KUSHIDA has issued a challenge to Alex Shelley for NJPW Music City Mayhem.
In a video promo released on social media, KUSHIDA challenged his former Time Splitters tag team partner to a singles bout at Music City Mayhem on Saturday, July 30.
In the promo, KUSHIDA issued the challenge by way of writing a letter to Shelley, referring to Shelley as "my dearest professor, my best friend, my all-time best partner."
As the Time Splitters, KUSHIDA and Shelley twice held IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship gold in NJPW. The duo last teamed on a couple of live events and in the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic in NXT in 2020.
KUSHIDA made his in-ring return to NJPW earlier this month following a three-year run in NXT.
Here is the lineup for Music City Mayhem so far:
NJPW Music City Mayhem, Saturday, July 30, 3 p.m. Eastern time on FITE TV pay-per-view --
- No DQ match: Jon Moxley vs. El Desperado
- Davey Richards vs. Clark Connors
- Hiromu Takahashi vs. Blake Christian