Eddie Kingston Vs. KENTA Set For NJPW STRONG Independence Day

KENTA vs. Eddie Kingston next month!

A dream match has been announced for the first-ever NJPW STRONG shows in Japan.

New Japan Pro-Wrestling will bring the US-based STRONG brand to Japan for Independence Day on July 4 and July 5, with both shows set to take place at Tokyo's Korakuen Hall. The first matches for the show were revealed today and in a headline bout, KENTA will put the STRONG Openweight Championship on the line against Eddie Kingston. 

The match was first teased after Kingston challenged KENTA to a match at Resurgence on May 21 after the Bullet Club member defeated Hikuleo to regain the STRONG Openweight Title. 

Kingston is set to be heavily involved with New Japan Pro-Wrestling throughout the summer and he will be a part of G1 Climax 33, NJPW's annual tournament that will run from July 15 until August 13. If The Mad King will make any more ROH appearances before heading to Japan is unknown as he is currently out of action after undergoing hernia surgery. 

Set for night one of Independence Day is an IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Title match between Catch 2/2 and Bullet Club's Dan Moloney and Clark Connors. Francesco Akira and TJP regained the gold from KUSHIDA and Kevin Knight at Dominion on June 4 but they were attacked by Moloney and Connors following their win, with Moloney quitting United Empire for Bullet Club in the process. 

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