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AEW's Buddy Matthews headlining NJPW Strong

Matthews vs. Ren Narita headlines this week's episode.

AEW's Buddy Matthews will be in action in the main event of this week's NJPW Strong: Rivals. 

The House of Black member will take on Ren Narita. Matthews lost to Kazuchika Okada in his NJPW debut in November 2021. 

Also announced for Saturday's episode, Impact Wrestling's Chris Bey will face Blake Christian. 

In the opening match, Keita Murray, Fred Yehi, and The DKC will take on The Stray Dog Army's Bateman, Misterioso, and Barrett Brown. 

Strong airs at 8 p.m. Eastern time on NJPW World, and is available on demand after airing. 

The Rivals episodes of Strong were taped on February 17 at the Vermont Hollywood in Los Angeles. 

Here is Saturday's full lineup:

NJPW Strong: Rivals night three, Saturday, March 19, 8 p.m. Eastern time on NJPW World --

  • Buddy Matthews vs. Ren Narita
  • Chris Bey vs. Blake Christian
  • Keita Murray, Fred Yehi & The DKC vs. Bateman, Misterioso & Barrett Brown