What Culture Pro Wrestling revealed several new details on the forthcoming 2017 Pro Wrestling World Cup during a press conference in Milton Keynes on Sunday.
The World Cup is a first of it's kind 64-man tournament that will see competitors from six continents compete in eight preliminary single fall elimination tournaments. As announced by host Jim Ross, two men from each prelim will progress to the finals: a four-day affair from August 23-26, with the final two days held at the Sports Centre in Newcastle.
All matches will be available for free on WCPW's YouTube channel, and some of the qualifiers have already been revealed.
The English round takes place in Nottingham on March 21st, with WCPW regulars Rampage, Zack Sabre Jr., Marty Scurll, Will Ospreay, and Martin Kirby joined by Zack Gibson, Jimmy Havoc, and ex-TNA star Nick 'Magnus' Aldis.
Two days later, the World Cup heads to Motherwell, Scotland, where Drew Galloway, Joe Coffey, Lewis Girvan, Kenny Williams, Joe Hendry, Mark Coffey, BT Gunn, and Liam Thomson will fight for a place in the final.
Rey Mysterio Jr., Alberto El Patron, Caristico, Penta El 0m, Rey Fenix, El Hijo del Dos Caras, Drago, and El Ligero will take part in the Mexican series in Coventry, England on April 30th.
The German qualifiers take place in Berlin on July 2nd, with Bad Bones, Axel Dieter Jr., Juvenile X, Crazy Sexy Mike, Cash Money Erkan, Lucky Kid, Tarkan Aslan, and Pascal Spalter involved.
The US, Japanese, Canadian, and Rest of the World groups will be revealed at a later date, along with details on the finals in August. Tickets for the event will soon be on sale from WCPW's official website, so stay tuned for further info.