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NJPW New Japan Cup 2020

New Japan Cup, or NJC, in short, is a profession-wrestling tournament that is organized by Japan's top pro-wrestling promotion - New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) every year. Initially it used to occur in April but was shifted to March in 2007.





It is much similar to the promotion's G1 Climax tournament except for the fact that G1 is a round-robin based tournament whereas NJC is a single-elimination tournament. Similar to the G1 Climax tournament, the winner of the New Japan Cup receives a title shot at the IWGP Heavyweight Championship.


Since 2013, the IWGP Heavyweight Championship match has mostly been held at Invasion Attack or Sakura Genesis and in the following year in 2014, the winner of the Cup was given the option to challenge for the IWGP Intercontinental Championship.


This year's New Japan Cup was originally scheduled to take place in March but got canceled because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. This year's winner would have received the title opportunity for both the IWGP Heavyweight and Intercontinental titles as Tetsuya Naito is currently holding both of them.

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