NJPW Strong Results 1/21/23
The Vermont Hollywood
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Commentators: (Kevin Kelly & Alex Kozlov)
Transcription by Josh Lopez
First Match: The West Coast Wrecking Crew vs. Cody Chhun & Guillermo Rosas
Royce Isaacs and Guillermo Rosas will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Rosas with a drop toe hold. Rosas grapevines the legs of Isaacs. Rosas applies a side headlock. Isaacs whips Rosas across the ring. Isaacs drops Rosas with a shoulder tackle. Rosas drops down on the canvas. Isaacs catches Rosas in mid-air. Rosas fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Rosas applies a waist lock. Isaacs with two sharp elbow strikes. Isaacs goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Rosas counters with a knee strike. Rosas unloads three knife edge chops. Rosas with a Vertical Suplex for a one count. Rosas tags in Chhun. Double Irish Whip. Drop Toe Hold/Knee Smash Combination for a two count. Chhun is lighting up Isaac’s chest. Isaacs dumps Chhun chest first on the canvas. Isaacs tags in Nelson. Chhun with two arm-drags. Chhun dropkicks Nelson. WCWC goes for a Double Vertical Suplex, but Rosas gets in the way. Stereo Dropkicks. Chhun tags in Rosas. Rosas with a corner clothesline. Chhun with a Corner Splash. Rosas kicks Nelson in the gut. Dropkick/Vertical Suplex Combination for a two count.
Rosas punches Nelson in the back. Rosas with a knife edge chop. Rosas with a forearm smash. Rosas whips Nelson across the ring. Nelson decks Rosas with a back elbow smash. Nelson ducks a clothesline from Rosas. Nelson with The Pounce. Nelson knocks Chhun off the ring apron. Stereo Vertical Suplex’s. WCWC poses for the crowd. Nelson repeatedly stomps on Rosas’s chest. Nelson transitions into a ground and pound attack for a two count. Nelson tags in Isaacs. Isaacs with a gut punch. Isaacs with a GutWrench Suplex for a two count. Isaacs applies a rear chin lock. Rosas with forearm shivers. Isaacs answers with a Lariat. Isaacs tags in Nelson. Nelson hooks the outside leg for a two count. Nelson kicks Rosas in the ribs. Nelson puts his knee on the back of Rosas neck. Rosas is displaying his fighting spirit. Rosas with a Sunset Flip for a two count. Rosas blocks The Deadlift German Suplex. Nelson tags in Isaacs.
Rosas uses his feet to create separation. Rosas tags in Chhun. Chhun with two shoulder tackles. Chhun with two dropkicks. Chhun follows that with Two Corner Splashes. Chhun unloads a flurry of left jabs. Chhun punches Nelson. Chhun drops Isaacs with a DDT. Chhun with a Modified NeckBreaker for a two count. Isaacs kicks Rosas in the face. WCWC delivers their combination offense. Isaacs with a Pumphandle Powerslam for a two count. Isaacs tags in Nelson. Chhun with a Hurricanrana into Isaacs. Chhun tags in Rosas. Assisted SitOut PowerBomb for a two count. Rosas shakes the ropes. Chhun with a Flying Cutter. Chhun lands The Suicide Dive. Rosas with an Inside Out Slam for a two count. Rosas tags in Chhun. Isaacs runs interference. Nelson decks Chhun with a back elbow smash. Nelson with a Running Meteora to Rosas. Nelson slaps Chhun in the face. Nelson with The Fisherman’s Buster. Nelson tags in Isaacs. Isaacs with a German Suplex. WCWC connects with their Dominator/Flyng Elbow Drop Combination to pickup the victory.
Winner: The West Coast Wrecking Crew via Pinfall
Second Match: KENTA vs. QT Marshall
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Marshall backs Kenta into the red turnbuckle pad. Marshall flexes his muscles. Marshall yells at the Hollywood crowd. Strong lockup. Stalemate in the corner. Kenta pats Marshall on the chest. Kenta slaps Marshall in the face. Kenta unloads a flurry of strikes. Kenta whips Marshall across the ring. Kenta goes for The Big Boot, but Marshall bails out to the floor. Kenta runs after Marshall. Kenta avoids the running elbow drop. Kenta unloads three knife edge chops. Marshall drives his knee into the midsection of Kenta. Marshall whips Kenta across the ring. Kenta ducks under a palm strike from Marshall. Kenta with a blistering chop. Kenta is raining down forearms in the corner. Marshall avoids The Shibata Dropkick. Kenta blasts Marshall with The PK. Kenta poses for the crowd. Kenta punches Marshall in the gut. Kenta goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Marshall blocks it. Marshall rakes the eyes of Kenta. Marshall sends Kenta back first into the steel ring post.
Marshall rolls Kenta back into the ring. Marshall goes into the lateral press for a two count. Marshall drags Kenta to the corner. Marshall stomps on Kenta’s chest. Marshall talks smack to Kenta. Forearm Exchange. Marshall with a Pendulum BackBreaker for a two count. Marshall is throwing haymakers at Kenta. Marshall with a short-arm clothesline for a two count. Marshall mocks Kenta. Kenta denies The GTS. Kenta ducks a clothesline from Marshall. Kenta drops Marshall with The DDT. Kenta with Two Mid-Kicks. Kenta kicks the left hamstring of Marshall. Kenta with a Spinning Back Kick. Kenta with a Running Boot. Kenta follows that with clubbing boot scrapes. Kenta with a Running Slap.
Marshall blocks The Green Killer. Marshall drives Kenta throat first into the middle rope. Marshall whips Kenta across the ring. Marshall with a Pop Up Haymaker for a two count. Kenta denies The Diamond Cutter. Kenta launches Marshall over the top rope. Kenta kicks Marshall in the chest. Kenta hits The Green Killer. Kenta with a Soaring Boot. Kenta delivers The Shibata Dropkick. Kenta with a Flying Double Foot Stomp for a two count. Marshall denies The GTS. Kenta side steps Marshall into the referee. Marshall with a straight right hand. Marshall grabs a steel chair. Kenta with The Big Boot. Kenta with multiple chair shots across the back of Marshall. Marshall responds with the low blow. Marshall goes for a PowerBomb, but Kenta counters with a DDT on the chair. Kenta rolls the chair out of the ring. Kenta is trying to wake up the referee. Kenta connects with The GTS to pickup the victory.
Winner: KENTA via Pinfall
– There was a cleaning/disinfecting intermission during this broadcast.
Third Match: The Motor City Machine Guns (c) vs. Roppongi Vice For The NJPW Strong Openweight Tag Team Championship
Chris Sabin and Trent Beretta will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Wrist Lock Exchange. Arm-Drag Exchange. Sabin with the headscissors escape. That leads us to a quick standoff in the center of the ring. Sabin wants Beretta to hug him. Sabin rolls Beretta over for a one count. Beretta is pissed. Sabin hugs Shelley. Shelley and Romero are tagged in. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Shelley applies a side wrist lock. Romero with a single leg takedown. Romero applies a toe and ankle hold. Shelley transitions into a hammerlock. Romero with a flying mare takeover. Romero challenges Shelley to a dance off. Romero with another leg takedown. Romero stomps on the left hamstring of Shelley. Following a snap mare takeover, Romero applies a rear chin lock. Shelley whips Romero across the ring. Sabin kicks Romero in the back. Shelley with a forearm smash to Beretta. Sabin slams Romero’s head on a turnbuckle pad. Double Irish Whip. Romero side steps Shelley into a turnbuckle pad. Romero with a Hurricanrana to Sabin. Shelley kicks Romero in the gut. Romero reverses out of the irish whip from Shelley. Forever Clotheslines. Romero hugs Beretta. Romero tags in Beretta.
Double Gut Punch. Romero with a Jumping Knee Strike. Beretta with a Running Clothesline. Beretta chops Shelley. Beretta with a double axe handle strike. Beretta slams Shelley’s head on the blue turnbuckle pad. Beretta tags in Romero. Shelley with two chops. Beretta with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Romero kicks Sabin in the gut. Romero whips Sabin into Shelley. Romero with a double corner clothesline. Assisted Meteora to Shelley. Shelley falls down into the canvas. Romero goes back to the rear chin lock. Shelley with heavy bodyshots. Shelley whips Romero across the ring. Sabin trips Romero from the outside. Sabin with a Dragon Screw Leg Whip on the middle rope. Shelley with a Dragon Screw Leg Whip to the other leg. Dropkick/Knee Drop Combination. Shelley poses for the crowd. Shelley tags in Sabin. Shelley with another Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Sabin hooks the outside leg for a two count. Sabin repeatedly drops his elbows on both knees of Romero. Sabin applies a leg lock. Sabin tags in Shelley.
Wish Bone Attack. Double Mid-Kick. Shelley walks over Romero. Chop Exchange. Shelley taunts Beretta. Stereo Figure Four Leg Locks. Romero grabs the bottom rope which forces the break. Romero shoves Shelley away with his feet. Romero uppercuts Shelley. Romero drops Shelley with The SpringBoard Swinging DDT. Beretta and Sabin are tagged in. Beretta ducks a clothesline from Sabin. Beretta knocks Shelley off the ring apron. Beretta scores two elbow knockdowns. Beretta with a German Suplex. Beretta with The Half & Half Suplex. Beretta with a chop/forearm combination in the corner. MCMG answers with Combo Lariats. Beretta kicks Shelley in the gut. Beretta with a Dropkick/Spinning DDT Combination. Beretta follows that with The PileDriver for a two count. Beretta repeatedly kicks Sabin in the face. Beretta goes for a PileDriver, but Sabin counters with a Back Body Drop on the apron. Forearm Exchange. Romero uppercuts Shelley. Shelley kicks the left knee of Romero. Romero delivers The Rewind Kick. Shelley dumps Romero out of the ring. PK/SuperKick Combination to Romero. Roppongi Vice with Stereo Jumping Knees. Beretta has Sabin draped across the top strand. Romero with The Flying Dropkick. Beretta with a Sliding Knee Strike for a two count. Shelley pulls Romero off the apron.
Sabin with clubbing blows to Beretta’s back. Sabin goes for a PowerBomb, but Beretta lands back on his feet. Beretta goes for The DudeBuster, but MCMG counters with their SuperKick/CodeRed Combination for a two count. Shelley runs Romero into the steel ring post. Standing Switch Exchange. Sabin with The Helluva Kick. Romero slaps Shelley in the chest. Sabin dumps Beretta face first on the red turnbuckle pad. Sabin with a forearm smash to Romero. Romero with an Apron Enzuigiri. PowerBomb/Slice Bread Combination to Sabin for a two count. Beretta chops Sain. Beretta tags in Romero. Beretta puts Sabin on the top turnbuckle. Sabin blocks The Double SuperPlex. Sabin with a Flying Double Crossbody Block. Standing Switch Exchange. Beretta inadvertently superkicks Romero. Sabin with The Assisted Cutter. Helluva Kick/Apron Enzuigiri Combination. MCMG hits The Strong Zero for a two count. Second Forearm Exchange. Shelley with an Inverted Atomic Drop. Sabin dropkicks the left knee of Beretta. Muta Lock/Basement Dropkick Combination. Sabin with a Spinning Back Kick. Shelley SuperKicks Romero. SuperKick/Enzuigiri Combination. MCMG connects with The Double Cradle Shock to pickup the victory.
Winner: Still NJPW Strong Openweight Tag Team Champions, The Motor City Machine Guns via Pinfall
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