New Japan Pro Wrestling issued the following press release to announce four more entrants in this year’s Super J-Cup tournament, which tours throughout California, and concluded at the Walter Pyramid in Long Beach. Rocky Romero, Jonathan Gresham, Clark Connors, and Soberano Jr. join the likes of Amazing Red, YOH, BUSHI, Taiji Ishimori, Caristico, SHO, Ryusuke Taguchi, TJP, and Dragon Lee. Check out the details of the new entrants below.
Excitement is reaching a fever pitch for SUPER J-CUP 2019! Nine names have already been revealed for the tournament, which runs from August 22-25 in Tacoma, San Francisco and Long Beach, and now Romero, Connors, Gresham and Soberano Jr. have been added to the tournament.
Rocky Romero has had a singles resurgence in 2019, participating in his first Best of the Super Junior tournament in three years, and challenging El Phantasmo for the British Cruiserweight Championship at Southern Showdown in Melbourne. Wrestling as Black Tiger, he once held the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship, and has been IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champion eight times.
Clark Connors made his debut as an LA Dojo Young Lion at Fighting Spirit Unleashed in September 2018, before facing junior heavyweight legend and Super J-Cup producer Jyushin Thunder Liger at Lion’s Break Project 1 in Anaheim that November. He has shown tremendous fighting spirit teaming with fellow LA Dojo member Karl Fredericks during the G1 Climax 29 tour, and will doubtless have both American and Japanese fans cheering him on.
Jonathan Gresham wrestled in an NJPW ring for the first time this February as part of Honor Rising Japan, and instantly made an impact with his dazzling submission mastery and high flying ability. The ROH representative fought to a respectable 4-5 record during Best of the Super Juniors, giving all his opponents trouble and thrilling audiences around Japan.
Soberano Jr. joins Dragon Lee and Caristico in representing CMLL during the Super J-Cup. The 25 year old has wrestled in Japan on the Fantasticamania tour for the last three years, and in 2018, participated in the Super Junior Tag League with Volador Junior. He is the current Mexican National Welterweight Champion, a title he has held for over two years.
SUPER J-CUP 2019 ENTRANTS
(Producer Jyushin Thunder Liger will be in action in all three events but is not competing in the tournament.)
SUPER J-CUP 2019
Thursday August 22 2019, 7PM start
Temple Theater, Tacoma WA
Saturday August 24 2019 7PM Start
SF University Student Life Events Center, San Francisco CA
Sunday August 25 2019, 5PM start
Walter Pyramid, Long Beach CA
Ringside: $150 SOLD OUT
Floor A $100SOLD OUT
Floor B $60
Stadium A: $60
Stadium B: $45
Stadium C: $30
Ticket URL: http://longbeachstate.com/njpw