New Names For 2019 NJPW Super-J Cup Revealed


The Super-J Cup often serves as one of the most exciting tournaments of the year for New Japan Pro Wrestling, and with the event taking place in the United States, it certainly seems like the company is going all out when it comes to the entrants. As reported by NJPW themselves, the line-up is really starting to come together with some big stars being set to feature.

As seen in the following release, the Super J-Cup will take place later on this August.

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Excitement is reaching a fever pitch for SUPER J-CUP 2019! Nine names have already been revealed for the tournament, which runs from August 22-25 in Tacoma, San Francisco and Long Beach, and now Romero, Connors, Gresham and Soberano Jr. have been added to the tournament.

Rocky Romero has had a singles resurgence in 2019, participating in his first Best of the Super Junior tournament in three years, and challenging El Phantasmo for the British Cruiserweight Championship at Southern Showdown in Melbourne. Wrestling as Black Tiger, he once held the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship, and has been IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champion eight times.

Clark Connors made his debut as an LA Dojo Young Lion at Fighting Spirit Unleashed in September 2018, before facing junior heavyweight legend and Super J-Cup producer Jyushin Thunder Liger at Lion’s Break Project 1 in Anaheim that November. He has shown tremendous fighting spirit teaming with fellow LA Dojo member Karl Fredericks during the G1 Climax 29 tour, and will doubtless have both American and Japanese fans cheering him on.

Jonathan Gresham wrestled in an NJPW ring for the first time this February as part of Honor Rising Japan, and instantly made an impact with his dazzling submission mastery and high flying ability. The ROH representative fought to a respectable 4-5 record during Best of the Super Juniors, giving all his opponents trouble and thrilling audiences around Japan.

Soberano Jr. joins Dragon Lee and Caristico in representing CMLL during the Super J-Cup. The 25 year old has wrestled in Japan on the Fantasticamania tour for the last three years, and in 2018, participated in the Super Junior Tag League with Volador Junior. He is the current Mexican National Welterweight Champion, a title he has held for over two years.