NJPW Best of the Super Jr. 25 - 5.26





NJPW Best of the Super Jr. 25 - 5.26

By GARZA
From May 26, 2018

NJPW Best of the Super Jr. 25 - 5.26
njpwworld didn't upload the prelim bouts:
Shota Umino & Chris Sabin defeated Yuya Uemura & Dragon Lee.
YOSHI-HASHI & SHO defeated Tomoyuki Oka & KUSHIDA.
Minoru Suzuki & El Desperado defeated Chase Owens & Marty Scurll.
Tetsuya Naito & Hiromu Takahashi defeated Ryusuke Taguchi & Toa Henare.

Best of the Super Jr 25 Block A Match
Tiger Mask (6) vs Flip Gordon (4) - 7/10


Well, the Tiger streak is over. Match had a lot of flippy sequences, chain wrestling, and as it went on, Gordon had a chance to get his stuff in and for Tiger to hit all the moves he's been winning with, at least the showy ones like the top rope Double Underhook Suplex he's been doing to set up for the finish, which didn't work out this time and instead, Gordon blocked a Tiger Suplex and hit the Four Flippy Splash for the pin. Good match, I expected less just for the position it had in the card.

Best of the Super Jr 25 Block A Match
ACH (2) vs YOH (2) - 8/10


In case people hadn't noticed that ACH is hurting his shoulder, he had a huge patch tonight. As expected, YOH worked over the shoulder, ACH worked over YOH's neck, both for the most part doing all babyface moves. They went back and forward trading the upper hand and escalating the level of the moves until the finish when ACH hit YOH with a lariat for the win. Good match, crowd was dead for a while but started to get more into it. A lot of women in tonight, so there's a lot of 'YOH' shouts.

Best of the Super Jr 25 Block A Match
"Bone Soldier" Taiji Ishimori (4) vs Yoshinobu Kanemaru (2) - 7/10


If anyone was wondering who is bigger heel, Ishimori jumped Kanemaru, so maybe it's Ishimori. A lot of this match was Kanemaru going for the countout win until Ishimori made a comeback, at which point Taiji started hitting a bunch of his moves and worked over Kanemaru's head/neck for a bit. Last few minutes of the match were all back and forward with Taiji looking for the submission win and Kanemaru started cheating, but both attempts only led to near falls. Finish saw Ishimori counter a Deep Impact, but when he tried to follow up, Kanemaru rolled him up for the win. Probably the cleanest match Kanemaru has had in the tournament.

Best of the Super Jr 25 Block A Match
"Aerial Assassin" Will Ospreay (4) vs BUSHI (0) - 8.5/10


BUSHI jumped Ospreay during the introductions. BUSHI worked over Ospreay's head and neck from the start of the match and kept it for a while actually. Eventually Ospreay did make a comeback, but only managed to even out the odds and go back and forward for the rest of the match. At one point BUSHI hit Ospreay with the mist for a near fall and Ospreay countered a following MX from BUSHI, giving him enough time to get water to wash his face. They started hitting their finishers here, with several counters and near falls each, and most people chanting for BUSHI to win. BUSHI finally hit the MX for the clean win! This is a huge win for BUSHI right now and it actually came long time after the mist spot had passed.

Post-match - BUSHI cut a quick promo saying he has defeated the champion! EN SERIO!

OVERALL THOUGHTS


Ok show, not much to this one, solid inside the ring, but none of the matches are noteworthy, just ranking up points this time.

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