In a tweet, NJPW announced that AEW star Eddie Kingston will face Jake Something. Plus, in a three-way bout, Hiromu Takahashi will face Clark Connors and El Desperado. Elsewhere on the show, the Heat Seekers will battle Kevin Knight and The DKC.
🚧#njHighAlert Match Announcements!🚧
After Connors called out El Desperado, this is now a 3 way match:
🚧 Connors🆚Takahashi🆚El Desperado
Also in action:
🚧 Heat Seekers🆚LA Dojo
— NJPW of America (@NJPWofAmerica) July 6, 2022
The official preview, courtesy of NJPW’s website, is as follows:
Clark Connors vs. El Desperado vs. Hiromu Takahashi
What was originally scheduled to be a singles return match from best of the Super Jr. between Clark Connors and Hiromu Takahashi has now been expanded to a three way as El Desperado joins the mix. Motivated by his appearance at Forbidden Door, and a desire to align himself more firmly to the Jericho Appreciation Society, Desperado called out Jon Moxley backstage at Korakuen Hall. That challenge got an unforseen response, as Clark Connors stepped to the masked man, saying that any Japanese star who sought to make a name for themselves in the US first had to go through him.
Connors would invite Desperado to STRONG, and the Suzuki-Gun member has accepted, but it won’t just be Connors in his sights. As Connors vs Hiromu had already been signed, the match has been expanded to a three way war, and Desperado will get his hands back on his BOSJ final opponent Hiromu Takahashi. Three hungry stars will make for a wild affair in Charlotte!
Eddie Kingston vs. Jake Something
The Mad King returns to NJPW STRONG as he battles Jake Something in Charlotte. Something made an impressive STRONG debut in Philadelphia, and though he fell to Brody King in their singles clash, his power and agility wowed the 2300 Arena crowd. He’ll be relying on all of his impressive offence tonight as he tries to take on Eddie Kingston’s own brand of violence.
The DKC and Kevin Knight vs. Heat Seekers (Elliot Russel & Sigmon)
With four NWA Tag team Championships under their belts, the Heat Seekers combination of Elliot Russel and Sigmon make their NJPW STRONG debuts in Charlotte as they face The DKC and Kevin Knight. Despite being rivals within the LA Dojo, DKC and Knight have come to form an impressively cohesive tag team as well, and have gotten some significant victories to their name against established opposition. Can they see off the former NWA Champions in the distinctly NWA territory of Charlotte?
The updated card is as follows:
- Eddie Kingston vs. Jake Something
- Clark Connors vs. El Desperado vs. Hiromu Takahashi
- The DKC and Kevin Knight vs. Heat Seekers (Elliot Russel & Sigmon)
- TJP vs. Mascara Dorada
- Big Damo vs. Hikuleo
- KUSHIDA in action
WrestleZone will provide more details as they become available.