NJPW Strong Results 7/30/22
The Vermont Hollywood
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Commentators: (Ian Riccaboni & Alex Kozlov)
Transcription by Josh Lopez
First Match: Jeff Cobb vs. Jordan Clearwater
Clearwater is throwing haymakers at Cobb. Cobb reverses out of the irish whip from Clearwater. Cobb blocks a boot from Clearwater. Clearwater with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Cobb tumbles to the floor. Clearwater poses for the crowd. Cobb pulls Clearwater out of the ring. Clearwater with two forearm smashes. Cobb answers with a double throat thrust. Clearwater sends Cobb face first into the steel ring post. Clearwater rolls Cobb back into the ring. Clearwater hooks the outside leg for a one count. Cobb drives Clearwater back first into a turnbuckle pad. Cobb dumps Clearwater back first on the canvas. Cobb with two forearm smashes. Cobb applies a front face lock. Cobb with The Delayed Vertical Toss for a one count. Cobb hooks the outside leg for a two count. Clearwater with heavy bodyshots. Cobb answers with a forearm smash. Cobb with a short-arm clothesline.
Cobb goes for The Standing MoonSault, but Clearwater ducks out of the way. Clearwater with Two Body Blocks. Cobb ducks a clothesline from Clearwater. Clearwater decks Cobb with a back elbow smash. Cobb catches Clearwater in mid-air. Cobb goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Clearwater lands back on his feet. Clearwater goes for The O’Connor Roll, but Cobb holds onto the ropes. Clearwater with a Jumping Knee Strike. Clearwater drops Cobb with a Running NeckBreaker for a two count. Cobb avoids The Midas Touch. Cobb with a leaping back elbow smash. Cobb with a Running Belly to Back Suplex for a two count. Cobb follows that with The Standing MoonSault for a two count. Cobb whips Clearwater across the ring. Clearwater holds onto the ropes. Clearwater with a back elbow smash. Clearwater rolls Cobb over for a two count. Clearwater goes for a Jumping Knee Strike, but Cobb counters with a German Suplex. Cobb connects with Tour Of The Islands to pickup the victory.
Winner: Jeff Cobb via Pinfall
Second Match: Bateman vs. Fred Yehi
Greco Roman Knuckle Lock. Yehi with two toe kicks. Yehi with a single leg takedown. Yehi applies a side headlock. Yehi with a side headlock takeover. Chop Exchange. Yehi kicks Bateman in the gut. Bateman with a chop/forearm combination. Bateman with the irish whip. Bateman sends Yehi chest first into the canvas. Bateman with a knee drop. Bateman slams the left shoulder of Yehi on the canvas. Yehi answers with two chops. Yehi applies a wrist lock. Yehi transitions into The Cobra Twist. Bateman with a Hip Toss. Yehi scores the ankle pick. Yehi with an Inverted Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Yehi repeatedly kicks Bateman in the face. Yehi with clubbing shoulder blocks. Yehi with two arm-ringers. Bateman floors Yehi with a haymaker. Bateman with a knee drop. Bateman works on his joint manipulation game. Bateman applies a double wrist lock. Yehi puts his foot on the bottom rope which forces the break. Bateman stomps on the left hand of Yehi.
Yehi kicks Bateman in the gut. Yehi unloads three knife edge chops. Yehi with clubbing knee strikes in the corner. Yehi applies a front face lock. Yehi with a Vertical Suplex for a two count. Yehi applies a headscissors neck lock. Bateman kicks out of multiple pinning predicaments. Yehi stomps on Bateman’s back. Following a snap mare takeover, Yehi applies a rear chin lock. Yehi grabs a side wrist lock. Yehi is lighting up Bateman’s chest. Bateman with a forearm smash. Bateman with a blistering chop. Forearm Exchange. Yehi drops Bateman with The Rolling Elbow. Yehi with clubbing arm-ringers. Yehi kicks Bateman in the gut. Yehi drops Bateman with a knife edge chop. Yehi goes for a Bodyslam, but Bateman blocks it. Yehi blocks a lariat from Bateman. Yehi spins Bateman around. Bateman backs Yehi into the turnbuckle pad. Standing Switch Exchange. Bateman with a Spinning Back Elbow. Bateman with a Vertical Suplex. Yehi rolls out to the corner. Yehi kicks the left knee of Bateman. Yehi connects with The Spinning Back Fist. Yehi is raining down 12×6 elbows. Yehi makes Bateman tap out to The Koji Clutch.
Winner: Fred Yehi via Submission
– There was a cleaning/disinfecting intermission during this broadcast.
Third Match: Aussie Open vs. The Stray Dog Army In A Semi-Final Match In The Inaugural NJPW Strong Openweight Tag Team Championship Tournament
Kyle Fletcher and Barrett Brown will start things off. Brown with a chop/forearm combination. Brown talks smack to Fletcher. Fletcher reverses out of the irish whip from Brown. Brown ducks a clothesline from Fletcher. Brown thrust kicks the midsection of Fletcher. Brown with a running boot. Brown tags in Misterioso. Double Toe Kick to Davis. Double Irish Whip. Brown with two running uppercuts. Brown sweeps out the legs of Davis. Misterioso with a Shotgun Meteora. Misterioso applies a waist lock. Fletcher reverses out of the irish whip from Misterioso. Fletcher goes for a Hip Toss, but Misterioso lands back on his feet. Misterioso with a Hip Toss. Misterioso with The SpringBoard MoonSault for a one count. Misterioso kicks the right knee of Fletcher. Misterioso with a Rolling Senton. Fletcher SuperKicks Misterioso in mid-air. Davis knocks Brown off the ring apron. Double Irish Whip. Double Elbow Knockdown. Fletcher with The PK. Davis with a Senton Splash. Fletcher goes into the lateral press for a two count.
Fletcher sends Misterioso face first into the blue turnbuckle pad. Fletcher with a forearm smash. Chop Exchange. Fletcher tags in Davis. Davis with a blistering chop. Davis kicks Brown off the apron. Misterioso with two forearm smashes. Misterioso kicks Davis in the face. Davis bodyslams Misterioso. Davis with a cocky cover for a one count. Davis argues with the referee. Davis tags in Fletcher. Fletcher kicks Misterioso in the gut. Fletcher bodyslams Misterioso. Fletcher with a running elbow smash to Brown. Fletcher hammers down on the back of Misterioso’s neck. Fletcher applies a rear chin lock. Davis dumps Brown out of the ring. Davis with a Belly to Back Suplex on the apron. Fletcher brings Misterioso to the corner. Fletcher with a knife edge chop. Fletcher tags in Davis. Fletcher with forearm shivers. Davis is choking Misterioso with his boot and knee. Davis tags in Fletcher. Double Wrist Lock. Misterioso is displaying his fighting spirit. Misterioso blocks The Assisted Mid-Kick. Davis kicks Misterioso in the gut. Double Irish Whip. Misterioso with a Handspring Double Back Elbow.
Misterioso tags in Brown. Brown dodges The Big Boot. Brown with a running forearm smash to Fletcher. Brown SuperKicks Davis. Brown with two running elbow strikes. Brown kicks Davis in the face. Brown with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Brown with a Double Missile Dropkick. Brown lands The Suicide Dive. Misterioso follows that with a SomerSault Plancha. Fletcher kicks Brown in the gut. Fletcher goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Brown lands back on his feet. Fletcher decks Brown with a back elbow smash. Misterioso SuperKicks Fletcher. BackStabber/Running Boot Combination for a two count. Misterioso with forearm shivers. Davis with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Davis blocks a boot from Brown. Fletcher SuperKicks Brown. Davis rocks Brown with a forearm smash. Fletcher with a Diving Corner Clothesline. Davis with a Sliding Jab. Davis follows that with a Dragon Screw Leg Whip on the floor. Fletcher dropkicks Misterioso to the floor. United Empire tees off on Brown. Untied Empire connects with The Corealis to pickup the victory.
Winner: Aussie Open via Pinfall
Fourth Match: Hiroshi Tanahashi, Fred Rosser and Fred Yehi vs. Jay White, Chase Owens and Hikuleo
Hiroshi Tanahashi and Jay White will start things off. White is playing mind games with Tanahashi. White tags in Owens. Owens mocks Tanahashi. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Tanahashi applies a side headlock. Hair Pull Exchange. Tanahashi with a gut punch. Owens reverses out of the irish whip from Tanahashi. Tanahashi decks Owens with a back elbow smash. Tanahashi with a SpringBoard Crossbody Block. Tanahashi plays the air guitar. Tanahashi applies a wrist lock. Tanahashi tags in Rosser. Rosser with a flying axe handle strike. Double Irish Whip. Double Shoulder Tackle. Jam Session breaks out in Hollywood. Rosser with a chop/corner clothesline combination. Rosser with a Biel Throw. Following a snap mare takeover, Rosser with Two Seated Sentons for a two count. Rosser backs Owens into the red turnbuckle pad. Rosser tags in Knight.
Rosser and Knight repeatedly stomps on Owens chest. Knight uppercuts Owens. Knight bodyslams Owens. Owens repeatedly kicks Knight in the face. Owens applies a side headlock. Knight whips Owens across the ring. Owens drops Knight with a shoulder tackle. Owens taunts Knight. Knight leapfrogs over Owens. Owens blocks The Hip Toss. Knight ducks a clothesline from Owens. Standing Switch Exchange. Owens goes for The Connor Roll, but Knight holds onto the ropes. Knight with a double leg takedown. Knight applies The Boston Crab. Knight with a double leg takedown to White. Knight gets White trapped in The Boston Crab. Hikuleo drops Knight with a knife edge chop. Hikuleo clears the ring. Owens applies a front face lock. Owens tags in White. White with a double sledge. Too Sweet Chops. White stomps on Knight’s chest. White tags in Hikuleo.
Hikuleo slaps Knight in the chest. Hikuleo throws Knight into the blue turnbuckle pad for a two count. Owens tags himself in. Owens rakes the back of Knight. Following a snap mare takeover, Owens cranks on Knight’s neck. Owens toys around with Knight. Knight with a gut punch. Knight with forearm shivers. Short-Arm Reversal by Owens. Owens with a knee smash. Owens thrust kicks the midsection of Knight. Owens drops Knight with a Swinging NeckBreaker. Owens repeatedly kicks Knight in the face. Knight with forearm shivers. Knight uppercuts Owens. Owens continues to slap Knight in the face. Knight rocks Owens with a forearm smash. Owens ducks a clothesline from Knight. Knight denies The Package PileDriver. Knight blocks a boot from Owens. Knight with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Owens stops Knight in his tracks. Owens goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Knight lands back on his feet. Owens catches Knight in mid-air. Owens with a Spinning Back Kick. Knight dropkicks Owens. Tanahashi and White are tagged in.
Tanahashi ducks a clothesline from White. Tanahashi knocks Hikuleo off the apron. Tanahashi kicks White in the face. Tanahashi with a flying forearm smash. Tanahashi delivers his combination offense. Tanahashi bodyslams White. Tanahashi with a SomerSault Senton for a two count. White tugs on Tanahashi’s hair. White drops Tanahashi with The Dragon Screw Leg Whip. White with a Running Uppercut. White hits The BladeBuster for a two count. White applies a rear chin lock. Tanahashi with three sharp elbow strikes. White with a blistering chop. Tanahashi responds with a Dragon Screw Leg Whip. White dodges The SlingBlade. Tanahashi denies The Blade Runner. Tanahashi with The Twist and Shout. White tags in Hikuleo. Hikuleo with two forearm smashes. Hikuleo sends Tanahashi to the corner. Tanahashi dropkicks the left knee of Hikuleo. Tanahashi tags in Rosser.
Tanahashi and Rosser gangs up on Hikuleo. Double Vertical Suplex. Stereo Dragon Screw Leg Whips to White and Owens. Hikuleo with a running double clothesline. Hikuleo stomps on Rosser’s chest. Rosser with The Rolling Elbow. Rosser drops Hikuleo with The Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Rosser tags in Knight. Knight with The Stinger Splash. Knight with heavy bodyshots in the corner. Hikuleo goes for The Chokeslam, but Knight rolls him over for a two count. Hikuleo denies The Boston Crab. Hikuleo with an overhand chop. Hikuleo whips Knight across the ring. Knight ducks a clothesline from Hikuleo. Knight dropkicks Hikuleo. Tanahashi hits The SlingBlade. Rosser with a Seated Senton. Knight with a Running Frog Splash. Knight applies The Boston Crab. Tanahashi gets Owens trapped in The Cloverleaf. Hikuleo refuses to quit. Knight kicks the left knee of Hikuleo. Hikuleo denies The Leaping DDT. Hikuleo Powerslams Knight. Hikuleo Chokeslams Knight to pickup the victory.
Winner: Jay White, Chase Owens and Hikuleo via Pinfall
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