NJPW Strong Results 4/30/22
St. Petersburg Coliseum
St. Pietersburg, Florida
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Commentators: (Ian Riccaboni & Matthew Rehwoldt)
Transcription by Josh Lopez
First Match: Kevin Knight vs. The DKC
Chain grappling exchange. Knight applies a front face lock. Knight with a top wrist lock takedown. DKC applies The Cross-Arm-Breaker. DKC grabs a side headlock. Knight with heavy bodyshots. Knight whips DKC across the ring. Knight leapfrogs over DKC. DKC with The Rolling Crucifix for a two count. Knight with a jackknife cover for a two count. DKC responds with the schoolboy rollup. Knight with a double leg takedown. DKC grabs the bottom rope to create separation. Quick shoving contest. Chop Exchange. Forearm Exchange. DKC whips Knight across the ring. DKC dropkicks the left knee of Knight. Knight with a Snap Vertical Suplex for a two count. Knight with a Stomp/Uppercut Combination in the corner. Knight whips DKC into the turnbuckle pad for a two count. Knight with forearm shivers across the back of DKC for a two count. Knight applies a rear chin lock. DKC with heavy bodyshots. Knight rocks DKC with a forearm smash. Knight talks smack to DKC. Knight whips DKC across the ring. Knight goes for a Dropkick, but DKC holds onto the ropes.
DKC with a double leg nelson for a two count. DKC ducks a clothesline from Knight. DKC with clubbing back fists. DKC sends Knight into the ropes. DKC sweeps out the legs of Knight. DKC with a Running Bulldog. DKC unloads a series of karate chops for a two count. DKC kicks the left hamstring of Knight. DKC with a knee lift. DKC with two uppercuts. DKC follows that with a SpineBuster for a two count. DKC applies The Guillotine Choke. Knight goes for a Vertical Suplex, but DKC lands back on his feet. DKC punches Knight in the back. Knight delivers The Kitchen Sink. Knight hits The Sliding Shoulder Tackle for a two count. DKC denies The Boston Crab. DKC applies a Modified Triangle Choke. DKC dives over Knight. Knight dropkicks DKC for a two count. Knight repeatedly stomps on DKC’s back. Knight is raining down forearm shivers. DKC with another karate chop. DKC drops Knight with a Flying Side Kick. DKC with forearm shivers. Knight reverses out of the irish whip from DKC. DKC connects with The Crucifix Driver for a two count. DKC makes Knight tap out to The Double Reverse Arm-Bar.
Winner: The DKC via Submission
Second Match: TJ Perkins vs. Mascara Dorada
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Perkins with a waist lock takedown. Dorada with a deep arm-drag. Strong lockup. Perkins applies a hammerlock. Dorada with two sharp elbow strikes. Dorada with a flying mare takeover. Perkins regroups on the outside. Test Of Strength. Perkins sweeps out the legs of Dorada. Wrist Lock Exchange. Perkins with a Headscissors Takedown. Dorada applies a headscissors neck lock. Perkins grapevines the legs of Dorada. Perkins applies The Bow and Arrow Stretch. Dorada falls on top of Perkins for a one count. Perkins ducks a clothesline from Dorada. Perkins with another Headscissors Takeover. Dorada showcases his athleticism. Dorada with a deep arm-drag. Perkins wraps his legs around Dorada’s neck. Dorada pops back to his feet. That leads us to a quick standoff in the center of the ring. Perkins kicks Dorada in the gut. Dorada reverses out of the irish whip from Perkins. Perkins sends Dorada to the ring apron. Perkins slides out of the ring. Dorada lands The Asai MoonSault.
Dorada with a knife edge chop. Dorada rolls Perkins back into the ring. Dorada with an Apron Enzuigiri. Dorada with a SpringBoard Crossbody Block. Dorada ducks a clothesline from Perkins. Dorada goes for a SpringBoard Back Elbow Smash, but Perkins counters with a Dropkick. Perkins drives his knee into Dorada’s ribs. Perkins with a BackBreaker. Perkins with The Slingshot Senton for a two count. Following a snap mare takeover, Perkins drives his knee into Dorada’s back. Perkins pulls back the arms of Dorada. Perkins kicks Dorada in the gut. Dorada reverses out of the irish whip from Perkins. Perkins applies The Scorpion Death Lock. Perkins transitions into The Muta Lock. Perkins delivers The Sacrifice. Perkins sweeps out the legs of Dorada.
Perkins with clubbing boot scrapes. Perkins with The Face Wash. Perkins talks smack to the crowd. Dorada with an Inside Out Hurricanrana off the ring apron. Dorada rolls Perkins back into the ring. Dorada with The SpringBoard Elbow Drop for a two count. Perkins fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Perkins sends Dorada to the corner. Dorada kicks Perkins in the face. Dorada hits The Reverse SlingBlade. Dorada goes for The SpringBoard Missile Dropkick, but Perkins counters with The STF. Dorada rolls Perkins over for a two count. Perkins dives over Dorada. Perkins drops Dorada with The Tornado DDT. Chop/Forearm Exchange. Dorada SuperKicks Perkins. Perkins blocks a boot from Dorada. Perkins with a Belly to Back Suplex. Perkins goes for The Mamba Splash, but Dorada ducks out of the way. Perkins denies The Dorada Driver. Perkins connects with The Cobra Twist Driver for a two count. Perkins goes for The Detonation Kick, but Dorada counters with The DDT. Dorada plants Perkins with The Dorada Driver to pickup the victory. After the match, Perkins rips off Dorada’s mask.
Winner: Mascara Dorada via Pinfall
– There was a cleaning/disinfecting intermission during this broadcast.
Third Match: Jay Lethal vs. Ren Narita
Tiger Hattori joins the commentary team for this match. Lethal struts around the ring. Lethal applies a side headlock. Narita whips Lethal across the ring. Lethal runs into Narita. Narita drops Lethal with a shoulder tackle. Lethal drops down on the canvas. Lethal leapfrogs over Narita. Lethal with a single leg takedown. Narita denies The Figure Four Leg Lock. Narita ducks a clothesline from Lethal. Narita with a single leg takedown. Lethal kicks Narita out of the ring. Narita denies The Lethal Injection. Lethal goes for The Figure Four Leg Lock, but Narita counters with an inside cradle for a two count. Lethal avoids The Narita Special. Lethal sends Narita to the corner. That leads us to a quick standoff in the center of the ring.
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Lethal grabs a side headlock. Narita with the irish whip. Narita kicks Lethal in the gut. Narita with Two Mid-Kicks. Lethal reverses out of the irish whip from Narita. Lethal with The Tilt-A-Whirl BackBreaker. Lethal with a Belly to Back Suplex. Lethal bodyslams Narita for a two count. Lethal applies a rear chin lock. Lethal tosses Narita out of the ring. Narita dodges The SpringBoard Dropkick. Lethal goes for Hail To The King, but Narita counters with The Rolling Crucifix for a two count. Narita with an Overhead Belly to Belly Suplex. Narita slams Lethal’s head on the ring apron. Narita drives his knee into the midsection of Lethal. Narita rolls Lethal back into the ring. Narita with a leaping back elbow smash. Narita kicks Lethal in the gut. Narita with The Bridging Half Hatch Suplex for a two count.
Narita applies a toe and ankle hold. Lethal denies The Boston Crab. Narita applies The Narita Special #3. Narita transitions into a Figure Four Leg Lock. Narita applies a wrist lock. Narita with a knife edge chop. Lethal clings onto the top rope. Narita is lighting up Lethal’s chest. Lethal pie faces Narita. Narita delivers his combination offense. Narita kicks Lethal in the chest. Short-Arm Reversal by Lethal. Lethal nails Narita with The Lethal Combination. Lethal with a Counter BrainBuster. Lethal lands The Flying Elbow Drop for a two count. Lethal applies The Figure Four Leg Lock. Narita grabs the middle rope which forces the break. Narita is bleeding from the mouth. Lethal goes for The Lethal Injection, but Narita counters with The Sleeper Hold. Narita transitions into The Cobra Twist. O’Connor Roll Exchange. Lethal connects with The Lethal Injection to pickup the victory. Ater the match, Lethal shakes hands with Narita.
Winner: Jay Lethal via Pinfall
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