El Desperado, Zack Sabre Jr. Added To NJPW Lion’s Break Project 3

Two more NJPW stars are coming to Lion's Break Project 3 in the spring.

NJPW announced that El Desperado and Zack Sabre Jr. will be participating at the event, taking place on April 2 at the Ritz Ybor in Tampa, Florida.

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Already confirmed for Lion’s Break Project 3 are Hiroshi Tanahashi, Ren Narita, Karl Fredericks, Clark Connors and Alex Coughlin. However, no matches were announced and more information on the card is set to be revealed at a later date.

From NJPW:

It brings us great pleasure to announce that Zack Sabre Junior and El Desperado have both been added to the lineup for Lion’s Break Project 3, which will be taking place in Tampa Florida on Thursday April 2 as part of WrestleCon. 

ZSJ started 2020 strong with a win over SANADA in the Tokyo Dome to retain his British Heavyweight Championship. Should he retain against Will Ospreay on February 2 in Sapporo, the possibility of him bringing the gold to Tampa is very real. Either way, Florida will see the next evolution of British and Japanese professional wrestling at Lion’s Break. 

Another man who could be coming to Tampa a champion in El Desperado. On February 9 in Osaka, he and Yoshinobu Kanemaru challenge Roppongi 3K for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championships. At Lion’s Break Project 2 in Anaheim last December, he was victorious in both singles and, with Yoshinobu Kanemaru, tag team environments. Whatever the situation in Tampa, Suzuki-Gun will make a huge impact.

Lion's Break Project 3 isn't the only time NJPW will have a presence in Florida come early April. It had been previously announced that Jay White will be competing at ROH Supercard of Honor XIV as well as Shingo Takagi and Will Ospreay being announced to compete at the annual WrestleCon Mark Hitchcock Memorial show.

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