Former WWE North American Champion To Make NJPW Debut


Three former WWE Superstars, including a former NXT North American Champion, all appeared at the most recent event for NJPW Strong.

During the taping for NJPW Strong: Rivals, Shane Strickland, formerly Isaiah ‘Swerve’ Scott in WWE, answered Jay White’s open challenge at the event, taking the loss in the show’s main event.

Strickland was one of three unadvertised ex-Superstars, as Mascara Dorada, formerly Gran Metalik, made an appearance, ahead of his in-ring return for the promotion next month.

Shane Haste (WWE’s Shane Thorne) made his first NJPW appearance since Wrestle Kingdom 9 in 2015 at Rivals, aligning himself with Bad Dude Tito and JONAH.

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