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NJPW announces big matches for New Japan Cup

NJPW (New Japan Pro Wrestling) has announced some big matches that will be featured in the bracket for the 2019 New Japan Cup.

The Cup will take place over the course of 12 events from March 8 to March 24. The promotion will air these events live on NJPW World, which is their streaming service, with live English commentary.

The winner of this tournament will receive an opportunity to challenge for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship at the G1 Supercard in Madison Square Garden. The current champion is “Switchblade” Jay White. Here’s the bracket

Friday, March 8
Manabu Nakanishi vs. Yoshi-Hashi
Tomoaki Honma vs. Taichi
Juice Robinson vs. Chase Owens
Yuji Nagata vs. Tomohiro Ishii

Saturday, March 9
Mikey Nicholls vs. Hikuleo
Kazuchika Okada vs. Michael Elgin
Will Ospreay vs. Bad Luck Fale
Toa Henare vs. Lance Archer

Sunday, March 10
Kota Ibushi vs. Tetsuya Naito
EVIL vs. Zack Sabre Jr.
Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Shota Umino
Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. David Finlay

Monday, March 11
Togi Makabe vs. Colt Cabana
Hirooki Goto vs. Sanada
Satoshi Kojima vs. Minoru Suzuki
Toru Yano vs. Davey Boy Smith Jr.

Wednesday, March 13
2 Second Round Matches

Thursday, March 14
2 Second Round Matches

Saturday, March 16
2 Second Round Matches

Sunday, March 17
2 Second Round Matches

Wednesday, March 20
2 Quarterfinal Matches

Thursday, March 21
2 Quarterfinal Matches

Saturday, March 23
2 Semifinal Matches

Sunday, March 24
New Japan Cup Finals

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