Top Picks for Day 1 of the BOSJ Tournament 

New Japan Pro Wrestling has released the schedule for the first day of competition in the Best of the Super Juniors tournament.

Among the bouts confirmed for the opening day of the illustrious tournament are Hiromu Takahashi vs Dragon Lee and Will Ospreay vs Marty Scurll. We expect that one of these two tantalising bouts will steal the show, here’s why:

  • Hiromu Takahashi vs Dragon Lee – This feud seems to go on forever…and we can’t get enough of it! During Takahashi’s young lion expedition he found himself in a long term feud with Dragon Lee as part of the Mexican promotion CMLL. If you have not done so then check out their match at FantasticaMania 2016 for the CMLL World Lightweight Championship on NJPW World now. As we mentioned in a previous post Takahashi is our pick to win this year’s iteration of the BOSJ and with his first bout coming against arguably his greatest rival the TIME BOMB can start his tournament off with a bang.
  • Will Ospreay vs Marty Scurll – We’ve already made mention of Scurll’s appearance in the BOSJ….it really is the perfect time for him to debut in New Japan. Going up against longtime rival and fellow countryman Will Ospreay appears to be New Japan’s way of introducing him to the NJPW crowds. ‘The Villain’ character is perfectly suited to the Japanese crowds and will garner him a strong reaction right out of the gate. We’re expecting an Ospreay win in this opening bout but a strong performance from Scurll will gain him a huge amount of momentum going forwards.

Who do you think will standout on the opening day of the tournament? Let us know in the comments.

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