NJPW has announced the first two matches of next month's NJPW Strong New Japan Showdown tapings in Philadelphia at the 2300 Arena.
On night one on Saturday, October 16, Minoru Suzuki will take on NJPW Strong regular and former Team Filthy member "The Dirty Daddy" Chris Dickinson.
On night two on Sunday, October 17, Will Ospreay will face Alex Zayne. Zayne is coming off a short WWE run, where he wrestled as Ari Sterling. Aside from one appearance on NXT, Zayne's entire WWE stint was confined to 205 Live. Zayne's original WWE signing was officially announced with the December 2020 Performance Center class. He was released by WWE on August 6, 2021.
Tickets for both nights of NJPW action in Philadelphia are on sale now.
NJPW Strong New Japan Showdown night one, Saturday, October 16 --
- Minoru Suzuki vs. Chris Dickinson
NJPW Strong New Japan Showdown night two, Sunday, October 17 --
- Will Ospreay vs. Alex Zayne