NJPW Strong: Lonestar Shootout
May 7, 2022
The Fairmont Hotel
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Commentators: (Kevin Kelly & Matthew Rehwoldt)
Transcription by Josh Lopez
First Match: Chris Bey & Hikuleo vs. Bateman & Barrett Brown
Chris Bey and Barrett Brown will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Following a snap mare takeover, Bey taunts Brown. Brown ducks a clothesline from Bey. Following a snap mare takeover, Brown plays around with Bey. Bey wants Brown to do the two sweet hand gesture. Brown gives Bey the middle finger instead. Bey applies a side headlock. Brown whips Bey across the ring. Brown drops down on the canvas. Bey with a Headscissors Takeover. Bey leapfrogs over Brown. Bey dropkicks the left knee of Brown. Bey stomps on Brown’s fingers. Bey with a basement dropkick. Bey with a knife edge chop. Brown follows that with a wrist lock takeover. Brown kicks Bey in the face. Brown ducks a clothesline from Bey. Brown with The Half & Half Suplex. Brown mocks Bey. Brown tags in Bateman. Double Irish Whip into the red turnbuckle pad. Brown with a running uppercut. Bateman sends Bey chest first into the canvas for a two count. Bateman with a knife edge chop. Bateman punches Bey. Hikuleo made the blind tag.
Bateman whips Bey across the ring. Bey holds onto the ropes. Bey kicks Bateman in the face. Hikuleo drops Bateman with The Big Boot. Hikuleo sends Bateman face first into the turnbuckle pad for a two count. Hikuleo kicks the left shoulder of Bateman. Chop/Forearm Exchange. Hikuleo with a shoulder tackle. Bateman regroups on the outside. Bey stomps on Bateman’s back. Hikuleo dumps Bateman face first on the steel barricade. Hikuleo with a knife edge chop. Hikuleo rolls Bateman back into the ring. Hikuleo stomps on Bateman’s back. Hikuleo knocks Brown off the ring apron. Hiklueo with the cover for a one count. Bey tags himself in. Bey kicks Bateman in the gut. Bey punches Bateman. Bey with a toe kick. Bey sweeps out the legs of Bateman. Bey with a Double Foot Stomp. Bey drives his knee into Bateman’s back. Bey uppercuts the back of Bateman’s neck for a two count. Hikuleo tags himself in. Hikuleo slams Bateman’s head on the blue turnbuckle pad. Hikuleo bodyslams Bateman. Hikuleo with a Running Leg Drop for a two count. Hikuleo tags in Bey.
Bey rakes the eyes of Bateman. The referee is trying to get Brown out of the ring. Bey is choking Bateman with his boot. Bey stomps on Bateman’s chest. Bateman with a chop/forearm combination. Bey drops Bateman with a Leaping Side Kick. Bey applies The Kimura Lock. Bey with clubbing mid-kicks. Bey delivers The Roundhouse Kick. Bey kicks Bateman out of the ring. Hikuleo drives Bateman back first into the barricade. Hikuleo rolls Bateman back into the ring. Bey applies The Sleeper Hold. Bateman backs Bey into the turnbuckle pad. Bateman ducks a clothesline from Bey. Standing Switch Exchange. Bateman goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Bey lands back on his feet. Bateman tags in Brown. Brown ducks a clothesline from Bey. Brown thrust kicks the midsection of Bey. Brown with a running dropkick. Brown with a Running Uppercut. Brown follows that with a Running Boot or a two count. Brown drills Bey with The BrainBuster for a two count. Brown tags in Bateman. Double Irish Whip. Brown with a corner clothesline. Bateman goes for a Bodyslam, but Bey lands back on his feet. Bey shoves Bateman into Brown. Bey tags in Hikuleo. Bateman dodges The Big Boot. Bateman delivers his combination offense. Bateman with forearm shivers. Bateman with The Rolling Elbow. Bateman decks Hikuleo with a back elbow smash. Bateman tags in Brown. Bey sends Bateman tumbling to the floor. Bey lands The SomerSault Plancha. Brown dives over Hikuleo. Brown SuperKicks Hikuleo. Hikuleo clotheslines Brown. Hikuleo Chokeslams Brown to pickup the victory.
Winner: Chris Bey & Hikuleo via Pinfall
Second Match: JONAH vs. Blake Christian
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Jonah backs Christian into the turnbuckle pad. The referee calls for a clean break. Christian grabs the left leg of Jonah. Jonah brings Christian to the ring apron. Jonah applies a wrist lock. Jonah with a waist lock takedown. Christian applies a side headlock. Jonah whips Christian across the ring. Jonah drops Christian with a shoulder tackle. Christian sticks and moves. Christian drops down on the canvas. Jonah swats Christian out of mid-air. Jonah goes for a Bodyslam, but Christian lands back on his feet. Christian side steps Jonah into the blue turnbuckle pad. Christian slams Jonah’s head on the top rope. Christian with Two Tiger Feint Kicks. Christian with a SpringBoard Dropkick. Christian follows that with a Handspring Kick. Jonah catches Christian in mid-air.
Jonah drives Christian back first into the steel ring post. Jonah sends Christian ribs first into the steel barricade. Jonah rolls Christian back into the ring. Jonah with a double sledge. Jonah slams Christian’s head on the turnbuckle pad. Jonah stands on the midsection of Christian. Jonah HeadButts Christian. Jonah whips Christian into the turnbuckle pad. Following a snap mare takeover, Jonah applies a waist lock. Christian with clubbing elbow smashes. Jonah scores the elbow knockdown. Jonah sends Christian to the corner. Christian side steps Jonah into the turnbuckle pad. Christian kicks Jonah in the face. Christian with three flying forearm smashes. Christian ducks a clothesline from Jonah. Christian drops Jonah with The Spinning DDT. Christian turns a Fosbury Flop into a DDT on the floor. Christian hits The SpringBoard 450 Splash for a two count. Jonah Spears Christian in mid-air. Jonah PowerBombs Christian. Jonah connects with The Tsunami to pickup the victory.
Winner: JONAH via Pinfall
– There was a cleaning/disinfecting intermission during this broadcast.
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Third Match: Fred Rosser, Alex Coughlin and The DKC vs. Team Filthy (Tom Lawlor, JR Kratos and Royce Isaacs) In A 6-Man Tag Team Match
Fred Rosser and Royce Isaacs will start things off. Kratos attacks Coughlin before the bell rings. Rosser knocks Lawlor off the ring apron. All hell is breaking loose in Dallas. Rosser with an elbow smash. DKC with two flying karate chops off the apron. DKC ducks a clothesline from Kratos. Double Karate Chop. Double Overhand Chop. DKC with a Headscissors Takeover on the floor. Rosser rolls Lawlor back into the ring. Rosser puts Isaacs on his shoulders. Coughlin with The Fallaway Slam. Rosser with The Death Valley Driver. Rosser tags in Coughlin. Coughlin with a GutWrench Suplex for a two count. Coughlin applies a front face lock. Rosser tags himself in. Rosser kicks Isaacs in the gut. Rosser with clubbing lariats across the neck and chest of Isaacs. Rosser blasts Lawlor off the apron. Isaacs punches Rosser. Isaacs with The Exploder Suplex. Isaacs with a forearm smash. Isaacs tags in Lawlor.
Lawlor repeatedly stomps on Rosser’s chest. Lawlor is choking Rosser with his boot. Isaacs attacks Rosser behind the referee’s back. Lawlor stands on the back of Rosser’s head. Lawlor with a forearm smash. Following a snap mare takeover, Lawlor applies The Rings Of Saturn. Lawlor kicks Rosser in the back. Lawlor with a falling forearm. Lawlor tags in Kratos. Lawlor with a knife edge chop. Kratos with a flying forearm smash. Kratos repeatedly stomps on Rosser’s chest. Kratos tags in Isaacs. Isaacs with a gut punch. Isaacs hammers down on the back of Rosser’s neck. Rosser is displaying his fighting spirit. Rosser with a double clothesline. Rosser tags in DKC. Kratos drops DKC with a running shoulder tackle. Kratos knocks Coughlin off the apron. Kratos slams DKC’s head on the turnbuckle pad. Kratos clotheslines Coughlin. Kratos with a knife edge chop. Kratos with a Release Vertical Suplex. Kratos bodyslams DKC. Team Filthy poses for the crowd. Kratos tags in Lawlor.
Lawlor with a running shoulder tackle. Rosser pulls Lawlor out of the ring. Rosser whips Lawlor into the steel barricade. Rosser with a Vertical Suplex on the floor. Rosser with a Belly to Back Suplex on the apron. Coughlin ducks a clothesline from Kratos. Forearm Exchange. Kratos with two palm strikes. Kratos fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Both guys spill to the floor. The referee is losing control of this match. DKC delivers his combination offense. Lawlor applies The Rear Naked Choke. DKC ducks a clothesline from Lawlor. DKC delivers The DK Fire to Lawlor and Isaacs. DKC with a Double Karate Chop for a two count. DKC with forearm shivers. Lawlor reverses out of the irish whip from DKC. Lawlor drives DKC into Rosser. Lawlor with a running double leg takedown for a two count. Lawlor tags in Isaacs. DKC fights out of the fireman’s carry position. DKC sends Isaacs face first into Lawlor’s knees. DKC dropkicks Lawlor. DKC unloads a flurry of strikes. DKC with a Side Belly to Belly Suplex for a two count. DKC ascends to the top turnbuckle. Lawlor applies The Sleeper Hold. Rosser pulls Lawlor off the apron. Isaacs connects with The Avalanche Powerslam to pickup the victory.
Winner: Team Filthy via Pinfall
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