Kazuchika Okada Challenges Buddy Matthews To Match At NJPW Battle In The Valley

It will be the former Murphy's debut for NJPW

Kazuchika Okada has issued a challenge to Buddy Matthews (formerly Murphy) for NJPW's Battle in the Valley next Saturday in San Jose.

In post-matches comment made after NJPW Power Struggle, Okada called out Matthews to face him at the event. Matthews will make his NJPW debut at Battle in the Valley.

The match will Okada's first in the United States in two years. At Showdown in San Jose in November 2019, he teamed with Will Ospreay to defeat Kota Ibushi and Amazing Red.

The current card for NJPW Battle in the Valley, taking place Saturday, November 13 at San Jose Civic in San Jose, CA, is as follows:

* NEVER Openweight: Jay White (c) vs. Tomohiro Ishii

* Kazuchika Okada vs. Buddy Matthews

* Will Ospreay vs. Ren Narita

* Clark Connors and Karl Fredericks vs. Jeff Cobb and TJP

* Fred Rosser, David Finlay, Rocky Romero, Alex Zayne, and Alex Coughlin vs. Tom Lawlor, JR Kratos, Danny Limelight, Jorel Nelson, and Royce Isaacs

* Moose vs. Juice Robinson

* Josh Alexander vs. Yuya Uemura

* Chris Dickinson and Brody King vs. Bateman and Misterioso

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