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NJPW STRONG REPORT: MCMG DEFEND TAG TITLES, AND MORE

By Richard Trionfo on 2023-01-22 19:40:00

Your announcers are Kevin Kelly and Alex Koslov (in English) and Shigeki Kiyono,and Hiroshi Tanahashi. (in Japanese)

Match Number One:  Jorel Nelson and Royce Isaacs versus Cody Chhun and Guillermo Rosas

Rosas and Royce start things off.  Thye lock up and Royce with a wrist lock.  Rosas with a drop toe hold and he works on the legs and applies a side head lock.  Royce with a shoulder tackle.  Royce catches Rosas on a leap frog but Rosas gets to his feet.  Royce goes for a suplex but Rosas blocks it.  Rosas with chops and a suplex for a near fall.  Cody tags in and they hits a drop toe hold and face buster combination for a near fall.  Cody with chops.  Royce sends Cody into the air and face first to the mat.  Joredal tags in and Cody with arm dragas and a drop kick.  Cody misses a drop kick to Royce.  Rosas catches Cody on a double suplex attempt and they hit a double drop kick.  Rosas with a clothesline and Cody with a splash to Jorel.  Cody with a drop kick while Rosas hits a suplex and Rosas gets a near fall.  Rosas with foerarms and Jorel with a back elbow and a shoulder tackle.  Royce pulls Cody off the apron and then picks him up for a suplex and walks him around the floor while Jorel hits a suplex on Rosas in the ring.  They pose.  Jorel with punches.  Royce tags in and hits a gutwrench suplex and gets a near fall.  Royce with a reverse chin lock. 

Rosas with punches and forearms but Royce with a clothesline and he tags Jorel in.  Jorel gets a near fall.  Jorel chokes Rosas in the ropes.  Rosas kicks Jorel and elbows Royce.  Rosas with a sunset flip for a near fall.  Jorel with a waist lock and Rosas with elbows.  Royce tags in and Roas kicks Royce away and tags in Cody.  Cody with shoulders to both men and then hits drop kicks.  Cody with a splash to Jorel and an elbow to Rocye.  Cody with jabs to Royce and a punch to Jorel.  Cody with a DDT to Royce for a near fall.  Cody with a Falcon Arrow for a near fall.  Royce kicks Rosas away and Jorel punches Cody.  Jorel with a chop and Royce with a Superman punch followed by a jumping knee from Jorel.  Royce with a pump handle power slam for a near fall. 

Jorel tags in and Cody with a head scissors that sends Jorel into Royce for a spear.  Cody kicks Jorel and tags in Rosas for an assisted sit out power bomb.  Rosas shakes the ropes and the straps come down.  Cody with a cutter off the turnbuckles and Rosas with an Olympic slam for a near fall.  Cody with a suicide dive to Royce.   Cody tags in and they set for a double teamp move but Royce grabs Rosas’ leg.  Jorel with a jumping knee in the corner on Rosas.  Jorel with a suplex to Cody.  Jorel with a power bomb Snake Eyes.  Royce with a German suplex and then he hits a Dominator.  Nelson with an elbow drop off the turnbuckles for the three count.

Winners:  Jorel Nelson and Royce Isaacs

Match Number Two:  QT Marshall versus KENTA

Before the match starts, Marshall tries to get the crowd behind him, but that fails miserably.

They lock up and QT with a break and he poses for KENTA.  They lock up and KENTA backs QT into the corner and he gives a clean break but then he slaps QT in the face.  KENTA wants QT to hit him but he misses.  KENTA with a series of strikes but QT goes to the floor to avoid a kick.  KENTA chases QT around the ring and then QT gets back into the ring and goes back to the floor.  QT misses an elbow drop.  KENTA with chops. 

QT with a knee to the midsection but KENTA with a chop.  KENTA with forearms in the corner.  KENTA sets for a drop kick in the corner but QT goes to the floor.  KENTA with a kick from the apron.  KENTA with a forearm to the back.  KENTA goes for a suplex on the apron but QT blocks it and he rakes the eyes and pushes KENTA into the ring post.  QT teases sending KENTA into the crowd but he sends him back into the ring.  QT kicks KENTA.  QT with forearms and punches but KENTA fires back.  QT with a back breaker and he gets a near fall.  QT with punches in the corner followed by a short arm clothesline.  QT gets a near fall.

QT signals for the Cutter and then he mocks KENTA.  QT gets KENTA on his shoulders but KENTA with elbows and a DDT.  KENTA with kicks to the chest and leg followed by a back heel kick and a running boot into the corner.  KENTA with a face wash and a slap to QT.  KENTA goes for a hanging DDT but QT sends KENTA into the ropes.  QT with a pop up punch for a near fall.  QT misses a cutter.  KENTA sends QT to the apron and he kicks QT and hits a hanging DDT.  KENTA with a running kick into the corner.

KENTA goes up top and hits a double stomp for a near fall.  KENTA gets QT on his shoulders but QT gets to his feet and he pushes KENTA toward the referee and KENTA stops short.  QT charges and misses KENTA but hits a splash on the referee.  QT with a punch to KENTA and then he goes under the ring to get a chair.  QT gets back into the ring and KENTA with a boot before QT can use the chair.  KENTA hits QT in the back with a chair.  QT with a shot to the lower groin.  QT sets for a power bomb onto the chair  but KENTA counters into a DDT.  KENTA checks on the referee and then he hits Go 2 Sleep for the three count.

Winner:  KENTA

Match Number Three:  Chris Sabin and Alex Shelley versus Trent Baretta and Rocky Romero for the New Japan Strong Tag Team Championship

Sabin and Trent start things off and they lock up.  Sabin with a wrist lock and Trent with a reversal.  They continue with reversal and Sabin with an arm drag.  Trent with an arm drag.  Sabin wants a hug but Trent is not his best friend.  Trent approaches and Sabin with a rollup for a near fall.  Sabin and Shelley hug and Alex tags in.  Rocky tags in as well.  They lock up and Shelley with a wrist lock.  Rocky with a leg sweep and ankle lock.  Shelley with a hammer lock.  Rocky with a flying mare.  Rocky asks Shelley to shimmy and he tries.  Rocky with a take down and a snap mare followed by a reverse chin lock.  Sabin with a kick to the back and Shelley knocks Trent off the apron.  Sabin sends Rocky into the turnbuckles.  Shelley misses a splash and Rocky with a head scissors to Sabin.  Rocky with infinity clotheslines to Sabin and Shelley followed by a double clothesline.  Rocky and Trent hug.

Trent tags in and Rocky with a jumping knee and Trent with a flying clothesline.  Trent with a chop.  Trent with a forearm.  Shelley with chops to Rocky and Trent.  Trent with drop kick to Shelley.  Rocky Irish whips Sabin into Shelley.  Rocky with a clothesline and then Trent runs Rocky into the corner.  Rocky high fives Trent.  Rocky with a rear chin lock.  Sabin trips Rocky from the floor and Sabin with a dragon screw from the apron.  Sabin with a drop kick to the knee in the ropes.

Sabin tags in and Shelley with a dragon screw while Sabin holds on and Sabin gets a near fall.  Sabin with elbow drops to the legs.  Shelley tags in and they make a wish with Rocky’s legs.  Rocky with chops to Shelley and Shelley chops back.  Shelley has some words for Trent and the referee has to keep Trent on the apron.  Shelley with a figure four leg lock.  Trent kicks Shelley but Sabin stops Trent and applies his own figure four leg lock.  Rocky gets to the ropes and Shelley breaks the hold.  Shelley goes for another figure four but Rocky kicks him away.   Rocky with a springboard DDT.  Trent and Sabin tag in and Trent with an elbow to Shelley and elbows to Sabin.  Trent with two half and half suplexes.  Trent with forearms and chops in the corner.  Sabin with a clothesline and Shelley with a Northern Lariat.  Shelley accidentally clotheslines Sabin and Trent with a tornado DDT.  Trent with a pile driver to Sabin for a near fall.  Sabin goes to the apron.

Trent goes to the apron and he sets for a pile driver on the apron but Sabin counters with a back body drop.  Shelley and Rocky exchange forearms.  Shelley with a rolling elbow and Rocky with an uppercut.  Rocky with a waist lock and a mule kick.  Shelley sends Rocky to the floor and then Sabin and Shelley hit super kicks to Rocky.  Rocky and Trent with jumping knees to Sabin and Rocky punches Shelley.  Trent puts Sabin on the top rope and Rocky with a missile drop kick.  Trent gets a near fall.  Shelley pulls Rocky off the turnbuckles.  Sabin goes for a power bomb and Trent escapes.  Shelley with a super kick to Trent and Sabin with Code Red for a near fall. 

Sabin gets Trent up but Trent gets to his feet.  Shelley backs Trent into the corner and Sabin with a Yakuza kick.  Sabin puts Trent on the turnbuckles and they go for a power bomb and shiranui combination but Rocky stops Shelley.  Sabin with a forearm to Rocky but he misses a splash into the corner.  Trent sets for a power bomb while Rocky hits an Asai DDT.  Trent gets a near fall.  Trent with a chop and Rocky tags in.  They put Sabin on the turnbuckles and set for a double superplex but Sabin stops them.  Sabin pushes them off and hits a cross body.  Trent accidentally super kicks Rocky when Sabin moves.  Sabin with a cutter to Trent.  Sabin and Shelley kick Rocky in the corner.  Sabin and Shelley with Strong Zero but Rocky breaks it up.  Trent and Shelley exchange forearms.  Shelley with a reverse atomic drop and Sabin with a drop kick.  Sabin and Shelley hit the dream sequence. 

Sabin and Shelley with a series of kicks and then they hit Dirt Bomb for the three count.

Winners:  Chris Sabin and Alex Shelley (retain championship)

We go to credits.

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