This year's NJPW Super J-Cup single elimination, eight-man tournament takes place live on December 12, streaming on NJPW World. NJPW has announced the first round match-ups, along with a non-tournament match featuring Karl Fredericks and Ren Narita vs. KENTA and Hikuleo. Below are the opening round matches:

* Clark Connors vs. Chris Bey
* ACH vs. TJP
* Rey Horus vs. Blake Christian
* El Phantasmo vs. Lio Rush

Beginning on November 15, NJPW also revealed the full schedule for this year's Best of the Super Jr. 27 round robin tournament featuring ten wrestlers in one block. The top two highest point scorers will meet in the finals on December 11. Below is the full lineup:

November 15
* Hiromu Takahashi vs. Taiji Ishimori
* Master Wato vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru
* Ryusuke Taguchi vs. El Desperado
* SHO vs. BUSHI
* Robbie Eagles vs. DOUKI

November 18
* Hiromu Takahashi vs. El Desperado
* Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Taiji Ishimori
* Master Wato vs. Robbie Eagles
* SHO vs. DOUKI
* BUSHI vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru

November 20
* El Desperado vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru
* Hiromu Takahashi vs. BUSHI
* Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Master Wato
* SHO vs. Robbie Eagles
* Taiji Ishimori vs. DOUKI

November 23
* Taiji Ishimori vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru
* Ryusuke Taguchi vs. SHO
* Master Wato vs. El Desperado
* Robbie Eagles vs. BUSHI
* Hiromu Takahashi vs. DOUKI

November 25
* Robbie Eagles vs. Taiji Ishimori
* Master Wato vs. DOUKI
* Ryusuke Taguchi vs. BUSHI
* SHO vs. El Desperado
* Hiromu Takahashi vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru

November 29
* Robbie Eagles vs. Hiromu Takahashi
* Master Wato vs. SHO
* Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru
* BUSHI vs. Taiji Ishimori
* El Desperado vs. DOUKI

December 2
* Taiji Ishimori vs. El Desperado
* SHO vs. Hiromu Takahashi
* Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Robbie Eagles
* Master Wato vs. BUSHI
* Yoshinobu Kanemaru vs. DOUKI

December 5
* Master Wato vs. Taiji Ishimori
* Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Hiromu Takahashi
* SHO vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru
* Robbie Eagles vs. El Desperado
* BUSHI vs. DOUKI

December 6
* SHO vs. Taiji Ishimori
* Master Wato vs. Hiromu Takahashi
* Ryusuke Taguchi vs. DOUKI
* Robbie Eagles vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru
* BUSHI vs. El Desperado

December 11
* Top two wrestlers with the highest points meet in the finals