NJPW Best of the Super Jr. 24 Day 3





NJPW Best of the Super Jr. 24 Day 3

By GARZA
From May 20, 2017

NJPW Best of the Super Jr. 24 Day 3

BOSJ24 Block B
Yoshinobu Kanemaru (0) vs ACH (2) - 6.5/10


Half of the match was all stalling with Kanemaru sending ACH to the outside and ACH always needed the 20 count to get his shit together and getting back in the ring, or at least in one particular ocurrence, Kanemaru just going back down to kick ACH's ass. Once they finally started wrestling in the ring the action got a lot better. ACH's tope suicida and Kanemaru's top rope into a DDT are really the only noteworthy spots of the match.

BOSJ24 Block B
Tiger Mask (0) vs KUSHIDA (0) - 7.5/10


Good match that saw both men fight for a spot out of the bottom of the group. KUSHIDA was a bit vicious for this match, working the arms relentlessly, arm which Tiger Mask sold awesomely. Tiger Mask would work the head with mostly kicks and a piledriver. Tiger Mask fought himsels out of many submission attempts, some that really really looked close, at the end he hit the Tiger Suplex '85 for the win. For a match to be this good without commentary or camera cuts, it really means something.

BOSJ24 Block B
Desperado (2) vs BUSHI (0) - 7/10


After a babyface vs babyface, we now have two heels going at it, tho towards the end, Desperado out-rudo-ed BUSHI. Match started with BUSHI trying to jump Desperado, but things got turned over soon and Desperado was on top, throwing BUSHI into the crowd, untying the mask, hitting him with a chair. BUSHI had some hope spots, but nothing substantial, until the end when Desperado had to rip the mask off in order to get the roll up win. I've always liked Desperado, but this tournament is making me like him more and more. I would have loved this match in a bigger stage.

Post-match - BUSHI looking for revenge attacked Desperado outside, they went for the pull apart, but Desperado took the mask again and fled. He cleaned his boots with the mask in a total lack of respect. I can't imagine this builds to a mask vs mask, but it was an interesting development.

BOSJ24 Block B
Volador Jr (2) vs Ryusuke Taguchi (2) - 6.5/10


This was Taguchi match, so you know it started with some comedy, but it didn't last long. Taguchi worked the legs, Volador kinda worked the head since it was all kicks or flips anyway. Total babyface vs babyface match that ended with Taguchi taking the win. Not a lot of butt stuff, so cool.

OVERALL THOUGHTS


This was a non-broadcasted show, so it's just hardcam and no commentary, that can hurt a show a lot, but for BUSHI vs Desperado and Tiger Mask vs KUSHIDA to be so good it means, they were really good. This was definitely a slow work day since they don't go all out, but at the end it did it's job. Skippable show if you're not following the whole series.

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