The semi-finals of A Block have been decided in the Best of the Super Juniors tournament. It will be ‘Speedball’ Mike Bailey versus Titan to decide the overall winner of the block.
In one of the best matches of the tournament, Bailey defeated Lio Rush to move ahead. Exhausted and on their knees, Bailey and Rush threw forearm shots at each other. Rush clotheslined Bailey right out of his boots. Rush and Bailey traded spin kicks. Rush stopped Bailey’s windmill kick with a kick of his own causing Bailey to roll out of the ring. Bailey missed a running, leaping kick on the floor. Rush spun him around with a Spanish Fly. Inside the ring, Rush hit another Spanish Fly but this time from the top rope for a two count.
Bailey blocked Final Hour with a boot to the face. He rolled up Rush for a two count. Bailey missed the Ultimate Weapon but would place Rush on the top rope for the Flamingo Driver and the win.
Titan would advance after forcing Hiromu Takahashi to submit in a bridging submission hold in a win that stunned the crowd in Edion Arena.
The semi-finals of the Best of the Super Junior tournament will take place on Friday with the finals on Sunday.
Best of the Super Junior Standings
Best of the Super Junior Results – Night Nine
Oskar Leube and Yuto Nakashima versus United Empire (TJP, The Great-O-Khan)
Khan pins Nakashima with a devastating suplex.
Winners: United Empire (TJP, The Great-O-Khan)
Ryohei Oiwa, El Desperado versus Kosei Fujita, Robbie Eagles
Desperado makes Fujita submit to Numero Dos
Winners: Ryohei Oiwa, El Desperado
United Empire (Dan Moloney and Francesco Akira) versus Bullet Club (Gedo and Clark Connors)
Akira pins Gedo with Speedfire.
Winners: United Empire (Dan Moloney and Francesco Akira)
Kevin Knight, Master Wato and Yoh versus TAKA Michinoku, Yoshinobu Kanemaru and Taichi
Knight pins Taka with a DDT but Kanemaru tortures Yoh on the floor with a figure four until Knight and Wato intervene.
Winner: Kevin Knight, Master Wato and Yoh
Kushida versus Ryusuke Taguchi – Best of the Super Juniors Match
Taguchi makes Kushida submit to his ankle lock.
Winner: Ryusuke Taguchi
Douki versus Sho – Best of the Super Juniors Match
Evil and Yujiro Takahashi double team Douki so that Sho gets the pin.
Lio Rush versus Mike Bailey – Best of the Super Juniors Match
Winner: Mike Bailey
Hiromu Takahashi versus Titan – Best of the Super Juniors Match