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Four matches added to NJPW Strong Showdown, Ariya Daivari to debut


NJPW has added four matches to the Showdown tapings in Philadelphia on October 16 and October 17. 

Former WWE talent Ariya Daivari will be debuting for the promotion, wrestling on both nights of the tapings. On night one, he will face Alex Zayne in a singles match. On night two, he will tag with Lio Rush against Bullet Club's El Phantasmo and Chris Bey. 

New United Empire member TJP will team with Will Ospreay on night one against Ren Narita and Clark Connors. TJP joined Ospreay's group at this past weekend's Autumn Attack tapings in Texas. 

Also added, Jay White will team with Hikuleo against Fred Yehi and Wheeler Yuta on night two. 

Both nights of tapings will take place at the 2300 Arena. Tickets for both shows are on sale now.

Here are the announced lineups so far:

NJPW Strong Showdown night one, Saturday, October 16, 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, PA --

  • Minoru Suzuki vs. Chris Dickinson
  • Juice Robinson vs. El Phantasmo
  • Jay White vs. Fred Yehi
  • Will Ospreay & TJP vs. Ren Narita & Clark Connors
  • Ariya Daivari vs. Alex Zayne

NJPW Strong Showdown night two, Sunday, October 17, 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, PA --

  • Street fight: Jon Moxley & Eddie Kingston vs. Minoru Suzuki & Lance Archer
  • Will Ospreay vs. Alex Zayne
  • Jonathan Gresham vs. Alex Coughlin
  • Fred Rosser, Karl Fredericks, Rocky Romero, Ren Narita & The DKC vs. Tom Lawlor, JR Kratos, Royce Isaacs, Jorel Nelson & Danny Limelight
  • Jay White & Hikuleo vs. Fred Yehi & Wheeler Yuta
  • Lio Rush & Ariya Daivari vs. El Phantasmo & Chris Bey