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NJPW announces full lineup for New Beginning USA night one


NJPW has announced the full lineup for Friday's New Beginning USA 2021 edition of Strong on NJPW World. 

Already announced, the main event will see El Phantasmo, number one contender to Hiromu Takahashi's IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship, taking on Lio Rush. 

ELP and Rush previously faced off in a first round match in the 2020 Super J-Cup, a tournament that ELP would go on to win. 

In Friday's semi-main, Fred Rosser will take on Bullet Club's Hikuleo. 

In the opener, Rocky Romero, Adrian Quest and Misterioso will face Rey Horus, Barrett Brown and The DKC. 

Night two of New Beginning USA on February 26 will feature Jon Moxley defending the IWGP United States Championship against KENTA. 

Strong airs Fridays at 10 p.m. Eastern time on NJPW World and is available on demand shortly after airing. 

Here is Friday's full lineup: 

  • El Phantasmo vs. Lio Rush
  • Fred Rosser vs. Hikuleo
  • Rocky Romero, Adrian Quest & Misterioso vs. Rey Horus, Barrett Brown & The DKC