New Japan Pro Wrestling “Best of the Super Juniors – Night 13”

Added by Zack Monday

From Ehime, May 31st 2019

1) Eight Man Tag match: Rocky Romero, “The Stone Pitbull” Tomohiro Ishii, “The Aerial Assassin” Will Ospreay & Yuya Uemura vs Bandido, Ryusuke Taguchi, Shota Umino & Yota Tsuji

Winners: Umino, Tsuji, Taguchi & Bandido after Umino reversed Uemura’s Irish Whip, he connected with a big Dropkick and fired up, pulling Uemura up for a Fisherman’s Suplex, but Uemura countered with an Inside Cradle for a 2. Uemura caught Umino with a elbow to the face and charged in, only for Umino to dodge out of the corner and follow with a Spinebuster, getting another 2. Umino ripped Yuya up and planted him with a Bridged Fisherman’ Suplex to get the 3. (Bad ass. The Young Lions hit it out of the park when they get their chance to shine. Umino and Uemura had a great closing stretch.)

2) Bullet Club (“Master Heater” Jado & “The Sniper of the Skies” Robbie Eagles) vs IWGP United States Champion “The Flamboyant” Juice Robinson & IWGP Junior Tag Champion YOH

Winners: Juice & YOH after Jado countered The Right Hand to God and rolled Juice up with a School Boy, getting a 2, Juice popped up and drilled Jado with The Right Hand to God, following with Pulp Friction and the pin. (Juice is fun!)

3) Suzuki-Gun (NEVER Openweight Champion TAICHI & DOUKI) vs Bullet Club (British Undisputed Cruiserweight Champion “The Headbanger” El Phantasmo & Gedo)

Winners: Suzuki-Gun after TAICHI and Gedo each grabbed their weapons, Microphone Stand and Brass Knuckles, respectively and then had a stand-off with the Referee Kenta Sato telling them to get rid of their foreign objects, starting his 5 count. TAICHI threw his stand, but Gedo faked getting rid of the knucks and charged at TAICHI, who blasted Gedo with a Superkick and locked in The Stretch Plum, forcing Gedo to Tap Out. (Shenanigans amok.)

TAICHI attacked Sato after the match.

4) Ren Narita & Toa Henare vs Los Ingobernables de Japon (BUSHI & Tetsuya Naito)

Winners: LIJ after Naito escaped Henare’s Uranage attempt, catching him with an Enziguri and following with a Walk-up Springboard Swinging DDT, setting Henare up for a Running One Foot Dropkick and Naito covered, but Toa kicked out. Naito called for the end and, as Henare pulled himself up, Naito scored with Destino and covered for the W. (Great fire from Henare. Really brought the fight to Naito, which led to some very entertaining stuff. Good match all the way through.)

5)  Best of the Super Juniors – A Block: Titan (4) vs Tiger Mask (4)

 Winner: Titan (2) after Tiger unloaded with hard kicks to Titan’s arms, Titan fired back with a slap and went for another, but Tiger caught the arm, only Titan rolled through and ate a hard kick from Tiger. Tiger pulls Titan in for a Tiger Suplex, but Titan backed him into the corner, Tiger charged back, only for Titan to take him over with an Arm Drag and awkwardly work into a Lateral Press, getting a 3? (Not bad.)

6)  Best of the Super Juniors – A Block: “The Octopus” Jonathan Gresham (8) vs IWGP Junior Tag Champion SHO (8)

Gresham is really favoring his ribs, taped heavy and holding them as he makes his entrance.

 Winner: SHO (2) after SHO leveled Gresham with a Lariat, he pulled him up and used a vicious Powerbomb into Double Knees, torturing the already injured ribs of Gresham and putting him down for a 2. SHO fired up, struggling through injury himself, before pulling Gresham in for The Shock Arrow and planting him into the mat to get the pin. (These later stage tournament match is where you see the wear and tear really take a number. Gresham’s selling of the ribs was pristine work and SHO’s vicious side came out, like a shark to blood. Good match.)

7) Best of the Super Juniors – A Block: “The Villain” Marty Scurll (10) w/Brodie King vs IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion Dragon Lee (12)

 Winner: Dragon Lee (2) after Dragon scored with a Pump Knee Strike and followed with a quick Half Nelson Suplex and another Knee Strike to the face, before covering and getting a 2. Dragon pulled down his knee pad and crushed Scurll with an exposed Knee Strike to the face, quickly following with Desnucadora and the pin. (Bad ass! Good showing for Scurll! Dragon turns into a cold blooded killer when he has a finish in sight.)

8)  Best of the Super Juniors – A Block: “Bone Soldier” Taiji Ishimori (14) vs “The Dragon” Shingo Takagi (16)

Winner: Shingo (2) after Taiji used Cipher UTAKI to put Shingo down for a 2, Ishimori looked to follow up with The Bloody Cross, but Shingo was able to counter out and power Taiji up, hitting a BIG Last of the Dragon and holding on for the win! (Great! Shingo and Taiji are a match made in puroresu heaven. Wonderful back and forth, Taiji looked like he had Shingo at his mercy, but the Dragon’s fire overcame once again.)