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SITD 9/22/21: Tanahashi & Ishii NJPW Strong debuts, Janela vs. Kiss on AEW Dark

September 22, 2021

John Siino reviews this week’s editions of AEW Dark, AEW Dark: Elevation, NXT UK, 205 Live, NJPW Strong, NWA Powerrr, Ring of Honor, and Main Event in under 15 minutes on Shot In The Dark.

This week we get AEW Dark with some debuting notable names seen recently on GCW and NXT including Allie Katch, Stallion Rogers (Curt Stallion) and Anthony Greene (August Grey), a fantastic match between Daniel Garcia vs. Alan ‘5’ Angels’, and Eddie Kingston calling out Suzuki-Gun after his match with Bear Bronson.

NXT UK continues it’s Heritage Cup Tournament as Kenny Williams takes on Noam Dar in a Semi-Final match. We also find out who steps up to challenge Ilja Dragunov next for the NXT UK Championship, Pretty Deadly defend their NXT UK Tag Team Championship against Gallus, Blair Davenport doesn’t take her suspension lightly and we get a first look at Charlie Dempsey, the son of William Regal.

On NJPW Strong, we have the first of the Fighting Spirit Unleashed event where fans were welcomed for the first time on Strong, featuring the debut of Tomohiro Ishii as he takes on Alex Coughlin, Hiroshi Tanahashi debuts in six-man tag action, and Will Ospreay makes an appearance accepting Karl Fredericks' challenge.

Also, we finally get Joey Janela vs. Sonny Kiss on AEW Dark: Elevation, Sky Blue is in action in a special NWA Powerrr Surge episode, Boa makes his debut on 205 Live, a Pure Rules edition of ROH, Angel Garza & Humberto Carrillo team up on Main Event, and more!

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