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Rey Mysterio to miss Strong Style Evolved, NJPW reveals full card


Due to the bicep injury that he suffered earlier this month, Rey Mysterio will have to miss New Japan Pro Wrestling's show in Long Beach on Sunday.

NJPW announced tonight that Mysterio's match against Jushin Thunder Liger at Strong Style Evolved is officially off. It will instead be Liger vs. Will Ospreay.

Mysterio suffered a grade one partially torn left bicep in a match for Northeast Wrestling on March 2nd and wasn't sure if he was going to be able to return in time for Strong Style Evolved. The match with Liger was going to be the first time he's ever wrestled for NJPW.

Aside from Liger vs. Ospreay and Jay White's IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship defense against Hangman Page, tag matches are the theme of the card. Kazuchika Okada & Tomohiro Ishii will face Zack Sabre Jr. & Minoru Suzuki ahead of Sabre challenging for Okada's IWGP Heavyweight title at Sakura Genesis on April 1st.

In addition to the Kenny Omega & Kota Ibushi vs. Young Bucks main event, the storyline of friction between the Bullet Club will continue with Cody & Marty Scurll vs. Guerrillas of Destiny as well.

The full card for Strong Style Evolved is listed below. It will take place at Walter Pyramid and will air live on AXS TV at 8 p.m. Eastern time:

  • Kenny Omega & Kota Ibushi vs. The Young Bucks
  • IWGP United States Heavyweight Champion Jay White defending against Hangman Page
  • Kazuchika Okada & Tomohiro Ishii vs. Zack Sabre Jr. & Minoru Suzuki
  • Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Will Ospreay
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi, KUSHIDA, Ryusuke Taguchi & Dragon Lee vs. Tetsuya Naito, SANADA, BUSHI & Hiromu Takahashi
  • Cody & Marty Scurll vs. Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa
  • Chuck Taylor & Toru Yano vs. Davey Boy Smith Jr. & Lance Archer
  • Juice Robinson & David Finlay vs. Hirooki Goto & Gedo
  • Rocky Romero, Sho & Yoh vs. Christopher Daniels, Frankie Kazarian & Scorpio Sky