NJPW Strong Results 5/28/22
The Vermont Hollywood
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Commentators: (Ian Riccaboni & Alex Kozlov)
Transcription by Josh Lopez
First Match: Bateman, Barrett Brown and Misterioso vs. Fred Yehi, Kevin Knight and The DKC In A 6-Man Tag Team Match
Bateman and Yehi starts shoving each other before the bell rings. Misterioso and Kevin Knight will start things off. Test Of Strength. Knight with a knee lift. Knight with a forearm smash. Knight applies a side headlock. Misterioso whips Knight across the ring. Knight runs into Misterioso. Knight pie faces Misterioso. Shoulder Block Exchange. Knight kicks Misterioso in the gut. Misterioso drops Knight with a shoulder tackle. Knight drops down on the canvas. Knight sends Misterioso into the ropes. Knight avoids The Handspring Back Elbow. Misterioso leapfrogs over Knight. Knight lunges over Misterioso. Knight ducks a clothesline from Misterioso. Knight applies a wrist lock. Knight slaps Misterioso in the chest. Knight with The Lucha Libre Arm-Drag. Brown and DKC are tagged in. Brown tugs on DKC’s hair. Brown with a forearm smash. Chop Exchange. DKC dodges The Discus Back Elbow. DKC with The Spinning Back Fist. DKC is lighting up Brown’s chest. DKC whips Brown across the ring. DKC scores the elbow knockdown. DKC tags in Yehi. Double Irish Whip. Double Shoulder Tackle. Yehi knocks Bateman off the ring apron. Yehi with clubbing blows to Bateman’s back. The referee is losing control of this match.
All hell is breaking loose in Hollywood. Yehi scores the elbow knockdown. Yehi bodyslams Brown. Yehi slams Brown’s head on the red turnbuckle pad. Knight tags himself in. Yehi with clubbing shoulder blocks. Knight applies a front face lock. Forearm Exchange. Knight bodyslams Brown. Knight with The Standing Frog Splash for a two count. Knight stomps on Brown’s back. Another brawl breaks out. Brown attacks Knight from behind. Brown repeatedly stomps on Knight’s back. Brown transitions into a ground and pound attack. Simultaneous tag to Bateman. Misterioso with a shoulder block. Double Irish Whip. Brown with a running elbow smash. Misterioso with a running forearm smash. Bateman sends Knight chest first into the canvas for a two count. Knight with a knife edge chop. Bateman rocks Knight with a forearm smash. Bateman with a Belly to Back Suplex for a two count. Bateman tags in Brown.
Brown kicks the left hamstring of Knight. Brown applies a front face lock. Brown with a Snap Vertical Suplex for a two count. Brown tags in Misterioso. Misterioso with a double sledge. Knight with heavy bodyshots. Knight with forearm shivers. Misterioso drives his knee into the midsection of Knight. Misterioso with forearm shivers. Misterioso slaps Knight in the chest. Knight goes for a dropkick, but Misterioso holds onto the ropes. Misterioso with The SpringBoard MoonSault for a two count. Misterioso with The Rolling Senton. Misterioso dives over Knight. Knight ducks a clothesline from Misterioso. Knight dropkicks Misterioso. Yehi and Brown are tagged in. Yehi with a shoulder tackle. Yehi scores the elbow knockdown. Yehi unloads two knife edge chops. Yehi with a forearm smash to Brown. Yehi blocks a boot from Bateman.
Yehi stomps on the right foot of Bateman. Yehi with a shot to the midsection of Brown. Yehi throws Brown into Bateman. Yehi tackles Bateman. Yehi is raining down haymakers. Misterioso runs interference. Yehi with a double leg takedown. Yehi transitions into a ground and pound attack. Yehi tags in DKC. Bateman whips Yehi into the steel barricade. Misterioso catches DKC in mid-air. Misterioso SuperKicks DKC. Knight with a running knee lift. Knight with a sliding shoulder tackle. Bateman kicks Knight in the gut. Bateman goes for a Bodyslam, but Knight lands back on his feet. Bateman decks Knight with a back elbow smash. Bateman kicks Yehi out of the ring. Bateman drives Yehi back first into the barricade. Slingshot Pescado Exchange. DKC dives over Brown. DKC with a Flying Karate Kick for a two count. Brown denies The DK Fire. Brown with a running elbow smash. Misterioso with an Apron Enzuigiri. Brown hits The PK. Misterioso connects with The Flying Leg Drop. Brown hooks the outside leg to pickup the victory.
Winner: Bateman, Barrett Brown and Misterioso via Pinfall
– Next week on NJPW Strong, Tomohiro Ishii will battle Big Damo.
Second Match: David Finlay vs. Blake Christian
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Finlay backs Christian into the ropes. The referee calls for a clean break. Christian applies a wrist lock. Finlay transitions into a hammerlock. Christian rolls Finlay over for a one count. Finlay regroups on the outside. Strong lockup. Finlay applies a side headlock. Christian whips Finlay across the ring. Christian leapfrogs over Finlay. Christian drops down on the canvas. Following a rolling snap mare takeover, Christian with a SpringBoard Basement Dropkick. Finlay reverses out of the irish whip from Christian. Christian rolls around Finlay. Christian with an Apron Enzuigiri. Christian with The SpringBoard Missile Dropkick. Christian pops back on his feet. Christian lands The SomerSault Plancha. Christian rolls Finlay back into the ring. Christian with The SpringBoard Crossbody Block for a two count. Finlay rocks Christian with a forearm smash. Finlay kicks Christian in the face. Finlay drops Christian with The Flying Corkscrew Uppercut for a two count.
Finlay drives Christian back first into the turnbuckle pad. Finlay with clubbing shoulder blocks. Finlay repeatedly stomps on Christian’s chest. Finlay with a Belly to Back Suplex for a two count. Christian with heavy bodyshots. Christian rocks Finlay with a forearm smash. Finlay scores the elbow knockdown for a two count. Finlay with two uppercuts. Forearm Exchange. Finlay goes for a Belly to Belly Suplex, but Christian counters with a Crossbody Block for a two count. Christian goes for The Roll Through Splash, but Finlay puts his knee up in the air. Finlay applies The Camel Clutch. Finlay transitions into The Cobra Clutch. Christian with the snap mare escape. Christian kicks Finlay in the face. Christian decks Finlay with a back elbow smash. Finlay with three sharp elbow strikes. Christian with an Inside Out Lariat. Christian ducks a clothesline from Finlay. Christian with The Butterfly Suplex.
Finlay side steps Christian into the blue turnbuckle pad. Christian push kicks Finlay. Christian with The Roll Through Frog Splash for a two count. Finlay knocks Christian off the apron. Finlay with a Belly to Back Suplex on the apron. Finlay with a Running Uppercut. Finlay follows that with The Spinning Belly to Back Suplex for a two count. Finlay grabs the shillelagh. Finlay goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Christian counters with a high knee strike. Christian sends Finlay to the apron. Finlay with a straight right hand. Christian with a Step Enzuigiri. Christian has Finlay draped across the top strand. Christian hits The SpringBoard 450 Splash for a two count. Christian drags Finlay to the corner. Finlay avoids The 450 Splash. Finlay launches Christian to the blue corner. Christian drives Finlay face first into the blue turnbuckle pad. Christian with The Tiger Feint Kick. Christian goes for a SpringBoard Clothesline, but Finlay counters with The Stunner. Finlay connects with The Trash Panda to pickup the victory.
Winner: David Finlay via Pinfall
– There was a cleaning/disinfecting intermission during this broadcast.
Third Match: The United Empire (Jeff Cobb & Aussie Open) vs. TMDK (JONAH, Shane Haste and Bad Dude Tito) In A 6-Man Tag Team Match
Kyle Fletcher and Jonah will start things off. Quick shoving contest. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Jonah backs Fletcher into the turnbuckle pad. The referee calls for a clean break. Fletcher drop steps into a side headlock. Jonah whips Fletcher across the ring. Fletcher holds onto the ropes. Fletcher kicks Jonah in the face. Fletcher ducks a clothesline from Jonah. Fletcher drops down on the canvas. Jonah swats Fletcher out of mid-air. Jonah taunts Fletcher. Cobb and Haste are tagged in. Haste kicks the left hamstring of Cobb. Haste applies a waist lock. Cobb grabs a side wrist lock. Haste with a forearm smash. Haste applies a side headlock. Cobb whips Haste across the ring. Haste runs into Cobb. Shoulder Block Exchange. Cobb catches Haste in mid-air. Cobb goes for The Delayed Vertical Suplex, but Haste lands back on his feet. Haste sends Cobb into the ropes. Cobb drops Haste with a shoulder tackle. Cobb sends Haste back first into the canvas. Surf’s Up. Simultaneous tag to Davis. Double Irish Whip. Double Elbow Knockdown. Fletcher with The PK. Davis with a Senton Splash for a two count.
Davis applies a wrist lock. Davis tags in Fletcher. Davis with a forearm smash. Cobb headbutts the midsection of Haste. Assisted Delayed BrainBuster for a two count. Haste with heavy bodyshots. Fletcher kicks Haste in the gut. Jonah trips Fletcher from the outside. Haste dropkicks Fletcher. Haste with a Running Cannonball Strike. Haste tags in Tito. Tito repeatedly stomps on Fletcher’s chest. Tito drives Fletcher back first into the blue turnbuckle pad. Tito tags in Jonah. Jonah with clubbing shoulder blocks. Jonah sends Fletcher to the corner. Jonah with The Stinger Splash. Jonah tags in Haste. Haste with a running uppercut. Jonah drops Fletcher with a Leaping Body Block. Haste kicks Fletcher in the back. Jonah with a Rolling Cannonball Strike. Haste goes into the cover for a two count. Haste puts his knee on the back of Fletcher’s neck. Haste stomps on Fletcher’s back. Haste with a Snap Vertical Suplex. Haste tags in Tito. Tito with The Slingshot Senton. Tito with a chop/forearm combination. Tito tags in Jonah. Double Irish Whip. Tito with The SpineBuster. Jonah with a Running Senton Splash for a two count.
Jonah applies a front face lock. Jonah tags in Haste. Jonah bodyslams Fletcher. Haste with combination kicks. Fletcher with forearm shivers. Fletcher clears the ring. Haste uppercuts Fletcher. Fletcher drills Haste with The BrainBuster. Davis and Tito are tagged in. Davis with a corner clothesline/chop combination. Tito kicks Davis in the gut. Double Irish Whip. Davis with a double clothesline. Tito denies The Olympic Slam. Tito with a forearm smash. Tito thrust kicks the midsection of Davis. Tito with a Spinning Enzuigiri. Tito with a Running Uppercut. Davis reverses out of the irish whip from Tito. Tito kicks Davis in the face. Tito drops Davis with The Flying BlockBuster for a two count. Davis fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Fletcher made the blind tag. Fletcher with an Apron Enzuigiri. Assisted Enzuigiri. Assisted Flying DDT for a two count. Tito is throwing haymakers at Fletcher. Cobb drives Tito back first into the turnbuckle pad. Davis knocks Haste off the apron. Davis with a flying forearm smash. Fletcher with a Running Mid-Kick. Double Irish Whip.
Aussie Open sends Tito chest first into the canvas. Cobb with The Standing MoonSault. Fletcher hooks the outside leg for a two count. TMDK clears the ring. Fletcher dropkicks Jonah off the apron. Haste kicks Fletcher in the face. Fletcher fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Haste uses the right leg of Fletcher as a weapon. Fletcher with The Big Boot. Tito with The Rolling Elbow. Haste follows that with another Big Boot. Haste and Davis are trading back and forth shots. Haste with a Big Lariat. That leads us to a huge standoff with Cobb and Jonah. Forearm Exchange. Second Shoulder Block. Double Clothesline. Both men are knocked down after a Double Crossbody Block. A pier six brawl ensues on the outside. The referee is losing control of the match. Davis drives his knee into the midsection of Haste. Davis dumps Haste out of the ring. Tito with a chop/haymaker combination. Haste runs interference. Haste unloads a flurry of chops. Haste with two uppercuts. Haste ducks a clothesline from Davis. Pump Kick/SuperKick Combination. Fletcher with a Diving Corner Clothesline. Davis with a Sliding Haymaker. Aussie Open connects with The Corealis to pickup the victory.
Winner: The United Empire via Pinfall
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