NJPW Strong Results (8/21/20): KENTA vs. David Finlay

NJPW Strong Results 8/21/20
Ocean View Pavilion
Port Hueneme, California

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Commentators: (Kevin Kelly and Alex Koslov)

Transcription by Josh Lopez 

First Match: Rocky Romero & Adrian Quest vs. Danny Limelight & The DKC 

Romero and Limelight will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Romero applies a hammerlock. Romero with a snap mare takedown. Romero applies a front face lock. Wrist Lock Exchange. Limelight shoves Romero. Limelight talks smack to Romero. Romero with a single leg takedown.Romero with a knife edge chop. Romero whips Limelight across the ring. Romero goes for a Hip Toss, but Limelight lands back on his feet. Limelight goes for a monkey flip, but Romero lands back on his feet. Leg Sweep Exchange. Double Dropkick. That leads us to a quick standoff in the center of the ring. Quest and DKC are tagged in. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. DKC backs Quest into the ropes. Waist Lock TakeDown Exchange. DKC applies an arm-bar. Chain grappling exchange. Quest avoids The Triangle Choke. DKC applies a wrist lock. Quest with an arm-drag takedown. Quest pops back on his feet.

Quest with a single leg takedown. DKC drops down on the canvas. DKC leapfrogs over Quest. Quest with a Running HeadScissors TakeOver. DKC launches Quest over the top rope. Quest with a shoulder block. Quest with a SpringBoard Arm-Drag. Quest ducks a clothesline from DKC. Quest with a SpringBoard 630 Crossbody Block for a two count. Quest with forearm shivers. Limelight kicks Quest in the back. DKC dropkicks Quest. DKC knocks Romero off the ring apron. DKC tags in Limelight. DKC with a Northern Lights Suplex. Limelight follows that with a SlingShot Senton for a two count. Limelight with clubbing mid-kicks. Limelight tags in DKC. Double Vertical Suplex. DKC Fist Drop for a two count. DKC applies a front face lock. Limelight tags himself in. Limelight kicks Quest in the ribs. Limelight whips Quest across the ring. Quest ducks a clothesline from Limelight. Quest with a Tilt-A-Whirl Arm-Breaker. Quest with The La Magistral for a two count. Limelight responds with a Mid-Kick for a two count. Limelight taunts Romero. Limelight goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Quest lands back on his feet. Quest with a Spinning Hook Kick. Quest creates distance with The CodeBreaker. Quest tags in Romero.

Romero with a Running HeadScissors TakeOver. Romero kicks DKC in the gut. DKC reverses out of the irish whip from Romero. Romero with another HeadScissors TakeOver. Forever Clothesline. Romero dodges The Spinning Enzuigiri. Romero with an Inside Out Lariat. Limelight negates The Shrianui. Limelight kicks out the legs of Romero. Limelight with a Spinning Enzuigiri. Limelight goes for a Tornado DDT, but Romero blocks it. Romero uppercuts Limelight. Romero with an open palm strike. Limelight responds with a Jumping Knee Strike. Limelight tags in DKC. DKC kicks Quest off the apron. Forearm Exchange. DKC kicks the left hamstring of Romero. DKC with a running clothesline. Double Irish Whip. Limelight with a corner clothesline. DKC lands The Stinger Splash. Limelight with a Mid-Kick. DKC connects with The Torture Rack Slam for a two count. Quest blocks a boot from Limelight. Quest with a Leaping NeckBreaker. Quest wipes out Romero with a SpringBoard Corkscrew Plancha. Romero with a Reverse Kick to DKC. Romero plants DKC with The Running Shiranui to pickup the victory.

Winner: Rocky Romero & Adrian Quest via Pinfall 

Second Match: Jay White & Chase Owens vs. Flip Gordon & Brody King 

Owens and Gordon will start things off. Quick feeling out process. White attacks Gordon from behind. Owens with a running axe handle strike. Owens stomps on Gordon’s back. Owens slams Gordon’s head on the red turnbuckle pad. Owens tags in White. White repeatedly stomps on Gordon’s chest. White with a Snap Vertical Suplex for a one count. White with a forearm shot across the back of Gordon. White goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Gordon lands back on his feet. Gordon with an O’Connor Roll for a two count. Gordon with a shoulder block. Gordon slides under White. Gordon with a high knee lift. Gordon knocks Owens off the ring apron. Gordon goes for a Vertical Suplex, but White blocks it. Gordon with a knife edge chop. Owens trips Gordon from the outside. White with clubbing blows to Gordon’s back. White with a Draping NeckBreaker.

Bullet Club are cutting the ring in half. The referee is trying to calm down King. White pulls Gordon out of the ring. Owens bodyslams Gordon on the floor. White argues with the referee. White is choking Gordon with his boot. White with a blistering chop. White tags in Owens. Owens with a running boot into the midsection of Gordon. Owens with a knife edge chop. Owens follows that with a closed fist shot. King is pissed. White applies The Sleeper Hold. Owens tags in White. White kicks Gordon in the gut. White applies a wrist lock. White delivers a gut punch. Gordon with a knife edge chop. White rakes the eyes of Gordon. Following a snap mare takeover, White applies a rear chin lock. Gordon with elbows into the midsection of White. White reverses out of the irish whip from Gordon. White scores the elbow knockdown. White uppercuts Gordon. White puts Gordon on the top turnbuckle. White with a forearm smash. Back Door Escape by Gordon. Gordon creates distance with a SpringBoard Hook Kick. Gordon tags in King.

King with two clotheslines. King with two forearm smashes. King follows that with two corner clotheslines. Double Splash in the corner. King connects with The Black Hole Slam for a two count. King drops Owens with The Big Boot. King rolls White back into the ring. King tags in Gordon. Gordon with a corner clothesline. King levels White with a Body Avalanche. Gordon with a Rebound Dropkick for a two count. King dumps Owens out of the ring. White fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Gordon dives over White. White hits The Snap DDT. Owens with a Running Boot to King. White kicks King in the gut. White drops King with a Spike DDT. White tags in Owens. White with a Running European Uppercut. Owens with a Running Forearm Smash.

White hits The Blade Buster. Owens follows that with The Shining Wizard for a two count. Gordon fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Owens thrust kicks the midsection of Gordon. Gordon matrix under a clothesline from Owens. Gordon SuperKicks Owens. Gordon tags in King. Owens delivers his combination offense. Owens thrust kicks the left knee of King. Owens with a Pump Knee Strike. King negates The Package PileDriver. King with a Massive Lariat. White ducks a clothesline from Gordon. White with a knife edge chop. Gordon reverses out of the irish whip from White. Gordon ducks a clothesline from White. Gordon with The SpringBoard Spear. King plants Owens with The Gonzo Bomb to pickup the victory. After the match, White teases hitting Gordon with The Blade Runner. Hikuleo starts brawling with King. Hikuleo drops King with The FlatLiner. Hikuleo transitions into a ground and pound attack.

Winner: Flip Gordon & Brody King via Pinfall 

– There was a cleaning/disinfecting intermission during this broadcast.

– The Fighting Spirit Unleash Tour starts next week on NJPW Strong.

Third Match: KENTA vs. David Finlay In The Finals Of The 2020 New Japan Cup USA 

Standing Switch Exchange. Kenta applies a wrist lock. Finlay reverses the hold. Kenta with a single leg takedown. Kenta applies a leg lock. Finlay rams his elbow against Kenta’s jaw. Finlay applies a sleeper hold. Finlay transitions into a front face lock. Finlay grabs a side headlock. Finlay with a side headlock takeover. Kenta grabs a side headlock of his own. Finlay with heavy bodyshots. Finlay whips Kenta across the ring. Finlay drops down on the canvas. Finlay leapfrogs over Kenta. Finlay dropkicks Kenta to the floor. Finlay punches Kenta in the back. Finlay rolls Kenta back into the ring. Finlay stomps on Kenta’s back. Finlay with a forearm smash. Kenta regroups on the outside. Kenta with a running boot. Kenta transitions into a ground and pound attack. Kenta stomps on Finlay’s chest Finlay reverses out of the irish whip from Kenta. Kenta launches Finlay over the top rope. Finlay with a leaping forearm smash. Kenta repeatedly kicks Finlay in the chest. Kenta with a Flying Knee Drop.

Kenta repeatedly stomps on Finlay’s back. Kenta drops Finlay with a NeckBreaker for a two count. Kenta applies a rear chin lock. Kenta sends Finlay face first into the canvas. Kenta with a short knee drop for a one count. Finlay with forearm shivers. Kenta answers with a drop toe hold. Kenta attacks the back of Finlay’s neck. Kenta applies a Figure Four Headlock. Finlay puts his foot on the bottom rope which forces the break. Kenta hammers down on the back of Finlay’s neck. Finlay with a gut punch. Finlay with two uppercuts. Kenta drives his knee into the midsection of Finlay. Kenta goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Finlay lands back on his feet. Finlay with a Belly to Back Suplex. Finlay is throwing forearms at Kenta. Finlay HeadButts Kenta. Finlay sends Kenta to the corner. Finlay with a Running European Uppercut. Finlay follows that with a Flying European Uppercut for a two count. Kenta with clubbing elbow smashes. Finlay hits The Uranage BackBreaker for a two count. Finlay is displaying his frustration.

Finlay applies a waist lock. Kenta with three sharp elbow strikes. Finlay uppercuts Kenta. Kenta kicks Finlay in the face. Kenta with a Tornado DDT across the top strand. Kenta with a Flying Clothesline for a two count. Kenta drills Finlay with The Spike DDT. Kenta connects with The Green Killer for a two count. Kenta with a Flying Boot. Kenta delivers The Shibata Dropkick. Kenta lands The Flying Double Foot Stomp for a two count. Finlay negates The GTS. Finlay decks Kenta with a back elbow smash. Finlay with a Rising Knee Strike. Finlay Spears Kenta for a two count. Finlay with The Ushigoroshi for a two count. Finlay goes for Prima Notca, but Kenta blocks it. Kenta runs Finlay into the referee. Kenta with a low blow. Kenta with an inside cradle for a two count. Kenta argues with the referee. Kenta goes for The GTS, but Finlay lands back on his feet. Kenta with a Big Boot. Finlay answers with three european uppercuts. Finlay goes for Prima Notca, but Kenta counters with The Sleeper Hold. Kenta hits The PK. Kenta plants Finlay with The GTS to pickup the victory.

Winner: Kenta via Pinfall 

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Author: Josh Lopez