NJPW has announced the full lineup for The New Beginning USA NJPW Strong tapings set for Saturday, January 15 in Seattle.
An NJPW Strong Openweight Championship match has been added to the show, as "Filthy" Tom Lawlor defends the title against Taylor Rust.
Also added, Fred Rosser will face Gabriel Kidd. In another singles contest, Karl Fredericks will take on the debuting Ethan HD. Additionally, Bullet club's Hikuleo will face the debuting Cody Chhun. Both Ethan HD and Cody Chhun are regulars in the Seattle-area DEFY promotion.
Here is the announced lineup for the tapings:
- NJPW Strong Openweight Championship: Tom Lawlor (c) vs. Taylor Rust
- Jay White vs. TBA
- El Phantasmo vs. Matt Rehwoldt
- Brody King vs. Yuya Uemura
- Clark Connors vs. TJP
- Kevin Knight & The DKC vs. Ricky Gibson & Eddie Pearl
- Lio Rush & Rocky Romero vs. Royce Isaacs & Jorel Nelson
- Juice Robinson & David Finlay vs. JONAH & Bad Dude Tito
- Josh Barnett vs. Ren Narita
- Fred Rosser vs. Gabriel Kidd
- Karl Fredericks vs. Ethan HD
- Hikuleo vs. Cody Chhun