STRONG Preview: David Finlay to challenge KENTA for US Briefcase【NJoA】

Finlay vs KENTA set for night two of New Japan Showdown



David Finlay will take on KENTA in the main event of week two of New Japan Showdown on November 20, with a stacked four match lineup across the hour on NJPW World.

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KENTA has been a marked man ever since he won the IWGP US Right to Challenge briefcase at New Japan Cup USA, especially considering the controversial means he used to attain victory. Ever since that summer win, KENTA has brought the briefcase into conflict on both sides of the Pacific.

It will be with both case and championship rights stronger than ever though that KENTA takes on David Finlay in a rematch from the New Japan Cup USA final on November 20. Finlay eliminated KENTA back on night two of NEVER, and ever since has been fighting hard for a shot at the rights holder. Now that chance has come. KENTA’s form seems unstoppable, but could Finlay, a World Tag League entrant with Juice Robinson, end his year as a number one contender for singles and tag gold?

Jeff Cobb will be taking on JR Kratos on week two of Showdown. Last week on the Road to Showdown, Kratos made his shocking debut and showed raw destructive power in picking apart Cobb and Rocky Romero.  Now he takes on the Olympian one on one, as a rivalry that extends to the beginnings of both men’s careers resumes. 

Rust Taylor will face Rocky Romero one on one. At the end of Lion’s Break Collision back in July, Taylor and Romero had a falling out over what Taylor believed to be Romero’s lack of tag team form through the summer. Now, after Romero was at the receiving end of Kratos’ Game Changer last week, Rocky and Taylor go head-to-head. Who will be on top as two superior jiu-jitsu experts go at it?

Also on night two of Showdown, the Riegel Twins will go up against Clark Connors and the DKC. Two weeks ago on the Road to Showdown, the Riegels showed superior tag team ability on their way to victory. With the countdown on for Connors’ entry into Super J-Cup 2020, will he be able to pick up momentum with DKC on STRONG? Find out November 20!