NJPW STRONG preview: Road to Detonation begins 【NJoA】

Road to Detonation kicks off Friday night



The last tour of the year on NJPW STRONG, Detonation will see the year end with a bang and some huge matchups!


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Main event: PJ Black, Fred Rosser, Rocky Romero & Jeff Cobb vs Team Filthy (Tom Lawlor, JR Kratos, Rust Taylor & Danny Limelight)

The main event on the first night of the Road to Detonation sees an unlikely alliance of Jeff Cobb, Rocky Romero, PJ Black and Fred Rosser unite against a common foe in Team Filthy.

Tom Lawlor’s fight team came together during Showdown, when JR Kratos and Rust Taylor stood in Lawlor’s corner during the Filthy One’s match with Fred Rosser. Then, after Kratos fell to Cobb’s Tour of the Islands last week, Taylor and Rosser joined Kratos in a post match assault. After being antagonised backstage two Fridays ago, a furious Rosser entered the melee, along with Rocky Romero wanting a piece of Taylor. 

Then, a shocking attack as Danny Limelight shockingly turned on the man who appeared to be his mentor. Limelight had joined Team Filthy, and when PJ Black entered to even the odds, battle lines were drawn and this unlikely eight man tag team main event was made. Is Lawlor’s ‘fight team’ really the ‘fight dream?’ or will their disparate opposition unite to make it a nightmare?

2nd Match: Juice Robinson & ACH vs Adrian Quest & Jordan Clearwater

Another unique tag combination, Juice Robinson partners with ACH to take on Adrian Quest and Jordan Clearwater. For ACH an opportunity to head into the Super J-Cup on December 12 with as much momentum as possible, while Quest seeks revenge for missing the tournament cut. Meanwhile, Clearwater, still looking for his first win on STRONG, wants to make a mark against established opposition in Robinson. 

1st Match: Clark Connors vs Logan Riegel

Singles action will kick us off Friday night as Clark Connors takes on Logan Riegel. Connors and the DKC have been 1-1 with the Riegel Twins in tag matches as of late, but in singles competition, Lion’s Break Crown winner Connors is the favourite. Can Riegel pull off the upset?