Motor City Machine Guns defending STRONG Tag Titles at NJPW Battle in the Valley

Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2023/01/23/motor-city-machine-guns-defending-strong-tag-titles-at-njpw-battle-in-the-valley/

New championship match added to the San Jose show. 

New Japan Pro-Wrestling’s Battle in the Valley event on 2/18 is sold out and the company is pushing out matches for the event as it inches closer. 

The latest addition to the card is a STRONG Tag Team Championship match that will see the reigning champions Motor City Machine Guns (Alex Shelley & Chris Sabin) defend against West Coast Wrecking Crew (Royce Isaacs & Jorel Nelson). 

Nelson and Isaacs approached Sabin and Shelley in a video released by NJPW. Motor City Machine Guns accepted the challenge and NJPW confirmed it. 

モーターシティ・マシンガンズがロッポンギ・ヴァイスを撃破して、STRONG無差別級タッグ王座“V2”に成功!

2.18サンノゼ大会では、ウエストコースト・レッキングクルーが王座挑戦へ!

1.22 #njpwSTRONG 配信結果
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— 新日本プロレスリング株式会社 (@njpw1972) January 23, 2023

Here is the updated Battle in the Valley lineup: 

  • Kickoff Show: David Finlay vs. Bobby Fish
  • Kickoff Show: Alex Coughlin vs. J.R. Kratos
  • IWGP Women’s Championship: KAIRI (c) vs. Mercedes Moné
  • IWGP World Heavyweight Championship: Kazuchika Okada (c) or Shingo Takagi vs. TBA
  • STRONG Openweight Championship: Fred Rosser (c) vs. KENTA
  • Jay White vs. Eddie Kingston
  • Filthy Rules Fight: Tom Lawlor vs. Homicide
  • STRONG Tag Team Championships: Motor City Machine Guns (Alex Shelley & Chris Sabin) (c) vs. West Coast Wrecking Crew (Royce Isaacs & Jorel Nelson)