Massive matches set for Lonestar Shootout! 【NJoA】

Five title matches and spectacular CMLL additions


After a hugely eventful night at Sam’s Town Live for Fighting Spirit Unleashed, major steps on the road to Lonestar Unleashed Friday November 10 have been paved. The Curtis Culwell Center in DFW Texas will see a remarkable lineup not to be missed!

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Trent Beretta will challenge new NEVER Openweight Champion Shingo Takagi at Lonestar Shootout. An intense, hard fought main event worthy of the ‘BMF’ status of the NEVER title saw Shingo Takagi reunited with the gold for a third reign in Las Vegas Saturday night. Trent Beretta’s challenge was quite unexpected however. The Best Friends and CHAOS member does lay claim to a 24 hour NEVER Openweight 6 man Championship reign in 2018 together with his four times as IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champion, but has never held NJPW singles gold, despite twice challenging for the IWGP United States Championship over the years. Might his third singles title challenge result in his first NEVER title?

As Zack Sabre Jr. continues his quest to reach 20 defences of the NJPW World TV Championship by the end of the year, he has quite the interesting opposition in Speedball Mike Bailey. Lonestar Shootout marks the first meeting for Bailey and Sabre since 2017, with Bailey never yet having gotten a win over the British submission master. As ZSJ and Bailey both look to recover from high profile singles losses against Will Ospreay, Sabre wants to reaffirm his status as one of the world’s best. Bailey meanwhile seeks to show at last he’s better than ZSJ, but can he do it in under 15 minutes, or will Sabre get to V16?

Mayu Iwatani puts the IWGP Women’s Championship on the line against Stephanie Vaquer. Having come up short in the STRONG Women’s Championship tournament back in may, Vaquer kept proving her worth in CMLL, and made a mark at Fighting Spirit Unleashed. Calling her shot to STARDOM’s Icon, Vaquer now seeks to depose Iwatani in Texas.

Eddie Kingston survived HENARE in Las Vegas, with perhaps the hardest hitting match of the night at Fighting Spirit Unleashed ending with the Mad King’s hand raised. Stepping up next is the winner of the four way number one contender’s match at FSU, Satoshi Kojima. Kojima’s incredible year has seen him battle diverse competition across Japan and the US. Kojima has more than earned the respect and fandom of Kingston, but in his second career challenge, can he earn the STRONG title?

Having survived the imposing challenge of Monster Sauce at Fighting Spirit Unleashed, Hikuleo and El Phantasmo face the West Coast Wrecking Crew in Texas. Royce Isaacs and Jorel Nelson have challenged Aussie Open and Motor City Machineguns for STRONG gold in the past, and came up achingly short each time. Could third time be lucky for WCWC with the STRONG titles on the line?

For the first time ever one on one, Mistico takes on TJP. The Public Enemy has faced CMLL’s icon in Mexico’s 2023 Grand Prix, as well as in six man action alongside Rocky Romero and Kevin Knight in recent months, but each time has come up short. Now he faces Mistico in a singles environment for the first time ever, but can he get his first win over the masked master?

A mysterious message from one Joey Janela at Fighting Spirit Unleashed revealed plans to target Toru Yano at Lonestar Shootout. The unique Janela could just as easily be targeting Yano for his hardcore brawling past as he is the more fun loving side of the Master Producer- just what will this match bring?