The relationship between New Japan Professional Wrestling and AXS TV continues to grow. After AXS TV broadcast the huge Wrestle Kingdom main events just days after it took place in Japan, one of which included WWE superstar Chris Jericho, they are set to now broadcast a New Japan show in the United States titled "Strong Style Evolved." That show just added some major star power, as WWE legend Rey Mysterio will wrestle on the show.
Rey Mysterio recently shocked the pro wrestling world by showing up for the WWE "Royal Rumble" pay-per-view and ending up as one of the six final combatants in the Rumble match. Most recently, Mysterio wrestled in Lucha Underground, a show shot in California that mixes professional wrestling with B-movie styled action scenes.
The Rey Mysterio debut for New Japan Professional Wrestling took place the same as Chris Jericho made his debut. As fans might remember, Jericho showed up on the big screen after a Kenny Omega match and issued his challenge to Omega for the Wrestle Kingdom show. At the "New Beginning" show in Osaka, the big screen lit up and this time it was Rey Mysterio, who issued a challenge to Jushin Thunder Liger, one of Japan's most legendary stars.
Jushin Thunder Liger was on commentary and accepted the match. Both Rey Mysterio and Liger wrestled in WCW in the '90s and this is the first match that was made official for the "Strong Style Evolved" show, which takes place on March 25 in Long Beach, California. For a list of providers, visit axs.tv/subscribe.