The full card for this Friday’s New Japan Strong has been announced.
This week’s show is being billed as a Road to New Japan Cup USA event. The main event will have Brody King, Logan Riegel, and Sterling Riegel team up to take on Team Filthy, consisting of Tom Lawlor, Chris Dickinson, and JR Kratos. It was noted in NJPW’s preview of this week’s show that there may be a conflict of interest between Dickinson and Brody King, as the two appeared at the end of Friday’s Ring of Honor 19th anniversary event, seemingly forming a stable with themselves, Homicide and Tony Deppen.
Another match set for Friday is TJP and Alex Couglin vs. Misterioso and Jordan Clearwater. A third match, the opening bout, will have Rocky Romero face NJPW young lion Kevin Knight.
The NJPW Cup USA tournament will start on next week’s show. Opening round matches have Clark Connors facing Lio Rush, Brody King taking on Chris Dickinson, Ren Narita facing Tom Lawlor, and Hikuleo facing Fred Rosser.