Impact Wrestling’s Josh Alexander will make his NJPW Strong debut on this Friday’s Ignition episode of the show.  Alexander will take on Alex Coughlin as Coughlin’s open challenge series begins. Alexander currently holds the Impact X Division Championship.

Ignition will be a two-night event on Strong, held on this and next week’s episodes. Already announced as the main event for Friday’s show is Satoshi Kojima vs. JR Kratos. Also announced for this week is Fred Rosser and Adrian Quest taking on Bateman and Barrett Brown in tag team action.

The June 25 episode will be headlined by an NJPW Strong Openweight Championship match, with Tom Lawlor defending the title against Karl Fredericks.  Strong airs Fridays at 10 p.m. Eastern time on NJPW World and is available on-demand shortly after airing.

Here are the announced lineups for Ignition so far:

NJPW Strong: Ignition, Friday, June 18

  • Satoshi Kojima vs. JR Kratos
  • Fred Rosser & Adrian Quest vs. Bateman & Barrett Brown
  • Josh Alexander vs. Alex Coughlin

NJPW Strong: Ignition, Friday, June 25

  • NJPW Strong Openweight Championship: Tom Lawlor (c) vs. Karl Fredericks

All pics courtesy of NJPW

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