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Tag Team title tournament kicks off on this week's NJPW Strong

The Strong Ignition series begins with two tournament bouts.
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A tournament to crown the first NJPW Strong Openweight Tag Team Champions kicks off on this week's Strong: Ignition episode. 

A pair of first round tournament matches have been announced for Saturday's episode, as well as a singles bout. 

In one first round bout, Christopher Daniels and Yuya Uemura will team against AEW's The Factory duo of Aaron Solow and Nick Comoroto. That match will open Saturday's show.

In the other first round bout, TMDK's Shane Haste and Mikey Nicholls will face the West Coast Wrecking Crew, Jorel Nelson and Royce Isaacs from Team Filthy. That match will close Saturday's episode. 

In Saturday's non-tournament bout, JONAH will face Taylor Rust. 

The Ignition series of Strong shows was taped on June 19 in Los Angeles. 

Saturday's full lineup: 

NJPW Strong: Ignition night one, Saturday, July 9, 8 p.m. Eastern time on NJPW World --

  • NJPW Strong Openweight Tag Team Championship tournament first round: Shane Haste & Mikey Nicholls vs. Jorel Nelson & Royce Isaacs
  • JONAH vs. Taylor Rust
  • NJPW Strong Openweight Tag Team Championship tournament first round: Christopher Daniels & Yuya Uemura vs. Aaron Solow & Nick Comoroto