New Japan Pro Wrestling has finally announced the match card for this weekend’s sold-out Strong Style Evolved event in Long Beach, California. The show will air live on AXS TV this Sunday at 8/7c.
As previously reported, Rey Mysterio was pulled from the card at the last minute after it was ruled that his recent biceps injury was too serious for him to compete. Jushin Thunder Liger was scheduled to face him, but current IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Champion Will Ospreay will be filling in.
Of course the show will be headlined by a tag team match pitting Kenny Omega and Kota Ibushi against The Young Bucks in what has to be a new-age tag team “dream match” for modern Japanese wrestling fans. Jay White will defend the IWGP U.S. Championship against Hangman Page who has been on an absolute roll, while Cody Rhodes and “The Villain” Marty Scurll continue their rivalry with the OG members of Bullet Club when they take on the Guerrillas of Destiny, Tama Tonga and Tonga Loa.
Check out the full card below. ProWrestling.com will have full live coverage of NJPW Strong Style Evolved this Sunday.
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NJPW Strong Style Evolved
March 25, 2018
Long Beach, CA
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6-Man Tag Team Match
Rocky Romero & Roppongi 3K vs. SoCal Uncensored
Juice Robinson & David Finlay vs. Hirooki Goto & Gedo
Chuck Taylor & Toru Yano vs. Killer Elite Squad
Guerrillas of Destiny vs. Cody Rhodes & Marty Scurll
8-Man Tag Team Match
Hiromu Takahashi, KUSHIDA, Ryusuke Taguchi & Dragon Lee vs. Los Ingobernables de Japon (Tetsuya Naito, Sanada, Bushi & Hiromu Takahashi)
Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Will Ospreay
Kazuchika Okada & Tomohiro Ishii vs. Minoru Suzuki & Zack Sabre Jr.
IWGP U.S. Heavyweight Championship
Jay White (c) vs. Hangman Page
Kenny Omega & Kota Ibushi vs. The Young Bucks