MLW took to Twitter on Monday night, announcing a mixed-size trios match for their MLW Blood & Thunder event. We’ll see El Dragon and Aramis and a mystery mini-competitor vs. Arez, Gino Medina, and Mini Abismo Negro at the event, which takes place in Dallas, Texas on January 21st:
— MLW (@MLW) January 11, 2022
PWG also took to Twitter on Monday night, announcing the final competitor for the 2022 PWG Battle of Los Angeles tournament. The company has announced that ‘Speedball’ Mike Bailey is the 16th and final competitor.
Additionally, you can check out the updated card for night one below:
* Bandido vs. “Speedball” Mike Bailey
* JONAH vs. Buddy Matthews
* Jonathan Gresham vs. Davey Richards
* JD Drake vs. Black Taurus
* Lee Moriarty vs. Alex Shelley
* Jack Cartwheel vs. Lio Rush
* Kevin Blackwood vs. Daniel Garcia
* Aramis vs. Rey Horus
"Speedball" Mike Bailey makes his long-awaited PWG return as he enters the 2022 Battle of Los Angeles!
— PWG (@OfficialPWG) January 10, 2022
Night One matches for the 2022 BOLA:
Bandido vs. "Speedball" Mike Bailey
JONAH vs. Buddy Matthews
Jonathan Gresham vs. Davey Richards
JD Drake vs. Black Taurus
Lee Moriarty vs. Alex Shelley
Jack Cartwheel vs. Lio Rush
Kevin Blackwood vs. Daniel Garcia
Aramis vs. Rey Horus
— PWG (@OfficialPWG) January 11, 2022
And lastly, New Japan sent out the following press release on Monday night, announcing that JONAH vs. David Finley, Brody King vs Dave Dutra, and LA Dojo (Karl Fredericks & Kevin Knight) vs Stray Dog Army (Bateman & Misterioso) will be taking place on this week’s episode of NJPW Strong:
NJPW STRONG Preview: JONAH vs Finlay 【NJoA】
David Finlay faces the giant JONAH on STRONG this week
After making his stunning debut at Battle in the Valley this past November, JONAH was successful in his in-ring debut, but now faces the challenge of David Finlay in our main event Saturday at 8/7c!
Main Event: JONAH vs David Finlay
When JONAH made his NJPW debut at Battle in the Valley, he was quick to instantly target both Juice Robinson and David Finlay. Declaring that FinJuice’s fun loving nature had no place in his vision for New Japan and STRONG, the Top Dog left both former tag champs laying before wrestling his first official match days later in Riverside California. After a quick and easy victory over Lucas Riley on the Detonation series, Finlay was not going to let the big man’s assault go unanswered and cleared the ring of the super heavyweight, leading to this singles contest. Can Finlay stop the Top Dog in his tracks?
2nd Match: Brody King vs Dave Dutra
Our second match of the evening will see Dave Dutra make his NJPW STRONG debut opposite Brody King. The west coast independent veteran brings with him clear strength and an impressive track record, but is it enough to compete with the pure violence of his opponent tonight in Hollywood?
1st Match LA Dojo (Karl Fredericks & Kevin Knight) vs Stray Dog Army (Bateman & Misterioso)
Action kicks off tonight with Karl Fredericks and Kevin Knight taking on Stray Dog Army’s Bateman and Misterioso. Having formed last summer, NJPW STRONG’s freshest faction needs to get a signature win to kick off 2022. Yet as Kevin Knight continues to make his rise through the ranks, and with Karl Fredericks looking to make significant strides as a consistent main eventer this year, they will not give an inch to Bateman and Misterioso.