Wednesday, December 2, 2020

NJPW Super J-Cup 2019 Full Field and Schedule Announced

New Japan Pro-Wrestling has announced the full lineup and schedule for their Super J-Cup 2019. The Super J-Cup 2019 will be a single-elimination tournament between 16 junior heavyweight wrestlers. It is an historic tournament having taken place on an inconsistent basis since 1994, but this will be the first time that it is held in the United States. The field is as follows:

  • Will Ospreay (CHAOS)
  • Robbie Eagles (CHAOS)
  • El Phantasmo (Bullet Club)
  • Rocky Romero (CHAOS)
  • Clark Connors (NJPW)
  • Jonathan Gresham (ROH)
  • Soberano Jr. (CMLL)
  • Amazing Red
  • YOH (CHAOS)
  • BUSHI (Los Ingobernables de Japon)
  • Ryusuke Taguchi (NJPW)
  • Taiji Ishimori (Bullet Club)
  • Caristico (CMLL)
  • TJP
  • SHO (CHAOS)
  • Dragon Lee (CMLL)

These are the first round matches for the tournament, to take place on August 22, 2019 at the Temple Theater in Tacoma, Washington.

  • Rocky Romero vs. Soberano Jr.
  • Clark Connors vs. TJP
  • Caristico vs. BUSHI
  • Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Jonathan Gresham
  • Robbie Eagles vs. El Phantasmo
  • YOH vs. Dragon Lee
  • SHO vs. Taiji Ishimori
  • Will Ospreay vs. Amazing Red (main event)

Second round matches will take place on August 24 at the San Francisco University Student Life Events Center, in accordance with the bracket image above. The semifinals and final match will be at the Final event on August 25 at the Walter Pyramid in Long Beach, California.

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