Lio Rush to make NJPW Strong debut on 1/29

Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2021/01/19/lio-rush-to-make-njpw-strong-debut-on-1-29/

New Japan Pro-Wrestling pushed out the cards for the next two weeks of NJPW Strong. The 1/29 show will feature the NJPW Strong debut of Lio Rush. He’ll be in a six-man tag alongside Fred Rosser and current IMPACT X Division Champion TJP. They’ll be taking on the trio of El Phantasmo, Hikuleo and KENTA.

Here are the lineups for the 1/22 and 1/29 episodes of NJPW Strong:

1/22
– Kevin Knight & Jordan Clearwater vs. The Riegel Twins (Logan & Sterling Riegel)
– Brody King vs. JR Kratos
– Ren Narita vs. Bateman

1/29
– Clark Connors vs. The DKC
– Rocky Romero vs. Chris Dickinson
– Lio Rush, TJP & Fred Rosser vs. BULLET CLUB (El Phantasmo, Hikuleo & KENTA)

Huge matches set for Lion's Break Contender on #njpwSTRONG!

Night 2: January 29

Clark Connors vs The DKC!

Rocky Romero vs Chris Dickinson!

Lio Rush's debut: Rush, Fred Rosser & TJP vs ELP, Hikuleo & KENTA!https://t.co/p6DhFForWN#njcontender pic.twitter.com/mG3NCaDDCn

— NJPW Global (@njpwglobal) January 19, 2021

Lio Rush defeated Myron Reed at MLW Kings of Colosseum to become the new World Middleweight Champion. He has also been competing for Game Changer Wrestling on top of his weekly appearances on MTV’s The Challenge.

Rush tweeted out his excitement about his NJPW Strong debut and added that it’s one step closer to him becoming a mainstay in New Japan Pro-Wrestling.