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NJPW announces Sakura Genesis for April 4

NJPW has announced that their annual Sakura Genesis event will return in April.

The company announced that Sakura Genesis will take place on April 4. It will take place at Sumo Hall, the first NJPW event in the venue since the G1 Climax finals in October.

This is the first time that the annual Sakura Genesis event has run since 2018. In 2019, the company ran a show at Madison Square Garden during WrestleMania weekend, and last year’s show was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Sakura Genesis replaced Invasion Attack as the annual April event in 2017.

The winner of the New Japan Cup tournament, which runs during March, usually challenges for the championship of their choosing at Sakura Genesis. The tournament runs this year from March 5 through March 21.

Sakura Genesis in 2018 was headlined by Kazuchika Okada successfully defending the IWGP Heavyweight title against Zack Sabre Jr.