New Japan Pro Wrestling News and Notes

Aug 1, 2020 - by Steve Gerweck

– NJPW announced on Friday that Juice Robinson suffered an injury to his right leg and as a result will be unable to compete on the series, which will feature the New Japan Cup USA.

– Tama Tonga is on board with the Good Brothers’ hopes to see NJPW and Impact Wrestling working together.

Anderson and Gallows told Sportskeeda that they would love to see Impact and NJPW work together, and Tama Tonga said the same, noting, “I think it would be great! I think it would be great to get… Let’s bring our product out here to the States. It would be great to have a platform to share that.”

Tonga noted that the companies did share a US network, albeit very briefly, after Anthem bought AXS TV. “We used to be on AXS, we used to have a regular thing here, but I think with the situation, the world situation, and things kind of taking a turn, I think it would be a good relationship for both,” he said. “Having the Good Brothers there, someone we trust that worked with us before, that understands New Japan, the ins and outs, could really facilitate things like these and I think it would be great altogether. I would love that.”

– NJPW announces details on New Japan Cup USA tourney; Winner to Face Jon Moxley

NJPW aired a press conference this evening featuring Takami Ohbari, president of New Japan Pro Wrestling of America. He announced that #NJPWStrong will be a weekly television series every Friday featuring talent from NJPW of America. The show be up at 10 p.m. EST.
The first show on August 7 will feature the opening round of a tournament called New Japan Cup USA. It will be a single elimination tournament featuring eight NJPW wrestlers currently in the United States.

The semifinals will take on August 14, and the final match will take place on August 21.

The winner of the tournament will be able to challenge for the IWGP United States title, which is currently held by Jon Moxley

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