NJPW Strong Results 4/9/22
St. Petersburg Coliseum
St. Pietersburg, Florida
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Commentators: (Ian Riccaboni, Matthew Rehwoldt and Tiger Hattori)
Transcription by Josh Lopez
First Match: Hikuleo vs. Andy Brown
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Brown shoves Hikuleo. Hikuleo rocks Brown with a forearm smash. Hikuleo HeadButts Brown. Hikuleo sends Brown to the corner. Hikuleo levels Brown with The Body Avalanche. Hikuleo throws Brown into another turnbuckle pad. Brown regroups on the outside. Brown kicks Hikuleo in the gut. Brown with forearm shivers. Brown drives Hikuleo back first into the steel barricade. Hikuleo repeatedly throw Brown into the barricades. Chop Exchange. Hikuleo rolls Brown back into the ring. Brown kicks Hikuleo in the face.
Brown ducks a clothesline from Hikuleo. Brown with a Running Uppercut. Brown with The Rolling Elbow. Brown follows that with a Shotgun Meteora. Brown sweeps out the legs of Hikuleo. Brown is raining down haymakers. Brown with a Diving Dropkick. Brown with a Running Senton Splash for a two count. Brown plays to the crowd. Brown kicks Hikuleo in the face. Brown blocks a boot from Hikuleo. Brown with a knee lift. Brown with a flying forearm smash for a one count. Hikuleo answers with a Pop Up Forearm Smash. Hikuleo whips Brown across the ring. Hikuleo Powerslams Brown. Hikuleo connects with The Uranage Slam to pickup the victory.
Winner: Hikuleo via Pinfall
Second Match: Josh Alexander vs. Karl Fredericks
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Alexander backs Fredericks into the ropes. The referee calls for a clean break. Wrist Lock Exchange. Side Headlock Exchange. Alexander with a side headlock takeover. Fredericks whips Alexander across the ring. Alexander drops Fredericks with a shoulder tackle. Fredericks drops down on the canvas. Fredericks leapfrogs over Alexander. Fredericks with a Leaping Crossbody Block. Fredericks with The Kitchen Sink. Fredericks follows that with The SomerSault Plancha. Fredericks rolls Alexander back into the ring. Fredericks hooks the outside leg for a one count. Fredericks kicks Alexander in the gut. Fredericks unloads three knife edge chops. Alexander decks Fredericks with a back elbow smash. Alexander with a Running Boot. Alexander hammers down on the back of Fredericks neck. Alexander with clubbing knee strikes. Alexander punches Fredericks in the back. Fredericks with heavy bodyshots. Fredericks with a forearm smash. Alexander buries his shoulder into the midsection of Fredericks. Alexander with The Bridging Northern Lights Suplex for a two count.
Alexander repeatedly drives his knee into Fredericks back. Alexander applies an arm-bar. Alexander pulls back the left leg of Fredericks. Fredericks grabs the bottom rope which forces the break. Alexander uppercuts Fredericks. Alexander slams Fredericks head on the red turnbuckle pad. Alexander with a knife edge chop. Forearm/Uppercut Exchange. Alexander with a blistering chop. Short-Arm Reversal by Fredericks. Fredericks kicks Alexander in the gut. Fredericks goes for The MD, but Alexander counters with a GourdBuster. Alexander is lighting up Fredericks chest. Fredericks with forearm shivers. Fredericks uppercuts Alexander. Fredericks with Two Flying Boots. Fredericks is raining down forearms in the corner. Fredericks with clubbing boot scrapes. Fredericks delivers The Shibata Dropkick. Fredericks with a Hip Toss. Fredericks with a Leaping Elbow Drop for a two count. Fredericks fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Fredericks whips Alexander across the ring. Fredericks hits The SpineBuster. Fredericks applies The STF. Alexander grabs the bottom rope which forces the break.
Alexander with a gut punch. Alexander goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Fredericks lands back on his feet. Fredericks with a forearm smash. Fredericks drives Alexander face first into the turnbuckle pad. Alexander avoids The Running Boot. Alexander with a straight right hand. Alexander with a BackBreaker on the ring apron. Alexander follows that with a Diving Crossbody Block through the ropes. Alexander rolls Fredericks back into the ring. Alexander lands The Diving HeadButt for a two count. Alexander applies The Ankle Lock. Fredericks repeatedly kicks Alexander in the face. Alexander with two blistering chops. Alexander toys around with Fredericks. Chop Exchange. Forearm Exchange. Fredericks with two uppercuts. Fredericks with forearm shivers. Alexander denies The Spinning Back Kick. Fredericks decks Alexander with a back elbow smash.
Fredericks goes for The Pele Kick, but Alexander counters with The Ankle Lock. Fredericks sends Alexander face first into the blue turnbuckle pad. Alexander kicks Fredericks in the face. Fredericks with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Fredericks uppercuts Alexander. Fredericks has Alexander draped across the top strand. Fredericks with The SpringBoard Dropkick for a two count. Fredericks with clubbing blows to Alexander’s back. Alexander runs Fredericks into the blue turnbuckle pad. Fredericks reverses out of the irish whip from Alexander. Alexander launches Fredericks over the top rope. Fredericks with a shoulder block. Fredericks with The Sunset Flip for a two count. Fredericks rolls Alexander over for a two count. Fredericks with a BackBreaker. Alexander denies The MD. Fredericks with a back elbow smash. Alexander answers with a forearm smash. Alexander with a Release German Suplex. Alexander connects with The C4 Spike to pickup the victory.
Winner: Josh Alexander via Pinfall
The Factory have crossed over from @aew with an invitation to Fredericks?!
— NJPW Global (@njpwglobal) April 10, 2022
Third Match: Fred Rosser & Eddie Kingston vs. Daniel Garcia & Fred Yehi
Kingston attacks Garcia before the bell rings. Both guys had to be restrained. Fred Rosser and Fred Yehi will start things off. Yehi with two toe kicks. Yehi drops Rosser with a knife edge chop. Yehi repeatedly stomps on Rosser’s chest. Following a snap mare takeover, Yehi stomps on Rosser’s back. Yehi with a knife edge chop. Yehi whips Rosser across the ring. Rosser ducks a clothesline from Yehi. Rosser with a leaping shoulder tackle. Rosser kicks Yehi in the gut. Rosser with a Running NeckBreaker. Rosser slams Yehi’s head on the red turnbuckle pad. Rosser tags in Kingston. Double Irish Whip. Double Shoulder Tackle. Kingston and Garcia starts brawling on the outside. Yehi joins the fray. All hell is breaking loose in Tampa. Yehi with a knife edge chop. Yehi sends Kingston to the corner. Kingston with The STO. Kingston applies a front face lock. Rosser tags himself in. Rosser punches Yehi in the back. Rosser rakes the back of Yehi. Rosser with a hip smash. Rosser with a Leg Drop for a one count. Rosser bodyslams Yehi. Rosser with a Seated Senton for a one count.
Garcia talks smack to Kingston. Kingston and Garcia are trying to tear each other apart on the outside. Yehi attacks Rosser from behind. Yehi with a knife edge chop. Yehi with clubbing knee drops in the corner. Yehi tags in Garcia. Garcia repeatedly stomps on Rosser’s chest. Garcia uppercuts Rosser. Garcia with The Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Garcia applies The Heel Hook. Garcia tags in Yehi. Yehi repeatedly stomps on Rosser’s chest. Yehi with another knee drop. Yehi applies a front face lock. Garcia tags himself in. Garcia kicks Rosser in the gut. Garcia with a forearm smash. Garcia tags in Yehi. Rosser denies The Double Suplex. Rosser with a double clothesline. Rosser tags in Kingston. Kingston with a chop/haymaker combination. Garcia and Yehi gangs up on Kingston. Yehi tags in Garcia. Yehi stomps on Kingston’s fingers. Garcia puts his knee on the back of Kingston’s neck. Garcia transitions into a corner mount. Garcia starts biting Kingston’s forehead. Kingston with the greco roman eye poke. Machine Gun Chops. Kingston puts Garcia on the top turnbuckle.
Yehi punches Kingston in the back. Yehi kicks Kingston in the gut. Following a snap mare takeover, Yehi with a low dropkick. Garcia with a knee drop for a one count. Garcia punches Kingston in the back. Garcia tags in Yehi. Yehi repeatedly stomps on Kingston’s back and chest. Yehi applies a front face lock. Garcia tags himself in. Garcia kicks Kingston in the ribs. Garcia with an elbow smash. Garcia with forearm shivers. Kingston answers with The Kitchen Sink. Kingston with The Butterfly Suplex. Rosser and Yehi are tagged in. Rosser with two clotheslines. Rosser ducks a clothesline from Yehi. Rosser Powerslams Yehi. Rosser with a chop/clothesline combination to Garcia. Yehi runs interference. Rosser with a Running Powerslam for a two count. Garcia with three uppercuts. Garcia with a blistering chop. Rosser kicks Garcia in the face. Kingston with The Exploder Suplex. Yehi with a blindside shot to Rosser. Yehi follows that with a Release Belly to Back Suplex. Yehi unloads two knife edge chops. Yehi applies The Sleeper Hold. Yehi drops Rosser with The Spinning Back Fist. Rosser with an inside cradle for a two count. Garcia with The Swinging Arm-Ringer. Kingston follows that with Two Spinning Back Fists. Rosser connects with The Gut Check to pickup the victory. After the match, Kingston tees off on Garcia.
Winner: Fred Rosser & Eddie Kingston via Pinfall
– There was a cleaning/disinfecting intermission during this broadcast.
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— NJPW Global (@njpwglobal) April 10, 2022
Fourth Match: Jay White vs. Chris Sabin
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. White backs Sabin into the blue turnbuckle pad. White with a knife edge chop. Strong lockup. Stalemate in the corner. White fires off another chop. Sabin signals for the test of strength. Sabin applies a side headlock. Sabin transitions into a hammerlock. Sabin with a wrist lock takedown. Sabin traps the left arm of White. Wrist Lock Exchange. Sabin with a step over arm-drag. Sabin goes for a chop, but White bails out to the floor. White regroups on the outside. White is playing mind games with Sabin. Sabin lands The Suicide Dive. Sabin with a knife edge chop. Sabin blasts White with The PK. Sabin with a blistering chop. White refuses to stay in the ring. White avoids The PK. Sabin with a Flying Cannonball Senton off the ring apron. Sabin dumps White chest first on the steel barricade. Sabin with a Side Russian Leg Sweep into the barricade. Sabin rolls White back into the ring. Sabin with The Flying Crossbody Block for a two count. Sabin applies a hammerlock. Sabin transitions into a modified double wrist lock. White puts his foot on the bottom rope which forces the break.
Sabin repeatedly stomps on White’s back and chest. Sabin with the corner mount. Sabin with a knife edge chop. Sabin sends White to the center of the ring. Sabin gets crotched on the top turnbuckle. White chops Sabin to the floor. White is lighting up Sabin’s chest. White with a Belly to Back Suplex on the ring apron. White with a Front Suplex on the apron for a two count. Sabin fires back with heavy bodyshots. Sabin with a knife edge chop. White reverses out of the irish whip from Sabin. White scores the elbow knockdown. White with a Pendulum BackBreaker for a two count. White applies a rear chin lock. Sabin fights from underneath. White punches Sabin in the back. White with a forearm smash. Sabin denies The Blade Buster. Forearm Exchange. White drives his knee into the midsection of Sabin. Sabin with a Spinning Back Kick. Following a snap mare takeover, Sabin with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Back Elbow Exchange. Sabin with The Kitchen Sink. Sabin with two forearm smashes. Sabin applies a wrist lock. Sabin drives his knee into the midsection of White.
Sabin hammers down on the back of White’s neck. Sabin with a Spinning Enzuigiri. Sabin delivers The Missile Dropkick. Sabin drops White with a Running Enzuigiri for a two count. Sabin HeadButts White. Sabin with a running forearm smash to the back of White’s head. DDT Exchange. Sabin kicks White in the face. Sabin hits The Tornado DDT for a two count. Back Elbow/Standing Switch Exchange. White with The Snap Saito Suplex. White with a Running European Uppercut. White follows that with The Blade Buster for a two count. White argues with the referee. Sabin denies The Uranage Slam. White drops Sabin with The Flatliner. White with a Deadlift German Suplex. White with The Uranage Slam for a two count. Sabin backs White into the red turnbuckle pad. Sabin with clubbing elbows and knee strikes in the corner. Sabin denies The Blade Runner. White denies The Cradle Shock. Sabin with a Running Boot. Forearm Exchange. White uppercuts Sabin. Sabin with a leaping knee strike. Second Forearm Exchange. White unloads a series of chops in the corner. The referee admonishes White. Sabin fires back with a collection of chops of his own. Sabin with Two Inside Out Lariats. Sabin goes for The Cradle Shock, but White counters with The Blade Runner to pickup the victory.
Winner: Jay White via Pinfall
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