Josh Barnett vs. JONAH Set For Bloodsport 8, 3 Matches Set For NJPW Strong

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Josh Barnett vs. JONAH is now confirmed for the Bloodsport 8 event, which will air on March 31st as part of GCW’s “The Collective”.

You can check out the updated Bloodsport 8 lineup below:

* Josh Barnett vs. JONAH
* Minoru Suzuki vs. Chris Dickinson
* Jon Moxley vs. Biff Busick
* John Hennigan vs. Simon Gotch
* Masha Slamovich vs. Janai Kai


New Japan Pro Wrestling has announced three matches for this week’s episode of NJPW Strong. You can check out the updated lineup and the official preview for the show below:


* U-S-of-Jay Open Challenge: Jay White vs. TBD
* Ariya Daivari vs. Kevin Blackwood
* Kevin Knight vs. Hikuleo

Here is the official preview for the show:

NJPW STRONG Preview: U-S-of-Jay open Challenge
RIVALS continues this Saturday
After the RIVALS tour kicked off on a night of surprises March 5, Mascara Dorada and Shane Haste both making shocking appearances, the tour rolls on this week with Jay Whiteโ€™s mystery open challenge opponent revealed and more!


Main event: U-S-of-Jay Open Challenge: Jay White vs X


The main event tonight sees the third match in Jay Whiteโ€™s U-S-of-Jay Open Challenge series. After facing Christopher Daniels and Jay Lethal of AEW, White has hinted his next opponent would be a hot free agent. Just who will step through the curtain? Find out this week on STRONG!

2nd Match: Ariya Daivari vs Kevin Blackwood

Kevin Blackwood makes his NJPW STRONG debut this week when he faces Ariya Daivari. Daivari has been wrestling not just with his opponents, but himself over recent weeks, as he tries to turn over a new leaf. The Persian Lion wants badly to compete with honesty and integrity in the cerulean blue, but recent frustrations have lef to temptations for Daivari, who has come close to losing his battle with inner demons who want him to turn toward dirtier tactics. Will a win reaffirm his choice to stay on the straight and narrow tonight?

1st match: Kevin Knight vs Hikuleo

Kicking off the night, Hikuleo will be taking on the LA Dojoโ€™s Kevin Knight. Knight has made incredible strides of late, and has been able to match his undeniable athleticism with an increasing wrestling IQ. In the face of the undeniable power of Hikuleo though, can Knight survive?


In other New Japan Pro Wrestling news, the company has announced that its NJPW Strong Collision show will take place on May 15th at Philadelphiaโ€™s 2300 Arena.

You can see check out the official announcement below:

Collision to hit Philadelphia May 15!
NJPW STRONG returns to the 2300 Arena in May
Last fall, NJPW STRONG wowed the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia with two nights for the Showdown series, as Eddie Kingston and Jon Moxley warred with minoru Suzuki and Lance Archer.


On May 15, STRONG is back in Philly for the Collision series! As fallout from Windy City Riot continues, Jeff Cobb, Will Ospreay, Jay White and more do battle in front of what will be a rabid crowd.

You can be part of the atmosphere, with tickets available March 11 at 10am EST. be a part of a huge Collision in Philly!

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