NJPW: Best Of The Super Juniors Final Review

This action-packed tournament comes to an end with the two pre-tournament favourites squaring off for the opportunity to challenge Will Ospreay at Dominion.

Results:

Chris Sabin & Flip Gordon def. Tiger Mask & Shota Umino

CHAOS (Toru Yano, Tomohiro Ishii & YOSHI-HASHI) def. Suzuki-Gun (Minoru Suzuki, Takashi Lizuka & TAKA Michinoku)

CHAOS (Sho, Yoh & Hirooki Goto) def. Suzuki-Gun (El Desperado, Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Taichi)

Bullet Club (Marty Scurll & Yujiro Takahashi) def. Taguchi Japan (Hiroshi Tanahashi & Toa Henare)

Post-match, Scurll went on the attack till ripped Dad Jushin made the save. A six-man tag was made for Dominion of Tanahashi, Liger and Mysterio vs Scurll, Cody & Page.

Los Ingobernables de Japon (Tetsuya Naito, EVIL, SANADA & BUSHI) def. Taguchi Japan (Ryusuke Taguchi, KUSHIDA, Dragon Lee & ACH)

Chris Jericho appeared on the screen with another selfie promo. Naito rightly asked why if Jericho’s such a big star he can’t even get a proper cameraman.

CHAOS (Kazuchika Okada & Will Ospreay) def. Kota Ibushi & Chase Owens

BOSJ Tournament Final: Hiromu Takahashi vs Taiji Ishimori

– Quick start as we spill into the crowd

– Takahashi runs the length of the crowd and delivers a John Wu Drop Kick

– Takahashi’s attempt to powerbomb him down the stairs is reversed into a hurricanrana

– 19 count

– Ishimori takes control

– Sunset Flip powerbomb to the outside

– 19 count

– Takahashi is rolling

– Ishimori puts him in a rest hold leading to the usual trading forearms

– ISHIMORI WITH A TILT-A-WHIRL- INTO A CROSSFACE

– Takahashi nearing the ropes BUT DRAGGED BACK INTO THE CENTRE OF THE RING NOWHERE TO GO

– Ishimori just pulling his arm and leg away from the rope is this it?

– THE CROWD WILL HIM TO THE ROPES

– Counter after counter until Takahashi lariats Ishimori’s head off

– Counter after counter, they trade frankensteiners, both men down

– They forearm the face off each other, Ishimori with a high knee

– Takahashi fires up and runs right into a lariat but he kicks out at 1

– Lungblower from Ishimori

– TAKAHASHI KICKS OUT AT 2

– Takahashi reverses a pin attempt into a triangle choke.

– Ishimori cannot get away

– Ishimori lifts him up into a buckle bomb

– Ishimori looking for a 450 splash but Takahashi gets the knees up

– Takahashi again locks in the triangle choke, Ishimori tries to lift him so Takahashi picks him up and dumps him on his head

– Triangle choke applied again

– Ishimori makes the ropes

– TIME BOMB TAKAHASHI WINS

– NJPW always saves the best for last and this was no different.  Awesome match that was full of action

– The crowd was HOT for Takahashi and him winning is definitely the right decision with Ishimori leaving BOSJ as a star.

Winner: Hiromu Takahashi Rating: 9 out of 10

A forgettable undercard that set up some potential matches for Dominion a Semi main event that had Will Ospreay and Kota Ibushi in the same ring and a 35-minute main event that felt like 15 minutes of 5-star wrestling.