It was an extremely bad day at the office for IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champion, Taiji Ishimori. For the second time in the Best of the Super Juniors 2020 tournament he was bested by another competitor. This time it was El Desperado. Desperado, who seems to be getting more and more of a solid push in NJPW, took on his Bullet Club rival on night seven.

Both men proudly showed off their championship belts as they jaw-jacked in the middle of the ring. Desperado threw his shirt into Ishimori’s face and drop kicked him out of the ring. On the floor, bounced him off the ringside barricades and a steel post as Ishimori begged off. The official admonished Desperado as he stomped on Ishimori’s throat.

Desperado kicked the barrier in front of Satoshi Kojima who had joined the commentary team. Perhaps Desperado doesn’t like Kojima hogging all the glory in his tag team matches with Tomoaki Honma either?

Desperado took his IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship belt and scraped Ishimori’s face with it. Desperado went for the pinfall but the official refused to count it. An angry Desperado choked out Ishimori on the mat with both hands around his throat.

Ishimori took the match back by throwing Desperado into the ringside barrier. The two men wailed on each other back in the ring. Desperado charged Ishimori into the official knocking him out of action. Desperado swung one of the tag belts at Ishimori. Ishimori bashed Desperado with a running knee strike. Ishimori picked up the belt positioning himself to smash Desperado. The official grabbed onto the belt distracting Ishimori. Desperado punched him in the “lower-abdomen” and pinned him with Pinche Loco.

The only other NJPW superstar to beat Ishimori in the tournament thus far is for the former champion Hiromu Takahashi.

Best of the Super Juniors Standings
Wrestler Points
El Desperado 10
Hiromu Takahashi 10
Taiji Ishimori 10
Sho 10
Bushi 8
Master Wato 8
Robbie Eagles 6
Ryusuke Taguchi 6
Douki 2
Yuya Uemura 0


Best of the Super Juniors Night 7 Results


Tomoaki Honma and Satoshi Kojima versus Gabriel Kidd and Yuji Nagata

Guess what? Kojima wins with his Lariat on Kidd once AGAIN!

Winners: Tomoaki Honma and Satoshi Kojima

Yuya Uemura versus Douki – Best of the Super Juniors Tournament Match

NJPW won’t even let Uemura beat Douki to score one victory. Douki wins with his Suplex de La Luna.

Winner: Douki

Ryusuke Taguchi versus Robbie Eagles  – Best of the Super Juniors Tournament Match

Eagles flips Taguchi’s ankle lock into his own submission finisher.

Winner: Robbie Eagles

Master Wato versus Bushi – Best of the Super Juniors Tournament Match

Bushi hits a standing MX and a second rope MX to win the match.

Winner: Bushi

El Desperado versus Taiji Ishimori – Best of the Super Juniors Tournament Match

Winner: El Desperado

Sho versus Hiromu Takahashi – Best of the Super Juniors Tournament Match

Shp pins Hiromu with a Shock Arrow in a stunning victory.

Winner: Hiromu Takahashi