New Japan Pro Wrestling sent out the following:
Huge Card Set For Detonation in Riverside!
Big time matches and fallout from Battle in the Valley
After Battle In the Valley on November 13 in San Jose, NJPW STRONG hits the Riverside Municipal Auditorium on November 15, with a massive card now official.
NJPW STRONG OPENWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH – ‘FILTHY’ TOM LAWLOR (C) VS. FRED ROSSER
After months of campaigning to get his hands on the Team Filthy leader, Fred Rosser finally gets his long awaited rematch with Tom Lawlor, this time for the STRONG Openweight Championship. Lawlor has proven unbeatable on STRONG for well over a year, but can Mr. No Days Off do the impossible and become the second STRONG Openweight Champion?
TOMOHIRO ISHII VS. BRODY KING
Tomohiro Ishii will go one on one with Brody King. Big Bad Brody is undoubtedly one of STRONG’s hardest hitters, while Ishii is one of the world’s toughest warriors. Immediately after his war with Jay White in San Jose, Ishii could be the new NEVER Openweight Champion, or he could be denied his chance to ever challenge for the title again, and be looking to act out his frustrations.
ALEX COUGHLIN CHALLENGE MATCH SERIES – ALEX COUGHLIN VS. JOSH BARNETT
Alex Coughlin’s Challenge Series sees his biggest match yet against Josh Barnett. Barnett competes in a New Japan ring for the first time in 17 years, as Coughlin’s efforts on Bloodsport have been recognised by the Warmaster.
LIO RUSH & ADRIAN QUEST VS. STRAY DOG ARMY (BATEMAN & MISTERIOSO)
Lio Rush is back in action, teaming with Adrian Quest to take on the Stray Dog Army team of Misterioso and Bateman. After Mitserioso and Bateman take on Violence Unlimited at Battle in the Valley, how will they react on STRONG?
CHRIS DICKINSON & ALEX ZAYNE VS. BULLET CLUB (JAY WHITE & HIKULEO)
Jay White and Hikuleo will meet Chris Dickinson and Alex Zayne. During Autumn Attack in Texas, Dickinson teamed with Robbie Eagles against BULLET CLUB, and now seeks more competition along with Zayne, against the group’s leader and its Young Gun.
GABRIEL KIDD VS. JONATHAN GRESHAM
In an emotional return, Gabriel Kidd hit STRONG tapings in Philadelphia to formally announce his comeback to NJPW competition this October. He also called out one of the world’s premier technical wrestlers, and dared the Octopus Jonathan Gresham to try his hand against one of Britain’s best.
KARL FREDERICKS, CLARK CONNORS & REN NARITA VS. THE UNITED EMPIRE (WILL OSPREAY, JEFF COBB & TJP)
Will Ospreay, TJP and Jeff Cobb will all represent the United Empire in trios action as they face the LA Dojo en masse. Fallout from San Jose will definitely be in the air when they take on the LA Dojo’s Ren Narita, Clark Connors and Karl Fredericks after Battle in the Valley’s big matches.
KEVIN KNIGHT & THE DKC VS. JORDAN CLEARWATER & BROGAN FINLAY
Plus, Kevin Knight and the DKC will be taking on Jordan Clearwater and Brogan Finlay. Four young stars with limitless potential collide in Riverside!
All this, and more surprises and action that you need to witness from the very best of NJPW STRONG!