NJPW has announced Hiroshi Tanahashi for their New Japan Showdown taping in Los Angeles.
Tanahashi will take part in the NJPW Strong taping on Sunday, October 16 at the Vermont Hollywood in Los Angeles. The promotion made the announcement today on social media.
Tanahashi joins a talent lineup for the Showdown taping that also includes IWGP World Heavyweight Champion Jay White, Minoru Suzuki, NJPW Strong Openweight Champion Fred Rosser, "Filthy" Tom Lawlor, Juice Robinson, and NJPW Strong Openweight Tag Team Champions Aussie Open.
Prior to Showdown, NJPW will tape the Autumn Action series of Strong episodes in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sunday, September 11.
Strong episodes are typically taped once a month, four at a time. The current series of High Alert episodes concludes this Saturday. Those shows were taped on July 24 in North Carolina. The August Fighting Spirit Unleashed taping was also held at the Vermont Hollywood, with those episodes likely to begin airing on Saturday, September 10 on NJPW World.
Strong airs at 8 p.m. Eastern time on Saturdays on NJPW World.