This is night four of the Best of the Super Jr. 26 tournament. This entire tournament is live and on-demand via njpwworld with English commentary.
See full results from previous nights below:
– Night 1
– Night 2
– Night 3
2 points for a win, 1 point each for a time limit draw, 0 points for a no contest and 0 points for a loss.
Gedo & Taiji Ishimori vs Yuya Uemura & Titan
- Titan will be facing Ishimori on the next show with A Block action, on May 18th. This ends with Titan and Ishimori brawling in the crowd as Gedo punches Uemura, and rolls him up with a hand full of tights. Gedo pins Yuya Uemura. Winners: Gedo and Ishimori in 8:18.
Marty Scurll and Brody King vs Yota Tsuji & Tiger Mask
- Marty and Tiger Mask kick this match off after a tease that King would start. Marty will face Tiger Mask in their next singles match. The finish of this was King hitting the Gonzo bomb on Tsuji. Winners: Marty Scurll and Brody King, Villain Enterprises in 9:45.
Toa Henare, Jonathan Gresham & SHO vs Shota Umino, Juice Robinson & Dragon Lee
- Henare and Juice are shouting at each other and slapping their own chests, then the light go off and the same video that keeps playing for Juice plays. SHO and Dragon Lee start the match instead. Toa Henare pins Shota to win the match. Winners: Toa Henare, Gresham and SHO in 6:30.
Taka Michinoku & Yoshinobu Kanemaru vs Tetsuya Naito & Shingo Takagi
- Shingo and Taka kick this off but when Naito tags in, Suzuki-gun get the heat. Tetsuya Naito has really taken a back seat to his Jr Heavyweight LIJ team mates on this tour. Naito pins Taka with a Destino to win. Winners: Los Ingobernables De Japon, Naito and Shingo Takagi in 7:29.
Best of the Super Jr. tournament matches
Robbie Eagles vs Ren Narita
- This is Ren Narita’s home town and lots of people have signs with pictures of Narita. Good back and forth for the first few minutes but then Eagles gets a chop block and begins to target the leg of Narita. This was a really good match with some great near falls. I would have really preferred Narita to win but Eagles pins Narita after a turbo backpack. Winner: with four points, Robbie Eagles in 9:18.
Bandido vs YOH
- This was an incredibly athletic match, faster paced than the previous match. Both guys looked great, a very fun match. SHO pinned Bandido with a bridging dragon suplex to win and gain his first two points. Winner: YOH in 13:06.
El Phantasmo vs BUSHI
- This was fun, and another good showing for ELP on his first NJPW tour. This is a very different ELP than the guy most fans know but it’s working. Both guys cheated all the way through the match. ELP wins with a low blow and trapped arms pedigree, whatever he calls it. Winner: El Phantasmo in 10:30.
Will Ospreay vs Rocky Romero
- This match is Chaos vs Chaos so both guys know each other very well. Ospreay sells his arm after getting them kicked out from underneath him as he springboards. Then Rocky drops Ospreay on his head with a DDT, which makes Ospreay sells his head and neck too. This was a long one but got better as it went on. Rocky got a great near fall with a sliced bread which left people screaming. After a few near falls, they begin to trade forearms as they both wobble on their feet. Rocky gets a armbar but Ospreay powers out into a sit down powerbomb at the 25 minute mark. Ospreay hits a perfect shooting star press but Rocky kicks out and the place explodes with excitement. Opsreay picks up Rocky and delivers a Stormbreaker for the win. Amazing. If I do a short-list of top matches from this tournament, that match will be on it. Winner: Will Ospreay in 25:47.
DOUKI vs Ryusuke Taguchi
- This starts with a jump starts as DOUKI attacks Taguchi. DOUKI is insane, just minutes in, Taguchi is laid out at ringside and DOUKI is slamming Young Lions on him. Then DOUKI jumps from the top rope and squashed Taguchi and the Young Lions with his tailbone. Kevin Kelly explains that DOUKI fights like this because he thinks if he doesn’t win the tournament and the championship then he will “go back to the mud.” Taguchi goes for a hip attack from the apron to ringside but is hit with a chair to the funky weapon. Just past the 13 minute mark Taguchi has DOUKI in an ankle lock and DOUKI seems to be done so he grabs the ref, Red Shoes, and Taichi runs in from commentary and suplexs Taguchi onto his head. Around the 19 minute mark Taguchi takes out Red Shoes with an accidental hip attack so Taichi comes back but is fought off by Taguchi. Finally, Taguchi locks on the ankle lock again and with Taichi being held back by Young Lions, DOUKI taps out to Taguchi. This was another very good match, the fans loved it and it felt special seeing such a motivated Taguchi. Winner: Ryusuke Taguchi in 21:23.
Current BOSJ standings
- Taka Michinoku – 0
- Titan – 2
- Yoshinobu Kanemaru – 0
- Marty Scurll – 2
- Jonathan Gresham – 2
- SHO – 0
- Shingo Takagi – 4
- Dragon Lee – 2
- Taiji Ishimori – 4
- Tiger Mask – 4
- Robbie Eagles – 4
- Ren Narita – 0
- DOUKI – 2
- Bandido – 0
- El Phantasmo – 4
- Will Ospreay – 4
- BUSHI – 0
- Ryusuke Taguchi – 4
- YOH – 2
- Rocky Romero – 0
The Best of the Super Jr. tournament will continue on May 18th, 2019 in Yamagata at the Yamagata Big Wing with A block action.
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