Big Main Events Set for Ignition on STRONG 【NJoA】

Kojima vs Kratos, Fredericks vs Lawlor set for next two weeks on STRONG


Big time matches continue to come to Friday nights on STRONG, as main events have been confirmed for the next two weeks on the Ignition series. 

Already confirmed for this week’s June 11 episode, Fred Yehi debuts alongside Wheeler Yuta to face Jordan Clearwater and Misterioso, Lio Rush and Rocky Romero will face Clark Connors and the DKC, and Alex Coughlin will meet Hikuleo.

The following matches make a stacked remainder of June on Fridays!

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June 18: Kratos vs Kojima!

When Satoshi Kojima made his STRONG debut last week, he did so alongside Karl Fredericks against team Filthy’s JR Kratos and Danny Limelight. Hard hitting super heavyweight Kratos instantly had his ire drawn by Kojima, and refused to yield an inch to the living legend. That led to some violent in-ring collisions during the match, and an intense pull apart brawl after it. Now Kojima and Kratos meet one on one in a match that will be crucial to Kratos’ claim of being the Most Feared, and toughest big man on Friday nights. 

June 25: Fredericks vs Lawlor!

June 25 will see STRONG Openweight Champion Tom Lawlor put his title on the line for the second time against number one contender Karl Fredericks. Fredericks and Lawlor’s paths crossed during the Collision series, when an elimination main event saw Fredericks put Lawlor over the top rope to the floor, much to the consternation of the Team Filthy leader. When Lawlor defeated Chris Dickinson to make his first defence of the title two weeks later, Fredericks was quick to ‘congratulate’ the champion backstage, but made it clear that he would be next in line. 

With a pair of wins over Lawlor’s teammates JR Kratos and Danny Limelight solidifying his case, Fredericks’ championship challenge has now been made official. It’s been almost exactly a year since Fredericks officially graduated from the LA Dojo and started making a name for himself as the Alpha Wolf. Can he celerate that anniversary as a champion, or is the Filthy Era set to continue?