NJPW announces TJP, Dragon Lee & SHO for Super J-Cup 2019

New Japan Pro-Wrestling has announced the first three entrants for their 2019 Super J-Cup. This year’s Super J-Cup will be a sixteen-participant, three day junior heavyweight tournament. The three known participants are:

  • TJP
  • Dragon Lee
  • SHO

TJP has a history with New Japan Pro-Wrestling, having trained in the original American dojo in Santa Monica in 2001. In 2011, he competed in the Best of the Super Juniors, but failed to advance to the Final.

The remaining thirteen Super J-Cup entrants will be announced in the weeks to come. The tournament schedule is as follows:

  • First Round: August 22 at Temple Theater (Tacoma, Washington)
  • Second Round: August 24 at San Francisco State University Student Life Events Center (San Francisco, California)
  • Semifinals & Final: August 25 at Walter Pyramid (Long Beach, California)