New Japan Pro Wrestling makes its long-anticipated return from the coronavirus shutdown on June 15th, with the 2020 New Japan Cup set to begin on June 16.
The annual tournament will conclude at this year’s Dominion in Osaka-Jo Hall event, where the #NJCup winner will be decided on Night 1 (July 11) before challenging IWGP Heavyweight and Intercontinental champion Tetsuya Naito on Night 2 (July 12). Fans will be allowed at the Dominion event, up to 33 percent capacity.
What better way to celebrate New Japan’s return than a bracket challenge?
Enter Wrestle Joy’s 2020 New Japan Cup bracket challenge below! The winner(s) will receive a special prize for their participation.
Wrestle Joy bracketologist Jesse Velasquez has already made his picks. Click here to read more.
Jonathan and Kristina Snowden of the Illegal Double Team Podcast will be recapping each New Japan Cup event. Listen here.
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How does the bracket challenge work?
- Registration: Please enter your name and email address so that we may track your score!
- Entries will be received starting at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, June 13. The challenge will close to new entrants before the #NJCup’s first round begins at 6 a.m. EST on Tuesday, June 16.
- Scoring: Points will be awarded for each correct bracket prediction. The entrant(s) with the most points at the end of the New Japan Cup tournament will win a prize!
- Winner(s) will be contacted via email. That’s it!
How to watch the 2020 New Japan Cup:
- All rounds of the tournament will broadcast live on New Japan World ($).
- Click here to view a full schedule of upcoming NJPW events.