Tom Lawlor, Minoru Suzuki And More Set For 10/30 NJPW STRONG

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The Halloween weekend edition of NJPW STRONG will fittingly wrap up the “Autumn Attack” event with three exciting bouts.

In the likely main event, STRONG Openweight Champion Tom Lawlor and Royce Isaacs of Team Filthy will face Minoru Suzuki and Lance Archer. Two of Lawlor’s stablemates, JR Kratos and Danny Limelight will be in action against Rocky Romero and Fred Rosser.

Finally, Lio Rush will take on Taiji Ishimori.

The announced card is as follows:

  • Team Filthy (Tom Lawlor and Royce Isaacs) vs. Suzuki-Gun (Minoru Suzuki and Lance Archer)
  • Team Filthy (JR Kratos and Danny Limelight vs. Rocky Romero and Fred Rosser)
  • Lio Rush vs. Taiji Ishimori

The official preview, courtesy of the NJPW website, is as follows:

Main event: Team Filthy (Royce Isaacs & Tom Lawlor) vs Suzuki-Gun (Lance Archer & Minoru Suzuki)

Minoru Suzuki and Lance Archer take on Team Filthy’s Tom Lawlor and Royce Isaacs in the main event of STRONG this week. Lawlor and Suzuki share an interesting career path from pro-wrestling to MMA and back again, and their collision in DFW Texas is something that’s sure to create firerworks. Meanwhile Lance Archer will be hitting an NJPW ring for the first time since losing the IWGP US Championship to Hiroshi Tanahashi earlier in the summer. It’s fair to say he won’t be in a particularly good mood tonight as he walks into battle to wrap up Autumn Attack. Tall tasks for Team Filthy indeed, but with Lawlor still unpinned and unsubmitted in NJPW, and Isaacs’ reputation on STRONG growing by the week, they will certainly bring the fight to Suzuki-Gun.

2nd Match: Lio Rush vs Taiji Ishimori 

From a dream tag clash to an incredible junior heavyweight battle. Lio Rush has been campaigning for most of the year to be the ‘man in Japan’, and while he hasn’t been able to make the trip, this is certainly a singles clash more than worthy of a Best of the Super Jr. main event. Taiji Ishimori will provide the ultimate test for Rush’s technical capabilities and blistering speed; can the Man of the Hour get a huge win over a former IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion?

1st Match: Rocky Romero & Fred Rosser vs Team Filthy (Danny Limelight & JR Kratos)

Kicking off the night’s action, Fred Rosser and Rocky Romero will be taking on Team Filthy’s Danny Limelight and JR Kratos. Rosser has long been talking about wanting to challenge STRONG Openweight Champion Tom Lawlor, and will be looking to keep his title hunt alive in tag action tonight. Meanwhile, with a year having passed since Danny Limelight betrayed Rocky Romero to join Team Filthy in the first place, Rocky wants to get his hands on ‘Slimelight’ in Texas.

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