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Jay White open challenge set for NJPW Strong

This week's Strong: Rivals episode will be headlined by a Jay White US of Jay open challenge.

Jay White's US of Jay open challenge series headlines this week's NJPW Strong: Rivals. 

White's open challenge series has included wins over Christopher Daniels and Jay Lethal to this point, both contracted AEW talents. White has since made his own AEW debut since the series began. Spoilers for his opponent on Saturday's episode can be found here. 

Also announced for Strong, Kevin Blackwood makes his NJPW debut against Ariya Daivari. Blackwood competed in the PWG Battle of Los Angeles earlier this year. 

In Saturday's opening match, Hikuleo will face Kevin Knight. 

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

Saturday's episode drops at 8 p.m. Eastern time on NJPW World, and will be available on demand after airing. 

The lineup: 

NJPW Strong: Rivals night two, Saturday, March 12, 8 p.m. Eastern time on NJPW World --

  • US of Jay open challenge: Jay White vs. TBA
  • Kevin Blackwood vs. Ariya Daivari
  • Hikuleo vs. Kevin Knight