New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Super J Cup returns this August, it was announced today. With three shows taking place in the United States for the very first time in it’s history. Japanese wrestling legend Jushin Thunder Liger himself made the announcement.
Talent taking place will come from New Japan Pro Wrestling, Ring Of Honor, CMLL and other companies to be announced.
Liger – who created the Super J Cup tournament back in 1994 – will produce this year’s event and made these comments:
“I am honored to be the producer of ‘Super J-Cup 2019’. The excitement from Best of the Super Juniors hasn’t faded, and NJPW is planning another big tournament for the junior heavyweights. It’s been three years since the last tournament, a true all-star event filled with dream matches.”
“We’ve had several events in the United States over the last few years, including Madison Square Garden. Now, the juniors are taking over in America, as Super J-Cup hits the west coast.”
Jyuhsin Thunder Liger has just announced the return of Super J Cup, in the US for the first time ever!
8/22 Temple Theater- Tacoma, WA
8/24 SFSU Student Life Event Center- San Francisco, CA
8/25 Walter Pyramid- Long Beach, CA
Tickets on sale June 24! pic.twitter.com/T6P1q9JY4b
— NJPW Global (@njpwglobal) June 10, 2019
The three-day tournament consists of 16 competitors in single elimination style matches. The location and dates are as follows –
Temple Theatre, Tacoma, WA on August 22 (Round 1)
SFSU Student Life Events Center, San Francisco, CA on August 24 (Round 2)
Walter Pyramid, Long Beach, CA on August 25 (Semis and Final)
Tickets go on sale Monday, June 24
Blake’s Take: It really seems that New Japan is the company to make huge announcements over the past week or so. Jon Moxley, G1 entrants, and now this? With this being Jushin Thunder Liger’s last year as a professional wrestler, what better way to go out than to produce a memorable tournament. I can see it now….the very best entrants of the most recent Battle Of The Super Juniors. Add in some of the very best luchas in the world. Sprinkle some of the best-untapped Juniors in the world right now….and you’ll have one of the very best Super J Cups in history!