NJPW: Best Of The Super Juniors Stage 9 Review

After a break FINALLY we have another BOSJ show as we head for the finals tonight features A Block action which means Will Ospreay is wrestling so earplugs at the ready folks.

Match 1: Tiger Mask vs Taiji Ishimori

– Not enough grumpy dad Tiger Mask for my liking

– They did….things

– Lot of basic grappling and counter work

– Ishimori wins with Bloody Cross

– This match just happened and wasn’t very good

Winner: Taiji Ishimori Rating: 2 out 10

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Match 2: ACH vs BUSHI

– Nice flippy start

– ACH gets more bandages per match, if they aren’t careful he’ll be a mummy come the finals

– BUSHI controls early

– ACH comes back

– ACH goes for broke and attempts a 450

-He misses and it’s all BUSHI

– MX for the win fro BUSHI

– Another fine match that was better with ACH on top

Winner: BUSHI Rating: 4 out of 10

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Match 3:Flip Gordon vs Yoh

– Nice exchanges to start

– Both men getting a chance to shine with impressive moves

– Flip controls most of the match

– Things are heating up with signature offense and counters

– YOH JUST SLIIIIIDES RIGHT OUT OF A COVER AGAIN

– We are approaching the finish as they are going that bit faster and with much more intensity

– Yoh once again with the surprise victory with a Five Star Clutch

– A nice short match that had just enough flips to be entertaining but not too many.  Good stuff

Winner: Yoh Rating: 6 out of 10

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Match 4: Will Ospreay vs Yoshinobu Kanemaru

– Kanemaru got the jump and we spill outside

– Kanemaru grounds the acition and DDTs Ospreay on the floor

– Spot 19 count Mandatory

– Ospreay, with less screaming, makes his comebacks and picks up the pace

– Ref bump. Ospreay has an answer to the antics

– COVERS KANEMARUS MOUTH SO HE CANT SPIT AT HIM.  THAT WAS SO COOL

– Sweet Oscutter reversal

– Storm Breaker from Ospreay for the win.

– Another good Ospreay match but one of his worst in this tournament.

– Ended a little suddenly I never sensed we were approaching the finish

Winner: Will Ospreay Rating: 6 out of 10

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Two skippable matches and two good matches.  Not essential viewing but a decent watch if you have free time.