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NJPW Strong to tape in front of fans for the first time


NJPW has announced that a taping of Strong will be open to fans for the first time. 

The company issued a release today stating that tickets will be sold for the Fighting Spirit Unleashed NJPW Strong taping on Monday, August 16 in Long Beach, California. 

Nine matches will be taped at the event, held at Thunder Studio.Ticket prices will range from $80-$120. Tickets will go on sale Wednesday, June 30 at 10 a.m. Pacific time. Fans in attendance will be asked to wear a mask when not eating or drinking. Tickets will be available at this link.

Talent advertised for the Fighting Spirit Unleashed tapings are: 

  • Jay White
  • ‘Filthy’ Tom Lawlor
  • Juice Robinson
  • Lio Rush
  • Shota Umino
  • Ren Narita
  • Fred Rosser
  • Karl Fredericks
  • Clark Connors
  • Hikuleo

The 2020 edition of Fighting Spirit Unleashed aired over two weeks last September 4 and September 11 on Strong. Jay White beat Flip Gordon in the September 4 main event, while KENTA defended the IWGP United States Championship right to challenge briefcase against Jeff Cobb on September 11.