New Japan Pro-Wrestling will continue to tour in America.
NJPW announced NJPW Strong: Autumn Attack for September 25 & 26 at the Curtis Culwell Center in Texas. On October 16 and 17, NJPW Strong will head to the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia for New Japan Showdown.
Both events will be tapings for episodes of NJPW Strong.
Wrestling advertised for the events include Jay White, Lio Rush, Fred Rosser, Tom Lawlor, and more.
Plus, NJPW announced Hiroshi Tanahashi and Tomohiro Ishii will be part of the August 16 NJPW Strong tapings at Thunder Studios.
NJPW STRONG hits the road for Texas tapings September 25 & 26 in the Curtis Culwell Center
August 14 sees fans in the US return to NJPW events. Two nights later, and on August 16, a sold out Thunder Studios will see the first NJPW STRONG matches in front of fans. After STRONG makes history on the 16th, the STRONG roster will continue on the road, to two nights in Texas’ Curtis Culwell Center.
The Center will see more matches taped for future airing on STRONG, with tickets set to go on sale 11AM Central on Sunday August 8. Tickets start at just $29, and double pack tickets will also bring added value, with savings and a free gift. An all star cast on both nights will include current STRONG Openweight Champion Tom Lawlor, current NEVER Openweight Champion Jay White, Lio Rush, Hikuleo and more to be announced.
As we get deep into the autumn, the balance of power will continue to shift on Friday nights. Who will emerge STRONGest? Find out in person at Autumn Attack!
Legendary 2300 Arena hosts two nights of NJPW STRONG tapings
NJPW action will hit Philadelphia’s legendary 2300 Arena for the first time in over two years on October 16 and 17, as New Japan Showdown will see two nights of tapings for NJPW STRONG.
STRONG’s first tapings with fans on August 16 in Thunder Studios will see a sold out and passionate crowd, and Philadelphia is not a scene to lose out when it comes to unbridled passion.
Tickets for both nights of tapings will go on sale at noon eastern time on Sunday August 8, starting at just $29, and with a special two day bundle offer that presents savings and a special free gift. Fans will be treated to an all star cast including Switchblade Jay White, Fred Rosser, Tom Lawlor, Clark Connors and more.
The Ace to compete at Thunder Studios, wrestling on STRONG for the first time
After a video challenge last week to IWGP United States heavyweight Champion Lance Archer was accepted, Hiroshi Tanahashi’s first appearance in the US for over 18 months was made official. Meanwhile, Tomohiro Ishii was a surprise announcement this week as a match was signed between the Stone Pitbull and IMPACT’s Moose. Yet that isn’t all the Ace and Ishii will be doing in the US!
On August 16, both will be in action at the first ever NJPW STRONG tapings with fans at Thunder Studios! If you’re lucky enough to be in attendance, get hyped to see the Ace and the Stone Pitbull in action, and otherwise, get set to watch Tanahashi and Ishii on NJPW World and FITE in the near future when Fighting Spirit Unleashed airs on STRONG! Plus watch Tanahashi’s special interview about what the STRONG experience means to him!
(STRONG tapings on August 16 at Thunder Studios are SOLD OUT. Watch STRONG Fridays at 10/9c on NJPW World and FITE!)
Will Tanahashi be competing on STRONG as the IWGP US Champion? Find out at Resurgence!
You can find results from past NJPW Strong events at Fightful's results section.