NJPW Announces Return To Live Action Beginning On June 15, Full Schedule

New Japan Pro-Wrestling is officially back. 

NJPW held a special press conference on Monday night announcing their plan to return to live events. The promotion will officially return on June 15 with and event titled "Together Project Special," which is a mystery card event.

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On June 16, the New Japan Cup will begin. This year, the New Japan Cup will now be an openweight tournament. Due to travel bans, only wrestlers currently residing in Japan will be able to compete.

Here is a look at the matchups for the New Japan Cup:

June 16
Togi Makabe v Yota Tsuji
Tomohiro Ishii v El Desperado
Toru Yano v Jado
Toki Honma v Hiromu Takahashi

June 17
Kazuchika Okada v Gedo
Yuji Nagata v Minoru Suzuki
Yuya Uemura v Yoshinobu Kanemaru
Gabriel Kidd v Taiji Ishimori

June 22
Hiroshi Tanahashi v Taichi
Kota Ibushi v Zack Sabre Jr.
Taguchi v SANADA
SHO v Shingo

June 23
Hiroshi Tenzan v YOSHI-HASHI
YOH v BUSHI
Sataoshi Kojima v EVIL
Hirooki Goto v Yujiro Takahashi

June 24 & July 1
Second Round

July 2
Quarterfinals

July 3
Semi-finals

New Japan Cup Finals will be July 11 at Osaka-Jo Hall. The winner will challenge Tetsuya Naito for both the IWGP Heavyweight and Intercontinental Titles at Dominion at Osaka-Jo Hall on July 12.

There will be no audience for the New Japan Cup. Audience will be at 33% capacity for the Osaka-Jo Hall events on July 11 and 12. All events will stream live on New Japan World.

It was also announced that the July tour in Hokkaido has been canceled.

You can find more information on NJPW's return by clicking here.

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