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Tag Team tournament semifinals to begin on this week's NJPW Strong

The first semifinal bout will air on Saturday's episode.

The semifinals in the NJPW Strong Openweight Tag Team Championship tournament kick off on Saturday's episode. 

In the first semifinal bout, Christopher Daniels and Yuya Uemura will team against TMDK's Shane Haste and Mikey Nicholls on this week's episode. The second semifinal, likely to air next week, will feature Aussie Open's Kyle Fletcher and Mark Davis facing Stray Dog Army's Barrett Brown and Misterioso. The tournament finals will be taped Sunday in Charlotte, North Carolina at the High Alert event.

Two other matches  have been announced for Saturday's Ignition episode. 

Negro Casas's Strong debut will air, as the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Famer teams with Adrian Quest, and Lucas Riley against Rocky Romero, Mascara Dorada, and David Finlay.

In Saturday's opener, JR Kratos will face Jordan Cruz.

Saturday's full lineup: 

NJPW Strong: Ignition night three, Saturday, July 23, 8 p.m. Eastern time on NJPW World --

  • NJPW Strong Openweight Tag Team Championship tournament semifinal: Christopher Daniels & Yuya Uemura vs. Shane Haste & Mikey Nicholls
  • Negro Casas, Adrian Quest & Lucas Riley vs. Rocky Romero, Mascara Dorada & David Finlay
  • JR Kratos vs. Jordan Cruz