Pro Wrestling NOAH, fresh off of their alliance announcement with MLW has named the participants for this year’s Global League round-robin tournament, now dubbed the N-1 Victory Tournament.
This tournament will not only feature Alex Hammerstone of MLW but a representative of the Dragon Gate promotion as well. Here are the participants named for NOAH N-1 Victory 2019:
- Naomichi Marufuji
- Takashi Sugiura
- Go Shiozaki
- Masa Kitamiya
- Alex Hammerstone
- Katsuhiko Nakajima
- Shuhei Taniguchi
- Masaaki Mochizuki (Dragon Gate)
- El Hijo de Dr. Wagner Jr.
MLW released the following regarding Hammerstone’s inclusion in the tournament:
Alex Hammerstone enters Pro Wrestling NOAH’s N-1 Victory Tournament
National Openweight Champion ushers in new alliance
TOKYO & NEW YORK — On the heels of the formation of Major League Wrestling and Pro Wrestling NOAH’s alliance, today the two organizations revealed that MLW National Openweight Champion Alex Hammerstone will compete in the N-1 Victory 2019 tournament.
Representing MLW in the round-robin tournament, where all participating wrestlers face each other once, Hammerstone becomes the first MLW athlete to voyage to NOAH under this new alliance.
Established in 2010 as the Global League and featuring some of the world’s best wrestlers, this year the annual tournament was rechristened the N-1 Victory tournament.
Hammerstone will journey to Japan to compete this August as one of the participants in the annual classic.
“Alex Hammerstone has ignited MLW with his combination of power, athleticism and domination,” said MLW CEO Court Bauer. “Very few have the dynastic qualities that he possesses. I look forward to seeing Hammerstone bring his talents to NOAH this summer as he ushers in a new era both companies.”