The finals of the New Japan USA Cup match are set. Final evening’s episode of NJPW Sturdy noticed Brody King defeat Lio Rush in a single semi-final match, whereas Tom Lawlor beat Hikuleo within the different.
It’s an fascinating match-up, as neither man is completely a New Japan expertise. King has been working with NJPW since signing his Ring of Honor contract in 2018, however ROH has been his foremost focus. At their nineteenth Anniversary PPV final month, Brody led the new group that may feud with ROH World champion RUSH’s La Facción Ingobernable going ahead.
Combined martial artist & professional wrestler Lawlor has been making appearances on New Japan’s Southern California-based present since final summer time, however Courtroom Bauer’s MLW is his foremost promotion. He had his personal “Filthy Island”-themed episode of Fusion again in February.
Whoever emerges victorious from King vs. Lawlor on NJPW Sturdy subsequent week (April 23) is not going to solely grow to be the second New Japan USA Cup winner, he’ll be topped the inaugural NJPW Strong Openweight champion.
Will King or Lawlor carry the belt with them to ROH TV or Fusion?
Most likely not, however you by no means know within the Forbidden Door period.