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JONAH in-ring debut, Josh Barnett return set for NJPW Strong


JONAH's in-ring NJPW debut and former UFC Heavyweight Champion Josh Barnett's first NJPW match in 17 years will air on this week's NJPW Strong. 

JONAH will debut against Lucas Riley. JONAH is the former NXT North American Champion Bronson Reed in NXT. Barnett takes on Alex Coughlin in his first NJPW match since 2004.

Two additional matches have also been announced for Strong. In the show's main event, Bullet Club's Jay White and Hikuleo will team against Alex Zayne and Yuya Uemura. In an undercard match, AEW's Lio Rush will tag with Adrian Quest against Bateman and Misterioso. 

The Detonation episodes of Strong were taped on November 15 in Riverside, California. Saturday's show will also be available on demand immediately following airing. 

Here is the full lineup:

NJPW Strong  Detonation night one, Saturday, December 4, 8 p.m. Eastern time on NJPW World--

  • Jay White & Hikuleo vs. Alex Zayne & Yuya Uemura
  • JONAH vs. Lucas Riley
  • Lio Rush & Adrian Quest vs. Bateman & Misterioso
  • Josh Barnett vs. Alex Coughlin