NJPW STRONG Synopsis for 8/13/22 – Openweight Tag Team Champions Crowned!

This Saturday night, NJPW STRONG Fans are in for an explosive series of matches in the much anticipated High Alert event in this NJPW STRONG Synopsis for 8/13/22 preview. The upcoming series was taped at the Grady Cole Center in Charlotte, North Carolina and features the finals of the hotly contested NJPW STRONG Openweight Tag Team Championship Tournament.

But more than that, the High Alert series will feature an NJPW STRONG Openweight Championship defense by Fred Rosser along with an eclectic mix of talent from AEW, ROH, IMPACT! Wrestling, and the international indie scene. The NJPW STRONG Synopsis will be here every week to preview the action from High Alert and it all kicks of this Saturday night on NJPW World.

NJPW STRONG Synopsis for 8/13/22
Shane Haste vs. Jorel Nelson

NJPW STRONG Synopsis for 8/13/22
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In the leadup to the NJPW STRONG Openweight Championship Tournament, all talk circled around West Coast Wrecking Crew (Jorel Nelson & Royce Isaacs), and The Mighty Don’t Kneel (Shane Haste & Mikey Nicholls). Conventional wisdom was that these two teams would dominate the tournament, with only one becoming the inaugural NJPW STRONG Openweight Tag Team Champions.

The expected finals were not in the cards, however, as West Coast Wrecking Crew faced off with TMDK in the very first round. TMDK emerged victorious, and shortly after, Royce Isaacs left for Japan, to be at Tom Lawlor’s side while The Filthy One competes in the G1 Climax.

After Haste and Nicholls were felled in the 2nd round by Aussie Open, Jorel Nelson issued a challenge to Shane Haste. It appears these two men have some unfinished business, and they’ll be hashing it out in the ring to kick off NJPW STRONG High Alert this Saturday night.

NJPW STRONG Synopsis for 8/13/22
Big Damo vs. Hikuleo

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While many have their eyes on the superstar heavyweights of the G1 Climax A-block, there’s still plenty of heavyweight action in the LA Dojo. For example, this week we’ll see Big Damo and Hikuleo battle for heavyweight dominance. Just over a week ago at Music City Mayhem, Big Damo challenged Fred Rosser for his NJPW STRONG Openweight Championship.

“Mr No Days Off” shone in his first title defense, putting away the 322 lb Damo in under 15 minutes. Big Damo will be looking to earn a rematch with Rosser when he steps into the ring with Hikuleo. Conversely, if Hikuleo defeats Damo, he could prove himself a more worthy opponent for the Openweight Champion.

Championship implications loom as heavyweight standouts Big Damo and Hikuleo clash this Saturday night.

NJPW STRONG Synopsis for 8/13/22
Christopher Daniels & Yuya Uemura vs Aussie Open (Mark Davis & Kyle Fletcher) –
NJPW STRONG Openweight Tag Team Championship

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Over the past month, we have seen the finest tag teams in NJPW STRONG compete to become the inaugural NJPW STRONG Openweight Tag Team Champions. It all culminates this Saturday night as the unlikely pairing of Yuya Uemura and “The Fallen Angel” Christopher Daniels face off against indie standouts Kyle Fletcher and Mark Davis of Aussie Open.

While spectators would mention Aussie Open as potential winners, nobody expected this much from Daniels and Uemura. Theirs was indeed a pairing of necessity, as The Fallen Angel’s scheduled partner, Karl Fredericks, had to bow out due to injury. Even after Daniels and Uemura toppled The Factory in round one, their victory was written off as a fluke.

However, fans took notice when Uemura hit a Frankensteiner to secure a victory over TMDK and a spot in the finals. While Yuya Uemura is driven by a hunger for his first ever championship, Daniels wants to prove he’s still championship material after 30 years in the business.

Across from them are Kyle Fletcher and Mark Davis. No slouches on the indie scene, Aussie Open have captured eight different tag team championships over two continents. Not only would the NJPW STRONG Openweight Tag Team Championships be another accolade on an already impressive list, but also another trophy in the cabinet for Will Ospreay and his villainous United Empire faction.

But who will walk away as the inaugural NJPW STRONG Openweight Tag Team Champions this Saturday night?


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