NJPW has announced the lineup for Friday's Road to Lion's Break Contender edition of NJPW Strong.
El Phantasmo will make his Strong debut, teaming with Bullet Club stablemates KENTA and Hikuleo in the main event. They will face Fred Rosser, ACH and Blake Christian in six-man tag action.
KENTA is coming off a win at NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 15, where he successfully defended his IWGP United States Championship right to challenge briefcase against Satoshi Kojima. ELP lost to Hiromu Takahashi on night one of Wrestle Kingdom, but was victorious in an eight-man tag at New Year Dash, where he and Taiji Ishimori established themselves as the number one contenders for the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag titles.
In Friday's semi-main event, TJP will take on Adrian Quest.
In the show's opener, 2020 Lion's Break Crown tournament competitor Barrett Brown makes his first appearance on Strong since losing in that tournament. He will take on Misterioso.
Strong airs Fridays at 10 p.m. Eastern time on NJPW World and is available on demand shortly after airing.
Here is Friday's card:
Road to Lion's Break Contender - Friday, January 15 --
- KENTA, El Phantasmo & Hikuleo vs. ACH, Blake Christian & Fred Rosser
- TJP vs. Adrian Quest
- Misterioso vs. Barrett Brown