Taiji Ishimori, Ryusuke Taguchi and Caristico will all compete in NJPW’s Super J-Cup later this summer. New Japan confirmed their inclusion in the tournament earlier today. They join TJP, SHO, and Dragon Lee who were previously confirmed. Jushin Liger will be on the tour but will not compete in the tournament.
The 7th edition of the single-elimination tournament will take place August 22nd to 25th in the United States.
- 8/22/19: Temple Theater in Washington
- 8/23/19: San Francisco State University Student Life Events Center
- 8/25/19: Long Beach Walter Pyramid
“Days after the G1 ends, another legendary tournament will be staged outside Japan for the first time as Super J-Cup hits Tacoma, San Francisco and Long Beach,” an NJPW press release for the tournament reads. “Last week, TJP, SHO and Dragon Lee were the first entrants confirmed for Super J-Cup 2019. We’re excited to announce today that they will be joined by Taiji Ishimori, Ryusuke Taguchi and Caristico!”
Super J Cup Previous Winners
The 2019 version of the tournament will be the 7th time it has been held. Previous winners are listed below:
- 1994: Wild Pegasus
- 1995: Jushin Liger
- 2000: Jushin Liger
- 2004: Naomichi Marufuji
- 2009: Naomichi Marufuji
- 2016: KUSHIDA