NJPW: Best Of The Super Junior Stage 11 Review

One of the final days of action before the final should set the scene for A block.

BOSJ Tournament Match: Flip Gordon vs BUSHI

– Flip does his flippy stuff

– Action spills outside

– Usual BUSHI heel things

– Flip heats up and controls the late action

– We trade nearfalls as the finish gets closer

– BUSHI hits the MX for the win

WInner: BUSHI Rating: 4 out of 10

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BOSJ Tournament Match: ACH vs Taiji Ishimori

– One-upmanship to start

– Athletic flippy counter work

– Ishimori dominates now and hits his rope hung German

–  Ishimori takes a page out of Ospreay’s books with that handspring kick

– They trade shots

– They trade chops.  LOUD chops

– ACH hits Ishimori with his own Lungblower

– This one is heating UP

– Ishimori looking to finish him off

– Bloody Cross for the win

Winner: Taiji Ishimori Rating: 5 out of 10

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BOSJ Tournament Match: Tiger Mask vs Will Ospreay

– Nice clean start

– Ospreay takes the bull by the horns and lands the first strike

– Ospreay dumped on his head with a tombstone, this happened in the ring

– So, of course, it lead to a 19 count spot on the outside

– Ospreay now selling the neck and Screaming mode is activated

– Ospreay’s neck gives out at pivotal moments

– Tiger, being the veteran that he is takes advantage of each opportunity

– Back and forth they go with kicks and strikes, each man looking for a slight advantage

– What a display of power. Ospreay reverses a tombstone into a Storm Breaker for the win

Winner: Will Ospreay Rating: 6 out of 10

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BOSJ Tournament Match: Yoh vs Yoshinobu Kanemaru

– Kanemaru attacks before the bell….shock and awe!

– The action spills outside, Kanemaru does Suzuki Gun things

– Kanemaru does his awesome grumpy old dude moves and really gives Yoh a beating

– Mandatory Spot of counting to 19.  WANDERFUL

– Yoh fights back and finally gets some momentum

– We spill outside but Yoh uses the ring post to get back in and hits a Tope

– Yoh hitting his signature offence and looking to put Kanemaru away

– They trade nearfalls

– Kanemaru using his veteran instincts to brutalize Yoh is too good

– spot.19.Mandatory.count

– Mist, Low Blow, leaping DDT Yoh out at 2

– Brainbuster YOH AGAIN KICKS OUT

– Kamemaru lariats his head clean off

– YOH rolls him up for 2

– Ref in the way

– FIVE STAR CLUTCH FOR THE WIN

– Yoh showing resilience and pulling out suprise wins has been a treat to see throughout the tournament

Winner: Yoh Rating: 7 out of 10

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Yoh continued his tournament-long story arc in a good main event.  We got a clear picture of what Sunday has in store and who can win and how.  Decent night of action and only 3 more to go.

Editor’s Note: So with only one more show to go, we are now down to three men who can win.

Will Ospreay: Needs to beat Flip Gordon & needs Yoh to beat Taiji Ishimori

Taiji Ishimori: Needs to beat Yoh & needs Ospreay to beat Gordon

Flip Gordon: Needs to beat Ospreay & needs Ishimori to beat Yoh