Earlier today, New Japan Pro Wrestling announced the line up for their annual Battle of the Super Juniors Tournament with the winner getting a title shot at current IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion, Kenny Omega.
Jushin Thunder Liger
David Finlay (the son of Fit Finlay)
Nick Jackson (of the Young Bucks)
Tiger Mask IV
The tournament is formatted so that all the participants in Block A and Block B wrestle everyone in their block in a Round Robin format. The winners of Block A & Block B will then face each other in the final match to determine the winner of the tournament. (I should note that this format is identical to NJPW’s G1 Climax Tournament held later this summer)
The dates for the events will run from May 22nd to June 7. Click HERE to see NJPW’s full listings and information on each event that will be holding tournament matches.
Also, NJPW announced their card for Dominion, an event that will be held on July 5th.
IWGP WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
“The Phenomenal” AJ Styles -c- Vs. “Rainmaker” Kazuchika Okada
IWGP INTERCONTINTENAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Hiroki Goto -c- Vs. “The King of Strong Style” Shinsuke Nakamura
NEVER OPENWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
“The Unchained Gorilla” Togi Makabe -c- Vs. “The Stone Pitbull” Tomohiro Iishi
IWGP JUNIOR HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
Kenny Omega -c- Vs. The Winner of the Battle of the Super Juniors Tournament
IWGP TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
The Kingdom -c- Vs. The Bullet CLub (Gallows/Anderson)
Hiroshi Tanahashi Vs. Toru Yano
STUDENT VS. MENTOR
Katsuyori Shibata vs. Kazushi Sakuraba
Click HERE for more information on the upcoming event.