STRONG Openweight Title match, six man tag added to NJPW Rumble on 44th Street

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Open challenge issued for the STRONG Openweight Title.

This week, New Japan Pro-Wrestling will be back in New York City. The festivities kick off with ‘The Night Before Rumble on 44th Street’ on 10/27 and then Rumble on 44th Street on 10/28.

The match card for the 10/28 event is taking shape and NJPW recently pushed out a video on their digital platforms of STRONG Openweight Champion Fred Rosser issuing an open challenge.

Rosser stated that it can be anyone who steps up and cited companies such as IMPACT Wrestling, AEW and WWE as places that the potential opponent could come from.

There is a six man tag match that has been made official for Rumble on 44th Street. It is going to be Wheeler Yuta, Homicide and Shota Umino taking on Tom Lawlor, Jorel Nelson and Royce Isaacs.

As Rumble on 44th Street approaches, @realfredrosser has laid out an open challenge!

Who faces Mr. No Days Off for the STRONG Openweight Championship Friday?

Order the bundle on @fitetv! #njrumble

— NJPW Global (@njpwglobal) October 25, 2022

A six man tag team match has been added to Rumble on 44th Street Friday!

After an altercation during Autumn Attack in Las Vegas Team Filthy will take on Homicide, Shota Umino and Wheeler Yuta!

Order on @fitetv!

— NJPW Global (@njpwglobal) October 25, 2022

With the addition of Rosser’s open challenge, here’s the updated lineup for this Friday’s 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. TBA
  • Homicide, Wheeler Yuta & Shota Umino vs. Tom Lawlor, Royce Isaacs & Jorel Nelson