Loaded episode sees action from Las Vegas
STRONG this week sees the beginning of the Autumn Action tour in Las Vegas, with a loaded lineup of matches in the ‘fight capital’.
Main event: Homicide & Wheeler Yuta vs BULLET CLUB (Jay White & Karl Anderson)
The main event of this week’s episode sees Homicide and Wheeler Yuta take on Jay White and Karl Anderson of BULLET CLUB. With disparate styles and approaches both in the ring and out, a common thread between Homicide and Yuta is Eddie Kingston and his long history with both the Notorious 187 and Yuta’s Blackpool Combat Club teammate Jon Moxley. Yet after a positive COVID test put him out of action, a six man tag became a two on two. The question will be whether Kingston would have been the glue of a team needed to defeat a combination that houses both the NEVER Openweight and IWGP World Heavyweight Champions. That said, Yuta has progressed in leaps and bounds since battling White in singles action just over one year ago on STRONG, and the combination of his pure ability and Homicide’s never surrender attitude will make this a tough duo for even the Switchblade and the Machine Gun to overcome.
2nd Match: Ren Narita vs Juice Robinson
Ren Narita will face Juice Robinson one on one in Las Vegas this week on STRONG. When Robinson was a part of Hontai, it wasn’t uncommon to see Juice and Narita on the same side of the fence, but when Juice became ‘rock hard’ and joined BULLET CLUB, Narita was quick to stand in opposition in Philadelphia back in May. Just days before he makes his official homecoming at Declaration of Power in Ryogoku Monday, Narita will bring the fight to Juice, but will Rock hard Robinson stop Narita from leaving for home under his own power?
1st Match: Shota Umino vs QT Marshall
The night’s action will start with Shota Umino facing QT Marshall in a singles contest. When the ever affable Marshall headed to Charlotte two months ago, he had nothing but disdain for the local crowd before throwing out an open challenge that was answered by ‘Shooter’. As Umino’s global activity sees him move from his recent UK base to the US, he takes on the leader of the Factory in a bid to shut a sizable mouth and ‘kick (QT)’s arse’. Will he make good on his promise as Autumn Action gets underway?