NJPW STRONG New Japan Showdown Results (11/26/22): Jay White vs. Fred Rosser

NJPW New Japan Strong (New Japan Showdown Episode 4) Results – November 26, 2022

Location: Hollywood California
Venue: Vermont Hollywood

Tag Team Match
Aussie Open vs. Gregory Sharpe & Jakob Austin Young

We’ve a jump start as Gregory Sharpe had the boots put to him, leading to a kick and a back senton before Jakob Austin Young came in to try and fight back only to get charged down. Things spill outside as Aussie Open charged their opponents into each other with a Super Collider before Mark Davis grounded Sharpe with a chinlock back inside.

Sharpe fought free but got chopped into the corner, ducking a follow up before he vaulted over and scored with a head kick. Davis tries to snap back in, but missed a back senton as Sharpe then took down Kyle Fletcher with a Mistica. That’s enough for him to make the tag out to Young, who scored with a single leg lariat and a wacky crucifix’d Octopus.

Davis wandered in to kick apart that hold as the Dental Plan follow up was caught by Young who forced his way free. Sharpe’s back in for a crossbody, following with an arm whip and a Magistral cradle that nearly got the upset. Fletcher powered Sharpe into the corner as Davis tagged in to hit the Dental Plan and the Tankbuster  but it’s only good for a near fall as Sharpe then got wound up for a Coriolis.

Young makes the save, only to get booted down as Sharpe gets planted with Coriolis for the win.

Winners: Aussie Open (5:51)

Jake Something vs. Juice Robinson

Match starts off with a lock up then Jake Something took Juice Robinson into the corner, prompting Robinson to head outside to cool things down. Back inside, White cheapshots Something, who replied with a trio of shoulder tackles before he barged away Robinson’s leapfrog. Something looked to follow up with a dive but Robinson hung him up in the ropes ahead of a plancha attempt.

Robinson removes a corner pad and promptly whipped Something into the exposed corner for a two count. The focus remained on Something’s back as a back suplex followed, then a back senton, before Something broke free and charged down Robinson with a body attack.

Something spears Robinson into the exposed corner, then followed him out with a dive before a Falcon Arrow almost got the win. Another charge into the corner keeps Something ahead, but a clothesline into the corner helped Robinson turn it around. Lifting Something up top allowed Robinson to go for a top rope ‘rana, which landed as did a shotgun dropkick into the opposite corner.

Robinson went for a cannonball, but Something caught him and counters into a sit out powerbomb for a near fall Robinson tries to steal it with a roll up with the tights but Something kicks out, only to eat a Left Hand Of God. A clothesline followed, but Something roars up, only to get popped up into the exposed corner while another Left Hand Of God then the Rock Slide for the win.

Winner: Juice Robinson (10:44)

After the match Blake Christian pops up and hits a springboard dropkick to Robinson then a dive to the outside as revenge for the attack last week. We were told that those two will meet next week.

We flash to some backstage comments from Robinson who mocked Christian’s nickname and vowed to treat Christian the same way he did Ren Narita.

Champion vs. Champion Match
IWGP World Heavyweight Champion Jay White vs. Strong Openweight Champion Fred Rosser 

Match begins with Jay White slaps Fred Rosser then we get some early exchanges saw White take a powder to the outside. A switcheroo sees White back on top with a headlock takedown in the ring, only to get charged into the corner as Rosser tried to break free. Rosser pulled ahead with a powerslam out of a leapfrog, before a Cactus clothesline sent both men outside.

Rosser celebrated in the crowd before going all Prime Time Players with a fan he’s able to get his head back in it to cut off White’s cheap shot before he pulls White into the ring post. The ring post’s brought into use again as White’s pulled back with a Chicken Wing before White hung up Rosser in the ropes as Rosser then took a trip into the ring post.

A front suplex drops Rosser onto the side of the ring as White began to mock, then chop as they returned to the ring with White charging Rosser repeatedly into the corner. An eye rake’s next, while a neckbreaker earns a two count as White started to settle into a groove here. Rosser’s sent into the corner as he couldn’t quite fight back on the rebound, as he took some chops before he knocked down White in return.

Chops from Rosser trap White in the corner for some clotheslines, leading to a sit-down splash as Rosser looked to have turned the match on its head. Another clothesline into the corner led to a northern lights suplex out of it for a two count. Rosser unwisely offered himself up for strikes, and ended up eating a DDT after White punched him in the gut.

White followed with a half hatch suplex for a two count, but Rosser’s able to block a uranage as White resorted to chops. Rosser even held himself in the corner as he offered himself up for White, before firing back with double handed chops only to get pulled into a Flatliner. Surging ahead, White pulls Rosser into a deadlift German suplex while a uranage got him closer to the win.

Heading onto the apron, Rosser can’t escape White’s onslaught as he’s kicked through the ropes as White teased a sleeper suplex but Rosser fought out and hit a back suplex onto the edge of the ring instead. Back inside, White’s able to sneak in a sleeper suplex out of a gut check, but couldn’t make the pin as Rosser fought back with the Gut Check for a near fall. White & Rosser exchange forearms from there then tear their finishers as Rosser managed to hit the Sidewinder for a 2 count.

Rosser gets right back up to lock in a Chicken Wing, leading to White having to have his arm raised and lowered by the ref but White apparently spun the ref around to mask a mule kick low blow. White then dawdled over a Blade Runner and got pulled into a Chicken Wing again & this time the ropes save White then nails Rosser with a Blade Runner for the win.

Winner: IWGP World Heavyweight Champion Jay White (19:22)

After the match White gets the mic as usual for his show closing promo, teasing a challenge for Rosser’s Strong Openweight Title but noted he’s busy elsewhere. Instead, he opted to pick Rosser’s next challenger for him, and after faking out a Tom Lawlor rematch, White calls out JR Kratos then he suplexes Rosser then stands over him with the Strong Openweight Title.

The NJPW STRONG “Detonation” series is expected to begin next week.