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Strong Style Evolved UK

Strong Style Evolved UK was a two-day professional wrestling event promoted by New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW), in partnership with Revolution Pro Wrestling (RPW). It took place on June 30 and July 1, 2018 at Planet Ice Milton Keynes in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England[3] and Planet Ice Altrincham in Altrincham, Greater Manchester, England.[4] The event was streamed on demand on RPW on Demand and NJPW World.

Strong Style Evolved UK
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Promotional poster featuring Kazuchika Okada
PromotionNew Japan Pro-Wrestling
Revolution Pro Wrestling
DateJune 30, 2018
July 1, 2018
CityMilton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England
Altrincham, Greater Manchester, England
VenuePlanet Ice Milton Keynes
Planet Ice Altrincham
AttendanceNight 1: 2,500[1]
Night 2: 3,000[2]
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The event was themed around Chaos versus Suzuki-gun matches and featured participation of wrestlers from both NJPW and RPW. Three RPW championships were defended, including the British Heavyweight Championship.

ProductionEdit

Other on-screen personnel
Role: Name:
Commentators Kevin Kelly
Andy Boy Simmonz
Ring announcers James Daniels
Referees Chris Roberts
Chris Sharpe

BackgroundEdit

On March 25, 2018, NJPW held Strong Style Evolved at the Walter Pyramid in Long Beach, California, U.S.[5] The following day on March 26, NJPW announced the follow up to Strong Style Evolved, Strong Style Evolved UK, occurring on June 30 and July 1.[6][7] The event will be held in conjunction with NJPW's British partner RPW; the two promotions had established a working relationships in 2015 as a part of NJPW's "New IWGP Conception."[8][9][10]

Tickets for the event were put on pre-sale on March 27 and 29.[11] Tickets for meet-and-greets were also later put on sale.[12][13]

On May 3, it was announced that Kazuchika Okada would take part in the event.[11] Later in May and June, it was announced that Tomohiro Ishii,[14] Taiji Ishimori,[15] Minoru Suzuki,[16] Toru Yano,[17] Yuji Nagata,[18] Will Ospreay,[19] Taichi,[20] Jay White,[21] Shota Umino,[22] Zack Sabre Jr.,[23] Takashi Iizuka,[24] and NJPW LA Dojo graduate Dan Duggan would be participating at the event.

The event will air on the NJPW World and RPW On Demand streaming services, and will feature English commentary from Kevin Kelly.[25]

On June 11, NJPW and RPW began revealing matches for the event.[26][27][28]

StorylinesEdit

At Dominion 6.9 in Osaka-jo Hall, the Suzuki-gun team of Minoru Suzuki and Zack Sabre Jr. defeated the Chaos team of Tomohiro Ishii and Toru Yano. After the match Suzuki and Ishii had a confrontation, which set up a British Heavyweight Championship match for this event.

At Sakura Genesis, Kazuchika Okada successfully defended the IWGP Heavyweight Championship in the main event against Zack Sabre Jr.. A rematch was then scheduled for this event.

As a preview for both these matches, the first night featured a tag team match for the Undisputed British Tag Team Championship between the teams of Suzuki/Sabre Jr. and Okada/Ishii.

Jay White's opponent in his night 2 match was scheduled to be Chris Brookes. However, Brookes fell ill and had to be replaced by Kyle Fletcher.

ResultsEdit

Night 1Edit

No. Results[1] Stipulations Times
1 Great-O-Kharn defeated Shota Umino Singles match 10:02
2 Bullet Club (Taiji Ishimori and Yujiro Takahashi) defeated Aussie Open (Mark Davis and Kyle Fletcher) Tag team match 12:57
3 Tiger Mask defeated David Starr Singles match 11:01
4 Suzuki-gun (Takashi Iizuka, Taichi and El Desperado) defeated Chaos (Jay White, Toru Yano and Gedo) Six-man tag team match 10:40
5 Walter defeated Yuji Nagata Singles match 12:27
6 Yoshi-Hashi defeated Chris Brookes Singles match 9:03
7 Will Ospreay defeated Yoshinobu Kanemaru Singles match 10:59
8 Suzuki-gun (Minoru Suzuki and Zack Sabre Jr.) (c) defeated Chaos (Kazuchika Okada and Tomohiro Ishii) by submission Tag team match for the Undisputed British Tag Team Championship 25:45
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

Night 2Edit

No. Results[2] Stipulations Times
1 Great-O-Kharn defeated Dan Duggan Singles match 10:11
2 Yuji Nagata defeated Shota Umino by submission Singles match 7:39
3 Suzuki-gun (Takashi Iizuka, Yoshinobu Kanemaru and El Desperado) defeated Chaos (Yoshi-Hashi, Toru Yano and Gedo) Six-man tag team match 10:46
4 Walter defeated Yujiro Takahashi Singles match 8:38
5 Taichi defeated Will Ospreay Singles match 13:50
6 David Starr (c) defeated Tiger Mask, Taiji Ishimori and El Phantasmo Four-way match for the British Cruiserweight Championship 11:54
7 Jay White defeated Kyle Fletcher Singles match 14:24
8 Zack Sabre Jr. defeated Kazuchika Okada Singles match 18:59
9 Minoru Suzuki defeated Tomohiro Ishii (c) Singles match for the British Heavyweight Championship 20:28
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ a b "RPW 『STRONG STYLE EVOLVED -UNITED KINGDOM- Night2』Full results". New Japan Pro-Wrestling. July 2, 2018. Retrieved February 27, 2019.
  3. ^ "Strong Style Evolved UK N1". Revolution Pro Wrestling. Retrieved June 11, 2018.
  4. ^ "Strong Style Evolved UK N2". Revolution Pro Wrestling. Retrieved June 11, 2018.
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  8. ^ "新日本プロレス3~5年後上場目指す". Daily Sports Online (in Japanese). Kobe Shimbun. July 18, 2015. Retrieved January 5, 2018.
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  10. ^ Caldwell, James (July 18, 2015). "NJPW news: New Japan announces big int'l expansion plans, including expanded N. America partnerships & NXT-like program". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved January 5, 2018.
  11. ^ a b "MILTON KEYNES & MANCHESTER: OKADA IS BACK!". Revolution Pro Wrestling. May 3, 2018. Retrieved May 3, 2018.
  12. ^ "Meets-and-greets information". Revolution Pro Wrestling. June 13, 2018. Retrieved June 13, 2018.
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  17. ^ "SSE: TORU YANOI IS COMING TO MILTON KEYNES & MANCHESTER". Revolution Pro Wrestling. May 22, 2018. Retrieved May 22, 2018.
  18. ^ "SSE: YUJI NAGATA IS COMING TO MILTON KEYNES & MANCHESTER". Revolution Pro Wrestling. May 22, 2018. Retrieved May 22, 2018.
  19. ^ "SSE: WILL OSPREAY IS COMING TO MILTON KEYNES & MANCHESTER". Revolution Pro Wrestling. May 22, 2018. Retrieved May 22, 2018.
  20. ^ "SSE: TAICHI IS COMING TO MILTON KEYNES & MANCHESTER". Revolution Pro Wrestling. May 22, 2018. Retrieved May 22, 2018.
  21. ^ "SSE: JAY WHITE IS COMING TO MILTON KEYNES & MANCHESTER". Revolution Pro Wrestling. May 22, 2018. Retrieved May 22, 2018.
  22. ^ "SSE: UMINO IS COMING TO MILTON KEYNES & MANCHESTER". Revolution Pro Wrestling. May 22, 2018. Retrieved May 22, 2018.
  23. ^ "SSE: ZACK SABRE JR IS COMING TO MILTON KEYNES & MANCHESTER". Revolution Pro Wrestling. May 22, 2018. Retrieved May 22, 2018.
  24. ^ "SSE: IS COMING TO MILTON KEYNES & MANCHESTER". Revolution Pro Wrestling. May 22, 2018. Retrieved May 22, 2018.
  25. ^ "The voice of Strong Style Evolved UK will be KEVIN KELLY". Revolution Pro Wrestling. June 13, 2018. Retrieved June 13, 2018.
  26. ^ Joseph Currier (June 11, 2018). "CARDS REVEALED FOR NJPW STRONG STYLE EVOLVED UK". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved June 15, 2018.
  27. ^ Emily Pratt (June 11, 2018). "RevPro Announced The Card For Their Upcoming Strong Style Evolved UK Event With New Japan Pro Wrestling". Uproxx. Retrieved June 11, 2018.
  28. ^ "REVOLUTION PRO REVEALS STRONG STYLE EVOLVED: UK LINEUP FEATURING NEW JAPAN STARS". Pro Wrestling Insider. June 11, 2018. Retrieved June 11, 2018.

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