This week, the LA Dojo rolls into their penultimate week at The Vermont Hollywood for the third installment in the New Japan Showdown series as we preview NJPW STRONG Synopsis for 11/19/22. Last week we saw Kenny King rack up a debut victory over Che Cabrera, while Team Filthy got back into the title chase with a win over Adrian Quest and Jordan Cruz.
And in the Main event, Minoru Suzuki put away “The Savageweight” Fred Yehi with help from a steel chair. This week’s show should be just as exciting, with BULLET CLUB in action and a superstar matchup main event. Find out more in this week’s edition of the NJPW STRONG Synopsis.
NJPW STRONG Synopsis for 11/19/22
New Japan Showdown week 3 kicks off with West coast indie standout Keita facing off with AEW’s “Pretty” Peter Avalon. This appearance marks Keita’s fifth in NJPW STRONG and second as a singles competitor. While Keita has tag team victories with the likes of Fred Yehi and Yuya Uemura to his name, he has yet to rack up a singles victory in the LA Dojo, and that’s what he’ll be out to do this Saturday night.
Keita vs Peter Avalon
In the other corner, Peter Avalon makes his second appearance in NJPW STRONG. His last appearance brought him a victory over Adrian Quest. Similarly, Keita’s last outing saw him lose to another AEW standout, QT Marshall. Will Peter Avalon go 2-0 or will Keita defend the honor of the LA Dojo?
NJPW STRONG Synopsis for 11/19/22
Blake Christian and Mascara Dorada came together at Autumn Action to take on Alex Zayne and Mistico. They came up short that night, but that doesn’t mean this partnership is over. On Saturday night, Christian and Dorada come together to take on BULLET CLUB’S Jr Heavyweight tag team representatives, El Phantasmo and Chris Bey.
Mascara Dorada & Blake Christian vs BULLET CLUB (El Phantasmo & Chris Bey)
“The Finesser” Chris Bey is headed to Japan shortly to team with Ace Austin as representatives of BULLET CLUB/IMPACT Wrestling in the Super Junior Tag League, and this will be an excellent warm up heading into the tournament. However, Blake Christian and Mascara Dorada are both worthy of competing in the Super Junior Tag League. Perhaps this matchup could be less of a walk in the park than the Bey-F-Fs expect.
NJPW Strong Synopsis for 11/19/22
This week’s main event will be a world first as “The Notorious 187” Homicide steps into the ring against “Filthy” Tom Lawlor. At Autumn Action in Las Vegas, Homicide teamed with Wheeler Yuta to take on Jay White and Karl Anderson. Tom Lawlor was a special guest commentator for this match.
Homicide vs Tom Lawlor
Toward the end of the match, Homicide stepped out of the ring to jawjack with Tom Lawlor at the announce desk. The former NJPW STRONG Openweight Champion did not take this lightly, waiting until the very end of the match to launch an attack on Homicide.
These two men would meet again at Rumble on 44th Street, this time as opponents in a six man tag match. Lawlor brought in his Team Filthy stablemates Royce Isaacs and Jorel Nelson, while Homicide teamed with Wheeler Yuta and Shota Umino. Homicide and company took home the win that night, and Tom Lawlor has been chomping at the bit to set the record straight.
This matchup should provide a captivating clash of styles, as Lawlor brings his MMA-influenced repertoire against the hardcore, high-flying offence of Homicide. But only one will reign supreme this Saturday night when Homicide goes one-on-one with “Filthy” Tom Lawlor for the first time ever on an all-new NJPW STRONG.
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