It’s that time of year again, and New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) has assembled 20 of the best junior heavyweights in the world to compete in round robin action.
This year's version, the 26th annual, will take place across 15 dates for a spot in the finals June 5. All of this year’s shows will be broadcast worldwide on New Japan's streaming service, NJPW World, with commentary in both English and Japanese.
Opening day action kicks off at a ripe 5:30AM Eastern / 2:30AM Pacific, and it's all about A Block, one of two groupings whose winner will go on to a spot in the finals.
Tiger Mask IV over TAKA Michinoku
Titan over Yoshinobu Kanemaru
Marty Scurll over Jonathan Gresham
Shingo Takagi over SHO
Taiji Ishimori over Dragon Lee
Moving forward, we'll post records and standings. This being day one, all competitors start on even ground!
Enjoy the show!