NJPW STRONG Preview: Elimination action, Garcia vs Uemura

RIVALS concludes this week on STRONG




NJPW STRONG this week sees the conclusion of the RIVALS tour, with an elimination tag team match headlining three matches that could each main event in any arena. 

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Main event: Elimination Match: Team Filthy (Tom Lawlor, Danny Limelight, Jorel Nelson, Royce Isaacs & JR Kratos) vs Clark Connors, Fred Rosser, Taylor Rust, Adrian Quest & The DKC

In what is sure to be a wild ten man elimination main event, Team Filthy present a united front against a team captained by Fred Rosser, and Tom Lawlor’s next challenger in Clark Connors. After Lawlor successfully defended his championship against Taylor Rust in Seattle, the Wild Rhino Connors was quick to make himself known as the next challenger at Strong Style Evolved. Tonight will see champion and challenger go head to head. Every member of Clark’s team will want a piece of Team Filthy, but every member of Team Filthy has proven that a piece of them is a hard commodity to come by. Who will survive this elimination war?

2nd Match: Black Tiger vs Rocky Romero

For months now, Rocky Romero has been determined to get his hands on Team Filthy’s Black Tiger. Back in November in Philadelphia Black Tiger first came to attack Romero, who himself donned the mask early in his NJPW career. In subsequent weeks and months, Romero has been able to get his hands on the masked man in fleeting moments, but only ever in tag team encounters, and often with Tiger escaping Mr. Azucar’s clutches to land post match assaults. Now Romero and lack Tiger finally collide one on one- can Romero finally reveal the man behind the dark mask?

1st Match: Yuya Uemura vs Daniel Garcia

Saturday’s action kicks off with a main event worthy bout in its own right as Yuya Uemura faces Daniel Garcia. Having made great strides and turned a lot of heads in the world of wrestling through 2021, Uemura and Garcia both want to make the rest of 2022 theirs as we head into the spring. Both extremely capable grapplers, who will have the greater will to win, and mark themselves as the name to watch on STRONG moving forward?