Cards for the beginning stages of the New Japan Cup have been revealed.
New Japan Pro Wrestling has released the cards for their annual New Japan Cup tournament. This year's tournament kicks off on March 8th at Korakuen Hall and will conclude on March 24th. The winner of the New Japan Cup will go on to Madison Square Garden at Ring Of Honor and NJPW's G1 Supercard show on April 6th to challenge Jay White for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship.
The New Japan Cup cards for March 8th-11th have been unveiled and one of the surprises in this year's tournament is former NXT star Nick Miller who is entering the tourney as Mikey Nicholls. Here are the tournament matches for the shows from March 8th through the 11th:
March 8th -- Korakuen Hall
* Manabu Nakanishi vs. YOSHI-HASHI
* Tomoaki Honma vs. Taichi
* Juice Robinson vs. Chase Owens
* Yuji Nagata vs. Tomohiro Ishii
March 9th -- Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium
* Mikey Nicholls vs. HIKULEO
* Kazuchika Okada vs. Michael Elgin
* Will Ospreay vs. Bad Luck Fale
* Toa Henare vs. Lance Archer
March 10th -- Hyogo Baycom Gymnasium
* Kota Ibushi vs. Tetsuya Naito
* EVIL vs. Zack Sabre Jr.
* Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Shota Unimo
* Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. David Finlay
March 11th -- Kagawa Takamatsu City General Gymnasium #1
* Togi Makabe vs. Colt Cabana
* Hirooki Goto vs. SANADA
* Satoshi Kojima vs. Minoru Suzuki
* Toru Yano vs. Davey Boy Smith Jr.
New Japan Pro Wrestling also made the announcement that the double-title match at G1 Supercard is official. If The Briscoes can successfully defend the ROH World Tag Team Championships at 17th Anniversary, they will put their titles on the line against the IWGP Tag Team Champions the Guerrillas Of Destiny.