Challenger Revealed For STRONG Openweight Title At NJPW Rumble On 44th Street

Who will face Fred Rosser at NJPW Rumble on 44th Street?

New Japan have made their triumphant return to New York, with tonight’s Rumble on 44th Street event the second in a two-day extravaganza.

Prior to New Japan’s New York trip, STRONG Openweight Champion Fred Rosser found himself without an opponent for the October 28 show, throwing out an open challenge to anyone within professional wrestling.

After defeating former WCW star Crowbar at the Night Before Rumble on 44th Street event on October 27, Rosser’s challenge was accepted by former Ring of Honor World Champion Jonathan Gresham.

Gresham’s match on October 28 will be his first in a New Japan ring since November 2021, when ‘The Octopus’ defeated Gabriel Kid for NJPW STRONG in California.

Updated card for NJPW Rumble on 44th Street:

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

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