Pro Wrestling World Cup: Big Non-Tournament Matches Announced for Rest of the World Show
The much anticipated Pro Wrestling World Cup has now officially begun.
If you have not yet heard of the tournament or are unaware of the format then check out the statement from WCPW below for full clarification:
“Run over ten separate dates beginning March 21st, the Pro Wrestling World Cup will see competitors from six continents compete in eight preliminary tournaments – to be held in several different countries.
The preliminaries will see eight men competing in a single fall elimination tournament. Each preliminary tournament will consist of competitors from a single country: Canada, England, Germany, Japan, Mexico, Scotland, USA. A tournament will also be held for competitors from the Rest Of The World, with eight further countries represented. Two winners will proceed from each tournament.”
WCPW has announced two HUGE non-tournament matches for the ‘Rest of the World’ qualifying leg on July 22nd. The event takes place in Newcastle, England and tickets are still available to purchase via Eventbrite. The announced matches are:
New Japan stars will collide when Ricochet takes on ‘The Villain’ Marty Scurll El Ligero will defend his Magnificent Seven Briefcase against former ROH Champion Jay Lethal
WCPW Pro Wrestling World Cup Bracket Revealed: Will Ospreay Facing Big Name
Over the last few months, WhatCulture Wrestling has been holding qualifying tournaments for their upcoming Pro Wrestling World Cup tournament, which will take place on August 23, 24, and 26. A total of eight 8-man qualifying tournaments were held with each leg featuring wrestlers from their respective countries: England, Scotland, Mexico, Canada, Germany, Japan, USA, and a Rest of the World leg that had stars from other countries. Two wrestlers from each of those tournaments would then go on to the 16-man Pro Wrestling World Cup tournament. With nearly all of the qualifiers done, WCPW held a drawing (video above) earlier today to decide the final bracket.
Kushida vs. Kenny Williams #1 USA Winner vs. Zack Sabre Jr. Hiromu Takahashi vs. Lucky Kid Joe Coffey vs. Michael Elgin #1 Rest of the World Winner vs. #2 USA Winner Bad Bones vs. Penta El Zero M (Pentagon Jr.) Will Ospreay vs. Rey Mysterio Mike Bailey vs. #2 Rest of the World Winner There are still four mystery wrestlers as the USA and Rest of the World legs have yet to be determined. WCPW released this bracket now because they wanted fans who were buying tickets for the first show to get a clearer picture of the card.