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NJPW taped The New Beginning USA episodes of Strong on Saturday night in Seattle, Washington.

Jay White's US of Jay open challenge headlined, with a mystery opponent from AEW answering Switchblade's call-out.

"Filthy" Tom Lawlor defended the NJPW Strong Openweight Championship against Taylor Rust, plus Washington native and former UFC Heavyweight Champion Josh Barnett appeared on the show.

Below are the results.


  • Ricky Gibson & Eddie Pearl defeated Kevin Knight & The DKC
  • Gibson won by pinfall with a sunset flip.
  • Hikuleo defeated Cody Chhun
  • Hikuleo won by pinfall after hitting a chokeslam.
  • El Phantasmo defeated Matt Rehwoldt
  • ELP won after hitting a senton/moonsault combo.
  • Lio Rush & Rocky Romero defeated Jorel Nelson & Royce Isaacs
  • Romero defeated Isaacs by submission with an armbar.
  • Karl Fredericks defeated Ethan HD
  • Fredericks won after hitting a DDT.
  • Clark Connors defeated TJP
  • Connors won by pinfall after a powerbomb.
  • Brody King defeated Yuya Uemura
  • King won by pinfall with a piledriver.
  • Juice Robinson & David Finlay defeated JONAH & Bad Dude Tito
  • Finlay used a cradle to pin Tito.
  • Fred Rosser defeated Gabriel Kidd
  • Rosser won by pinfall.
  • Josh Barnett defeated Ren Narita
  • Barnett won by submission with an armbar.
  • NJPW Strong Openweight Championship: Tom Lawlor defeated Taylor Rust
  • Lawlor won with a rear naked choke. After the match, Lawlor issued a challenge. Connors answered the challenge, but Lawlor begged off.
  • Jay White defeated Jay Lethal
  • White won by pinfall after hitting the Blade Runner.