Jonathan Gresham challenging for STRONG Openweight Title at NJPW Rumble on 44th Street

Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2022/10/27/jonathan-gresham-challenging-for-strong-openweight-title-at-njpw-rumble-on-44th-street/

Gresham versus Rosser made official.

‘The Night Before Rumble on 44th Street’ is taking place from New York City and the theme of the show is that it is a mystery card.

After NJPW STRONG Openweight Champion Fred Rosser successfully defended the title against Crowbar, he got on he microphone and asked who is next to challenge him. Former ROH World Champion Jonathan Gresham then made his way to the ring and issued the challenge to Rosser for Rumble on 44th Street on 10/28.

What is Mr. Gresham doing here?!??! #njpw #njnightbefore pic.twitter.com/vnfHfeHoRU

— FITE (@FiteTV) October 28, 2022

Now that Gresham versus Rosser is set, here’s the updated lineup for the event:

  • Kazuchika Okada & Eddie Kingston vs. Jay White & Juice Robinson
  • KOPW Trophy — New York City Street Fight: Shingo Takagi (c) vs. El Phantasmo
  • NJPW STRONG Tag Team Championships — Three Way Match: Aussie Open (Kyle Fletcher & Mark Davis) (c) vs. Motor City Machine Guns (Alex Shelley & Chris Sabin) vs. Kevin Knight & The D.K.C.
  • Clark Connors vs. Minoru Suzuki
  • Rocky Romero & YOH vs. Yujiro Takahashi & SHO
  • STRONG Openweight Championship: Fred Rosser (c) vs. Jonathan Gresham
  • Homicide, Wheeler Yuta & Shota Umino vs. Tom Lawlor, Royce Isaacs & Jorel Nelson
  • SWA Undisputed World Women’s Championship: Mayu Iwatani (c) vs. KiLynn King
  • Kickoff Show: Waka Tsukiyama & Mina Shirakawa vs. Kylie Rae & Tiara James