Another four matches have been added to the Autumn Attack series of shows being presented by NJPW STRONG.
New Japan Pro-Wrestling announced Tom Lawlor will face Ren Narita at night one of Autumn Attack on September 25. Also made official for night one is an 8-man tag team match featuring members of Bullet Club.
The following night will see an AEW vs. NJPW crossover as Daniel Garcia will face Jay White. Also, Will Ospreay will be in action and he will be teeming with a mystery partner.
NIGHT ONE: Lawlor vs Narita! BULLET CLUB 8 man action!
On a night full of high stakes singles matchups on September 25, Karl Fredericks will face Will Ospreay and Fred Rosser will take on Minoru Suzuki in matches already announced. Additionally, Filthy Tom Lawlor will be facing Ren Narita on night one of Autumn Attack. As arrogant as he is effective, Lawlor has taken on all comers in his own grating way, including LA Dojo graduate Karl Fredericks in the past. Now it’s Ren Narita who defends the honour of the Dojo against Team Filthy’s leader. With Narita’s rigorous training in both the Noge and LA Dojos under his belt, he will bring a hard hitting and intense fight to Lawlor, but can Narita earn the biggest victory of his career?
Also signed for Texas, the BULLET CLUB team of El Phantasmo, Taiji Ishimori, Chris Bey and Hikuleo will take on Lio Rush, Juice Robinson, Clark Connors and TJP. This match will serve as a preview between Taiji Ishimori and Lio Rush before their singles encounter the next night, while Juice and Hikuleo’s deep seated issues seem to rage on. BULLET CLUB’s Cutest Tag Team have talked a lot about wanting to test themselves against the best teams in the US, and could get their chance in some combination of their opposition tonight, while Chris Bey hits an NJPW ring for the first time since the Super J-Cup, and for the first time since the Ultimate Finesser joined BULLET CLUB on IMPACT. All the combustible elements make this a can’t miss matchup.
NIGHT TWO: White vs Garcia! United Empire expands?
Big matches worthy of a ‘dream match’ label have already been signed for September 26, with Lance Archer and Minoru Suzuki reuniting to face Team Filthy and Lio Rush facing Taiji Ishimori for the very first time. Another incredible singles outing will see Switchblade Jay White face ‘Red Death’ Daniel Garcia.
Garcia has made tremendous waves across the US in 2021, pitting himself against world class competition in both NJPW STRONG and AEW rings. On September 26 he comes face to face with the NEVER Openweight Champion, and while White’s belt will not be on the line in this non-title affair, this is nonetheless one of, if not the biggest bout in Garcia’s young career. Will he upset the champ, or will Switchblade Jay White remind Garcia, and all of Texas, how dangerous he is?
Also on September 26, Will Ospreay continues an apparent crusade against the LA Dojo and its graduates. After facing Karl Fredericks in singles action on September 25, Ospreay meets Fredericks and Clark Connors in a tag bout… and with a mystery partner. Has a new recruit been found for the United Empire? Who will join Ospreay in Texas? Pick up your ticket and find out before anyone else!
Here are the updated lineups for NJPW STRONG Autumn Attack:
NJPW STRONG Autumn Attack - September 25
- Will Ospreay vs. Karl Fredericks
- Minoru Suzuki vs. Fred Rosser
- Tom Lawlor vs. Ren Narita
- El Phantasmo, Taiji Ishimori, Chris Bey & Hikuleo vs. Lio Rush, Juice Robinson, Clark Connors & TJP
NJPW STRONG Autumn Attack - September 26
- Minoru Suzuki & Lance Archer vs. Tom Lawlor & Royce Isaacs
- Lio Rush vs. Taiji Ishimori
- Daniel Garcia vs. Jay White
- Will Ospreay & TBD vs. Karl Fredericks & Clark Connors
Fightful will have results from NJPW Autumn Attack following the conclusion of each event.