Best of the Super Jr.

NJPW – Best of the Super Jr. 26, May 19, 2019 – Results

This is the sixth show of the 2019 Best of the Super Jr. tournament. All of these shows are live and on-demand via njpwworld with English commentary.

See full results from previous nights below.

Night 1

Night 2

Night 3

Night 4

Night 5

Tournament Rules

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.

The commentary team for this show is Kevin Kelly and Caprice Coleman.

Yuya Uemura, Shota Umino & Jonathan Gresham vs Yota Tsuji, Titan & SHO

  • SHO kicks off with Uemura as they fight over a shoulder tackle at first. Shota pins Yota Tsuji with a fisherman’s suplex in a good, energetic opener to the final night in this venue. Winners: Shota Umino, Uemura and Jonathan Gresham in 6:34.

Tiger Mask & Juice Robinson vs Toa Henare & Dragon Lee

  • The entire time Juice is out there we are just waiting for that video. Juice is noticeably more reserved in his entrance. Tiger Mask and Dragon Lee start this match. Another short match as Juice pins Henare with a Pulp Friction in just under seven minutes. Juice slaps hands with Tiger Mask and leaves, on his way out the video begins to play but as the room is full illuminated it is impossible to see. Winners: Juice Robinson and Tiger Mask in 6:42.

Taka Michinoku, Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Taichi vs Jado, Gedo & Taiji Ishimori

  • This starts with a jump start. Being Bullet Club vs Suzuki-gun, this match was a lot of breaking rules, fighting behind the refs back and eventually a ref bump. This match ended Taichi giving a superkick to Jado after Jado delayed it for comedic effect. Was wasn’t anything special. Winners: Taichi, Kanemaru and Taka Michinoku in 8:29.

Marty Scurll & Brody King vs Tetsuya Naito & Shingo Takagi

  • This match is very exciting, King got a lot of his stuff in this match and generally looked great. Approximately 9:30 in King gets a great nearfall on Tetsuya Naito with a piledriver. Go watch this match. Tetsuya Naito pins king to give Brody his first loss in NJPW. Winners: Tetsuya Naito and Shingo Takagi in 10:11.

Best of the Super Jr. tournament matches

Rocky Romero vs Ren Narita

  • Rocky Romero beat the hell out of Narita for quite a while. Romero targets the arm of Ren Narita, which makes it more difficult for Narita to hit his bridging suplex. After a brief comeback, Rocky cuts him off and begins the offense once again. Some good back and forth in the last two minutes but in the end Rocky Romero submitted Narita with an armbar. Winner: Rocky Romero in 12:29.

DOUKI vs Bandido

  • This match escalated quickly when DOUKI jumps Bandido but Bandido is ready for it and hits a dive early. Really good match with all sorts in a short amount of time. Bandido wins with the 21 plex. A springboard German suplex. Winner: Bandido in 9:55.

Robbie Eagles vs El Phantasmo

  • This is Bullet Club vs Bullet Club. El Phantasmo is undefeated in New Japan and has come in with a big push, so obviously the favourite going in. The match starts off with a hand shake and some tie ups. Then ELP slaps Eagles. Only three minutes in, ELP goes to ringside and grabs Kevin Kelly by his tie. Good way to get heat I suppose as Kelly is a beloved figure in wrestling to most. Good back and forth here as Eagles was the face in the match and ELP got to heel on everyone, including his stablemate. In the end they remained friends. El Phantasmo wins by pulling the bandana over the eyes of Eagles, superkicks him the delivers his finisher, CR2, and pins Eagles. Winner: El Phantasmo in 10:19.

YOH vs Will Ospreay

  • This starts with a respectful handshake as Chaos members face off. During the match YOH targets the leg of Ospreay viciously and constantly with leg whips, chop blocks and submissions. Ospreay keeps fighting back but YOH shows a lot of fighting spirit and resilience. They told such a good story throughout this match, with the leg and YOH’s never say die attitude, I Really enjoyed this match alot. The finish of this was a Stormbreaker to YOH for the win for Ospreay. Great match. Winner: Will Ospreay in 24:43.

BUSHI vs Ryusuke Taguchi

  • Just two minutes in, BUSHI takes a chair to the funky weapon of Taguchi at ringside, then back in the ring chokes Taguchi with his t-shirt. BUSHI works over the backside of Taguchi, The Coach makes a comeback with a springboards hip-attack but it doesn’t last long. Taguchi gets BUSHI in an ankle lock for a while but at precisely 12:30, BUSHI rolls out of the ankle lock and Taguchi goes into Red Shoes. BUSHI sprays mist in the face of Taguchi but after a few seconds Taguchi stops selling it but has black all over his face. Eventually Taguchi gets the ankle lock back on BUSHI and after a struggle, BUSHI tapped out. Winner: Ryusuke Taguchi in 14:56.

Current BOSJ standings

A Block:

  • Taka Michinoku – 0
  • Titan – 2
  • Yoshinobu Kanemaru – 0
  • Marty Scurll – 6
  • Jonathan Gresham – 2
  • SHO – 2
  • Shingo Takagi – 4
  • Dragon Lee – 4
  • Taiji Ishimori – 6
  • Tiger Mask – 4

B Block:

  • Robbie Eagles – 4
  • Ren Narita – 0
  • DOUKI – 2
  • Bandido – 2
  • El Phantasmo – 6
  • Will Ospreay – 6
  • BUSHI – 0
  • Ryusuke Taguchi – 6
  • YOH – 2
  • Rocky Romero – 2

The Best of the Super Jr. tournament will continue on May 22nd, 2019 in the world famous Korakuen Hall in Tokyo with A Block action.

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