Just announced by the National Wrestling Alliance, Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) and New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) will be sending teams to compete at this years Crockett Cup Tag Team Tournament on April 27th from The Cabarrus Arena and Events Center in Concord, North Carolina.
At the NWA 70th Anniversary show on October 21st, legendary tag team wrestler Road Warrior Animal made the announcement that the Jim Crockett Sr. Memorial Tag Team Tournament would be returning in 2019. Currently Animal leads the team of Crimson and former NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion Jax Dane (War Kings). War Kings qualified for the tournament by defeating Caleb Konley and Jay Bradley.
Last month the NWA announced their partnership with Ring of Honor (ROH) to add more tag teams to the beloved tournament. ROH added its team of Villains Enterprise (the duo of PCO and Brody King, led by Marty Scrull) when they won the Tag Wars Tournament held in Texas over three days.
The Crockett Foundation is a non-profit organization that seeks to financially assist US military veterans who’ve returned home from service. The organization is named after Jim Crockett Sr. and maintains a strong association with professional wrestling.
With the inclusion of NJPW and CMLL, the tournament will have an international presence in the tournament. The first tournament in 198 included tag teams from around the world. Giant Baba and Tiger Mask representing Japan, Dino Bravo and Rick Martel representing Canada, and The Sheepherders representing New Zealand.
Without a tag team championship recognized by the National Wrestling Alliance, this show will be significant in recognizing the top tag team in the National Wrestling Alliance. It will also mark the first time that the NWA has had a working relationship with New Japan Pro Wrestling since 2015. It will also be the first time the NWA and CMLL will work together since since the NWA demanded CMLL stop referring to their titles as NWA titles.
The 2019 Crockett Cup will be the 4th NWA promoted Crockett Cup and the first one in over 30 years. Tickets are on sale now at