NJPW To Have New Weekly Show On NJPW World, Lions Break World
NJPW have been dabbling in their expansion to the United States, starting with reopening the L.A Dojo. Katsuyori Shibata is the head trainer of a promising crew of Young Lions, including Karl Fredericks, Alex Coughlin and more. Now starting in July, they will get their own weekly spotlight in Lions Break World.
Starting on July 3rd, and going for at least the entirety of July, we will see a handful of matches around 10PM EST on NJPW World. These will see the Young Lions face their fellow trainees, established stars, and NJPW debuts.
The Card For Lions Break World #1
On the debut edition of what will hopefully become a long standing show for NJPW we will see two matches. The first is a singles match between Clark Connors & Alex Coughlin. They are two absolute standouts in the ring, with insane potential. Both men managed a 4-3 record in the 2019 Young Lions cup, and Clark Connors would lose to Alex Coughlin during that time. Young lions always bring a unique level of intensity and simplicity to a match, meaning this will be an absolute war, despite it’s 10 minute time limit.
Secondly, we will see a tag match which sees Jeff Cobb & Rocky Romero take on TJP & Karl Fredericks. This has more established names involved, but Fredericks is one to watch. He won the previously mentioned Young Lions cup, and is a future star in the making, so he will hold his own against Cobb & Romero. This one has a more standard 20 minute time limit.
We can expect to see Fredericks, Connors & Coughlin all be frequently featured, as their development is important to the future of NJPW.
Four Other Confirmed Names
While this first card features some more notable names within NJPW, we will also see former MLW & UFC Champion ‘Filthy’ Tom Lawlor, Rust Taylor, Danny Limelight, and The DKC make their NJPW debut. Those last three names are reletively unknown, but this could be a way for NJPW to scout talent for their New Japan Pro Wrestling Of America roster. The unknown names will have to prove themselves worthy, and will likely give their all, even without a crowd to cheer them on.
This is a promising concept, and the first show has a solid lineup. Spoilers indicate that we will see Tom Lawlor face Rocky Romero on a future episode, which will be one to watch. Will you be watching Lions Break World once it airs in July? Let us know what you think in the comment section down below.
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