Showdown from Philadelphia kicks off on STRONG
This week’s edition of NJPW STRONG sees us countdown toward Battle in the Valley, and the first matches from Showdown in Phialdelphia!
Main event: United Empire (Will Ospreay & TJP) vs LA Dojo (Clark Connors & Ren Narita)
Tag team action in our main event tonight will see Ren Narita and Clark Connors team up to face the United Empire’s Will Ospreay and TJP. Connors desperately wants to get his hands on TJP ever since the Fil-Am Flash became Public Enemy #1 on STRONG by aligning himself with ospreay. Meanwhile with a singles bout already set for Battle in the Valley on November 13, Narita will want to show Ospreay that he possesses all the killer instinct that the Commonwealth Kingpin claims that the LA Dojo products lack.
2nd Match: El Phantasmo vs Juice Robinson
After emerging the victor from a violent Texas Bullrope match two weeks ago on STRONG, Jucie Robinson has finally put Hikuleo in the rear view mirror somewhat, but BULLET CLUB is still prominent on his radar. With Juice’s issues with the Club prominent in both NJPW and IMPACT, Juice will now face El Phantasmo one on one. ELP may be a junior heavyweight, but Sudden Death certainly strikes with heavyweight power; will Robinson need a new weapon to counter Phantasmo’s allegedly loaded boot?
1st Match: David Finlay, Yuya Uemura & Clark Connors vs Team Filthy (JR Kratos, Royce Isaacs & Jorel Nelson)
Kicking off the evening, David Finlay joins LA Dojo members Alex Coughlin and Yuya Uemura to take on Team Filthy’s JR Kratos and the West Coast Wrecking Crew. Last week on STRONG, a rough week at the office saw JR Kratos and Danny Limelight fall to Rocky Romero and Fred Rosser, while Royce Isaacs tasted Minoru Suzuki’s Gotch Style Piledriver. As they reassert themselves in Philly then, what might they have in store against competitive opposition?