NJPW STRONG Preview for 11/13/21 (Battle in the Valley Countdown). If you didn’t catch last week’s offerings on New Japan STRONG, you missed out. The L.A. Dojo’s Ren Narita and Clark Connors scored a massive upset victory when they got a measure of revenge against the United Empire’s Will Ospreay and TJP. Not only that, but Juice Robinson defeated El Phantasmo, and Team Filthy were victorious in six-man action. This week is sure to be another action-packed night with a stellar card announced.
This episode of STRONG will also act as a countdown to the Battle in the Valley event that starts at 11 EST on NJPWWORLD and select ppv providers. There is a great mix of veteran talent, as well as exciting up-and-comers. Fan-favorite Minoru Suzuki will be in action, along with Alex Zayne, Danny Limelight, Jay White, the reigning STRONG Openweight Champion “Filthy” Tom Lawlor, and many more!
Ariya Daivari vs. Alex ZayneYou would be hard-pressed to find an independent wrestler that is in higher demand right now than Alex Zayne. In the last month alone, he has wrestled for Ring of Honor, IMPACT! Wrestling, Game Changer Wrestling, and Pro Wrestling Revolver. He also made his New Japan debut in a stunning match with Will Ospreay.
Looking to stop his hot streak is former WWE wrestler Ariya Daivari, who will be making his NJPW STRONG debut. You couldn’t ask for a better opener than this to start out this week’s episode.
Rocky Romero and Fred Rosser vs. Team Filthy (Tom Lawlor and Danny Limelight)
It’s no secret that “Mr. No Days Off” Fred Rosser wants a shot at Tom Lawlor’s STRONG Openweight Championship. He has been very outspoken about that fact for the past several months. Teaming with veteran Rocky Romero, a win against Lawlor and his Team Filthy stablemate Danny Limelight could go a long way in making that title shot a reality.
Easier said than done, however, as Tom Lawlor is undefeated in singles action. In addition, his partner, Danny Limelight, has been on quite the run of his own lately, putting on great performances not only on STRONG but in MLW and AEW as well. Can “Mr. No Days Off” get a pinfall victory over the champion? Find out in this preview of the epic 10-Man Tag bout at Battle In The Valley
NJPW STRONG Preview for 11/13/21
As this episode of STRONG is pre-taped and the Battle in the Valley event will be broadcast live, wrestling fans will get to see Jay White perform twice in one night. In his first contest, he will face off against the impressive young Fred Yehi. “The Savageweight” will be looking to pick up the biggest win of his young career by defeating the NEVER Openweight Champion.
“Switchblade” Jay White vs. Fred Yehi
Jay White will be defending that title against Tomohiro Ishii later in the night at Battle In The Valley. Yehi’s partner Wheeler Yuta almost scored a huge upset against White in Long Beach, and after last week’s huge upset over United Empire, anything is possible!
NJPW STRONG Preview for 11/13/21
Minoru Suzuki’s “Tour of the West” continues in the main event of this Saturday’s STRONG. In the last match before the broadcast of Battle in the Valley begins, Suzuki takes on “The Dirty Daddy” Chris Dickinson. This match was supposed to take place over a year and a half ago, before the COVID-19 pandemic shut down travel. This should be a very intriguing match-up.
Minoru Suzuki vs. Chris Dickinson
Both men excel in technical wrestling and possess a venerable knowledge of submissions. Experience may end up being the deciding factor, however, as Suzuki’s 30-plus year career has pitted him against every type of challenger imaginable. Dickinson will have to use his size and power advantage to offset Suzuki’s ruthless strikes and methodical offense. This will surely be a fantastic match to get fans primed and ready for Battle in the Valley!
As I said, another incredible card for STRONG this week. It would be easy to take a week off as this show doubles as a preshow for the ppv. But NJoA continues to bring their A-game every time out. Be sure to check out the preview for Battle in the Valley as well. It has an absolutely loaded card!
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