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AEW's Christopher Daniels announced for NJPW Strong: Rivals

Four matches have been announced for the February tapings.

NJPW has made the first four match announcements for NJPW Strong: Rivals.

AEW's head of talent relations Christopher Daniels will return to NJPW, facing Gabriel Kidd. Daniels last appeared at the December Strong tapings, where he wrestled Jay White.

White's US of Jay open challenge series will continue at Rivals. To this point, AEW's Daniels and Jay Lethal have been his opponents in the series.

Buddy Matthews will also make his NJPW return, facing Ren Narita. Matthews took on Kazuchika Okada at Battle in the Valley in November.

Also set for Rivals, Juice Robinson and David Finlay will face JONAH and Bad Dude Tito in a tag match.

Rivals will be taped at the Vermont Hollywood in Los Angeles, California on Thursday, February 17. Tickets for the show are on sale now.

The lineup so far:

  • Christopher Daniels vs. Gabriel Kidd
  • US of Jay open challenge: Jay White vs. TBA
  • Buddy Matthews vs. Ren Narita
  • Juice Robinson & David Finlay vs. JONAH & Bad Dude Tito