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Super J-Cup
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Tagline Land of Confusion (2009)
Information
Created by Jushin Liger
Promotion(s) NJPW (1994, 2009, 2016, 2019)
WAR (1995)
MPW (2000)
OPW (2004)
First event Super J-Cup: 1st Stage
Last event Super J-Cup: 7th Stage
Tournament gimmick Single elimination tournament for junior heavyweight wrestlers

The Super J-Cup is a professional wrestling tournament featuring junior heavyweight wrestlers from all over the world. The tournament was originally conceived by Japanese wrestler Jushin Thunder Liger as a showcase for promotions from Asia and North America, including Liger's home promotion New Japan Pro-Wrestling (who hosted the first tournament in 1994), Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling, Wrestle Association R, Michinoku Pro Wrestling, Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre, and the Social Progress Wrestling Federation.

In the following years, wrestlers representing Lucha Libre AAA World Wide (AAA) and Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) would also participate in the tournament. After 1995, the tournament took a five-year hiatus before returning in 2000 (this time hosted by Michinoku Pro Wrestling).

Since that time, the tournament has only taken place three times (in 2004, 2009, and 2016). The original Super J-Cup, held in 1994, is widely regarded as one of the greatest professional wrestling shows of all time. Dave Meltzer, editor of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, called the 1994 Super J-Cup "the most incredible single night of wrestling ever".[1]

Dates, venues and winnersEdit

Event Date(s) Host promotion Winner Total won
Super J-Cup: 1st Stage April 16, 1994 New Japan Pro-Wrestling Wild Pegasus 1
Super J-Cup: 2nd Stage December 13, 1995 Wrestle Association R Jushin Thunder Liger 1
Super J-Cup: 3rd Stage April 1, 2000
April 9, 2000
Michinoku Pro Wrestling 2
Super J-Cup: 4th Stage February 21, 2004 Osaka Pro Wrestling Naomichi Marufuji 1
Super J-Cup: 5th Stage December 22, 2009
December 23, 2009
New Japan Pro-Wrestling 2
Super J-Cup: 6th Stage July 20, 2016
August 21, 2016
KUSHIDA 1
Super J-Cup: 7th Stage August 22, 2019
August 24, 2019
August 25, 2019
El Phantasmo 1

Tournament historyEdit

1994Edit

The inaugural Super J-Cup tournament was hosted by New Japan Pro-Wrestling. The event took place on April 16, 1994, at Sumo Hall in Tokyo, Japan.[2]

Results
  Round 1 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                                     
        
   Wild Pegasus Pin  
     Black Tiger  
 Black Tiger Pin
 Taka Michinoku  
   Wild Pegasus Pin  
   Gedo  
 Gedo Pin  
 Dean Malenko  
   Gedo Pin
     Super Delfin  
 Shinjiro Otani
 Super Delfin Pin  
   Wild Pegasus Pin
   The Great Sasuke
 Ricky Fuji Pin  
 Negro Casas  
   Ricky Fuji
     Jushin Thunder Liger Pin  
 Hayabusa
 Jushin Thunder Liger Pin  
   Jushin Thunder Liger
   The Great Sasuke Pin  
 Masayoshi Motegi  
 El Samurai Pin  
   El Samurai
     The Great Sasuke Pin  
 

1995Edit

The second Super J-Cup was hosted by Wrestle Association R taking place on December 13, 1995, at Sumo Hall in Tokyo, Japan.[3]

Results
  Round 1 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                                     
   
   Jushin Thunder Liger Pin  
     Gran Naniwa  
 Damián 666
 Gran Naniwa Pin  
   Jushin Thunder Liger Pin  
   Último Dragón  
 Shinjiro Otani Sub  
 Masaaki Mochizuki  
   Shinjiro Otani
     Último Dragón Pin  
 Shoichi Funaki
 Ultimo Dragon Pin  
   Jushin Thunder Liger Pin
   Gedo
 Gedo Sub  
 Masayoshi Motegi  
   Gedo Pin
     Dos Caras  
 Dos Caras Pin
 El Samurai  
   Gedo Pin
   Wild Pegasus  
 Lionheart Pin  
 Hanzo Nakajima  
   Lionheart
     Wild Pegasus Pin  
 

2000Edit

The third Super J-Cup tournament was a two-night event hosted by Michinoku Pro Wrestling. The first round was held on April 1, 2000 at Sendai City Gymnasium in Sendai, Japan and the final three rounds were held on April 9, 2000 at Sumo Hall in Tokyo, Japan.[4]

Results
  Round 1 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                                     
   CIMA Pin  
   Ricky Marvin    
     CIMA Pin  
       Onryo    
   Curry Man  
   Onryo Pin  
     CIMA Pin  
     Naoki Sano    
   Naoki Sano Pin  
   Judo Suwa    
     Naoki Sano K.O.
       Great Sasuke    
   The Great Sasuke Pin
   Kaz Hayashi    
     Jushin Thunder Liger Pin
     CIMA  
   Jushin Thunder Liger Pin  
   Tiger Mask IV    
     Jushin Thunder Liger Pin
       Men's Teioh    
   Katsumi Usuda  
   Men's Teioh Pin  
     Jushin Thunder Liger Pin
     Gran Hamada    
   Gran Hamada Sub.  
   Shinya Makabe    
     Gran Hamada Pin
       Ricky Fuji    
   Sasuke the Great  
   Ricky Fuji DQ  

2004Edit

The fourth Super J-Cup was promoted by Osaka Pro Wrestling and was held on February 21, 2004, at Osaka-jō Hall in Osaka, Japan.[5]

Results
  Round 1 Semifinals Final
                           
   Naomichi Marufuji Pin  
 Jun Kasai  
   Naomichi Marufuji Pin  
   Garuda  
 Garuda Pin
   Goa  
     Naomichi Marufuji Pin
   Takehiro Murahama
   Wataru Inoue Sub  
 Kazuya Yuasa  
   Wataru Inoue
   Takehiro Murahama Pin  
 Takehiro Murahama Pin
   Taichi Ishikari  

2009Edit

The fifth Super J-Cup tournament was produced by New Japan Pro-Wrestling. It was a two-night event taking place on December 22 and December 23, 2009 at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan.[6]

Results
  Round 1 Round 2 Semifinals Final
                                     
 Atsushi Aoki  
 Prince Devitt Pin  
   Prince Devitt Pin  
 
   Danshoku Dino  
 Danshoku Dino Pin
 Jado  
   Prince Devitt Pin  
   YAMATO  
 Gedo Pin  
 Kota Ibushi  
   Gedo
 
   YAMATO Stp  
 Akira
 YAMATO Sub  
   Prince Devitt
   Naomichi Marufuji Pin
 GENTARO  
 Ryusuke Taguchi Pin  
   Ryusuke Taguchi Sub
 
   Koji Kanemoto  
 Koji Kanemoto Sub
 Fujita Hayato  
   Ryusuke Taguchi
   Naomichi Marufuji Pin  
 Taichi  
 Tigers Mask Sub  
   Tigers Mask
 
   Naomichi Marufuji Pin  
 Jushin Thunder Liger
 Naomichi Marufuji Pin  

2016Edit

The sixth Super J-Cup tournament was promoted by New Japan Pro-Wrestling. It was a two-night event taking place on July 20, 2016 and August 21, 2016. The first round held on July 20 took place at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan, while the next three rounds took place on August 21 at the Ariake Coliseum in Tokyo, Japan.[7]

Results
  Round 1 Round 2 Semifinals Final
                                     
 Jushin Thunder Liger Pin  
 Eita 9:12  
   Jushin Thunder Liger Countout  
 
   Taichi 3:01  
 Yuma Aoyagi Pin
 Taichi 12:05  
   Taichi Pin  
   KUSHIDA 9:05  
 KUSHIDA Sub  
 Taiji Ishimori 16:25  
   KUSHIDA Pin
 
   Kenoh 10:24  
 Gurukun Mask Pin
 Kenoh 11:33  
   KUSHIDA Sub
   Yoshinobu Kanemaru 19:50
 Ryusuke Taguchi Pin  
 Daisuke Harada 14:56  
   Ryusuke Taguchi Pin
 
   Yoshinobu Kanemaru 9:27  
 BUSHI Pin
 Yoshinobu Kanemaru 10:25  
   Yoshinobu Kanemaru Pin
   Matt Sydal 9:00  
 Titán Pin  
 Will Ospreay 9:14  
   Will Ospreay 12:45
 
   Matt Sydal Pin  
 Matt Sydal Pin
 Kaji Tomato 7:56  

2019 Edit

The seventh Super J-Cup tournament was promoted by New Japan Pro-Wrestling. It was a three-night event taking place on August 22, 2019, August 24, 2019, and August 25, 2019, and its the first time it was held in the United States. The first round was held on August 22 will take place at the Temple Theater in Tacoma, Washington, while the next three rounds took place on August 24 at the San Francisco State University Student Life Event Center in San Franciso, California, while the finals were held on August 25 at the Walter Pyramid in Long Beach, California.[7]

  First Round
(August 22)
Quarterfinals
(August 24)
Semifinals
(August 25)
Final
(August 25)
                                     
 Will Ospreay Pin  
 Amazing Red 28:19  
   Will Ospreay Pin  
 
   Sho 30:32  
 Sho Pin
 Taiji Ishimori 17:06  
   Will Ospreay Pin  
   El Phantasmo 11:25  
 Clark Connors Sub  
 TJP 11:56  
   TJP Pin
 
   El Phantasmo 14:49  
 Robbie Eagles Pin
 El Phantasmo 12:17  
   El Phantasmo Pin
   Dragon Lee 25:33
 Ryusuke Taguchi Pin  
 Jonathan Gresham 12:59  
   Ryusuke Taguchi Pin
 
   Dragon Lee 11:37  
 Yoh Pin
 Dragon Lee 18:51  
   Dragon Lee Pin
   Carístico 11:10  
 Carístico Pin  
 BUSHI 10:08  
   Carístico Pin
 
   Soberano Jr. 8:30  
 Rocky Romero Pin
 Soberano Jr. 11:04  

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Molinaro, John F.. History of the Super J-Cup . Slam! Sports. Canadian Online Explorer. Retrieved on 2014-02-02.
  2. Super J-Cup: 1st Stage . Pro Wrestling History. Retrieved on 2018-08-22.
  3. Super J-Cup: 2nd Stage . Pro Wrestling History. Retrieved on 2018-08-22.
  4. Super J-Cup: 3rd Stage . Pro Wrestling History. Retrieved on 2018-08-22.
  5. Super J-Cup: 4th Stage . Pro Wrestling History. Retrieved on 2018-08-22.
  6. Super J-Cup: 5th Stage . Pro Wrestling History. Retrieved on 2018-08-22.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Super J-Cup: 6th Stage . Pro Wrestling History. Retrieved on 2018-08-22.
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