Eddie Kingston will defend the NJPW Strong Openweight Title against HENARE at this month’s NJPW Strong Fighting Spirit Unleashed event. You can check out the announcement below:
“STRONG Openweight, Women’s title matches set for October 28 in Vegas！【NJoA】
STRONG Openweight Championship match official
Fighting Spirit Unleashed, Sam’s Town Las Vegas October 28 TICKETS
Ever since they collided in G1 Climax 33 competition earlier this summer, HENARE has been demanding a rematch with Eddie Kingston. Long stating that he has lived the life that Kingston has romanticised as a long time fan of Japanese wrestling, HENARE would attack Kingston at the G1 Climax 33 semifinals in Ryogoku, an unprovoked assault that saw a quick receipt the next night. After the Mad King and the Face of Fury brawled to the back of Sumo Hall, challenged were issued for Vegas- the question being whether the STRONG Openweight Championship would be involved.
Much to HENARE’s chagrin, Kingston would take multiple championship matches before facing the United Empire member, though in hindsight, the Mad King’s AEW Grand Slam bout with Claudio Castagnoli has only made this meeting more attractive for the Maori Warrior. Thanks to Kingston’s New York victory, he became the double NJPW STRONG and ROH World Champion, and added to the prestige of the STRONG gold with a defence at AEW’s Wrestle Dream event against Katsuyori Shibata. While only the STRONG Openweight gold is on the line in Vegas, a win would see HENARE earn his first singles gold in NJPW, and put him well on the way to the ROH title as well.
Also official for Vegas, Giulia defends her STRONG Women’s Championship against HYAN. A driven product of the Texas scene, HYAN has grown her international footprint in recent months with high profile matches in the UK, and now seeks the head of an international hot commodity in the leader of Donna Del Mondo. After Four defences between STARDOM rings in Japan and Multiverse United 2 in the US, the ‘beautiful insanity’ is back in the States and ready to face what might be her toughest challenge yet in the highly skilled HYAN.”
Here is the updated lineup for the show:
* Atlantis, Hiroshi Tanahashi, Mistico & Atlantis Jr. vs. Rocky Romero, Tiger Mask, Soberano Jr. & Adrian Quest
* Stephanie Vaquer & Zeuxis vs. Lluvia & Johnnie Robbie
* NJPW Strong Women’s Championship: Giulia (c) vs. HYAN
* NJPW Strong Openweight Championship: Eddie Kingston (c) vs. HENARE
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Eddie Kingston to Defend NJPW Strong Openweight Title Against HENARE at Fighting Spirit Unleashed Event
Eddie Kingston, the current NJPW Strong Openweight Champion, is set to defend his title against HENARE at this month’s NJPW Strong Fighting Spirit Unleashed event. The announcement was made recently, creating a buzz among wrestling fans.
The upcoming match between Kingston and HENARE holds significant importance due to their history. The two wrestlers previously collided in the G1 Climax 33 competition earlier this summer. Since then, HENARE has been demanding a rematch with Kingston, claiming that he has lived the life that Kingston has romanticized as a long-time fan of Japanese wrestling.
Their rivalry intensified when HENARE launched an unprovoked assault on Kingston during the G1 Climax 33 semifinals in Ryogoku. This attack was met with a quick retaliation from Kingston the following night. The intense feud between the two wrestlers escalated further when they brawled backstage at Sumo Hall.
The question of whether the STRONG Openweight Championship would be involved in their rematch was on everyone’s mind. To HENARE’s chagrin, Kingston took multiple championship matches before finally agreeing to face the United Empire member. However, in hindsight, Kingston’s recent AEW Grand Slam bout with Claudio Castagnoli has only made this upcoming match more attractive for HENARE.
Kingston’s victory in New York made him the double NJPW STRONG and ROH World Champion, adding to the prestige of the STRONG gold. He also defended his title at AEW’s Wrestle Dream event against Katsuyori Shibata. Although only the STRONG Openweight gold will be on the line in Vegas, a win for HENARE would earn him his first singles gold in NJPW and potentially put him on the path to the ROH title as well.
In addition to the Kingston vs. HENARE match, the event will also feature Giulia defending her STRONG Women’s Championship against HYAN. HYAN, a driven product of the Texas scene, has been making waves in the wrestling world with high-profile matches in the UK. Now, she seeks to challenge Giulia, the leader of Donna Del Mondo and an international hot commodity. This match promises to be one of HYAN’s toughest challenges yet.
The full lineup for the event includes a tag team match between Atlantis, Hiroshi Tanahashi, Mistico, and Atlantis Jr. against Rocky Romero, Tiger Mask, Soberano Jr., and Adrian Quest. Stephanie Vaquer and Zeuxis will face off against Lluvia and Johnnie Robbie in another tag team match.
Wrestling enthusiasts can stay updated with all the latest news on eWrestlingNews.com or follow them on Twitter and Facebook. The Fighting Spirit Unleashed event is sure to deliver an exciting night of intense wrestling action, with Eddie Kingston defending his NJPW Strong Openweight Title against HENARE and Giulia defending her STRONG Women’s Championship against HYAN.