NJPW announces one-night Super J-Cup tournament in the U.S.

Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2020/11/02/njpw-announces-one-night-super-j-cup-tournament-in-the-u-s/

New Japan Pro Wrestling has announced a one-night Super J-Cup event set for the U.S. on Saturday, December 12th.

The one-night tournament will feature eight participants in a single-elimination format with the following talent being sent from various promotions:

*El Phantasmo

*Clark Connors

*TJP

*ACH

*Blake Christian

*Chris Bey

*Rey Horus

*Lio Rush

Bey is representing IMPACT Wrestling and represents a rare instance of the two sides working together. This comes after Rocky Romero appeared on an AXS TV special with Karl Anderson & DOC Gallows that was produced by IMPACT and included a plug for NJPW Strong on New Japan World.

Horus is representing Ring of Honor while Blake Christian is being promoted as a representative of Game Changer Wrestling.

The Super J-Cup was founded in 1994 with NJPW hosting the tournament with talent a variety of companies converging for the one-night event.

The tournaments in 1994 and 1995 are among the most popular shows of all-time and were heavily circulated at the height of tape trading.

The last J-Cup took place over three nights in 2019 in the U.S. and was won by El Phantasmo, who defeated Dragon Lee in the final.