NJPW debuted it’s Lion’s Break Collision show Friday. The show was created in order to shine a spotlight on the LA Dojo. It was taped at the Oceanview Pavilion in June. The episode was just under forty minutes. It consequently was a breezy and easily digestible piece of NJPW action. I’ve been watching Japanese commentary for the New Japan Cup. Hence, it’s great to hear Kevin Kelly, Chris Charlton and Gino Gambino again. Here are your Lion’s Break Collision episode 1 results.
– Karl Fredericks interview
The episode kicked off with Kevin Kelly interviewing Karl Fredericks via Zoom. Fredericks talked about how he has been given the green light to step out of the shadow of being a Young Lion. He also has a new look as a result.
1) Alex Coughlin vs Clark Connors (TIME LIMIT DRAW)
This was a slow but well wrestled match. Coughlin did his best to attempt some falls as time expired. It felt like two computer players fighting each other in a video game because of their lack of urgency as time expired. However, this wasn’t a bad thing. It made it feel more believable because it was realistic. (10m)
2) Karl Fredericks & TJP def Jeff Cobb & Rocky Romero 👍match of the night👍
As I mentioned earlier, Fredericks is sporting a new look. I don’t like his new gear because I think it makes him look silly. The best part of the LA Dojo is their serious attitude. TJP is underrated and Cobb is always impressive. Fredericks was able to score a pin on Romero with a surprise backslide. Young Lion’s first wins over main roster talent are a big deal. Therefore, it’s a shame Fredericks didn’t have an audience for his big moment. Fredericks finished the show by cutting a great promo. He talked about running solo or maybe he was hinting at a LA faction? 🤞 (10m 18s)
That’s all for Lion’s Break Collision episode 1 results.