The New Japan Cup 2020 bracket has been revealed.
It has been over three months now since New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) put on a wrestling event, and quite frankly, I have missed it very much. But no longer! NJPW has returned with the Together Project Special and The New Japan Cup 2020! I am very excited about this!
The six-match Together Project Special card was a very exciting and much-anticipated event. The event has now passed; however, I encourage all of you to try and watch that. It is missing some NJPW stars, primarily from Bullet Club, but all the hits were there. And by hits, I mean Los Ingobernables De Japon vs CHAOS in the main event! PURO FUEGO!
Now on to the New Japan Cup 2020. This tournament I already know is going to be special. For the first time ever, there will be junior heavyweights competing in this tournament! This tournament will have 32 entrants, and of that 32, 13 will come from the junior heavyweight division. This tournament can really blur the lines between the junior and heavyweight divisions. After examining the bracket, it is a healthy mix of the weight classes, for example, Ishii vs El Desperado, that is a great mix! I am pulling for Ishii, but I hope it elevates El Desperado to another level.
The winner of the New Japan Cup will have a match against the IWGP Heavyweight and Intercontinental Champion, Tetsuya Naito, at Dominion July 12. Be sure to stay tuned to The Steel Cage for more coverage of the New Japan Cup 2020.