It was announced during NJPW’s recent New Japan Cup 2018 press conference that Rey Mysterio will be missing this Sunday’s Strong Style Evolved event in Long Beach, CA. Will Ospreay will be replacing him to face Jushin “Thunder” Liger.
As we all know by now, Mysterio suffered a Grade One Partial Tear of his left biceps back at a Northeast Wrestling indie event earlier this month. He has been in talks with WWE about a return to the company, and will also be working for the upstart Aro Lucha promotion.
The event will air on AXS TV at 8PM ET. NJPW also released the full card for Sunday’s show, which you can check out below:
– Kenny Omega & Kota Ibushi vs. The Young Bucks
– IWGP U.S. Champion Jay White vs. Hangman Page
– IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada & Tomohiro Ishii vs. Zack Sabre Jr. & Minoru Suzuki
– Jushin “Thunder” Liger vs. Will Ospreay
– Hiroshi Tanahashi, KUSHIDA, Dragon Lee & Ryusuke Taguchi vs. SANADA, Tetsuya Naito, BUSHI & Hiromu Takahashi
– Cody Rhodes & Marty Scurll vs. Guerrillas of Destiny
– Chuckie T & Toru Yano vs. Davey Boy Smith Jr. & Lance Archer
– Gedo & Hirooki Goto vs. Juice Robinson & David Finlay
– Roppongi 3K (SHO, YOH & Rocky Romero) vs. SoCal Uncensored (Christopher Daniels, Frankie Kazarian & Scorpio Sky)