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Hiroshi Tanahashi, Jay White set for tag team match at NJPW Strong Ignition

The first match has been announced for the June 19 show.

NJPW has announced the first match for the Ignition taping of Strong in Los Angeles on June 19. 

In tag team action, Hiroshi Tanahashi and Yuya Uemura will face Bullet Club's Jay White and Hikuleo. The match was announced Tuesday evening. 

White and Hikuleo teamed at Capital Collision earlier this month, defeating Kazuchika Okada and Rocky Romero in a tag bout in Washington, DC. At the same show, Tanahashi lost the IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship to Juice Robinson in a four-way match also involving Jon Moxley and Will Ospreay.

White is currently scheduled to challenge Kazuchika Okada for the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship at Dominion in Osaka on Sunday, June 12. 

Ignition will be taped at the Vermont Hollywood, venue, which has quickly become Strong's home base since their first visit there last December. 

NJPW Strong: Ignition, Sunday, June 19 --

  • Hiroshi Tanahashi & Yuya Uemura vs. Jay White & Hikuleo