Starting Strongman has posted rumoured events for this year:
Strangely, they favoured a Car Deadlift to a Barrel Squat/Deadlift which appears in the heat (less stressful I guess).
I think these are good events for Thor and for Shaw. It does leave the door a little bit open for Licis and Kieliszkowski if everything goes right for them.
Might even be a small glimmer of hope for Big Z in there. On the will he/won’t he drama - I think Hall will sit this one out.