NJPW Announces Brackets For New Japan Cup, 47th Anniversary Show

New Japan Cup 2019 Brackets and 47th Anniversary show lineup revealed
New Japan Cup 2019 Brackets and 47th Anniversary show lineup revealed

New Japan Pro Wrestling announced both the brackets for the New Japan Cup and the lineup for the 47th Anniversary show today. Both have been posted below:

NJPW 47th Anniversary Show
3/6/19
Ota City General Gymnasium
Tokyo, Japan

  • Champion vs Champion
    IWGP Heavyweight Champion: Jay White (Bullet Club) vs NEVER Openweight Champion: Will Ospreay (CHAOS)
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi, Kazuchika Okada, & Hirooki Goto vs EVIL, SANADA, & Tetsuya Naito (LIJ)
  • IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship
    Taiji Ishimori (Bullet Club) (c) vs Jushin “Thunder” Liger
  • IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship
    Bushi & Shingo Takagi (LIJ) (c) vs Sho & Yoh (Roppongi Vice) (CHAOS)
  • Dragon Lee, Ryusuke Taguchi, Tiger Mask, Tomoaki Honma, Satoshi Kojima vs TAKA Michinoku, El Desperado, Yoshinobu Kanemaru, Taichi, Minoru Suzuki (Suzuki Gun)
  • Toa Henare & Yuji Nagata vs YOSHI-HASHI & Tomohiro Ishii (CHAOS)
  • Ren Narita, Shota Umino, Ayato Yoshida, Toru Yano, & Togi Makabe vs HIKULEO, Chase Owens, Tanga Loa, Tama Tonga, & Bad Luck Fale (Bullet Club)

New Japan Cup 2019

New Japan Cup night 1
3/8/19
Korakuen Hall
Tokyo, Japan

Tournament Matches:

  • Manabu Nakanishi vs YOSHI-HASHI (CHAOS)
  • Tomoaki Honma (GBH) vs Taichi (Suzuki-Gun)
  • Juice Robinson (Lifeblood) vs Chase Owens (Bullet Club)
  • Yuji Nagata vs Tomohiro Ishii (CHAOS)

New Japan Cup night 2
3/9/19
Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium
Naka-Ku, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan

  • Mikey Nicholls (announced by Rocky Romero as with CHAOS) vs HIKULEO (Bullet Club)
  • Kazuchika Okada (CHAOS) vs Michael Elgin
  • Will Ospreay (CHAOS) vs Bad Luch Fale
  • Toa Henare vs Lance Archer (Suzuki Gun)

New Japan Cup night 3
3/10/19
Baycom Gymnasium
Nishinagasucho, Amagasaki-shi, Hyogo

  • Kota Ibushi vs Tetsuya Naito (LIJ)
  • EVIL (LIJ) vs Zack Sabre Jr. (Suzuki Gun)
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi vs Shota Umino
  • Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs David Finlay (Lifeblood)

New Japan Cup night 4
3/11/19
Takamatsu City General Gymnasium #1
Kagawa, Japan

  • Togi Makabe (GBH) vs Colt Cabana
  • Hirooki Goto (CHAOS) vs SANADA (LIJ)
  • Satoshi Kojima vs Minoru Suzuki (Suzuki Gun)
  • Toru Yano (CHAOS) vs Davey Boy Smith Jr. (Suzuki Gun)

The 2nd round of the tournament is scheduled to begin on March 13th.