Lion’s Break Collision Episode 4 Preview
This Looks Like A Two Hour Weekly Wrestling Event
After New Japan Pro Wrestling’s (NJPW) acclaimed third episode of Lion’s Break Collision, the fourth episode returns with a four-match card that could look similar to two-hour episodic wrestling programs in the United States.
If the event runs between 90 to 100 minutes, commercials (they won’t air on New Japan World) would in theory take the show to approximately 120 minutes (two hours) in length.
The marquee match of the event finds former NEVER Openweight Champion Jeff Cobb takes on the recently NJPW Los Angeles (LA) Dojo graduate Karl Fredericks. The two have had issues over the previous three episodes, creating buzz around this encounter.
A win for “The Alpha Wolf” Karl Fredericks would garner the biggest victory in his career if he can defeat Jeff Cobb who has begun to make his name within NJPW. Cobb would most certaintly giving Fredericks a quick Tour of the Islands.
Former eight-time IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champion and IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion (as Black Tiger) Rocky Romero teams with a man proficient in catch wrestling, Rust Taylor against TJP and Clark Connors in the third match of the event.
TJP/Clark Connors teamed together 13 times in 2019, mostly during the Super Junior Tag League, and another two times in 2020. TJP is looking to build on momentum after defeating Danny Limelight on Lion’s Break Collision Episode 3.
Rust Taylor could be looking to impress one of the most important voices within CHAOS as his quest to become a full-time NJPW competitor continues.
Rocky Romero and TJP have known each other going back two decades as both are graduates from the original NJPW LA Dojo started by Antonio Inoki.
This will be Misterioso’s ninth match in an NJPW pro wrestling ring, solidifying himself as regular for the New Japan of America (NJoA) brand. Danny Limelight is looking to do the same as he enters his second NJPW contest.
The second match of Lion’s Break Collision Episode 4 could see a breakout performance from both competitors who have shown the potential to become fixtures for the company.
Both are prospects to watch as NJPW continues to expand the NJoA brand with talent cultivated through their system.
The opening match finds NJPW LA Dojo Young Lion Alex Coughlin face “Filthy” Tom Lawlor who made a successful NJPW debut against Rocky Romero on Lion’s Break Collision Episode 3.
Coughlin shows the potential to combine a precise amateur wrestling style with an aggressive Strong Style brawling approach will have his hands full against Lawlor.
Lawlor will have another opportunity to show he belongs as a full-time member of the NJPW roster after outlasting company veteran Rocky Romero.