New Japan Pro Wrestling issued the following press release officially announcing that Kazuchika Okada will take on Buddy Matthews at the November 13th Battle In The Valley event, which takes place from the San Jose Civic Center in San Jose, California. Check out details, including an updated card for the event, below.
One of the biggest news stories surrounding Battle in the Valley on November 13 in the San Jose Civic has been the debut of former WWE star Buddy Matthews. Matthews will be making his first steps in an NJPW ring at the PPV spectacular, but despite hints issued on social media, no match had been signed.
At Power Struggle on November 6 however, Kazuchika Okada addressed Matthews in his backstage comments after he wrestled Tama Tonga. The victorious Okada simply stated: ‘Hey Buddy Matthews- see you in San Jose’.
The match has now been signed and is official, rounding out a massive eight match card. Make sure you watch as part of a stacked weekend of wrestling action November 13 and 14, with Battle in the Valley joining STRONG and Best of the Super Junior and World Tag League opening nights!
-Jay White versus Tomohiro Ishii for the IWGP NEVER Openweight championship
-Kazuchika Okada versus Buddy Matthews
-Juice Robinson versus Moose
-Ren Narita versus Will Ospreay
-Clark Connors/Karl Fredericks versus Jeff Cobb/TJP
-Team Fred versus Team Filthy Tag Bout
-Violence Unlimited versus Stray God Army
-Yuya Uemura versus Josh Alexander