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Hiroshi Tanahashi, Tomohiro Ishii announced for NJPW Strong


The first Saturday night episode of NJPW Strong will feature a Tomohiro Ishii vs. Alex Coughlin singles match, plus a trios match featuring Hiroshi Tanahashi. 

In Saturday's opener, the Alex Coughlin challenge series will continue with Coughlin taking on Ishii. 

In the second match, IWGP United States Heavyweight Champion Hiroshi Tanahashi will team with Karl Fredericks and Clark Connors against Bateman, Misterioso and Barrett Brown. 

This week's main event will see Juice Robinson and Hikuleo's personal issue continue. The two will face off in a tables match. 

This month's Fighting Spirit Unleashed episodes of Strong were taped on Monday, August 16 in Long Beach, California at Thunder Studios and were the first Strong shows taped in front of fans.

Strong will air at 8 p.m. Eastern time this Saturday on NJPW World. The show will also be available on demand immediately following airing. 

Here is Saturday's full lineup:

NJPW Strong Fighting Spirit Unleashed, Saturday, September 18, 8 p.m. Eastern time on NJPW World--

  • Tables match: Juice Robinson vs. Hikuleo
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi, Karl Fredericks & Clark Connors vs. Bateman, Misterioso & Barrett Brown
  • Tomohiro Ishii vs. Alex Coughlin