New Japan Strong Episode 3: Undercard, A Young Lion Returns
Jay White Is Back Wrestling
The headline match of the third episode of New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) Strong saw the return of Bullet Club member Jay White as he teamed with Chase Owens against Brody King and Flip Gordon.
Gordon was also making his return to an NJPW ring after a long absence. The match saw Bullet Club rely upon their cheating ways to capture an early advantage over their Villain Enterprises opponents.
However, Brody King’s power became too much and he would eventually gain the fall over Owens at the 8 minute and 44-second mark after a unique piledriver technique.
After the match, Bullet Club member Hikuleo made his return to NJPW and left Brody King lying. Hikuleo had been with IWGP Conception member partner Revolution Pro Wrestling (RevPro) since May of 2019. The COVID-19 (Coronavirus, 2019) pandemic caused his return to the United States and seemingly led to his excursion being cut short.
With the announcement of Fighting Spirit Unleashed, it’s likely a program between Brody King and Hikuleo will play out over the next several weeks as the tour approaches.
The opening match saw eight-time former IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champion Rocky Romero team with Adrian Quest who was making his NJPW debut against the team of The DKC and Danny Limelight.
In a match that saw commentary tease the possibility of Rocky Romero taking Danny Limelight under his wing in CHAOS, the interactions between the four wrestlers showed the potential of Adrian Quest, The DKC, and Danny Limelight.
While neither are close to finished products, each could add depth to the NJPW junior heavyweight division. The DKC especially is a prime candidate to join the NJPW Los Angeles (LA) Dojo after the COVID-19 pandemic.
Romero would pick up the fall over The DKC at the 9 minute and 57-second mark with a Running Shiranui.