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New Japan Cup (2020) was the fourteenth Super J-Cup professional wrestling single-elimination tournament produced by New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW). It will be a fourteen-night event that will take place on March 4, 2020 until March 21, 2020. The first round will be held between March 4 and March 9 and will start at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan and will end on March 9 in Kochi, Japan at the Kochi Perfectual Gymnasium, while the next two rounds will take place between March 10 and March 18. The semifinals and the finals will be held between March 20 and 21 at the Ao-re Nagaoka in Niigata, Japan.

Considered one of most important's tournaments, the G1 Climax features thirty-two wrestlers, in a single elimination tournament. Each participant faces all other wrestlers within the same tournament in singles matches. The winner of the tournament is determined via a elimination system; each night of the event sees the eight members of one round compete for the tournament, while the members of the non-competing block perform in tag team matches that have no influence of the tournament results. On the final day of the event, the winners of semifinals face each other to determine the winner of the New Japan Cup, who will gain a future match for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship and IWGP  at Sakura Genesis.

The event saw the New Japan Cup debut of Jeff CobbKENTAShingo Takagi, Will Ospreay and David Finlay as well as Young Lions Alex Coughlin and Karl Fredericks. As usual, the tournament takes place over several cities and locations; The event was broadcast live on TV Asahi and Fighting TV Samurai in Japan, and New Japan Pro-Wrestling World worldwide.

BackgroundEdit

On January 5, 2020, during Wrestle Kingdom 14 in Tokyo Dome, NJPW officially announced the 2020 edition of the tournament between March 4 and March 21.

ParticipantsEdit

It was announced that the tournament would feature participants from promotions around the world; from Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) and Ring of Honor (ROH). On July 26, it was announced three participants for the tournament, one from NJPW (with one spot designated to the CHAOS stable), one from Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) and one freelancer, which on July 31, it was also announced three more participants for the tournament, one from CMLL and two from NJPW (with one spot designated to the Bullet Club stable). On August 8, it was also announced three more participants for the tournament, one from CMLL, one from ROH and two from NJPW (with one spot designated to the Young Lions). The full list of participants was revealed on August 13.

Name: Promotion: Group:
Amazing Red
New Japan Pro-Wrestling
BUSHI New Japan Pro-Wrestling Los Ingobernables de Japon
Carístico
Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre
Clark Connors
New Japan Pro-Wrestling
Dragon Lee
Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre
El Phantasmo New Japan Pro-Wrestling Bullet Club
Jonathan Gresham
Ring of Honor
Ryusuke Taguchi
New Japan Pro-Wrestling
Robbie Eagles New Japan Pro-Wrestling CHAOS
Rocky Romero
Sho
Soberano Jr.
Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre
Taiji Ishimori New Japan Pro-Wrestling Bullet Club
TJP
New Japan Pro-Wrestling
Will Ospreay New Japan Pro-Wrestling CHAOS
Yoh
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