KENTA and Hikuleo, Cobb and ZSJ set for title encounters in Fukuoka

Two more title matches official for Dontaku


As Dontaku in the Fukuoka International Center May 3 gets ever closer to sellout status, two more championship matches have been added to the slate for what is sure to be a stunning event.

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Backstage at Sakura Genesis April 8, Jeff Cobb responded to Zack Sabre Jr.’s proxy challenge on behalf of Shane Haste and Mikey Nicholls to Aussie Open with a challenge of his own. Cobb wanted a shot at the NJPW World TV Championship, a challenge Sabre accepted as long as he got past Tom Lawlor at Capital Collision. Though it was by no means a guarantee for Sabre, who just survived a very game Filthy One, it was a win for the Briton, who will now defend his championship for a sixth time in under four months at Dontaku opposite Cobb. 

Also set for Dontaku was a singles contest between Hikuleo and KENTA, made after KENTA rocked the big man with a STRONG Openweight Championship shot. A belt shot now leds to a shot for the belt, as after KENTA retained against Eddie Edwards this past weekend at Capital Collision, Hikuleo demanded that the grudge match become a championship affair. Who emerges with the gold in the first ever STRONG Championship match on Japanese soil?