One of the wrestling’s world most famed single-elimination tournaments, NJPW’s New Japan Cup, returns on March the 3rd. The promotion has announced all participants and the first-round brackets earlier today:
Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Bad Luck Fale
Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Michael Elgin
Togi Makabe vs. Tama Tonga
Yuji Nagata vs. Hirooki Goto
Tomoaki Honma vs. Satoshi Kojima
Toru Yano vs. Yujiro Takahashi
Tomohiro Ishii vs. EVIL
Yoshi-Hashi vs. Tetsuya Naito
The winner of this tournament will have the choice to challenge either the IWGP Heavyweight, the IWGP intercontinental or the NEVER Openweight champion at Invasion Attack on April 10.
Full preview at the start of next week.
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