Killer Kross is set to make his NJPW Strong debut at Lonestar Shootout on April 1, and has challenged Minoru Suzuki for the event.
Kross's debut was announced on social media today with a video showing Kross declaring his arrival in NJPW by attacking unnamed trainees in a gym.
Kross explained that he earned his name with his accomplishments in and out of the ring, then said that his new beginning starts in Dallas. He called out Suzuki by name, and ended the video with his "tick tock" catchphrase.
A former two-time NXT Champion, Kross was released by WWE on November 4, 2021 following a brief stint on the Raw roster. He has since worked an MLW event and a handful of independent dates, but the NJPW show on April 1 will be his most high-profile bout since leaving WWE.
In addition to being taped for air on NJPW Strong, Lonestar Shootout will also be available as a standalone purchase on FITE TV.
The lineup so far:
NJPW Strong Lonestar Shootout, Friday, April 1, 5 p.m. Central time --
- US of Jay open challenge: Jay White vs. "Speedball" Mike Bailey
- Tomohiro Ishii vs. Chris Dickinson
- Rocky Romero vs. Ren Narita
- Juice Robinson, David Finlay, Daniel Garcia & Kevin Knight vs. Mascara Dorada, Karl Fredericks, Clark Connors & Yuya Uemura
- Killer Kross debuts