NJPW STRONG Synopsis for 12/03/22 – Detonation 2022 begins!

With only a handful of shows left in the calendar year, the Young Lions of the NJPW LA Dojo are scrambling to leave their mark as we preview NJPW STRONG Synopsis for 12/03/22. Not only that, but they’re also gearing up for the start of 2023 and the opportunities the new year brings.

With Wrestle Kingdom 17 around the corner, a high-profile win could be enough to land a spot on the show. This week, the LA Dojo have a chance to do just that, with a lucha libre tag team match and a promising pair of singles encounters on deck. We’ll find out more in this week’s edition of the NJPW STRONG Synopsis, your weekly breakdown of the happenings in the American wing of NJPW.

NJPW STRONG Synopsis for 12/03/22
Rocky Romero & Adrian Quest vs. Atlantis Jr & Virus – Lucha Rules Tag Team Match

NJPW STRONG Synopsis for 12/03/22
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Late last month, NJPW announced the long-awaited return of Fantasticamania. The yearly series saw inter-promotional dream matches between the stars of NJPW and CMLL. NJPW fans will get an early taste of Fantasticamania action as NJPW’s Rocky Romero and Adrian Quest take on Atlantis Jr and Virus of CMLL fame.

These two duos are almost scientifically matched, down to the intra-team dynamic. While Adrian Quest and Atlantis Jr are relative newcomers to the pro wrestling industry, Rocky Romero and Virus have more than 50 years of in-ring experience between them.

The veterans of this match also have something of a history together, engaging in a heated feud in CMLL through 2003 and 2004. However, life had other plans for Romero and Virus, and as such, they have not shared a ring in over 14 years. Will the old grudge rear its head again?

NJPW STRONG Synopsis for 12/03/22 
Homicide vs. Danny Limelight

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Back at Autumn Action in Vegas, “The Notorious 187” Homicide initiated a feud with “Filthy” Tom Lawlor. By extension, this means that Homicide is now in a 1-man war against the rest of Team Filthy, and the NYC native is aware of this. However, despite the brawls between Homicide and Team Filthy, Danny Limelight has seemed to keep his distance.

Fans speculated that this is because Limelight didn’t want to attack his former LAX teammate. However that speculation came to the end two weeks ago when Homicide faced Tom Lawlor one-on-one. After nailing the Eastern Lariat on Tom Lawlor for the three-count victory, Homicide produced a fork, clearly intent on giving Lawlor the Abdullah the Butcher treatment.

Who would come to “Filthy Tom’s” aid but Danny Limelight. It will be an emotional battle when the former Latin American eXchange teammates go head-to-head on an all-new NJPW STRONG.

NJPW STRONG Synopsis for 12/03/22
Blake Christian vs. Juice Robinson

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“Rock Hard” Juice Robinson had been flirting with disaster all year in NJPW. While his defection to BULLET CLUB at the top of the year had his name on the lips of fans, his 28-day run with the IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship and subsequent poor showing at the G1 Climax did little to maintain his relevance.

However, his recent wins with Jay White over Okada and Eddie Kingston, and last week’s victory over Jake Something are helping Robinson build momentum going into 2023. He’ll be looking to keep that momentum this Saturday night. His opponent however takes a much different form than the super heavyweight Robinson faced last week.

“All Heart” Blake Christian is a jr heavyweight standout who certainly sent a message to Juice Robinson on last week’s NJPW STRONG. Christian attacked Robinson following his victory over Jake Something. Later that night, “Rock Hard” Juice Robinson issued the challenge to Blake Christian. They’ll settle the score this Saturday night.


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