New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) brings Super J Cup 2020 live to fans of the company on December 12th through its own New Japan World streaming service and FITE TV. The seemingly now annual New Japan of America (NJoA) single-elimination tournament has drawn a bit of buzz due to the collective field of wrestlers from within and outside the IWGP Conception (NJPW, Ring of Honor [ROH], Revolution Pro Wrestling [RevPro], and Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre [CMLL]). While travel made it nearly impossible for a CMLL or RevPro representative, the field remains quite strong.
“All Heart” Blake Christian has been a regular on NJPW Strong since the debut of the program. Since he’s competed in the Lion’s Break Crown tournament and shown growth since his arrival in the company. He is officially representing United States independent wrestling company Game Changer Wrestling (GCW) in Super J Cup 2020.
While Christian is a developing wrestler, he shows the potential to become an outstanding wrestler in the future; especially, if he stays within the NJPW program. His first-round opponent during the one-night tournament is ROH competitor Rey Horus.
If Christian is going to advance to the semi-final round, he will have to wrestle an error-free match to mitigate the experience advantage for his opponent. He will also have to decide if he will attempt to match the athleticism and speed of Rey Horus, or if he’ll go outside of his normal playback and slow the match down.
While the underdog, Blake Christian is going to show up and give Rey Hours a fight. If he can gain the fall, he will go on to face either former Revolution Pro Wrestling (RevPro) Undisputed British Heavyweight Champion, Super J Cup 2019 winner, and Bullet Club member El Phantasmo (ELP), or Lio Rush, who is making his NJPW debut during the event.