Chris Dickinson Makes New Japan Debut

Indie wrestling standout ‘The Dirty Daddy’ Chris Dickinson made a surprise debut on last night’s episode of NJPW Strong.

Dickinson was revealed as the newest member of Team Filthy, teaming with JR Kratos & Danny Limelight in a six man tag to take on the team of Brody King & The Riegel Twins. Dickinson capped off his debut by picking up the pinfall for his team, and then cutting an impassioned promo backstage about how thrilled he was to be in NJPW.

Chris Dickinson also took to social media to share his jubilation:

Despite the ongoing pandemic, the in demand Dickinson took part in a high profile match against Jon Moxley at Josh Barnett’s Bloodsport event as part of GCW’s Collective event last October, and has had a busy calendar throughout most of 2020. Elsewhere, Dickinson appeared for GCW, Beyond Wrestling, IWA Mid-South and many other promotions.

Previously, ‘The Dirty Daddy’ had been a big part of EVOLVE during the promotion’s tenure. Dickinson served as one half of the company’s longest reigning tag team champions, alongside Jaka, for 400 days.

New Japan Strong is a weekly show on the NJPW World streaming service debuting in August 2020, and features a mix of contracted New Japan stars, young lions and independent talents.