Alex Coughlin Suffers Neck Injury, Will Miss NJPW Strong Shows

Alex Coughlin won't be competing on NJPW Strong any time soon.

NJPW announced that Coughlin has suffered a neck injury and therefore, won't be competing on future shows for the time being. Coughlin didn't wrestle on the debut episode of Strong, which only featured matches from the New Japan Cup USA, and was not announced for the second episode as well.

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Coughlin has not wrestled since the fourth and final episode of Lion's Break Collision in July when he faced Tom Lawlor. Coughlin also competed on the first episode of Lion's Break Collision, wrestling Clark Connors to a time-limit draw. Coughlin isn't the only wrestler who won't be on Strong due to injury as Juice Robinson is also not competing as he is recovering from a leg injury.

From NJPW:

Alex Coughlin has suffered a neck injury and will not be competing on forthcoming NJPW STRONG cards.

We apologise to fans looking forward to seeing Coughlin wrestle. We appreciate your understanding and wish Alex well in his recovery.

Below is the confirmed card for the August 14 episode of NJPW Strong:

* New Japan Cup USA Semifinals: Jeff Cobb vs. KENTA

* New Japan Cup USA Semifinals: David Finlay vs. Tama Tonga

* ACH, TJP & Alex Zayne vs. PJ Black, Misterioso & Blake Christian

* Clark Connors & Jordan Clearwater vs. Logan Riegel & Barrett Brown

For full results of the first episode of NJPW Strong, click here.

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