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.
Rey Horus (previously El Hijo de Rey Misterio II) is the nephew of the original Rey Misterio and the cousin of the global draw Rey Misterio Jr (spelled Rey Mysterio Jr in the United States), is a gifted high flying wrestler who is representing ROH in Super J Cup 2020.
Horus is likely the most athletic entry in the field and will use his Lucha Libre background to his advantage, which could serve him well considering his opposition. In the first round of the one-night tournament, Horus takes on NJPW Strong regular “All Heart” Blake Christian.
Blake is also an ultra-athletic wrestler, utilizing the hyper-speed United State independent wrestling cruiserweight style. If Horus neutralizes his far less experienced opponent, he would face the winner of former Revolution Pro Wrestling [RevPro] Undisputed British Heavyweight Champion and Bullet Club member El Phantasmo [ELP] or Lio Rush, who is making his NJPW debut during the tournament.
While he is the favorite against Blake Christian, Horus will have to make sure he does not take him lightly. Throughout his time in NJPW, Christian has shown his ability to fight back after taking a heavy amount of punishment.
Will Horus showcase his skills to the NJPW audience and possibly earn himself the gold jacket trophy after winning Super J Cup 2020?