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Japan News: Updated - MVP loses second round New Japan Cup match Saturday, watch highlights of MVP's first round match (w/VIDEO)

Mar 19, 2011 - 2:05:45 AM
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By James Caldwell, Torch assistant editor

Update: MVP lost in the Second Round match vs. Togi Makabe on Saturday night.

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Former WWE wrestler MVP continues his quest for the 2011 New Japan Cup in a Second Round match against Togi Makabe on Saturday night.

New Japan is continuing its weekend schedule while Japan recovers from the devastating earthquake and tsunami last week. The quarterfinals will be held Saturday in Aichi before the semi-finals and finals will be held Sunday in Hyogo.

MVP's match is scheduled for the semi-main event of Saturday's show. Yuji Nagata vs. Masato Tanaka will be the main event and final quarterfinal match on Saturday.

The four quarterfinal winners advance to Sunday's show. The New Japan Cup winner will be determined on the same show in the finals of the tournament.

New Japan has released a highlight video on the first round tournament matches, which featured MVP defeating IWGP tag champion "Machine Gun" Karl Anderson. The video captures some of the strong nearfalls leading to MVP's submission victory.

Video: The first round highlights are in the video below. MVP vs. Anderson highlights pick up at the 1:40 mark.



URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-Lm1G9FI3Q&feature=player_embedded#t=105s

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