While technically a free agent, Blake Christian made his name on the indie scene in Game Changer Wrestling, so that is for all intents and purposes his “home” promotion. While in Japan, nWo Sting began to rise in popularity and became a prominent member of the group. It was a one-night single-elimination tournament featuring 14 top juniors from various promotions around the world including NJPW, FMW, WAR, CMLL, and M-Pro. The full card has been announced for NJPW Super J-Cup 2020. Bey pulling a Rick Rude, appearing on both shows, and winning both the SJC and the Impact World Championship on the same night would be quite the feather in his cap. Wrestler Super J (Jeffrey T. Farmer) Super J. Jeffrey T. Farmer. The event was a massive critical and commercial success, with many calling it one of the greatest nights in pro wrestling history, and a number of the tournament’s participants saw their stocks raised considerably because of it. He’ll be making his NJPW debut here, and he has said in a recent interview that he wants to be a mainstay in New Japan in 2021, which would be a massive coup for the company’s junior division. This was the first time that the tournament was held in the United States. Unfortunately for Farmer, this usually led to the real Sting attacking him and getting laid out with the Scorpion Death Drop. The controlled environment reigns in his more overindulgent tendencies, but still gives him a platform to show off his bonkers high-flying antics like his trademark springboard 630 senton to the outside. That said, he is also someone who’s been mostly absent from the ring during the pandemic, only wrestling once since March for a promotion called Real Canadian Wrestling. He regularly teamed with nWo Japan leader Masahiro Chono. Joel and Damon catch you up with multiple night's of BOSJ and World Tag reviews. Here in the United States, the company hosted a New Japan Cup USA tournament and a Lion’s Break Crown tournament, both of which were empty arena. John Cena once told WWE.com that Big E's 575-pound raw … Preview (via NJPW) - Making his first appearance in the Super J-Cup, 13 year veteran Rey Horus got his 2020 off to a positive start when he, Bandido and Flamita captured the Ring of … Christian made it to the semifinals of the Lion’s Break Crown tournament, so let’s see if the 23-year-old (the youngest man in the field, by the way) can go even further and hoist the Super J-Cup trophy high. and left the ring. As part of an elaborate plan, Farmer made his debut as “Sting” on the September 9, 1996 edition of Monday Nitro when he attacked Lex Luger appearing from the nWo limousine after a tape recording of Sting speaking had been played. It was later announced that both NJPW sold out both first and second nights of the tournament. The nWo Sting became much more popular than the real Sting in Japan. This year’s tournament features eight wrestlers, five of whom are entering the Super J-Cup for the first time. She was amazing, but now I can find no new info on her or any of her events. New Japan Pro Wrestling have confirmed the brackets for the Super J-Cup event, a one-night tournament scheduled to take place on December 12th. Let’s take a closer look at the participant and opening-round matches! We dive deep with analysis, highlights, best performances, and a catch you up with this year's split tour. 2019 Super J-Cup winner, former IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Champion, former RevPro British Cruiserweight Champion, and all-around asshole El Phantasmo is back in a New Japan ring after ten months away. A picture of Farmer as nWo Sting is featured on the back cover of the set. There’s been some fan speculation that the SJC winner will wrestle the BOSJ winner on night one of Wrestle Kingdom 15, then the winner of that match will face IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Champion Taiji Ishimori for the belt on night two, but that’s getting way ahead of ourselves with mere scuttlebutt. During this feud, nWo Sting left the group and sided with Chono. The field is peppered with talented veterans, including TJP to whom Connors lost in the first round in last year’s tournament. Amazing Red (28:19) Karta NJPW "SUPER J-CUP 2019", 24.08.2019, San Francisco State University Student Life Events Center, Kalifornien, USA Super J-Cup - Round 2: Soberano Jr. vs. Caristico NJPW Super J-Cup 2019 - Night 2 was a professional wrestling event promoted by New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) that took place on August 24, 2019 in San Francisco, California at the SFSU Student Life Events Center. Will the winner of the Cup go on to Wrestle Kingdom in January at the Tokyo Dome? Bobby "The Brain" Heenan and "Mean" Gene Okerlund explained Cobra's kayfabe back story of having served in the Gulf War. 2. VOW Book Review: J-Crowned – An Illustrated Guide to the Champions of Japanese Wrestling Vol. New Japan Pro Wrestling will hold this year's Super J Cup tournament on December 12th.  He made one final appearance as Fake Sting on the July 5th 1999 edition of Monday Nitro when he interfered in a match between Kevin Nash and Sid Vicious. The team would score three victories during the league.. He’s been firmly established as a solid veteran hand in New Japan’s junior division, his most prominent role seeing him team with Clark Connors in the 2019 Super Jr. Tag League. The first Super J-Cup was held in 1994 and was the brainchild of legendary junior heavyweight wrestler Jushin Thunder Liger. NJPW Super J-Cup 2019 - Night 3 was a professional wrestling event promoted by New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) that took place on August 25, 2019 in Long Beach, California at the Walter Pyramid. His mix of veteran guile, spitfire energy, and flawless technique makes him a must-watch competitor. ET. If you’re someone who loves tournaments in wrestling, then 2020 New Japan has been the place for you! Their losing streak on television continued into April as they suffered defeats to Bad Attitude (Steve Keirn & Bobby Eaton) and Pretty Wonderful. Wrestlers such as Liger, Dean Malenko, Great Sasuke, Black Tiger II (Eddie Guerrero), Negro Casas, TAKA Michinoku, Shinjiro Otani, Gedo, and Hayabusa all competed to win, but in the end it would be Wild Pegasus (Chris Benoit) who took home the winner’s purse. Jonathan Gresham defeated Alex Coughlin (8:14) Robbie Eagles … He would later join the Global Wrestling Federation in Dallas, Texas near the end of July. Super J left Team 2000 in March 2002, and joined rival group, the New Japan Army. They also review New Japan Road To shows at Korakuen, Super J-Cup and BOSJ announcements, tag-team of the year discussion, Instagram knowing what we like, and we answer a ton of listener questions. Super J-Cast 135: WTL-BOSJ Review. , After leaving nWo Japan, Farmer changed his ring name to Super J, and along with Chono, and Michael Wallstreet formed Team 2000 to feud with nWo Japan. The Super J-Cup is a professional wrestling tournament featuring junior heavyweight wrestlers from all over the world. They made their first PPV appearance at SuperBrawl IV where they lost to Harlem Heat. In 2004, Farmer went back to the nWo Sting gimmick on the independent circuit in the Carolinas until he started wrestling exclusively for Ultimate Championship Wrestling on January 8, 2005 when he won the title. In July 1994, Farmer wrestled for the National Wrestling Alliance territories in Tennessee and the Carolinas. Designed by Elegant Themes | Powered by WordPress. When the company resumed operations in June, they ran a revised 32-man New Japan Cup in an empty arena setting. NJPW fans will be getting a look at IMPACT Wrestling’s young sensation Chris Bey for the first time in Super J-Cup 2020, and his mettle will be tested by an NJPW grown Young Lion in Clark Connors. The tournament was a single-elimination tournament of four rounds and was a two-night event featuring junior heavyweights from various Japanese promotions. * NJPW Super J-Cup Round One: ACH vs TJP * NJPW Super J-Cup Round One: Rey Horus vs Blake Christian * NJPW Super J-Cup Round One: Lio Rush vs El Phantasmo * NJPW Super J-Cup Semi-Final * NJPW Super J-Cup Semi-Final * NJPW Super J-Cup Final. The second annual Super J Crown took place on February 3, 2006 in Barrie, Ontario. Horus hasn’t wrestled since February, and with almost every other entrant logging in matches through the COVID-19 era, it might be a tough road to hoe for the luchador on December 12. The first Super J-Cup was held in 1994 and was the brainchild of legendary junior heavyweight wrestler Jushin Thunder Liger. It seemed like his career was over when he abruptly announced his retirement, but that would thankfully turn out to be a brief decision because he came back to wrestling soon after. 130 of the 500 best singles wrestlers of the PWI 500 in 1999, IWF Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Thunder, This page was last edited on 5 June 2020, at 23:23. He is best known for his appearances with World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) as The nWo Sting, an impostor version of the original Sting aligned to the New World Order stable. It was a one-night single-elimination tournament featuring 14 top juniors from various promotions around the world including NJPW, FMW, WAR, CMLL, and M-Pro. While in the promotion, they wrestled as "Lightning & Thunder". He was a semi-regular in New Japan from 2016 to 2018, mainly competing in tournaments. On the May 25, 1998 edition of Monday Nitro, the team of nWo Sting & Giant lost to Lex Luger and Sting, which after the match saw the real Sting join the nWo as a part of the Wolfpac faction. When the New Japan Strong shows began, ACH was welcomed back into the fold with open arms. This lady gives it everything she's got when she steps-up to perform in the world of pro wrestling. On occasion, nWo Sting would try to appease the real Sting when both were in the ring. VOW Flagship: Shiozaki vs. Sugiura, War Games, Kenny Omega/Impact & more! The television announcers would refer to him as imposter, fake, or bogus Sting. , In 1993, Thunder and Lightning were signed by World Championship Wrestling (WCW). Girls Wrestling roster...home to the most-talented and hardest-working women in professional wrestling. He signed with WWE in 2019, but left later that year under tumultuous circumstances. Then we had the 30th annual G1 Climax and shortly thereafter a dual tour of both Best of the Super Juniors and World Tag League happening at the same time. Let’s get into this preview. Posted by Andrew Rich | Dec 10, 2020 | NJPW, Previews. Super J teamed up with Scott Norton to compete in the 2001 G1 Tag League, scoring 7 victories. Later during the War Games match, the last man out for team nWo was “Sting”, which convinced everyone (including the broadcast team) that the real Sting was part of the nWo. During NJPW Power Struggle, NJPW not only announced the bracket for the upcoming Super J-Cup, but it was also revealed that the event will air on FITE TV for $12.99. 2020 has been a rough go to say the least, but Bey has made the most of it, winning the X-Division Championship from Willie Mack at Slammiversary back in July. This will no doubt be a spectacular matchup between two young and very self confident athletes. After assaulting team nWo, Sting walked over to Luger, shoved him, and said, "Is that good enough for ya?" Czy KENTA pojawi się na Winter is Coming?, Lio Rush promuje swój występ w NJPW podczas Super J-Cup, Kto pretendentem do Impact World Title? TJP has been wrestling for quite a long time. What he hopes to achieve competing in this year’s Super J-Cup tournament: , Although WCW had cut back severely on house shows in Eric Bischoff's first year helming the company, they did continue to tour smaller locations to give new, younger wrestlers experience. Drawing eyes with spectacular performances in PWG and ROH, Rush competed in WWE between 2017 and February 2020, … The program aims to identify how "people's genetic background influences their response to physical activity. Chono, the leader of nWo Japan suffered a neck injury which led to Keiji Mutoh taking charge and changing the groups philosophy. International junior heavyweights collide as the historic tournament returns. In addition to writing for VOW, Andrew is also one of the co-hosts of the wrestling music podcast Music of the Mat. The two factions would fight for the next seven months before the feud culminated at the Wrestling World 2000 event. 2). It will take place on Saturday, December 12 (the day after the BOSJ/WTL finals) in the Oceanville Pavilion in Port Hueneme, CA, the same empty arena setting as the company’s U.S.-based weekly show New Japan Strong. He has more in-ring experience than four other wrestlers in the tournament combined. Thunder & Lightning's final match however was a win; they teamed with Terry Taylor to defeat Tex Slazenger, Shanghai Pierce, and Dallas Page on WCW Pro on April 30th, 1994. 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In November 1997, he teamed up with Hiroyoshi Tenzan to compete in the 1997 Super Grade Tag League. It’s clear that the former NXT Cruiserweight Champion has a lot of talent and isn’t afraid to bet on himself. You can check out some highlights from the interview below: On what it means to be part of the Super J-Cup: “It means so much to me. The Super J-Cup was founded in 1994 with NJPW hosting the tournament with talent a variety of companies converging for the one-night event. The first round of the event was held on April 1, 2000 at Sendai City Gymnasium in Sendai, Japan and the … , For the professional wrestler named "The Cobra", see, "Super J" redirects here. Rocky Romero & Fred Rosser vs. JR Kratos & Danny Limelight. At Fall Brawl, as Team WCW was being interviewed, Sting came in and told his teammates that he had nothing to do with the attack. This showed everyone that the nWo Sting was an imposter. 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