A huge announcement was recently made by NJPW that on Friday, July 23rd, which is the 50th episode of NJPW STRONG, NJPW STRONG Champion Tom Lawlor will defend his NJPW STRONG Championship against Satoshi Kojima. Lawlor became the first-ever NJPW STRONG Champion on the April 23rd episode of STRONG when he defeated Brody King in the finals of the 2021 New Japan Cup USA Tournament.
The semi-finals of Tag Team Turbulence is also set to take place on the Friday, July 23rd NJPW STRONG episode. NJPW STRONG can be watched every Friday night on NJPW World and FITE.
You can check out NJPW's announcement below:
Celebrating a landmark 50th episode of #njpwSTRONG on July 23, Satoshi Kojima (@cozy_lariat) will challenge @FilthyTomLawlor for the STRONG Openweight Championship!
Plus the semi finals of Tag Team Turbulence on NJPW World and FITE!https://t.co/OpU2af3WxU #njT3 pic.twitter.com/rUexCcN1cJ
— NJPW Global (@njpwglobal) July 9, 2021