NJPW Announces Line-Up For The New Beginning USA Tapings

NJPW STRONG heads to Seattle on January 15

New Japan Pro Wrestling have announced the full taping line-up for the upcoming NJPW STRONG The New Beginning USA shows on January 15.

Taking place in Seattle, Washington, the tapings will see NJPW STRONG Openweight Champion ‘Filthy’ Tom Lawlor put the belt on the line against Taylor Rust, while regulars of Seattle’s DEFY promotion Ethan HD and Cody Chhun will make their debuts, taking on Karl Fredericks and Bullet Club’s Hikuleo respectively.

NJPW also announced that Fred Rosser will face Gabriel Kidd at the tapings.

Here’s the full announced line-up:

  • Tom Lawlor (c) vs. Taylor Rust - NJPW Strong Openweight Championship
  • Jay White vs. TBA
  • El Phantasmo vs. Matt Rehwoldt
  • Brody King vs. Yuya Uemura
  • Clark Connors vs. TJP
  • Kevin Knight & The DKC vs. Ricky Gibson & Eddie Pearl
  • Lio Rush & Rocky Romero vs. Royce Isaacs & Jorel Nelson
  • Juice Robinson & David Finlay vs. JONAH & Bad Dude Tito
  • Josh Barnett vs. Ren Narita
  • Fred Rosser vs. Gabriel Kidd
  • Karl Fredericks vs. Ethan HD
  • Hikuleo vs. Cody Chhun

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