Starting in 2017, Revolution Pro (RevPro) has been holding the British J Cup, a tournament based on the Super J Cup tournament featuring the best junior heavyweights held by their IWGP Conception affiliate, New Japan Pro Wrestling. The inaugural tournament in 2017 featured the likes of Will Ospreay, Marty Scurll, and Kyle O’Reilly competing against NJPW’s Ryusuke Taguchi, KUSHIDA, and eventual winner, Jushin Thunder Liger. Last year’s second installment was won by Canadian El Phantasmo (who became a huge UK indie standout), prior to him joining Bullet Club earlier this year, in a field that featured KUSHIDA, Liger, Tiger Mask IV, Bandido, David Starr, Kip Sabian, Rich Swann, and more. The third annual British J Cup will be held at the end of November in the East End of London, England, and RevPro has started to announce this year’s entrants and they’ve started with two huge international talents.
The first entrant in the 2019 British J Cup is 'Sniper of The Skies' ROBBIE EAGLES
— Revolution Pro (@RevProUK) September 19, 2019
The first announced entrant came last week, when RevPro announced that Australian indie superstar and current New Japan star Robbie Eagles would be entering the tournament. In his homeland, he’s a former 3x Pro Wrestling Australia (PWA Black Label) Heavyweight Champion and Melbourne City Wrestling (MCW) Intercommonwealth Champion, who has also competed in the 2018 Pro Wrestling Guerrilla Battle of Los Angeles, as well as this year’s Best of the Super Juniors XXVI and Super J Cup in NJPW. The former Bullet Club member is now a part of CHAOS and creating huge buzz in his new tag team with Will Ospreay, and continues to show the world why he was one of Australia’s best kept secrets for years.
The next entrant in the 2019 British J Cup is one of the original innovators of today's style of Jr Heavyweight Wrestling.
We're proud to welcome: AMAZING RED
— Revolution Pro (@RevProUK) September 23, 2019
It wasn’t that long ago that US indie legend Amazing Red was announcing his retirement. But after Will Ospreay inspired him to have a “farewell match” against him – which occurred in the first round of this year’s NJPW Super J Cup – it seems to have reinvigorated the former 3x IMPACT X-Division Champion and 21-year indie pioneer into prolonging his career just a little bit further. He’s heading to London in November as the second person announced for the British J Cup.
On Sunday November 24th TESSA BLANCHARD will make her RevPro debut when she goes one on one with KANJI
Ticket pre-sale starts Monday at 7pm get yourself on the mailing list. pic.twitter.com/KuamWBBuzz
— Revolution Pro (@RevProUK) September 20, 2019
The first match announced for British J Cup weekend isn’t a part of the tournament, but its a huge one nonetheless. There are few names bigger in pro wrestling in 2019 than IMPACT Wrestling’s Tessa Blanchard, who has become one of the most complete wrestlers on the planet, male or female, in the past year. The former IMPACT Knockouts Champion and AAA Reina de Reinas Champion is heading to RevPro to face one of the top emerging women’s stars in the UK indie scene in Kanji. Kanji is relatively new to the scene, but she’s made a huge impact in the past year or so, lighting crowds up at Three Count Wrestling, Southside Wrestling Entertainment, and home promotion House of Pain Wrestling, amongst other promotions. But her biggest success came in Defiant Wrestling, where she outlasted Lana Austin, Kay Lee Ray, Millie McKenzie, Little Miss Roxxy, and defending champion Bea Priestley in an Elimination Gauntlet Match to win the Defiant Women’s Championship last December, holding the title over 120 days.
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