First round matches are set and Ren Narita returns to action!
After Best of the Super Jr. and World Tag League see their finals on December 11 in the Nippon Budokan, Super J-Cup 2020 will prove that the best junior heavyweights in America are not to be outdone! After Hiromu Takahashi issued a challenge to the winner of the Super J-Cup last night in the Budokan, one of these eight men will face the Best of the Super Jr. winner, in a bid to determine the ultimate tournament wrestler in the junior heavyweight division.
This huge card hits December 12, with full English coverage!
Clark Connors vs Chris Bey
NJPW fans will be getting a look at IMPACT Wrestling’s young sensation Chris Bey for the first time in Super J-Cup 2020, and his mettle will be tested by an NJPW grown Young Lion in Clark Connors. Connors will look to ground Bey’s high flying style and use the same explosive strikes and Boston Crab submission that secured him victory in the Lion’s Break Crown on NJPW STRONG; in his second Super J-Cup, can Connors break through to the second round, or will Bey make the bigger impact?
ACH vs TJP
ACH and TJP have gotten to know one another pretty well in recent weeks on NJPW STRONG, having teamed with one another on a regular basis. Add in their similar career paths, from NJPW to WWE and back, and this should be a fascinating match to see. The two have wrestled one another on the independent scene once earlier in the year, with TJP getting the edge, but with the stakes so very high in this rematch, will ACH make good on his claim of ‘taking all I deserve’, or will the Fil-Am Flash advance?
Rey Horus vs Blake Christian
A high flying spectacle is guaranteed in this first round meeting. Experience may play an edge, as Horus has wrestled at length in both Mexico and the US before landing in his current home at ROH, while Christian’s career is far younger. Yet as we’ve seen in recent weeks on NJPW STRONG, ‘All Heart’ can never be discounted, and Christian will be hard to stop as he tries to soar to the final four.
Lio Rush vs El Phantasmo
The last match of the first round is a dream encounter indeed, Lio Rush wrestling in the cerulean blue for the very first time against the winner of last year’s Super J-Cup El Phantasmo. This will no doubt be a spectacular matchup between two young and very self confident athletes. Will ELP take a strong first step to retaining his winner’s jacket? Or will it be a Rush to the second round?