NJPW Best of the Super Juniors continued today with both blocks in action.

The main event saw the A Block leader, Blake Christian who has gone 4-0 so far, face off against El Desperado.

The match began with some technical chain wrestling, but Christian then took the cheap shot of poking Desperado in the eye. He tried to capitalize on his cheating, however, Desperado swept his legs off the middle rope and began attacking Christian’s left leg. Christian battled back and he looked to do some joint manipulation as well, he went after Desperado’s left arm before hitting a springboard clothesline.

Christian then did a back handspring into a victory roll where he double stomped on Desperado’s arm. The action now spilled to the outside where Christian drove Desperado’s arm into the ring post before driving a chair into the arm and wrapping the arm around a chair. Desperado’s left arm was being made practically useless by Christian, he even through a piece of the steel barricade at Desperado.

He then ran across the arena and leaped over the barricade flipping onto Desperado. They now made it back in the ring where it was just more offence from Christian, he dropped Desperado with a half-and-half suplex, but Desperado then managed to catch him with a back suplex. Desperado was regaining momentum, he delivered a brainbuster to Christian and returned after his left knee.

Pinche Loco. Credit: NJPW

Desperado wanted to lock in Numero Dos on that left leg, but he struggled to secure the hold with his injured arm. Christian hit Desperado with a big boot and a springboard double stomp to the left arm. He followed that by snapping Desperado’s arm over the ropes and then dove to the outside with a tope. Christian continued the attack with a springboard 450 to Desperado and locked in an arm bar. However, against the odds, Desperado reached the ropes to break the hold.

Both men were now exchanging strikes, but Desperado planted Christian with a pop-up powerbomb. He then knocked Christian down and he kicked right back up to superkick Desperado, he followed that with a running bicycle knee. Christian then bounced off the ropes again, this time right into a stiff forearm. Desperado now dropped the rocked Christian with a Tiger Driver’98 and he kept the arms locked to then hit Pinche Loco for the win. Desperado has handed Christian his first loss of the tournament.

NJPW Best of the Super Juniors Standings

A Block Standings

Best of the Super Juniors A Block

B Block Standings

Best of the Super Juniors Block B

NJPW Best of the Super Juniors Night 6 Results

Best of the Super Junior B Block Match: Drilla Moloney vs. Francesco Akira

Moloney. Credit: NJPW

Moloney attacked Akira’s left knee the entire match and secured the victory by locking him into a knee-bar. He even held it in after the bell and tried to injure Akira.

Winner: Drilla Moloney

Best of the Super Junior A Block Match: BUSHI vs. Kosei Fujita

BUSHI defeated TMDK’s Fujita by hitting the MX.

Winner: BUSHI

Best of the Super Junior B Block Match: DOUKI vs. Dragon Dia

DOUKI earned his third win of the tournament after beating Dia with the Suplex de La Luna.

Winner: DOUKI

Best of the Super Junior A Block Match: Kevin Knight vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru

Kanemaru cheated his way to a victory, he spit whiskey into Knight’s eyes and then beat him with a figure-four.

Winner: Yoshinobu Kanemaru

Best of the Super Junior B Block Match: Taiji Ishimori vs. KUSHIDA

KUSHIDA steals a win. Credit: NJPW

KUSHIDA got a sneaky victory with a roll-up, it seemed like Ishimori got his shoulder up, but the referee called it a three-count.


Best of the Super Junior A Block Match: Titan vs. Clark Connors

No Chaser. Credit: NJPW

Connors speared Titan in half and finished the job with the No Chaser.

Winner: Clark Connors

Best of the Super Junior B Block Match: Hiromu Takahashi vs. Ninja Mack

Takahashi found a new way to win today and forced Mack to submit with a triangle choke.

Winner: Hiromu Takahashi

Best of the Super Junior A Block Match: TJP vs. HAYATA

TJP finally gets a win. Credit: NJPW

Both men were kicking out of everything and it seemed like we were heading towards a time-limit draw. However, with 30 seconds remaining, TJP caught HAYATA in a roll-up for his first victory.

Winner: TJP

Best of the Super Junior B Block Match: Robbie Eagles vs. SHO

Eagles needed some help from Fujita today. Credit: NJPW

House of Torture got involved to put Eagles at a disadvantage, but Fujita evened the odds for his TMDK brother. This led to Eagled being able to hit SHO with the Trigger and get a victory over the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Champion.

Winner: Robbie Eagles

Best of the Super Junior A Block Match: El Desperado vs. Blake Christian

Winner: El Desperado