NJPW has announced the lineup for their 26th incarnation of their annual Battle of the Super Juniors tournament. Scheduled to compete this year: Will Ospreay, Marty Scurll, Robbie Eagles, Bandido, Jonathan Gresham, Shingo Takagi, Ryusuke Taguchi, Tiger Mask, Robbie Eagles, Rocky Romero, SHO, YOH, Taiji Ishimori, El Desperado, Flip Gordon, BUSHI, Taka Michinoku, Yoshinobu Kanemaru, Titan, a mystery competitor, and IWGP Junior Heavyweight champion Dragon Lee. Press release is below.
During the April 24th Korakuen Hall Road to Dontaku event, the lineup was officially announced for Best of the Super Juniors 26, which kicks off in Sendai on Monday May 13th and runs until Wednesday June 5th in Ryogoku Sumo Hall. Stay tuned towww.njpw1972.com for a full preview of the tournament and introduction of all the entrants in the coming days!
Of particular excitement was the announcement that Robbie Eagles, Bandido, Jonathan Gresham and Shingo Takagi would be debuting as well as the announcement of the participation of the mysterious X. The last time a wrestler called X was announced, for King of Pro-Wrestling in October 2018, the mysterious figure turned out to be Shingo Takagi, who has gone on to turn the junior division upside-down. Who will be X this time? The internet is wild with speculation, but all will be revealed at Wrestling Dontaku in Fukuoka on May 4th.