NJPW Strong Results 4/23/22
St. Petersburg Coliseum
St. Pietersburg, Florida
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Commentators: (Ian Riccaboni & Matthew Rehwoldt)
Transcription by Josh Lopez
First Match: Big Damo vs. John Skyler
Skyler talks smack to Damo after the bell rings. Damo launches Skyler to the corner. Damo with heavy bodyshots. Damo with a Big Biel Throw. Damo whips Skyler into the blue turnbuckle pad. Skyler side steps Damo into the blue turnbuckle pad. Skyler kicks the left knee of Damo. Skyler with forearm shivers. Skyler kicks Damo in the face. Skyler Spears Damo on the ring apron for a one count. Skyler repeatedly stomps on Damo’s back. Skyler with a forearm smash. Damo shoves Skyler. Skyler with a Corner Spear. Damo attacks the midsection of Skyler. Skyler kicks Damo in the gut. Skyler headbutts the midsection of Damo. Skyler with a chop/forearm combination. Damo is pissed. Skyler with two toe kicks. Skyler with clubbing blows to Damo’s back. Damo whips Skyler across the ring. Skyler with a Rolling Elbow across the back of Damo’s neck. Skyler drops Damo with a NeckBreaker for a one count. Skyler applies a rear chin lock. Damo backs Skyler into the red turnbuckle pad. Skyler kicks Damo in the face. Skyler with The Missile Dropkick.
Skyler talks smack to the crowd. Damo denies The Tiger Driver. Damo with a Back Body Drop. Damo with two clotheslines. Damo levels Skyler with Two Body Avalanches. Damo hits The SpineBuster. Damo follows that with a Leaping Elbow Drop for a two count. Damo whips Skyler across the ring. Skyler holds onto the ropes. Skyler with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Damo launches Skyler over the top rope. Skyler hits The Slingshot Spear for a two count. Damo rocks Skyler with a forearm smash. Damo with an Avalanche Fisherman’s Suplex for a two count. Skyler headbutts the midsection of Damo. Skyler uppercuts Damo. Skyler with a short-arm lariat. Damo with a Running Crossbody Block for a two count. Damo is fired up. Skyler fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Skyler goes for The Samoan Drop, but Damo lands back on his feet. Skyler with a Desperation Boot. Skyler dives over Damo. Skyler with a Leg Lariat. Skyler poses for the crowd. Damo with The Wasteland. Damo with a Senton Splash. Damo connects with The Vader Bomb to pickup the victory.
Winner: Big Damo via Pinfall
Second Match: Shane Strickland vs. Blake Christian
Greco Roman Knuckle Lock. Strickland applies The Cobra Twist. Strickland rolls Christian over for a one count. Christian regroups in the corner. Strickland applies a hammerlock. Christian rolls Strickland over for a one count. That leads us to a quick standoff in the center of the ring. Test Of Strength. Christian sweeps out the legs of Strickland. Christian applies a side headlock. Strickland whips Chirstian across the ring. Christian runs around Strickland. Christian holds onto the ropes. Chrisitan lunges over Strickland. Strickland with a single leg takedown. Christian avoids The Double Foot Stomp. Christian with a waist lock go-behind. Strickland denies The C4. Standing Switch Exchange. Strickland goes for The O’Connor Roll, but Christian holds onto the ropes. Christian kicks Strickland in the chest. Double Dive to the outside. That leads us to another standoff on the ramp way.
Strickland is playing mind games with Christian. Christian sends Strickland across the ring. Christian leapfrogs over Strickland. Christian drops down on the canvas. Christian dropkicks Strickland. Christian pops back on his feet. Strickland is reeling against the ropes. Christian whips Strickland across the ring. Christian with an Inverted Atomic Drop. Following a snap mare takeover, Christian with a basement dropkick. Christian applies a front face lock. Christian brings Strickland down to the mat. Christian applies a bodyscissors hold. Christian with a pinning combination for a two count. Christian kicks Strickland in the gut. Christian sends Strickland to the corner. Strickland side steps Christian into the turnbuckle pad. Christian dives over Strickland. Chop Exchange. Short-Arm Reversal by Christian. Christian denies The JML Driver. Strickland dumps Christian out of the ring. Strickland nails Christian with The Pump Kick. Strickland rolls Christian back into the ring.
Strickland with a Slingshot Dropkick for a two count. Strickland kicks Christian in the chest. Strickland tosses Christian around the ring. Strickland uppercuts Christian. Strickland with a flying uppercut across the back of Christian’s neck for a two count. Strickland fish hooks Christian. Strickland slaps Christian in the ribs. Christian backs Strickland into the turnbuckle pad. Christian decks Strickland with a back elbow smash. Christian with The Cazadora Frog Splash for a two count. Christian kicks Strickland in the chest. Christian with The Standing MoonSault for a two count. Strickland applies a wrist lock. Christian with two thrust kicks. Strickland clotheslines the back of Christian’s neck. Strickland applies The Full Nelson Lock.
Christian escapes with a back elbow smash. Strickland with a straight right hand. Christian with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Strickland answers with Two Pump Kicks. Christian with a leaping forearm smash. Christian with a Snap German Suplex. Strickland drops Christian with The Discus Lariat. Christian hits The Standing Spanish Fly for a two count. Christian turns a Flosbury Flop into a Reverse DDT on the floor. Christian rolls Strickland back into the ring. Christian lands The 450 Splash for a two count. Christian drags Strickland to the corner. Strickland rolls out of harms way. Strickland kicks Christian in the face. Strickland with another Pump Kick. Strickland with The Tilt-A-Whirl BackBreaker. Strickland with a Tilt-A-Whirl Powerslam. Strickland drills Christian with The BrainBuster. Strickland connects with The House Call to pickup the victory.
Winner: Shane Strickland via Pinfall
– There was a cleaning/disinfecting intermission durinf this broadcast.
Third Match: Buddy Matthews vs. Yuya Uemura
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Matthews backs Uemura into the ropes. Uemura forces the clean break. Matthews applies an arm-bar. Wrist Lock Exchange. Uemura denies the side headlock takeover. Uemura applies a waist lock. Matthews backs Uemura into the turnbuckle pad. Matthews with a wrist lock takedown. Matthews takes control of the left arm of Uemura. Matthews works on his joint manipulation game. Matthews maintains wrist control. Matthews starts bending Uemura’s fingers. Uemura applies a headscissors neck lock. Uemura avoids The PK. Uemura rolls Matthews over for a one count. Uemura ducks a clothesline from Matthews. Standing Switch Exchange. Uemura sends Matthews to the corner. Uemura applies a waist lock. Matthews hammers down on the back of Uemura’s neck. Matthews with a back elbow smash. Matthews with a knife edge chop. Uemura launches Matthews over the top rope.
Uemura with a forearm smash. Uemura dodges The Back Fist. Uemura with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Uemura goes for a German Suplex, but Matthews clings onto the top rope. Matthews goes back to bending Uemura’s fingers. Matthews drops Uemura with The Swinging Arm-Ringer on the ring apron. Matthews slams the left hand of Uemura on the apron for a two count. Matthews applies a double wrist lock. Uemura repeatedly runs Matthews into the turnbuckle pad. Matthews kicks Uemura in the face. Uemura dropkicks Matthews. Forearm Exchange. Matthews reverses out of the irish whip from Uemura. Uemura ducks a clothesline from Matthews. Uemura with a flying forearm smash. Uemura scores the elbow knockdown.
Uemura with a running elbow smash. Uemura bodyslams Matthews. Uemura with two running elbow drops for a two count. Uemura with a forearm shot across the back of Matthews. Matthews denies The German Suplex. Matthews with three sharp elbow strikes. Following a snap mare takeover, Matthews with clubbing elbow smashes. Matthews shoves the referee. Uemura avoids The Curb Stomp. Uemura is going to the well with these waist lock attempts. Matthews with a wrist lock takeover. Uemura denies The Kamigoye. Matthews delivers his combination offense. Uemura connects with The Bridging German Suplex for a two count. Uemura ascends to the top turnbuckle. Uemura goes for a Flying Crossbody Block, but Matthews ducks out of the way. Matthews hits The Curb Stomp for a two count. Matthews plants Uemura with Murphy’s Law to pickup the victory.
Winner: Buddy Murphy via Pinfall
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