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2017 New Japan Cup Winner Crowned

Check out who won the 2017 New Japan Cup.

WE STARTED OFF WITH SIXTEEN MEN AND NOW ONE IS THE 2017 NEW JAPAN CUP CHAMPION AND THE NUMBER ONE CONTENDER TO THE IWGP HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP.

 

The 2017 New Japan Cup came to a close in Niigata, as Katsuyori Shibata defeated Bad Luck Fale in the finals of the New Japan Cup tournament, to not only win the trophy, but gain a future shot at Kazuchika Okada for New Japan’s biggest championship.

The man known simply as ‘The Wrestler’ was able to counter Fale’s Bad Luck Fall into a sleeper hold, incapacitating the big man before polishing him off with a PK for the win and the trophy.

He announced that would indeed challenge Okada for the Heavyweight Championship at Sakura Genesis on April 9th.

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