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Lio Rush to make NJPW Strong debut in six-man tag match


NJPW has announced cards for the next two weeks of NJPW Strong, with Lio Rush making his debut on the program on Friday, January 29.

Rush, who is looking to avenge his first round loss against El Phantasmo during last month’s Super J Cup, will team with TJP and Fred Rosser in the main event of the January 29 show to face KENTA, El Phantasmo, and Hikuleo.

The main event for this week’s show will have LA Dojo young lion Ren Narita take on ROH’s Bateman. Narita will be making his debut on Strong following his appearance at the Super J Cup, where he teamed with Kevin Knight in a losing effort against Hikuleo and KENTA. Bateman is also making his first in-ring appearance on the program.

Here are the full cards for both shows:

January 22:

  • Ren Narita vs. Bateman
  • Brody King vs. JR Kratos
  • Jordan Clearwater and Kevin Knight vs. Sterling & Logan Riegel

January 29:

  • Lio Rush, Fred Rosser, and TJP vs. KENTA, El Phantasmo, and Hikuleo
  • Chris Dickinson vs. Rocky Romero
  • Clark Connors vs. The DKC