Jyushin Thunder Liger announces first Super J-Cup in three years; “SUPER J-CUP 2019” will be held in the US, for the first time in tournament history outside of Japan.
In 1994, Jyushin Thunder Liger was inspired to propose the Super J-Cup, a single elimination tournament for junior heavyweight wrestlers from promotions around the world. The was an immense success, and from then on, it has served as an irregular Olympic style event; a festival for the world’s very best junior heavyweight wrestlers and a chance for its participants to shine bright on a global stage.
On June 10 at a press conference in Tokyo, Liger announced the seventh running of the tournament, which will take place outside Japan for the first time ever.
Jyushin Thunder Liger
‘I am honoured to be the producer of ‘Super J-Cup 2019’. The excitement from Best of the Super Juniors hasn’t faded, and NJPW is planning another big tournament for the junior heavyweights. It’s been three years since the last tournament, a true all-star event filled with dream matches.
We’ve had several events in the United States over the last few years, including Madison Square Garden. Now, the juniors are taking over in America, as Super J-Cup hits the west coast.’
For 2019, 16 wrestlers take part in a 3-day tournament in Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles.
・Round 1: August 22, 2019 (Th) at Temple Theater in Tacoma, WA
・Round 2: August 24, 2019 (Sat) at SFSU Student Life Events Center in San Francisco, CA
・Semi-Finals and Finals: August 25, 2019 (Sun): Walter Pyramid in Long Beach, CA
*Entrants will be announced at a later date.
Don’t miss the most electric junior heavyweight tournament in the entire world!
■ “SUPER J-CUP 2019” in Seattle
Date/Time: August 22nd (Th), Bell 7pm (PST)
Venue: Temple Theater
Address：47 St Helens Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402
■ “SUPER J-CUP 2019” in San Francisco
Date/Time: August 24th (Sat), Bell 7pm (PST)
Venue: San Francisco State University Student Life Events Center
Address: 1 N State Dr, San Francisco, CA 94132
■ “SUPER J-CUP 2019” in Los Angeles
Date/Time: August 25th (Sun), Bell 5pm (PST)
Venue: California State University Long Beach Walter Pyramid
Address: 1250 N Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90840
■ Ticket information
Tickets on sale June 24th (Mon), 12pm (PST)