NJPW Strong Debuting 8/7 On NJPW World, New Japan Cup USA First Round Matches Set

NJPW Strong has arrived.

NJPW's new U.S. weekly series will premiere tonight August 7 at 10 p.m. ET, airing on NJPW World. The premiere episode of NJPW Strong will also kick off the New Japan Cup USA tournament, where the winner will get a future shot at the IWGP United States Heavyweight Title, currently being held by Jon Moxley.

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Fightful was sent the following press release.

NJPW STRONG & New Japan Cup 2020 USA Announcement
For Immediate Release August 6, 2020 (Carson, CA) --

Welcome to a brand-new weekly presentation from NJPW of America. Welcome to NJPW STRONG.

NJPW STRONG will see NJPW’s best compete every single Friday night on NJPW World, starting August 7 at 10 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. PST. NJPW STRONG was announced in a special online press conference hosted by Kevin Kelly and NJPW of America CEO, Takami Ohbari.

NJPW STRONG debuts with LEC presents New Japan Cup 2020 in the USA, bringing the prestigious New Japan Cup tournament outside of Japan for the first time. The series is an eight-man single elimination tournament contested over three weeks on NJPW STRONG, where the winner will be granted a future opportunity to challenge for the IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship.

NJPW STRONG will showcase the world’s best professional wrestling, and feature NJPW's Strong Style every Friday to fans around the globe! Stay tuned for more information, and don’t forget to end your week STRONG.

List of Episode Dates:

Episode 1

August 7, 2020 10ET/7PT p.m.

Round 1

Episode 2

August 14, 2020 10ET/7PT p.m.


Episode 3

August 21, 2020 10ET/7PT p.m.


New Japan Cup 2020 USA Participants

David Finlay, Jeff Cobb, Karl Fredericks, KENTA, Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa, Chase Owens, Brody King

First Round Matchups

  • Karl Fredericks vs KENTA
  • Jeff Cobb vs Tanga Loa
  • David Finlay vs Chase Owens
  • Brody King vs Tama Tonga

Show hashtag: #njpwstrong


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