Two championship matches have been confirmed for NJPW Strong Independence Day.
On Tuesday, July 4 and Wednesday, July 5, NJPW Strong makes its Japan debut with Independence Day events at Tokyo’s Korakuen Hall. TJP and Francesco Akira will defend their IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team titles against Clark Connors and Dan Moloney on the first night.
Eddie Kingston is set to face KENTA for the Strong Openweight Championship on night two.
Following TJP & Akira’s title defense against KUSHIDA & Kevin Knight at Dominion this past weekend, the TJP & Akira vs. Connors & Moloney title match was set up. Moloney left the United Empire and joined the Bullet Club after the match.
Last month, Kingston challenged KENTA for the Strong Openweight Championship at Resurgence. That night, KENTA regained the title from Hikuleo.
The Independence Day celebrations take place ahead of this year’s G1 Climax. At Dominion, it was revealed that Kingston will compete in the G1 for the first time this year.
As PWMania.com previously rpeorted, Kingston underwent successful hernia surgery in May.
These are the first two NJPW Strong Independence Day matches announced.
Other stars advertised for the show include The DKC, Rocky Romero, Alex Zayne, Tom Lawlor, JR Kratos, Royce Isaacs, Jorel Nelson, Bad Dude Tito, Alex Coughlin, Gabriel Kidd, Lance Archer, and more.