NJPW Strong Style Evolved

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NJPW Strong Style Evolved (match rating scale is out of 5 stars)
“(c)” = incumbent champions

SIX-MAN TAG TEAM MATCH
Roppongi 3K (Sho, Yoh, Rocky Romero) def. SoCal Uncensored (Christopher Daniels, Kazarian, Scorpio Sky)

MY PREDICTION: Roppongi 3K

★★¼


TAG TEAM MATCH
Taguchi Japan (Juice Robinson, David Finlay) def. Chaos (Hirooki Goto, Gedo)

MY PREDICTION: Taguchi Japan

★★¾


TAG TEAM MATCH
Killer Elite Squad (Lance Archer, Davey Boy Smith Jr.) def. Chaos (Toru Yano, Chuckie T.)

MY PREDICTION: K.E.S.

★★


TAG TEAM MATCH
Bullet Club (Cody, Marty Scurll) def. Guerrillas of Destiny (Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa)

MY PREDICTION: Bullet Club

★★★


EIGHT-MAN TAG TEAM MATCH
Los Ingobernables de Japon (Tetsuya Naito, Bushi, Hiromu Takahashi, Sanada) def. Taguchi Japan (Ryusuke Taguchi, Kushida, Hiroshi Tanahashi, Dragon Lee)

MY PREDICTION: L.I.J.

★★★½


SINGLES MATCH
Will Ospreay def. Jyushin Thunder Liger

MY PREDICTION: Ospreay

★★★¾


TAG TEAM MATCH
Suzuki-gun (Minoru Suzuki, Zack Sabre Jr.) def. Chaos (Kazuchika Okada, Tomohiro Ishii)

MY PREDICTION: Suzuki-gun

★★★★


IWGP UNITED STATES HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
Jay White (c) def. Hangman Page

MY PREDICTION: White

★★★★


TAG TEAM MATCH
Golden☆Lovers (Kenny Omega, Kota Ibushi) def. The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson, Nick Jackson)

MY PREDICTION: Golden☆Lovers

★★★★¾


Strong Style Evolved was a very entertaining show overall. I still think New Japan has too many tag matches on all their cards which makes their shows feel too similar from one to the next. Jim Ross and Josh Barnett filled in for the usual English duo of Kevin Kelly and Don Callis. I prefer the latter.

Recommended matches: Golden☆Lovers v. Young Bucks and Suzuki-gun v. Chaos.
PPV RATING: B+

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