NJPW Strong Results (4/2/22): “Filthy” Tom Lawlor vs. Clark Connors

NJPW Strong Results 4/2/22
St. Petersburg Coliseum
St. Pietersburg, Florida

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Commentators: (Ian Riccaboni & Matthew Rehwoldt)

Transcription by Josh Lopez

First Match: Rocky Romero & Wheeler Yuta vs. Team Filthy (JR Kratos & Black Tiger) 

Team Filthy attacks Chaos before the bell rings. Tiger rolls Romero back into the ring. Romero is throwing haymakers at Tiger. Tiger drives his knee into the midsection of Romero. Tiger whips Romero across the ring. Romero ducks under two clotheslines from Tiger. Romero with a Running Hurricanrana. Romero with a basement dropkick. Romero follows that with a SpringBoard Dropkick for a two count. Romero tags in Yuta. Romero with a Snap Vertcial Suplex. Yuta with The Slingshot Senton for a one count. Yuta applies an arm-bar. Tiger whips Yuta across the ring. Yuta lunges over Tiger. Yuta with a flying arm-drag. Yuta ducks a clothesline from Tiger. Standing Switch Exchange. Yuta leapfrogs over Tiger. Yuta crawls under Tiger. Yuta dropkicks Tiger for a one count. Yuta punches Kratos. Tiger attacks Romero behind the referee’s back. Yuta taunts Kratos. Tiger with a running haymaker. Tiger tags in Kratos. Kratos kicks Yuta in the gut. Kratos with a straight right hand. Yuta answers with a knife edge chop. Kratos whips Yuta across the ring. Kratos Powerslams Yuta for a two count. Kratos whips Yuta into the turnbuckle pad. Kratos with a Release Vertical Suplex. Kratos tags in Tiger.

Tiger headbutts the ribs of Yuta. Following a snap mare takeover, Tiger rams his boot across Yuta’s face. Tiger repeatedly drives his knee into Yuta’s back. Tiger applies a rear chin lock. Yuta decks Tiger with a JawBreaker. Yuta with The Sunset Flip for a two count. Tiger scores the elbow knockdown. Tiger tags in Kratos. Kratos with the elbow drop. Chop Exchange. Kratos punches Yuta. Kratos rocks Yuta with a forearm smash. Kratos slams Yuta’s head on the turnbuckle pad. Kratos clotheslines Yuta for a two count. Kratos applies a front face lock. Tiger tags himself in. Tiger kicks Yuta in the gut. Tiger whips Yuta across the ring. Tiger scores the elbow knockdown for a one count. Tiger applies a top wrist lock. Tiger pulls Yuta down to the mat. Tiger talks smack to Romero. Yuta rolls Tiger over for a two count. Tiger clotheslines Yuta. Tiger tags in Kratos. Bodyshot Exchange. Yuta with forearm shivers. Kratos sends Yuta chest first into the canvas. Yuta with more forearms. Yuta slaps Kratos in the face. Kratos launches Yuta to the corner.

Yuta decks Kratos with a back elbow smash. Yuta with a Missile Dropkick. Romero and Tiger are tagged in. Rockers Punches. Romero with a chop/forearm combination. Tiger reverses out of the irish whip from Romero. Romero slides under Tiger. Romero with The Rewind Kick. Romero with The Shiranui for a two count. Romero plays to the crowd. Romero with an arm-ringer. Romero repeatedly kicks the left shoulder of Tiger. Tiger hammers down on the right knee of Romero. Romero side steps Yuta into the turnbuckle pad. Forever Clotheslines. Kratos drops Romero with The Pounce. Tiger knocks Yuta off the apron. Tiger drills Romero with The BrainBuster for a two count. Tiger kicks Yuta in the face. Tiger tags in Kratos. The referee is losing control of the match. Double Irish Whip. Yuta holds onto the ropes. Yuta kicks Tiger in the chest. Yuta ducks a clothesline from Kratos. Yuta lands The Suicide Dive. Romero with a Jumping Knee Strike. Romero uppercuts Kratos. Romero hits The Tornado DDT for a two count. Romero with forearm shivers. Romero with a palm strike. Kratos connects with The Swinging Uranage Slam to pickup the victory. After the match, Kratos gets into a brawl with Alex Coughlin.

Winner: Team Filthy via Pinfall 

Second Match: Juice Robinson & David Finlay vs. JONAH & Shane Haste 

FinJuice and TMDK starts brawling on the stage before the bell rings. Robinson kicks Haste in the gut. Robinson slams Haste’s head on the ring apron. Robinson propels Haste over the ringside barricade. All hell is breaking loose in St. Petersburg. Chop Exchange. Finlay uppercuts Jonah. Finlay hammers down on the back of Haste’s neck. Finlay runs Haste into the barricade. Haste goes for a Bodyslam, but Finlay lands back on his feet. Finlay kicks Haste in the gut. HeadButt Party. Forearm Exchange. Stereo Cannonball Sentons into their respective partners. Finlay clotheslines Haste over the barricade. Finlay rolls Haste back into the ring. Finlay stomps on Haste’s back. Finlay uppercuts Haste. Haste denies The Belly to Back Suplex. Haste reverses out of the irish whip from Finlay. Haste dropkicks Finlay. Haste with a Saito Suplex. Haste tags in Jonah.

Jonah stomps on Finlay’s back. Jonah whips Finlay into the turnbuckle pad. Jonah taunts Robinson. Jonah with a knife edge chop. Jonah puts his knee on the back of Finlay’s neck. Jonah tags in Haste. Haste with clubbing back and chest kicks. Haste bodyslams Finlay for a two count. Hate with a knee lift. Haste sends Finlay back first into the blue turnbuckle pad. Haste tags in Jonah. Haste with a Running Uppercut. Jonah drops Finlay with a Body Block. Haste kicks Finlay in the chest. Jonah with a Rolling Senton for a two count. Finlay with heavy bodyshots. Finlay with a straight right hand. Jonah scores the elbow knockdown. Jonah with The Delayed Vertical Suplex. Jonah tags in Haste. Haste repeatedly stomps on Finlay’s chest. Haste is choking Finlay with his boot. Jonah attacks Finlay behind the referee’s back. Finlay headbutts the midsection of Haste. Uppercut Exchange. Haste with a knee lift. Haste sends Finlay to the corner.

Finlay decks Haste with a back elbow smash. Finlay drops Haste with The Tornado DDT. Robinson and Jonah are tagged in. Robinson with forearm shivers. Juice Jabs. Robinson delivers The Left Hand Of God. Robinson with a corner clothesline. Jonah reverses out of the irish whip from Robinson. Robinson side steps Jonah into the turnbuckle pad. Robinson with a corner clothesline. Robinson transitions into a corner mount. Robinson starts biting Jonah’s forehead. Robinson with a Running Cannonball Strike. Haste kicks Robinson in the gut. Robinson hits The SpineBuster. Double Irish Whip. FinJuice avoids the double clothesline. Double Flapjack. Finlay goes for a Slingshot Pescado, but Haste counters with a chair shot behind the referee’s back. Robinson prepares for Pulp Friction. Haste delivers multiple chair shots which causes the disqualification. After the match, Jonah transitions into a ground and pound attack. Finlay attacks TMDK with The Shillelagh.

Winner: Juice Robinson & David Finlay via Disqualification 

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

Third Match: “Filthy” Tom Lawlor (c) w/Team Filthy vs. Clark Connors For The NJPW Strong Openweight Championship 

Lawlor is playing mind games with Connors after the bell rings. Connors Spears Lawlor for a two count. Connors with a Bridging German Suplex for a two count. Connors goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Lawlor lands back on his feet. Lawlor regroups on the outside. Connors with The Slingshot Pescado onto Black Tiger. Connors gets up in JR Kratos grill. Connors throws his pants at Kratos. Connors delivers The Pounce into the steel barricade. Connors whips Lawlor into the barricade. Connors rolls Lawlor back into the ring. Lawlor with a forearm smash. Lawlor applies The Guillotine Choke in the ropes. Lawlor with a Uranage Slam for a two count. Lawlor repeatedly kicks Connors in the back. Forearm Exchange. Lawlor is choking Connors with his boot. Following a snap mare takeover, Lawlor applies a Modified Rings Of Saturn. Connors goes into the lateral press for a two count. Lawlor kicks Connors in the gut. Lawlor applies a front face lock. Chop Exchange.

Lawlor drives his knee into the midsection of Connors. Connors side steps Lawlor into the red turnbuckle pad. Connors with clubbing shoulder blocks. Connors goes for The Northern Lights Suplex, but Lawlor counters with The Guillotine Choke. Connors puts his foot on the bottom rope which forces the break. Lawlor is choking Connors with his knee. Lawlor applies The STF. Lawlor stomps on Connors back. Lawlor with The T-Bone Suplex for a two count. Lawlor kicks Connors in the face. Lawlor poses on the top turnbuckle. Connors with a Diving Splash. Lawlor applies a modified leg scissors hold. Connors backs Lawlor into the blue turnbuckle pad. Connors puts Lawlor on the top turnbuckle. Connors with a knife edge chop. Connors with The SuperPlex for a two count. Connors applies The Full Nelson Clutch. Kratos put Lawlor’s foot on the bottom rope.

Connors lands The Suicide Dive. Connors Spears Lawlor on the apron. Connors rolls Lawlor back into the ring. Connors with The Flying Elbow Drop for a two count. Lawlor applies The Sleeper Hold. Connors goes for The Spear, but Lawlor counters with The Guillotine Choke. Connors drives Lawlor back first into the blue turnbuckle pad. Connors Powerslams Lawlor for a two count. Lawlor ducks a clothesline from Connors. Lawlor goes back to The Sleeper Hold. Lawlor with a Belly to Back Suplex into the blue turnbuckle pad. Lawlor hits The TTD for a one count. Lawlor is shocked. Connors ducks a clothesline from Lawlor. Connors with an Inside Out Lariat for a one count. Second Forearm Exchange. Lawlor with a headlock takeover. Lawlor connects with Two Kamigoye’s to pickup the victory. After the match, Fred Rosser declares himself the next challenger for the Strong Openweight Title. Lawlor declines Rosser’s challenge to close the show.

Winner: Still NJPW Strong Openweight Champion, “Filthy” Tom Lawlor via Pinfall 

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Author: Josh Lopez