Lion’s Break Collision Episode 4 Undercard Sets The Stage
These Narratives Will Lead Somewhere
New Japan Pro Wrestling’s (NJPW) Lion’s Break Collision Episode 4 undercard led viewers to believe that the narratives shown would lead somewhere in the future.
Those beliefs were quickly reaffirmed after the weekly episodic NJPW Strong series was announced after the conclusion of the marquee match.
The third match saw former eight-time IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion Rocky Romero and Rust Taylor face the team of NJPW Los Angeles (LA) Dojo graduate TJP and current NJPW LA Dojo Young Lion Clark Connors.
Romero wasn’t able to capture instant chemistry with Taylor like was able to with Ricky Reyes, Davey Richards, Alex Koslov, and Trent in the past. TJP and Connors showed that their experience working together paid off as TJP was able to pin Taylor at the 9 minute and 47-second mark with the Detonation Kick.
After the match, Romero and Taylor traded sharp words with one another in the back during their post-match interview.
Misterioso and Danny Limelight wrestled in the second match in what was a quick, but action-packed match. Misterioso would win at the 4 minutes and 43-second mark after the MSO.
Due to his association with the New Japan of America (NJoA) brand, Misterioso will likely be a part of the NJPW Strong show going forward.
The opening match saw “Filthy” Tom Lawlor face NJPW LA Dojo Young Lion Alex Coughlin in what was a solid display of technical amateur wrestling mixed in with the striking of standing based martial arts.
Coughlin more than handled his own against Lawlor and was able to frustrate the former professional Mixed Martial Artist at several points during the match. At the 8 minute and 5-second mark, Lawlor was able to pin the Young Lion with a Ground Octopus.
After the match, Coughlin confronted Lawlor and said that he would defeat him if they were to ever face again.