New Japan Best of the Super Juniors Day 1 Results

New Japan’s annual Best of the Super Juniors tournament has now officially begun.

The first night of competition saw 8 bouts between both A and B Block. Some shock results and genuine 4*+ matches made for an entertaining first night of the tournament. Here are the results:

A Block

TAKA Michinoku b. Jushin Thunder Liger – TAKA took his first win in the tournament after hitting the Heavy Killer #1

Ricochet b. Daichi – Ricochet took his first win of the tournament following the Shooting Star Press in just under 9 minutes

Marty Scurll b. Will Ospreay – ‘The Villain’ Marty Scurll took the win in his debut NJPW match after making Ospreay submit with the Crossface Chicken Wing

Dragon Lee b. Hiromu Takahashi – Lee takes the win over longtime rival Takahashi using the Phoenix Plex.

You can check out the first night of the tournament through the site.

B Block

Volador Jr b. Tiger Mask IV – Volador Jr took the win with an avalanche style Spanish fly in just under ten minutes 

ACH b. BUSHI – ACH takes the win in his first tournament match after hitting the Midnight Driver

El Desperado b. KUSHIDA – Desperado attacked KUSHIDA early and gained the win after hitting the Guitarra de Angel.

Ryusuke Taguchi b. Yoshinobu Kanemaru – Last year’s runner up Taguchi took the win with a small package

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