Added by Lloyd Barrett

Action in this year’s BOSJ has been coming thick and fast,as we head in to the final stretch I’m going to recap days 5 through to 8 to make sure you’re all fully caught up on all the ongoings in New Japan’s premier Junior event.

Day 5 (Thursday May 24th)
Tiger Mask defeated Bushi via Tiger Suplex.

Yoshinobu Kanemaru defeated ACH after hitting Deep Impact.

Flip Gordon defeated Taichi Ishimori with a roll up.

Will Ospreay picked up a win against Yoh,hitting a Stormbreaker to pick up the points.

Block A Standings After Day 5
Tiger Mask 6
Flip Gordon 4
Taiji Ishimori 4
Will Ospreay 4
Yoh 4
Yoshinobu Kanemaru 2
Bushi 0

Day 6 (Friday May 25th)
Marty Scurll defeated Chris Sabin via pin fall after hitting the Black Plague.

Ryusuke Taguchi defeated Kushida with a small package. This match only actually lasted just over 90 seconds!

Sho was victorious over El Desperado following the Shock Arrow.

Dragon Lee hit the Dragon Driver to pick up a win over Hiromu Takahashi.

Block B Standings After Day 6
Dragon Lee 6
Sho 4
El Desperado 4
Kushida 2
Marty Scurll 2
Ryusuke Taguchi 2
Chris Sabin 2
Hiromu Takahashi 2

Day 7 (Saturday May 26th)
Flip Gordon defeated Tiger Mask with a Four Flippy Splash.

ACH defeated Yoh with the Soul Buster.

Yoshinobu Kanemaru picked up win over Taiji Ishimori with a small package.

Bushi defeated Will Ospreay with MX to pick up his first points.

Block A Standing After Day 7
Tiger Mask 6
Flip Gordon 6
Taiji Ishimori 4
Will Ospreay 4
Yoshinobu Kanemaru 4
Yoh 2
Bushi 2

Day 8 (Sunday May 27th)
Marty Scurll defeated El Desperado via Submission with the Chickenwing.

Chris Sabin hit the Cradle Shock to defeat Dragon Lee.

Kushida was victorious over Sho with Back To The Future.

Hiromu Takahashi submitted Ryusuke Taguchi with D.

Block B Standings After Day 8
Dragon Lee 6
Marty Scurll 4
Hiromu Takahashi 4
El Desperado 4
Chris Sabin 4
Kushida 4
Sho 4
Ryusuke Taguchi 2

After 8 days of fantastic competition things are really heating up in both Blocks with some really shocking results,after back to back defeats for Ishimori it left things wide open for Will Ospreay to capitalise but he suffered a shock loss to Bushi. Tiger Mask and Flip Gordon sit atop of Block A with 4 matches remaining. It will be interesting to see if they remain there on Sunday when Block A action wraps up. As for Block B everything is wide open and very much up for grabs with nobody other than Dragon Lee being particularly consistent,but he was unsuccessful in his last match and that opened things up for a very compelling final stretch.

As I’m writing this Block A action is taking place right now (Tuesday 29th May) and will air on delay within the next 24 hours on NJPW World. The tournament matches on that show will be,

Tiger Mask vs Taiji Ishimori
ACH vs Bushi
Flip Gordon vs Yoh
Will Ospreay vs Yoshinobu Kanemaru

As for Block B that goes down Wednesday 30th May and should be available to watch by the early hours of Thursday the 4 BOSJ contests on that event will be as followed,

Dragon Lee vs Marty Scurll
Ryusuke Taguchi vs Sho
Chris Sabin vs Hiromu Takahashi
Kushida vs El Desperado

I’ll be back with a more in depth look at these shows in the final few days of competition following all the twists and turns as they happen in the lead up to next Monday’s final.