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  • Writer's pictureCarlos Astorga

More Names Added To NJPW's Lion’s Break At CharaExpo 2019!

El Phantasmo leads third batch of names for Anaheim; Narita, Solow in action; Mysterioso, Barrett Brown, Riegel Twins in NJPW ring for the first time at Lion’s Break Project 2.

The last NJPW matches in America for 2019 will be taking place on December 7 and 8 as Lions Break Project 2 brings New Japan action to the visitors of CharaExpo 2019. A third batch of seven wrestlers has been announced for the expo!

Leading the pack is IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champion El Phantasmo. With partner Taiji Ishimori already confirmed for Anaheim, it’s a safe bet that both champions will be looking to make an impact to end their 2019 as they head toward their championship clash with Roppongi 3K in the Tokyo Dome January 5.

Another familiar name comes in the form of Ren Narita. As his LA Dojo excursion continues, how has Narita progressed during his time in America? Fans at CharaExpo will find out.

Aaron Solow returns to NJPW at Lion’s Break Project 2. After matches in the Southern Showdown tour of Australia, and Showdown in San Jose and Los Angeles in November, what does Solow have in store for Anaheim?

Then there are four new faces, all ready for the kind of special opportunity Lion’s Break was conceived for. Misterioso, Barrett Brown and the Riegel Twins, Logan and Sterling, all recently underwent a demanding tryout at the LA Dojo this September, and are now being granted a chance to show their worth to NJPW fans in Anaheim.

From hot names to new breakout stars, Lion’s Break Project 2 is set to show fans the future of NJPW in the US!

Match card, ticket details to be announced at a later date.

(Note: Due to his entry in the World Tag League, Karl Fredericks will not be at Lion’s Break Project 2 as previously reported. We thank you for your understanding).

New wrestler profiles:

Barrett Brown

Height: 167 cm

Weight: 74 kg

Date of Birth: May 2nd, 1994

Place of Birth: Athens, Texas

Date of Debut: January 17th, 2010

Signature Moves: Crossface, Falling Senton, Chelsea Smile


Height: 180cm

Weight: 99kg

Date of birth: 09/11/1994

Place of birth: Los Angeles, California

Date of debut: 11/05/2011

Signature moves: Running Double Knee Strike, Doctor Bomb, Double Knee Backbreaker

Logan Riegel / Sterling Riegel(The Riegel Twins)

Height: 175cm

Weight: 78kg

Date of birth: December 8th 1991

Place of birth: Kansas City Missouri.

Date of debut: 12/21/2015


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