Okada’s IWGP World Heavyweight title, or Tanahashi’s IWGP Intercontinental title. From the GIF above, it’s pretty clear who he chose to challenge.

Let’s take a look at Nakamura’s road to becoming the 2014 New Japan Cup winner:

Round 1:  vs. Davey Boy Smith Jr. 

Quarterfinals: vs. Prince Devitt

Semifinals: vs. Minoru Suzuki

Finals: vs. Bad Luck Fale

That’s a whole mess of Boma Ye’s!


Best Entrance Ever (This Week): Adam Rose

Last week Adam Rose debuted in WWE NXT. He won his debut match in what was an OK match, but it was nothing compared to his entrance to the ring. Rose dances to the ring with his group of outrageous looking “Rosebuds” – it is ridiculous, and it is the best! WOOOOOOOOO!

Best Wrestler Ever (This Week): Minoru Suzuki

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This Week’s Best Wrestler Ever is  Minoru Suzuki. Suzuki debuted in New Japan way back in 1988 against Takayuki Iizuka (Takashi Iizuka). He’s not young, but that won’t stop him kicking you in the face – especially if you open the ropes for him.

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Suzuki’s signature entrance is infamous in pro-wrestling. Almost every ring entrance is preceded with Suzuki kicking one of the young New Japan wrestlers (usually Sho Tanaka or Yohei Komatsu) straight in the face. And it’s the greatest! Let’s see one more!

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