NJPW Strong 6/4/2022


Tonight saw the final installment from NJPW Strong's Mutiny tapings in Hollywood, California.



KEITA and Yuya Uemura defeated Kevin Blackwood and Lucas Riley

***1/4

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Riley took out KEITA. Then, finally, it was Uemura who would take out Riley, landing a Frankensteiner for the win. This was a good opener, but I need to mention that Uemura is special. Now might be the best time to hop on the bandwagon because he is hitting his stride in 2022.

Afterward, Blackwood and Riley cut a promo backstage where Riley explained that it was all right and that the second time would be better. When he attempted to confer with Blackwood, he was met with frustration and contempt. Blackwood blamed Riley for the loss. He then said that he was still 1–0 in NJPW and reiterated that it was Riley who had lost the match not himself.



Bullet Club (El Phantasmo & Chris Bey) defeated Alex Zayne and Christopher Daniels

***1/4

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Tomohiro Ishii defeated Big Damo

***1/4

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The story is that these two had a match seven years ago in RevPro out of the UK where Damo actually took the victory.



Final thoughts:

The main event was good, but would have been better if it hadn't gone on last at the Mutiny tapings which was a good four hours into the card. Fans sounded restless and it seemed to affect the match quality.

The opener between Uemura and KEITA vs. Blackwood and Riley had much better energy which makes sense since at the tapings, it was the second match of the night. Nitpicks aside, this was a solid episode to wrap the Mutiny tapings with.


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By: #GeraldRoberts