Now NJPW focuses on Best of the Super Juniors!
NJPW may be running two tournaments at once, but obviously 10 matches every day would be too much! So for day three, it’s JUST Best of the Super Jr!
NOTE: NJPW no longer wants to feed AXS TV now that it is with Anthem and Impact Wrestling. But never fear, I will cover NJPW in the spirit of AXS in providing the most important matches of the show.
- Best of the Super Juniors 27: Yuya Uemaru VS BUSHI; Bushi wins.
- Best of the Super Juniors 27: Master Wato VS Robbie Eagles; Wato wins.
- Best of the Super Juniors 27: SHO VS Douki; Sho wins.
- Best of the Super Juniors 27: Ryusuke Taguchi VS Taiji Ishimori; Ishimori wins.
- Best of the Super Juniors 27: Hiromu Takahashi VS El Desperado; Desperado wins.
PLAY BY PLAY
Here are the current Best of the Super Juniors 27 standings!
Master Wato: 1-0
Robbie Eagles: 1-0
Ryusuke Taguchi: 1-0
Hiromu Takahashi: 1-0
Yuya Uemaru: 0-1
El Desperado: 0-1
Taiji Ishimori: 0-1
Yuya Uemaru VS BUSHI!
Yoshinobu Kanemaru’s injury allowed this Young Lion to hop into the tournament! But will the Death Mask get a rebound win off him?
The bell rings and Uemaru rushes Bushi to run him over! Cover, TWO! Uemaru rolls Bushi up, TWO! Cradle, TWO! Uemaru scoop slams Bushi then gets the legs! Fans cheer his aggressive tactics, but Bushi gets the ropes. Uemaru lets off to stomp away! Uemaru drags Bushi up and throws forearms over and over! Then an uppercut! Uemaru runs but Bushi dropkicks him at the ropes! Fans rally and Bushi stomps Uemaru for that fire he had. Bushi drags Uemaru back up, throws forearms in the corner then CHOPS him! Bushi stomps and CHOPS again, then fires off many forearms! The ref counts but Bushi digs his boots in until 4. Uemaru sputters while Bushi paces. Bushi comes back to kick at Uemaru, then drags Uemaru up for a scoop slam of his own. Cover, TWO!
Fans cheer but Bushi grows annoyed. Bushi stomps Uemaru more, drags Uemaru around and gets him for a Boston Crab! Bushi makes Uemaru endure the hold he wanted to use! Fans rally as Uemaru powers up and heads for ropes! Uemaru claws, reaches, but Bushi drags him away! Bushi sits deep but Uemaru continues to endure! Fans rally up more and Uemaru powers his way up again. Bushi again brings Uemaru away, sits as deep as he can, but Uemaru still refuses to give in! Uemaru drags himself over, falls for a moment, but gets the ropebreak! Bushi holds onto one leg but the ref counts. Bushi lets Uemaru go to kick at him again. Bushi brings Uemaru up but Uemaru throws forearms.
Bushi doesn’t back down and he fires forearms back. Bushi back suplexes Uemaru high and hard! Cover, TWO! Fans cheer that the Young Lion is still in this but Bushi is annoyed again. Bushi bumps Uemaru off buckles then CHOPS him down! Bushi gives more toying kicks but Uemaru just gets mad. Bushi whips corner to corner then runs in but Uemaru boots him! Uemaru DECKS Bushi with a forearm! Fans rally up as Uemaru rises and roars! Uemaru drags Bushi up, throws big forearms, then big uppercuts in the corner! Uemaru stomps a mudhole into Bushi but the ref counts. Uemaru lets off and drags Bushi back up to whip him corner to corner. Uemaru runs in to back elbow, then whips Bushi the other way. Uemaru runs in again to dropkick!
Uemaru gets the legs now, and he puts Bushi in the BOSTON CRAB! Bushi endures now and fans rally. Bushi fights his way over to ropes, but Uemaru drags him away now! Uemaru sits deep but Bushi continues to endure! Bushi fights up but Uemaru drags him away again! Uemaru sits deeper but Bushi powers up again! Bushi falls, reaches, and gets the ropebreak! Uemaru lets go fast and fans continue to rally. Uemaru drags Bushi back up and wrenches an arm for a cording hold. Bushi forearms free but Uemaru comes back to throw a forearm of his own. Bushi forearms again, Uemaru throws another, and the two go back and forth! Fans rally as they pick up speed, then Uemaru CHOPS! Uemaru throws forearms, runs but into a kick.
Bushi runs but into Uemaru’s elbow. Uemaru fires up and runs but into a dropkick! Bushi gets Uemary with LIGHTNING SPIRAL! Cover, TWO! Bushi keeps his focus as he brings Uemaru up to a fireman’s carry. Uemaru fights out, Bushi throws elbows and runs, but into Uemaru’s dropkick! Uemaru fires up again, he waistlocks and drags Bushi up for a GERMAN SUPLEX! Cover, TWO! Bushi survives but Uemaru won’t let off! Uemaru locks the arms, roars, but Bushi knees free! And enziguris! Uemaru wobbles into a CODE BREAKER! Cover, TWO!! Uemaru survives and Bushi grows frustrated. Bushi drags Uemaru up, fireman’s carries, and spins, SWINGING CODE BREAKER! Cover, Bushi wins!
Winner: Bushi, by pinfall; now 1-1, Uemaru is now 0-2
The modification on MX was a success! Will Bushi use this new innovation to take the cup?
Master Wato w/ Hiroyoshi Tenzan VS Robbie Eagles!
The Way of the Grandmaster didn’t get his revenge on Kanemaru but he has gotten a good start to his first BOSJ. But the Sniper of the Sky also has a win already, will fortunes change as these two cross paths?
The bell rings and fans rally as Eagles and Wato circle. They tie up, Eagles wrenches an arm to a wristlock but Wato rolls and handsprings to wrench back. Wato has the wristlock but Eagles rolls and handsprings and wrenches back. Eagles has the wristlock now but Wato steps in to wrench back. Wato shifts to a hammerlock then a headlock but Eagles brings Wato down to then step over the arm and wrench. Eagles wrangles Wato to the mat and fans cheer. Eagles wants fans to clap along as he claps with Wato’s hand. Wato gets up, rolls to toehold and get Eagles down. Wato ties up the legs and then grabs the arms. Wato uses the Queen Angelito to float over to a wrench, and he elbows the arm. Wato wrenches again but Eagles reaches back to headlock and takeover.
Wato headscissors, Eagles pops out, and roles reverse as Wato hits the takeover but Eagles headscissors. Eagles arm-drags, Wato arm-drags, Eagles sweeps and covers, ONE! Wato sweeps and covers, ONE! Double dropkicks cancel out and both men kip up! Eagles manages to catch his headband as it comes off, and he puts it back on as fans cheer. Eagles kicks and CHOPS Wato then whips, but Wato reverses to back elbow, uppercut and sobat! Fans cheer as Wato has Eagles at the ropes. Wato stomps and elbows Eagles down, then brings him up to whip. Eagles holds the ropes, the ref reprimands but Wato kicks. Eagles reverses the whip to go up and around Wato for an arm-drag! Wato gets up, Eagles dodges and ducks to huricanrana! Fans cheer as Wato gets up and runs into Eagles’ windmill kick!
Wato bails out, Eagles builds speed and DIVES! The somersault tope goes into the railing! Fans rally up as both men are down but stirring. Eagles rises as the ring count starts, and he brings Wato up at 9 of 20. Eagles puts Wato in at 11, covers, TWO! Fans rally up and Eagles looms over Wato. Eagles stomps and kicks Wato, then brings him up. Wato throws body shots, forearms, then runs. Eagles follows and sweeps the leg! Then the BLINDSIDE LARIAT! Fans cheer and rally as Eagles looms over Wato. Eagles brings Wato around, traps an arm and ties up the legs, to SMASH the knees! Wato clutches his legs and Eagles mocks the Grandmaster pose. Eagles kicks at Wato, kicks harder and harder, then brings Wato up for a KICK!
Wato stays up so Eagles KICKS him again. Eagles CHOPS Wato to a corner, fans rally up and Eagles runs in, into a boot! Eagles still corner tiger feints, then springboards, but into Wato’s dropkick! Fans fire up as Eagles bails out. Wato rises, builds speed and TORNILLOS! Direct hit and they crash into railing again! Wato gets up as fans rally and he fires up! Wato puts Eagles back in and aims from a corner. Fans rally up, Wato springboards and flying uppercuts! Cover, TWO! Eagles survives but Wato keeps focused. Wato whips and jump kicks Eagles down! Cover, TWO! Wato grows a little frustrated but he drags Eagles back up. Wato brings Eagles up and around, but Eagles manages to sunset flip out of the bomb! Cover, TWO!!
Wato side steps Eagles, and Eagles goes up and around to flying wheelbarrow to a victory roll, but to an INVERTED FIGURE FOUR! Wato endures and fans rally up as he drags himself and Eagles to ropes. But Eagles drags Wato back! Eagles even stomps on Wato’s back! Wato continues to endure and crawl, to the ropebreak! Fans cheer but Eagles lets off in frustration. Eagles looms over Wato and talks some trash to Tenzan. Eagles slaps Wato and throws hands, but Wato forearms back! Eagles forearms again, but Wato gives it back again! Eagles KICKS Wato in the chest, Wato KICKS right back! They go KICK for KICK, and Wato gets the edge! Eagles blocks a kick with knees! Eagles fires off a strike fest, but Wato blocks the roundhouse!
Eagles ducks the corkscrew kick to ROUNDHOUSE, HEEL KICK and PELE! Eagles cravats but Wato denies Sliced Bread to ROUNDHOUSE again! Both men fall over and fans fire up! Tenzan coaches Wato while he and Eagles stir. Wato crawls around as Eagles sits up. Eagles grabs Wato first and brings him up. Wato wrenches out, hooks Eagles up, but Eagles resists the Mouse Trap to arm-drag free! Wato ducks, kicks collide and both men stagger while clutching shins. Eagles runs at Wato but is put on the apron. Eagles enziguris, then springboard missile dropkicks the leg out! Fans fire up as Eagles gets the legs. Wato kicks out of the figure four and rolls Eagles up, TWO! Eagles staggers up into more kicks from Wato! He blocks the roundhouse and spins into TURBO BACKPACK! Cover, TWO!!
Wato survives and Eagles can’t believe it! Fans fire up as Eagles goes up top! WARP 4- KNEES!! Inside cradle, TWO!! Wato still has Eagles to scoop, for the TTD! The fans fire up and Wato climbs! Wato RPP! Cover, Wato wins!!
Winners: Wato, by pinfall; now 2-0, Eagles is now 1-1
The Way of the Grandmaster is off to a spotless start! Will he ride this wave through the next round? Will Eagles be back up next time?
SHO VS Douki!
High Voltage is running high after his win over Bushi, but he has to keep up the energy! Will he keep it going against El Japones del Mal?
Douki attacks Sho the second he’s in the ring! The ref rings the bell to get this on record, but he also backs Douki off. Douki brings Sho up to whip him to ropes but Sho grabs ropes to stop himself. Douki runs in but Sho dumps him to the apron, then runs to baseball slide him down! Fans fire up as Sho throws off the jacket and watches Douki. Sho goes to the apron, runs over and Penalty Kicks Douki down! Fans cheer as Sho looms over Douki. Sho drags Douki up, and whips him at railing. Douki tries to reverse but Sho reverses to put Douki in the ring. Sho stomps Douki, drags him up by his arm and wrenches through to a cording hold.
Douki endures as Sho cranks on the elbow, then gets the other arm for a double wrench! Sho has Douki with just one arm and then trips him! Cover, TWO, but Sho is after the arm! Douki scrambles and gets the ropebreak! Sho lets off fast, then drags Douki up for big forearms! Sho runs, but Douki boots back! Sho shakes his head and comes back, but Douki dumps him out! Douki goes out and whips Sho hard into railing! Fans rally up for Sho but Douki drags him up to wrench and whip into more railing! Sho bounces off and writhes, but Douki walks away to grab his pipe! The ref stands in Douki’s way but Douki shoves him aside! Douki uses the pipe in the facelock and the neckbreaker! Fans rally for Sho as Douki leaves him behind to get in the ring.
The ref checks on Sho but Sho is okay to continue. The ring count begins, Sho sputters and gets up at 6 of 20, heads over and drags himself in at 10 of 20. Douki stomps Sho down in the corner, brings him up and elbows him down. Douki throws more elbows and Sho leans on the ropes. Douki whips and elbows Sho down then covers, TWO! Fans cheer but Douki drags Sho into a chinlock. Fans rally as Sho endures the knee in his back. Douki cranks back but Sho bridges and moves around. Sho reaches around, and gets the ropebreak with a foot! Douki lets off in frustration but stalks Sho to a corner. Douki drags Sho up, Sho breaks free and throws forearms! Douki knees low then hits a DDT! Cover, TWO! Fans cheer but Douki drags Sho up.
Douki reels Sho in but Sho resists the suplex! Sho suplexes Douki up but Douki fights out, and rakes the eyes! The ref reprimands but Douki suplexes, but Sho slips out! Sho waistlocks, Douki elbows free and runs, but Sho dodges to SPEAR! Fans fire up with Sho as he rises. Sho brings Douki up, throws more forearms and he backs Douki to a corner. Sho whips Douki corner to corner and runs in for a big clothesline! Douki reverses the whip but Sho reverses back to kick, kick and KICK Douki down! Sho stalks Douki as he stirs, and runs in to KICK! Cover, TWO! Sho keeps his focus, and he dead lifts Douki up, but Douki victory rolls and gets both arms for the ITALIAN STRETCH #32! Sho gets the ropes with his foot but Douki holds on until the ref counts 4!
Douki slashes the throat and heads to the apron. Fans rally up and Douki slingshots, but Sho blocks the DDT! Sho suplexes, Douki slips out an dknees low. Douki runs, LARIAT, but Sho stays up! Sho shakes his head so Douki runs again, DOUBLE LARIATS! Niether man falls but Sho runs, Douki dodges, and Douki LARIAS Sho down! Douki fires up, but Sho suplexes him first! Fans fire up as Sho and Douki stir. Sho and Douki slowly rise but Sho throws a forearm first. Douki returns it, so Sho throws another! Douki forearms again, but Sho does, too! Douki roars and forearms, but Sho fires off several! Sho runs but Douki uses the ref as a shield! ENZIGURI! Douki runs but Sho KNEES!
Sho swings, Douki dodges, Douki goes after the arms! Douki gets the Italian Stretch again but Sho powers through to dead lift POWERBOMB! And then ANOTHER! And then a POWER BREAKER!! Cover, TWO!?! Douki survives but Sho scowls. Sho aims his bow and brings Douki back up. Sho tucks the arms in, lifts, but Douki slips out to get the ITALIAN STRETCH! Sho endures and moves around but Douki drags him down and away from ropes! The stretch is back on, Sho is fading! Sho gets a second wind and fights his way around! Sho kicks and gets the ropebreak!! The fans cheer and Douki reluctantly lets go at 4! Sho survives and fans rally up again as Douki grows frustrated.
Douki goes back to the apron, watches Sho flounder up, and slingshots, DAYBREAK!! Cover, TWO!?! Sho survives and fans fire up again! Douki keeps his focus as he calls for the end! Douki wheelbarrows, SUPLEX DE- NO! Sho fights the full nelson off, gets the arms, but Douki fights out of Shock Arrow for a torture rack! Douki spins for a sidewalk slam! Cover, TWO!! Sho survives and Douki is furious! Douki wheelbarrows and lifts, but Sho slips out to waistlock and GERMAN SUPLEX! Both men are down again and fans rally back up! Sho stirs and rises but Douki follows. Both men flounder up on opposite sides of the ring, and Sho heads after Douki.
Sho throws a forearm but Douki hits back! Sho fires up and forearms again! Douki forearms back, but Sho shakes his head. Sho forearms, Douki wobbles but comes back with another! Sho forearms from all sides! Douki wobbles but he UPPERCUTS! Douki runs, but into a LARIAT! Fans fire up with Sho and he drags Douki back up! Sho hooks the arms, CROSS ARM DRIVER! Cover, TWO!! Sho aims his bow and brings Douki back up. Double pump handle, SHOCK ARROW!! Cover, Sho wins!!
Winner: SHO, by pinfall; now 2-0, Douki is now 0-2
Douki put up a fight but the High Voltage was still too much! At this rate, will Sho finally be a IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship contender?
Ryusuke Taguchi VS Taiji Ishimori!
The Funky Weapon got a win to start strong, but the Bone Soldier lost to the Ticking Time Bomb round one! Will the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion keep more contenders from punching their golden ticket?
Taguchi pretends to be Neo in the Matrix dodging Ishimori’s “bullet” as he makes his entrance. The bell rings and Taguchi offers a handshake. Ishimori refuses so he and Taguchi circle. Taguchi does a dance as the fans rally and Ishimori bails out. Taguchi continues to show his moves as Ishimori gets more annoyed. Then Taguchi tells Ishimori to get back in. Ishimori is hesitant, but he waits until Taguchi turns away to get in. Ishimori kicks low, headlocks, but Taguchi powers out. Things speed up as Taguchi hurdles, drops, and hurdles again. Ishimori falls for the pattern and misses the basement dropkick! Taguchi does a hip attack, some dance moves, then another hip attack. Ishimori CHOPS and CHOPS, but Taguchi BOPS him in the head! And again! And again!
Fans cheer as Taguchi shakes out his hand. Taguchi gives Ishimori machine gun bops! Ishimori more gets to ropes, Taguchi grabs his arm and elbows the shoulder. Taguchi whips but Ishimori denies the hip attack. Ishimori dumps Taguchi out, shoulders him down then hotshots him! Taguchi flops to the floor and Ishimori goes out after him. Ishimori brings Taguchi up to whip into railing! Taguchi writhes but Ishimori throws haymakers. Ishimori paces while the ring count begins. The count reaches 10 as Ishimori brings Taguchi up, and puts Taguchi in at 12. Taguchi slow rolls all the way to the other side but Ishimori stops him from getting out. Ishimori CHOKES Taguchi, but stops at Red Shoes’ count.
Ishimori kicks Taguchi but Taguchi slow rolls to the other side. Ishimori stops him from getting out again and stands on Taguchi’s chest! Red Shoes counts, Ishimori stops at 4 and brings Taguchi up. Ishimori cravats to crank on the neck. Taguchi endures, but Ishimori rams shoulders in then snapmares for the neck CRANK! Cover, TWO! Ishimori keeps on Taguchi with a chinlock. Taguchi endures as Ishimori squeezes tight. Fans rally up, Taguchi fights and throws body shots, but Ishimori CLUBS Taguchi down! Ishimori bumps Taguchi off buckles, CHOPS him, and then whips him corner to corner. Ishimori runs in but Taguchi dodges! Taguchi waistlocks, Ishimori elbows free and runs but Taguchi follows, hip attack into atomic drop!
Ishimori waistlocks, Taguchi elbows out and runs, Ishimori follows but the hip attack hits! Fans fire up as Taguchi TRIANGLE PLANCHAS! Direct hit and both men are down! Fans fire up as Taguchi stirs. Taguchi sits up first, puts Ishimori and springboards, MISSILE HIP ATTACK! Cover, TWO! Taguchi keeps his cool and fans rally up again. Taguchi brings Ishimori up, snap suplexes for Uno Amigo! And another for Dos Amigo! Taguchi wants the third but Ishimori slips out to a waistlock! Taguchi standing switches to the REVERSE DDT! Cover, TWO, but Taguchi gets the ANKLE LOCK! Ishimori scrambles to get the ropes! Taguchi holds on until Red Shoes counts, and then he drags Ishimori up.
Taguchi GOURD BUSTERS then somersaults back to power up in the corner! “ORYA!” BUMAYE!! Cover, TWO!! Back to the ANKLE LOCK! Ishimori endures, reaches for ropes, but Taguchi cranks harder on the foot! Ishimori gets up and manages to drag Taguchi down! YES LOCK! Taguchi endures, fans rally up, Taguchi reaches but Ishimori rolls him away from ropes! The lock is still on, Taguchi still endures but fights his way around. Taguchi gets the ropebreak with a foot! Red Shoes counts but Ishimori lets go fast. Fans rally up for Taguchi but Ishimori aims from a corner. Ishimori runs at Taguchi to shotgun dropkick him to a corner! Ishimori keeps going, DOUBLE KNEES in the corner! Ishimori then gut wrenches for CIPHER UTAKI! Cover, TWO!!
Taguchi survives and fans rally up! Ishimori aims again, BANG, and he brings Taguchi back up. Ishimori half hatches, but Taguchi rolls through to get the ANKLE LOCK! Ishimori endures again, flails and reaches, but Taguchi drags him away to drop an elbow on the leg! Taguchi keeps on the “OH MY GAH” Ankle Lock with everything he has! Ishimori gets up, Taguchi reels him in to double chicken wing! Ishimori victory rolls, TWO! Taguchi sits on Ishimori, TWO! Ishimori has Taguchi again, and holds the TIGHTS!! Ishimori wins!!
Winner: Taiji Ishimori, by pinfall; now 1-1, Taguchi is now 1-1
The champion saves himself by nearly exposing Taguchi’s Funky Weapon! Taguchi tries to explain that the Bone Soldier won by the seat of Taguchi’s pants! But it’s too late, the match was called. And Red Shoes tells Taguchi to pull his tights up already. Taguchi continues to protest and even gets the mic to try and reason with Red Shoes. Red Shoes tells Taguchi to go already. Will Taguchi be able to recover from this em-bare-ass-ment?
Hiromu Takahashi VS El Desperado!
And speaking of, now Hiromu and “Despy” match up! Will the Time Bomb keep on going until he proves himself worthy of a title shot? Or will he be defused after such a hot start?
The bell rings and fans rally already. It takes a moment to get on the right rhythm but fans clap “HI-RO-MU!” sure enough. Hiromu and Desperado tie up, Desperado waistlocks but Hiromu pries free to a wristlock. Desperado rolls, steps through to wristlock back, but Hiromu trips him to a headlock. Desperado rolls it to a cover, ONE! Fans cheer as the two stand off. Desperado and Hiromu circle then tie up. They’re in a deadlock but Desperado uses leverage to put Hiromu on the ropes. The ref counts, Desperado pats Hiromu’s shoulder, then CHOPS! Hiromu doesn’t flinch, but then he puts Desperado on the ropes! Red Shoes counts, Hiromu dumps Desperado out hard! Hiromu drags Desperado up to whip him hard into railing! And then hard into other railing! And then back the other way!
Desperado writhes but Hiromu puts him in the ring. Hiromu CHOPS Desperado while he’s down, and talking trash at the same time! Desperado turns things around to CHOP and talk trash back! They both go around, get up and scrap as they end up in a corner! Red Shoes calls for the break but both men shove him away! Hiromu throws Desperado back out ot whip into more railing! Desperado comes right back to whip Hiromu! Hiromu eggs Desperado on and then CHOPS! Desperado CHOPS, Hiromu CHOPS, it’s a CHOP fight! Hiromu whips Desperado into more railing but Desperado throws Hiromu in. The ring count starts, Hiromu whips but Desperado reverses to send Hiromu into railing! The count is 10 of 20 but the CHOPS start flying again!
We’re at 15 of 20, the CHOPS keep going until 18! Both men get in at 19, but Desperado goes back out, drags Hiromu out with him, and throws him into railing! Desperado goes in and builds speed to TOPE SOMERSAULT! Direct hit into the railing! Fans fire up as Desperado gets up and storms around. Desperado kicks the railing then drags Hiromu up from between them. Desperado goes back to the ring for a moment and the ring count starts again. Desperado borrows an idea from Toru Yano as he undoes a corner pad! Hiromu rises at 15 of 20, flounders but gets in at 17! Desperado drags Hiromu up, whips him at the bare buckles and Hiromu bounces off the steel! Desperado mockingly asks what’s wrong while fans rally up.
Desperado drags Hiromu back up, and whips him back into the bare buckles! Cover, but Red Shoes refuses because he literally saw what just happened. Desperado goes after Hiromu’s leg now, dropping a knee then a splash onto it! Hiromu chops back but Desperado keeps on the leg. Hiromu gets a ropebreak and kicks at Desperado but Desperado stomps the leg. Desperado eggs Hiromu on and fans rally up. Hiromu chops but Desperado slaps him around. Hiromu gets up to CHOP, but Desperado shrugs it off to CHOP back! Hiromu CHOPS again but Desperado CHOPS him off his feet! Desperado splashes back down on the leg! Fans rally for Hiromu but Desperado shakes his head. Desperado toyingly kicks Hiromu then talks some trash.
Hiromu gets up and blocks a kick, and a punch, but not the eye rake! Desperado runs, Hiromu follows to huricanrana! Fans fire up and both men stand up. Desperado CHOPS, Hiromu reverses the whip to corner clothesline! Hiromu snapmares Desperado to basement dropkick him out! Fans fire up as Hiromu aims from the apron. Hiromu leaps to dropkick Desperado into railing! Fans rally up for “HI-RO-MU!” as he stands back up. Hiromu drags Desperado back up by his mask tassels and puts him in the ring. Hiromu drags Desperado up to FALCON ARROW! Cover, TWO! Desperado is still in this but Hiromu keeps his cool. Hiromu brings Desperado back up, fireman’s carries, but Desperado fights his way off!
Desperado gets to a corner, Hiromu runs in and clotheslines! Hiromu runs corner to corner but Desperado follows to clothesline back! Desperado fakes Hiromu out, blocks a boot and dropkicks the other leg! Then DRAPING DRAGON SCREW! Hiromu clutches his leg, Desperado drags him up and reels him in. Desperado hooks the arms, Guitarra, but Hiromu slips out! Hiromu waistlocks, Desperado breaks free and blocks the kick to CHOP again! Hiromu CHOPS, Desperado CHOPS! We’re back to the CHOP fight as neither man is backing down! Hiromu CHOPS, Desperado CHOPS, faster and faster, back and forth! Fans rally up, the two slow down, but Hiromu takes a moment to catch his breath.
Hiromu CHOPS, Desperado takes a moment and he CHOPS! Hiromu CHOPS, Desperado fakes a chop to kick the leg! Desperado runs, dodges Hiromu’s clothesline, and blocks a kick to kick the other leg out! Desperado gets the leg for a STRETCH MUFFLER! Hiromu scrambles to the ropes but Desperado holds on until Red Shoes counts. Desperado is annoyed but the fans rally up. Desperado vows to end it and he drags Hiromu back up. Underhooks and lift, but Hiromu huricanranas out to a cover, TWO! Desperado kicks low, runs, but into a LARIAT! Fans fire up as both men are down again! Fans rally as Hiromu and Desperado stir. Hiromu drags Desperado up, fireman’s carries, DYNAMITE PLUNGER! Cover, TWO!
Fans cheer and rally again as Hiromu drags Desperado back up. Hiromu fireman’s carries again, but Desperado slips off and shoves Hiromu away. Desperado runs in but Hiromu OVERHEAD SUPLEXES Desperado into the buckles! Desperado almost hit the top of the post! Fans rally up as Hiromu goes over to Desperado and drags him back up. Desperado resists the fireman’s carry but Hiromu still gets him up. Desperado fights his way off again and rakes Hiromu’s eyes! Red Shoes reprimand, Desperado runs, Hiromu SUPERKICKS! Hiromu runs but Desperado uses Red Shoes as a shield! Hiromu pushes Red Shoes away, Desperado waistlocks but Hiromu standing switches. Desperado grabs at Red Shoes again, but Hiromu avoids the low blow! SUPERKICK!
Hiromu runs and LARIATS Desperado down! Fans fire up as Desperado rises and LARIATS back! But Hiromu rises and LARIATS Desperado again!! Fans fire up more as Hiromu and Desperado are both down. Hiromu crawls over, drags Desperado up and suplexes, for VICTORIA! Cover, TWO!! Desperado survives the suplex facebuster and fans fire up again! Hiromu grits his teeth as he gets up again. Hiromu drags Desperado up by his mask, inverted suplex, but Desperado slips up and over! Hiromu elbows him away and runs but Desperado goes the other way! Hiromu blocks the spear and clubs Desperado! Hiromu runs, Desperado SPINE BUSTERS! To the STRETCH MUFFLER! Hiromu endures being bent back and fans rally, but Desperado reaches for an arm! NUMERO DOS!
Hiromu endures all over again but he still fights to get the ropebreak! Desperado lets go in frustration, but he drags Hiromu back up. Desperado vows to end it as he underhooks. But Hiromu resists Pinche Loco so Desperado clubs him! Hiromu back drops free! Fans cheer and Desperado is furious! Desperado and Hiromu slowly rise, and the two head for each other. Desperado throws a forearm from the mat, but Hiromu throws one back. Desperado hits again, Hiromu responds again. They brawl though on their knees, and Hiromu grins as he forearms again! Desperado fires up to throw another! Hiromu throws another! Desperado hits, Hiromu hits, and the two stand!
The brawl continues back and forth, Desperado throws several, but Hiromu SUPERKICKS! Desperado stays up, another SUPERKICK takes him down! Fans fire up with Hiromu as he drags Desperado back up. Desperado STRAIGHT SHOTS!! Both men go down! Desperado rises first, he calls for the end once and for all! Desperado drags Hiromu up, underhoks, but Hiromu slips out! Hiromu rolls with the fireman’s carry to get Desperado up, and then he aims for the bare buckles! FULL METAL CORNER DEATH VALLEY!! Hiromu fires up but Desperado catches him to a victory roll! TWO!! Hiromu and Desperado scramble up, Hiromu rushes Desperado but he’s sent into Red Shoes INTO the bare buckles!! Desperado LOW BLOWS Hiromu!!
Red Shoes flops out of the ring, Hiromu writhes, but Desperado heads out of the ring. Desperado goes looking under the ring, and he brings out a chair! Desperado brings that chair into the ring and stalks Hiromu. Hiromu gets up as fans rally, and he DARES Desperado to use the chair on his head! Desperado refuses now that it’s Hiromu’s idea and he BOOTS Hiromu down! Then he uses the chair on the LEG!! Chair shot after chair shot to the knee!! Hiromu writhes, Desperado fetches Red Shoes into the ring, and Desperado puts the leg in NUMERO DOS!! Hiromu endures, moves around, but Desperado gets the other arm!! Hiromu is stuck, fans rally for him, but Hiromu has no choice! Hiromu gives up, Desperado wins!!
Winner: El Desperado, by submission; now 1-1, Hiromu is now 1-1
Hiromu wasn’t ready for Desperado’s tricks, and now they’re both 1-1! Will Hiromu have to fight even harder now to win it all? Desperado grabs the mic while Hiromu shouts in frustration and pain. “How about it? A three count and nobody would remember anything about it. But having to say you quit, that’ll stay with you for awhile.” Hiromu says he hated Desperado but doesn’t anymore. “Even though I’ve always told you that I’ve loved you, this whole time.” What does Hiromu say now? He doesn’t care? That’s as good as saying Hiromu never cared at all. But surely he’s interesting to him now, right?
If Hiromu thinks he can win with the bad leg, go ahead and try. Desperado only has to worry about who? Wato? “Ham and eggers.” Too bad. If they fight again, Desperado will make sure Hiromu stays down. Then he’ll win it all. What’s Hiromu gonna do about it? Desperado’s confidence is through the roof now that he’s taken out a top contender! Will Desperado win it all and be the Best of the Super Juniors?
Here are the NEW Best of the Super Juniors 27 standings!
Master Wato: 2-0
El Desperado: 1-1
Taiji Ishimori: 1-1
Robbie Eagles: 1-1
Ryusuke Taguchi: 1-1
Hiromu Takahashi: 1-1
Yuya Uemaru: 0-2
A great second part to the BOSJ part of this crazy simultaneous tournament! I would not have guessed the two undefeated wrestlers at this point would be Wato and Sho. They got great matches out of Eagles and Douki, and I think Wato VS Sho is a sleeper hit for this whole thing. Meanwhile, it was a given that the Young Lion and then Douki would be the winless ones. Why is there so little about Douki’s moveset online? And don’t just say because he’s Douki. The final two matches of the night were great, of course. Ishimori cheats Taguchi to keep from having more contenders, and Taguchi really plays up having his tights pulled down on him. Hiromu VS Desperado was on a championship match level, and how crafty for Desperado to also cheat his way to a win. We might have just seen a match that could determine the finals there, should Desperado and Hiromu be the top two.
My Score: 9.1/10