– Tokyo Sports reports that New Japan Pro Wrestling President Kaname Tezuka has resigned. He had been brought in during a transition period for the company and is being replaced by Katsuhiko Harada.
– NJPW has announced the first round matches for the upcoming New Japan Cup tournament, which kicks off on March 3rd at the company’s anniversary show from Tokyo:
- Yujiro Takahashi vs. Toru Yano
- Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Michael Elgin
- Togi Makabe vs. Tama Tonga
- Tomoaki Honma vs Satoshi Kojima
- Yuji Nagata vs. Hirooki Goto
- Yoshi-Hashi vs Tetsuya Naito
- Tomohiro Ishii vs. Evil
- Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Bad Luck Fale
The winner of the single-elimination tournament will face Okada at the Invasion Attack show on 4/10 at Sumo Hall.