Welcome back to the NJPW STRONG Synopsis for 8/27/22 for High Alert. Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen the highlights from the LA Dojo’s show at the Grady Cole Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.

So far, we’ve seen Aussie Open become the inaugural NJPW STRONG Openweight Tag Team Champions and a phenomenal 3-way Junior Heavyweight bout. But there’s still much to come, including KUSHIDA’s debut in a NJPW STRONG ring.

With High Alert winding down and Fighting Spirit Unleashed just around the corner, the young lions of the LA Dojo are eager to impress. As always, the NJPW STRONG Synopsis is here to break down everything you can expect this Saturday night on NJPW World and FITE TV.

NJPW STRONG Synopsis for 8/27/22
LA Dojo (DKC & Kevin Knight) vs. The Heatseekers (Matt Sigmon & Elliot Russel)

NJPW STRONG Synopsis for 8/27/22
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The first match of the night will see young lions Kevin Knight and The DKC defend the honor of the LA Dojo against newcomers The Heatseekers. Since 2013, Matt Sigmon and Elliot Russel have been tearing it up on the Southeast indie scene, winning multiple tag team championships under the NWA banner.

While Sigmon and Russel have wrestled a number of matches in Japan as freelancers, they have yet to step foot in a NJPW Ring. The Heatseekers will be looking to make a splash in their NJPW STRONG debut, but that won’t exactly be a walk in the park against Kevin Knight and The DKC.

The Young Lions have toppled more established teams in the past, and they might just do it again this Saturday night on an all-new NJPW STRONG.

NJPW STRONG Synopsis for 8/27/22
Mascara Dorada vs TJP

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TJP returns to NJPW STRONG for the first time since March for a special match against old rival Mascara Dorada. These two first met in singles action in the finals of the WWE Cruiserweight Classic back in 2016. That night TJP would pick up the victory and become the inaugural WWE Cruiserweight Champion.

That high-profile loss must have weighed heavily on Mascara Dorada’s mind, as he managed to defeat TJP on every subsequent singles encounter in WWE. Earlier this year, this storied rivalry cropped up again during Strong Style Evolved, where Mascara Dorada defeated TJP in an NJPW STRONG ring for the first time.

Since then, TJP and his United Empire partner Francesco Akira teamed up to capture the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championships. If Mascara Dorada picks up a win over TJP on Saturday night, he may need to start looking for a partner to challenge for those precious titles. Does Mascara Dorada have TJP’s number, or will the gold push TJP to victory this Saturday night?

NJPW STRONG Synopsis for 8/27/22
KUSHIDA & Ren Narita vs. The Workhorsemen (Anthony Henry & JD Drake)

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KUSHIDA has been riding high on a wave of success lately. With wins over the likes of BULLET CLUB and Violent By Design in his recent past, The Time Splitter has all the momentum in the world behind him.

He’ll certainly be needing that momentum as he seems to be on a collision course with reigning IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion Taiji Ishimori. He’ll be looking to maintain that momentum when he makes his NJPW STRONG debut, teaming with old partner Ren Narita to take on The Workhorsemen.

KUSHIDA and Ren Narita had mixed success in their previous partnership; however, that was when Narita was still a young lion. Four years have passed since then, and Narita will be looking to impress his mentor against the NJPW STRONG newcomers.

Anthony Henry and JD Drake have been working the indie scene since 2017, picking up tag team titles in Rockstar Pro, AWE, and EVOLVE, among others. Will that cohesion prove the advantage this Saturday night?


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