NJPW “Best of the Super Juniors – Night 6”

Added by Zack Monday

From Yamagata Big Wing, May 19th 2019

1)  Six Man Tag match: Yuya Uemura, Shota Umino & “The Octopus” Jonathan Gresham vs IWGP Junior Tag Champion SHO, Yota Tsuji & Titan

Winners: Umino, Uemura & Gresham after Tsuji locked Umino in a Boston Crab, Uemura got in the ring to break it up, quickly SHO was on Yuya, throwing him out of the ring and following. Tsuji drilled Umino with elbows, Shota fired back and they traded BIG elbows in the middle of the ring, Tsuji went for an Irish Whip, but Umino reversed, dropped Tsuji with a back elbow and then followed with a Basement Dropkick. Umino made his way to the second turnbuckle, as Yota got up, before flying off with a Missile Dropkick and covering for a 2, Shota got up, pulling Yota up with him, before using a Bridged Fisherman’s Suplex to get the win. (The Young Lions are having really great showings during this tour. Umino and Tsuji went to war and it was fun to watch and will be fun to watch for years. Gresham and Titan is going to be fun, Gresham got ROCKED.)

2) IWGP United States Champion Juice Robinson & Tiger Mask vs IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion Dragon Lee & Toa Henare

Winners: Juice & Tiger after Tiger took out Dragon with The Tiger Driver, Juice hooked Toa for Pulp Friction, but Toa escaped and looked for The Uranage, which Juice escaped, but Toa unloaded with slaps and looked for the Heabutt, only Juice stopped it with The Right Hand to God, followed with Pulp Friction and put Toa down for the 3.

3)  Six Man Tag match: Suzuki-Gun (NEVER Openweight Champion Taichi, TAKA Michinoku & Yoshinobu Kanemaru) vs Bullet Club (“Bone Soldier” Taiji Ishimori, Jado & Gedo)

Winners: Suzuki-Gun after Taichi used his Microphone Stand to block Jado’s Kendo Stick attack, Gedo charged with the Brass Knuckles, which Taichi dodged and TAKA dropped Gedo! Taichi nailed Jado with a Kendo stick shot and then a Head Kick, before ripping off his pants and nailing Jado with a Superkick, as TAKA held Gedo and covering for the 3.

4) ROH World Six Man Tag Champions Villain Enterprises (Brody King & “The Villain” Marty Scurll) vs Los ingobernables de Japon (“The Dragon” Shingo Takagi & Tetsuya Naito)

Winners: LIJ after Naito scored with an Enziguri to King, Shingo followed with The Pumping Bomber, taking the monster down! Naito positioned Brody for Destino, only Marty was able to break it up and then take out Shingo’s knee with a Thrust Kick, before stomping on his hand and kicking his head! Marty sent Naito into the corner, following and going to the apron, as King crashed in with a Lariat and Marty hit an Enziguri, before rocking Naito into an elbow from King, which laid Naito down, across Scurll’s knees, allowing King to hit a nasty Back Senton! Marty went to the apron and nailed Shingo with a Superkick, as Brody used a Piledriver on Naito to pick up a CLOSE 2. With the crowd hot, King lifted Naito on his shoulders, but Naito escaped, King blasted him with an elbow and pulled him back up on his shoulders, Naito countered with a modified Destino, allowing him to pull King back up and hit Destino, putting the big man down for 3. (Awesome. Just awesome. Brody King looked like a monster against 2 of the best in NJPW. Marty vs Shingo is going to be GOOD! Looking forward to seeing Brody’s progression in NJPW. RECOMMENDED)

5) Best of the Super Juniors – B Block: Rocky Romero (0) vs Ren Narita (0)

Winner: Romero (2) after Narita kicked out after a Lariat, Rocky went for Sliced Bread #2, but Narita counted with an Inside Cradle for a 2. Rocky blasted Ren with kicks to the arm, with Ren asking for more each time, Ren caught a kick and scored with a slap to the face, before hitting the ropes, Rocky stopped him with a kick to the gut and then the Rewind Kick, covering for a 2 and immediately transitioning into a Cross Arm Breaker. Narita rolled Rocky’s shoulders for a pin, but Rocky kicked out and held onto the Cross Arm Breaker, blasting Ren’s face by slamming his leg down repeatedly, finally breaking Narita’s grip and sinking in the Cross Arm Breaker, forcing the Tap Out! (Good match. Rocky outsmarted and outfought Ren, who showed a lot of heart and fire, but the beating he’s accumulated is taking a toll.)

6)  Best of the Super Juniors – B Block: DOUKI (2) vs Bandido (0)

Winner: after Bandido fought out of Sol Naciente, getting to the ropes, forcing DOUKI to break the hold, DOUKI went to the apron and looked for his Springboard DDT, but Bandido caught him and looked to power DOUKI up, but he escaped out the back and looked for an O’Connor Roll, which Bandido escaped. Bandido hooked for a Backslide, but spun DOUKI into a Knee Strike, DOUKI answered with a slap to the face and hit the ropes, Bandido charged with a ugly looking Head Scissors into a Cross Head and Arm Triangle Choke and DOUKI got to the ropes to break it. Bandido fired up and went for The 21 Plex, which DOUKI countered with a boot, Bandido caught it and launched DOUKI, backwards, to the apron, DOUKI scored with a Shoulder to the gut and followed with a Slingshot DDT for a 2 count. DOUKI looked for Suplex de la Luna, only Bandido countered with a Rolling Prawn DRIVER Hold for a 2. DOUKI unloaded with a slap to Bandido’s face and hit the ropes, Bandido caught him in a Torture Rack Go 2 Sleep, following with the Incredible 21 Plex to put DOUKI down for the 3. (Not bad. Bandido is phenomenal with the right opponent, but brings some big time moments.)

7) Best of the Super Juniors – B Block: British Cruiserweight Champion El Phantasmo (4) vs “The Sniper of the Skies” Robbie Eagles (4)

Winner: Phantasmo (2) after Eagles shoved Phantasmo off the top and then dove over him, landing on his feet in the ring, behind Phantasmo, who climbed to the second turnbuckle and launched back with a Moonsault, Eagles dodged and used a Reverse Rana to plant Phantasmo on his head and follow with a Springboard Shiranui and the cover, Phantasmo kicked out. Eagles quickly went to the top and scored with a 450, getting another 2 count, before pulling Phantasmo up for Turbo Backpack, which Phantasmo countered by pulling down Eagles’ bandana, kicking his face and hitting The CR2 (Arm Trapped Styles Clash) to get the win. (This was good. Great chemistry between the two, Phantasmo is a prick to the fullest extent and Eagles got the crowd. Awesome sequences throughout, with great high flying attacks and slick ground work. RECOMMENDED!)

 8) Best of the Super Juniors – B Block: IWGP Junior Tag Champion YOH (2) vs “The Aerial Assassin” Will Ospreay (4)

 Winner: Ospreay (2) after YOH countered The Os Cutter, planting Ospreay with a Bridged German Suplex for a 2 count, he looked to follow up with a Dragon Suplex, only Ospreay was able to fight out and counter, eventually drilling YOH with a back thrust Headbutt and a Roundhouse, rocking YOH against the ropes, but he came right back with a Superkick and they collapsed! They crawled to their feet, with YOH pulling Ospreay into a full nelson, but Ospreay back him into the corner to break, but YOH held on for a RIDICULOUS Dragon Suplex into the corner! YOH pulled Ospreay out and went for the Dragon Suplex, only Ospreay flipped to his feet and scored with 2 vicious High Kicks, which YOH responded to with a High Knee to the chin and hit the ropes, only Will took him over with a Spanish Fly for a crazy 2! Ospreay pulled YOH up and lifted for The Storm Breaker, lifting his injured right leg, before snapping YOH to the mat and covering for the 3. (Damn, this tournament is just full of fucking BANGERS! I would of really enjoyed a YOH victory, he showed that he’s a star, but I will take it for what it is. Really awesome stuff from these two, Ospreay is bulking up, but YOH is a beast! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!)

 9)  Best of the Super Juniors – B Block: BUSHI (0) vs Ryusuke Taguchi (4)

Winner: Taguchi (2) after BUSHI used the Pendulum DDT to plant Taguchi on the apron, BUSHI followed with a Back Cracker and the cover, Taguchi kicked out. BUSHI called for the end and made his way to the middle turnbuckle for MX, but as he dove out, Taguchi caught him with a Jumping Hip Attack and both men went down! Taguchi got up, pulling BUSHI in Dodon position, but BUSHI escaped and looked for control, until Taguchi ducked a Enziguri and applied the Ankle Lock! Taguchi fought with BUSHI, pulling him to the middle of the ring and cranking in the move, BUSHI crawled and Taguchi pulled him back, BUSHI used the momentum to roll forward, sending Taguchi into the Referee! Taguchi checked on the Ref, as BUSHI recovered and started to get up, Taguchi grabbed him and BUSHI looked to spit the Mist, Taguchi ducked and BUSHI held his mouth closed, Taguchi stood up and BUSHI spit the Toxic Mist and dropped Taguchi with The Rewind Kick! BUSHI crawled to the corner, as Taguchi writhed in agony, slowly climbing to the second turnbuckle and diving out for MX, Taguchi dodged and answered with an Enziguri, before hitting the ropes for a Hip Attack, which BUSHI countered into a Bridged Backslide for a CLOSE 2! While still blinded, Taguchi got up, BUSHI charged for a Code Breaker, but Taguchi held on to it and transitioned into the Ankle Lock, before pulling BUSHI in and hitting Dodon, covering for a 2! Taguchi quickly applied the Ankle Lock and dropped the elbow to the back of the knee, cranking in the hold and forcing BUSHI to Tap Out! (MAIN EVENT TAGUCHI brings it again! That was a really fun finish. Taguchi puts a lot of things together to make the match multi-layered with a possibility for any kind of finish. RECOMMENDED!)