NJPW STRONG Synopsis for 1/28/23 – NEMESIS FINALE! (Rosser vs Avalon)

This week on NJPW STRONG, we’ll see the climactic finale of the NJPW Nemesis series from the LA Dojo’s spiritual home of The Vermont Hollywood as we preview NJPW STRONG Synopsis for 1/28/23.

Last week was a tag team focused episode as West Coast Wrecking Crew put down Team C4 and The Motor City Machine Guns pulled out an NJPW STRONG Openweight Tag Team Championship victory over Roppongi Vice. This week, however, we pivot to a night of singles action featuring two young hopefuls, more lucha libre action, and a NJPW STRONG Openweight Championship defense. Find out more in this week’s NJPW STRONG Synopsis!

NJPW STRONG Synopsis for 1/28/23
Blake Christian vs KEiTA

NJPW STRONG Synopsis for 1/28/23
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This Saturday night’s show begins with two junior heavyweights, each with something to prove. KEiTA’s career spans 10 years and such promotions as Without A Cause, Game Changer Wrestling, and Championship Wrestling from Hollywood. He even has a tag team win over Shane McMahon and The Miz to his name.

However, he has yet to rack up a win in NJPW STRONG since he debuted at the Nemesis series in 2021. His opponent this week is Blake Christian, who hasn’t scored a win on STRONG since 2020. On top of that, his last singles outing ended in a particularly humiliating loss at the hands of Juice Robinson. Both these men desperately need a win, but only one can walk away the victor on Saturday night.

NJPW STRONG Synopsis for 1/28/23
Mistico vs Misterioso

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The legendary Mistico returns to NJPW STRONG for yet another lucha libre flavored matchup. The CMLL Super Estrella’s last outing in a NJPW STRONG ring saw him team with Alex Zayne to score a win over Blake Christian and fellow CMLL stalwart Mascara Dorada. This week Mistico tangles with Misterioso of Stray Dog Army.

While the masked member of the Stray Dog Army has reached such heights as #1 Contender to the NJPW STRONG Openweight Tag Team Championship, his record in singles action is rather lacking. His last singles outing ended in a loss to Mascara Dorada, and his followup appearance in the NJPW STRONG Survivor match went even poorer. Facing a lucha libre legend like Mistico might be just the thing to light a fire under Stray Dog Army’s ‘Big Papi Pump.’ Be sure to catch the lucha libre action this Saturday night!

NJPW STRONG Synopsis for 1/28/23
Peter Avalon vs Fred Rosser (c)
– NJPW STRONG Openweight Championship

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In our main event on Saturday night, Fred Rosser will make his seventh NJPW STRONG Openweight Championship defense against ‘Pretty’ Peter Avalon. The Pretty One made his challenge to the NJPW STRONG Champion after defeating KEiTA at Showdown.

Judging by Rosser’s reaction, Avalon was just about the last person he expected to challenge for his title. However, “Mr. No Days Off” promised he would defend against all challengers when he captured the NJPW STRONG Openweight Championship at Collision.

To accept a challenge from the likes of Peter Avalon just proves Fred Rosser is, indeed, a fighting champion. However, there’s reason to believe Rosser sees this match as not much more than a tune-up.

At the top of the Nemesis series, we saw the STRONG Survivor match, where 16 competitors duked it out in an elimination match to become #1 contender to the NJPW STRONG Openweight Championship.

The match would come down to the final four of Christopher Daniels, Blake Christian, Wheeler Yuta, and KENTA. The BULLET CLUB member would secure himself a championship match against Fred Rosser with a busaiku knee to Wheeler Yuta. While Rosser has yet to defend his championship against anyone from BULLET CLUB, his record against their representatives is not good. Will KENTA be waiting in the wings while Rosser and Avalon square off this Saturday night?


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