Along with a flurry of cards announced Monday morning (in North American time zones), New Japan Pro Wrestling also put out what looks to be the start of the next American card that they will put on. “Fighting Spirit Unleashed” is set to take place in the Long Beach Walter Pyramid, where a sold out “Strong Style Evolved” show was done back in March of 2018.
All three matches that have been announced for the show so far are all featuring gaijin wrestlers, and they are all for championships. Juice Robinson will defend his IWGP United States Championship against Cody, as Cody hopes to become the fourth person to hold the belt. The Young Bucks face The Guerrillas Of Destiny, defending their IWGP Tag Team Championships. The final match confirmed for the show was Will Ospreay facing Marty Scurll in a semi-final match for the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship tournament. The winner of this match will face whoever wins between KUSHIDA and BUSHI, who meet earlier in the month at the Destruction In Kobe show.
“Fighting Spirit Unleashed” hopes to recreate or maybe even surpass the amount of success New Japan saw last time they were at the Long Beach Walter Pyramid. The event takes place on September 30th with many seats still available. The show ends off what should be a very busy month for New Japan.