Yesterday, New Japan Pro Wrestling announced the first round matches for the 2015 New Japan Cup Tournament that takes place in the month of March. The winner of the tournament will receive either an IWGP Title or Intercontinental Title match of their choosing at a later date, normally the April “Invasion Attack” PPV at Sumo Hall in Tokyo. The first round is as follows:

* Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Toru Yano

* Kota Ibushi vs. Doc Gallows

* Tetsuya Naito vs. Karl Anderson

* Kazuchika Okada vs. Bad Luck Fale

* Tomoaki Honma vs. Togi Makabe

* YOSHI-HASHI vs. Yujiro Takahashi

* Yuji Nagata vs. Hirooki Goto

* Satoshi Kojima vs. Katsuyori Shibata