The New Japan Cup is set to return in March.
New Japan Pro-Wrestling announced that the New Japan Cup will begin on March 5 with the final night to be held on March 21. More information, including competitors, will be revealed in the coming weeks.
The New Japan Cup is a single elimination tournament where the winner gets a shot at the IWGP Heavyweight Championship (now the IWGP Heavyweight and Intercontinental Championships). EVIL won the 2020 New Japan Cup.
It’s the biggest single elimination tournament of the NJPW calendar, and after 2020 saw New Japan Cup pushed to the summer, 2021 sees the tournament return to its spring slot. Just one day after NJPW celebrates its 49th anniversary in the fabled Budokan Hall, action will begin in Korakuen Hall on Friday March 5, before we head to Ota-ku on March 6, and then around the country, with events culminating on March 20 and 21. These final matches will see New Japan Pro-Wrestling action hit Miyagi’s Xebio Arena Sendai for the very first time!
Stay tuned for more information on New Japan Cup 2021!
Fightful will provide more information on the New Japan Cup as it is known.