The rift between Bullet Club and the sub-faction The House of Torture became even more evident at NJPW’s Best of the Super Jr. tournament.
On night seven, Bullet Club members El Phantasmo and Sho were set to square in their match-up. Sho is a member of the House of Torture along with Dick Togo, Yujiro Takahashi and leader Evil.
Sho asked Phantasmo to participate in the “Too Sweet” salute before they locked up as is per the Bullet Club tradition. Phantasmo turned his back on Sho.
“This is the REAL Bullet Club. You are the fake Bullet Club!” said Phantasmo displaying his shirt to Sho.
“Bullet Club. You…s–t!” reiterated Phantasmo pointing at his shirt.
An angry Sho stood back with his hands on his hips yelling at Phantasmo in Japanese. Unfortunately, neither I nor Phantasmo know how to speak Japanese.
Phantasmo threw up his hands as he stood in a corner.
“I don’t speak Japanese. Can you please tell me what he said?” asked Phantasmo calling over an interpreter.
“You give up these two points for me and Bullet Club so no matter what happens he will win the Best of the Super Juniors this year,” explained the interpreter.
“Tell him to kiss my cute little ass. Tell him to lay down just like his mother wants to lay down for me,” responded Phantasmo.
The crowd laughed at that one as Phantasmo gyrated in the ring.
Sho asked Phantasmo to do the “Too Sweet” gesture again.
“Tell him Too Sweet in Japanese,” said Phantasmo.
“Too Sweet,” said a confused interpreter which had the crowd howling again.
An impatient referee called for the bell.
As Phantasmo went to Too Sweet Sho, Sho pulled him into his Snake Bite submission.
Phantasmo would end up winning the match with his suspicious Sudden Death superkick hitting Sho in the stomach. Sho was in so much pain he quit the match handing the two points to Phantasmo. Phantasmo left the ring without checking on Sho.
NJPW BOSJ Night Seven Results
Ryohei Oiwa versus Kosei Fujita
You don’t need a crystal ball to predict this one.
Winner: Time limit draw.
Master Wato versus Yoshinobu Kanemaru – BEST OF THE SUPER Jr. 28 TOURNAMENT MATCH
Master Wato scores a big win putting Kanemaru away with his corkscrew senton bomb.
Winner: Master Wato
Robbie Eagles versus Douki – BEST OF THE SUPER Jr. 28 TOURNAMENT MATCH
Eagles makes Douki submit to the Robinson Special.
Winner: Robbie Eagles
BUSHI versus Taiji Ishimori – BEST OF THE SUPER Jr. 28 TOURNAMENT MATCH
In big win for Bushi he scores the victory with an MX. Come on, NJPW. Bushi really is deserving of a serious, meaningful push already.
SHO versus El Phantasmo – BEST OF THE SUPER Jr. 28 TOURNAMENT MATCH
Winner: El Phantasmo
Ryusuke Taguchi versus Hiromu Takahashi – BEST OF THE SUPER Jr. 28 TOURNAMENT MATCH
Takahashi escapes the ankle lock to pin Taguchi with a roll-up.
Winner: Hiromu Takahashi
Yoh versus El Desperado – BEST OF THE SUPER Jr. 28 TOURNAMENT MATCH
Yoh continues his winning streak with a Direct Drive brainbuster.
Night seven’s World Tag League results were postponed as the event was on a VOD delay. Here are the current standings and results.
NJPW World Tag League Night Seven Results
|SANADA and Tetsuya Naito||10|
|Zack Sabre Jr., Taichi||10|
|Chase Owens and Bad Luck Fale||10|
|Aaron Henare and The Great-O-Khan||10|
|Toru Yano and Hiroshi Tanahashi||8|
|Tanga Loa and Tama Tonga||8|
|YOSHI-HASHI and Hirooki Goto||8|
|Yujiro Takahashi and Evil||8|
|Satoshi Kojima and Hiroyoshi Tenzan||4|
|Tiger Mask and Yuji Nagata||2|
|Tomoaki Honma and Togi Makabe||2|
|TAKA Michinoku and Minoru Suzuki||0|
Tomoaki Honma and Togi Makabe versus TAKA Michinoku and Minoru Suzuki – WORLD TAG LEAGUE 2021 TOURNAMENT MATCH
Honma pins Taka with his flying Kokeshi.
Winners: Tomoaki Honma and Togi Makabe.
Satoshi Kojima and Hiroyoshi Tenzan versus Chase Owens and Bad Luck Fale
Fale pins Kojima with his Grenade finisher.
Winners: Chase Owens and Bad Luck Fale
Tiger Mask and Yuji Nagata versus Aaron Henare and Great-O-Khan – WORLD TAG LEAGUE 2021 TOURNAMENT MATCH
The United Empire double team Tiger Mask for the win.
Winners: Aaron Henare and Great-O-Khan
Yujiro Takahashi and EVIL versus Tanga Loa and Tama Tonga – WORLD TAG LEAGUE 2021 TOURNAMENT MATCH
After a lot of shenanigans, Evil pins Tonga.
Winners: Yujiro Takahashi and EVIL
Toru Yano and Hiroshi Tanahashi versus Yoshi-Hashi and Hirooki Goto – WORLD TAG LEAGUE 2021 TOURNAMENT MATCH
Hashi and Goto double team Yano to capture two more points.
Winners: Yoshi-Hashi and Hirooki Goto
SANADA and Tetsuya Naito versus Zack Sabre Jr. and Taichi – WORLD TAG LEAGUE 2021 TOURNAMENT MATCH
Sabre Jr. counters Sanada’s bridging pin so the Tekkers can clobber him with Zack Mephisto.
Winners: Zack Sabre Jr. and Taichi