More names have been added to the 2019 Super J-Cup that takes place later this month.
New Japan Pro Wrestling announced this evening that YOH, BUSHI and Amazing Red will be taking part in the tournament. This would be Amazing Red’s first time wrestling for the promotion. He originally retired back in March, citing severe neck injuries.
Red, BUSHI and YOH join TJP, SHO, CMLL's Caristico, Ryusuke Taguchi and Taiji Ishimori as participants in this year’s tournament. Overall, there will be sixteen participants, including wrestlers from NJPW, CMLL, and Ring of Honor. Will Ospreay and El Phantasmo have also been featured on advertising, though they have yet to be announced for the tournament.
The first round of the Super J-Cup will take place at the Temple Theater in Tacoma, Washington on August 22. The next round takes place at the San Francisco State University Student Life Event Center on August 24 in San Francisco. The finals will take place on August 25 at the Walter Pyramid in Long Beach, California.