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Eight matches official for NJPW Strong Showdown

NJPW has announced eight matches for the October 16 taping in Los Angeles.

NJPW has announced eight matches for the New Japan Showdown taping of Strong on October 16. 

Hiroshi Tanahashi will face Gabriel Kidd in singles competition at Showdown. Tanahashi had already been announced for the card, but his opponent had not been revealed. 

Minoru Suzuki will take on Fred Yehi at Showdown. Like Tanahashi, Suzuki's appearance on the card had been announced previously, but his opponent has now been revealed. 

Former NJPW Strong Openweight Champion "Filthy" Tom Lawlor will be in action at Showdown, facing former ROH World Champion Homicide. 

Bullet Club's Juice Robinson will face Jake Something at Showdown in another singles bout. 

In the lone tag team bout announced for the card to this point, Mascara Dorada and Blake Christian will team against Bullet Club's El Phantasmo and Chris Bey. 

Three more singles matches round out the card, with Christopher Daniels vs. Rocky Romero, Kenny King vs. Che Cabrera, plus Peter Avalon vs. Keita Murray. 

Showdown will be taped at the Vermont Hollywood in Los Angeles.

Here is the announced lineup: 

NJPW Strong: New Japan Showdown, Sunday, October 16 --

  • Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Gabriel Kidd
  • Minoru Suzuki vs. Fred Yehi
  • Tom Lawlor vs. Homicide
  • Juice Robinson vs. Jake Something
  • Mascara Dorada & Blake Christian vs. El Phantasmo & Chris Bey
  • Christopher Daniels vs. Rocky Romero
  • Kenny King vs. Che Cabrera
  • Peter Avalon vs. Keita Murray