New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) presented the last two days of the 7th and 8th days of the Junior Weight fighters tournament, Best of the Super Juniors 25. The show on Saturday, May 26 took place from the Nagoya International Conference Hall in Aichi in front of 1831 spectators, while the show yesterday, Sunday, May 27, took place from the same venue in front of 1841 spectators. Both shows are available on New Japan World, the official platform of the company, in addition to being broadcast by Samurai TV.
The tournament is held in a Round Robin format with the 16 participants divided into two groups of eight. During the first 13 events, the fighters of each group will have individual fights between them. For each victory, the winner will get two points for each tie, one point will go to each fighter’s locker. Once all the participants have faced each other, the fighter with the most points from each block will advance to the grand final. The winner will get an opportunity for the Junior Heavyweight IWGP Championship.
Below are the full results:
Best of the Super Juniors 25 – Day 7. Date: Saturday, May 26, 2018
Chris Sabin and Shota Umino defeated Dragon Lee and Yuya Uemura. (10:28)
CHAOS (YOSHI-HASHI and SHO) defeated KUSHIDA and Tomoyuki Oka. (10:52)
Suzuki-gun (Minoru Suzuki and The Desperado) defeated the Bullet Club (Chase Owens and Marty Scurll). (09:58)
The Ungovernables of Japan (Tetsuya Naito and Hiromu Takahashi) defeated Ryusuke Taguchi and Toa Henare. (08:10)
Best of the Super Juniors 25 – Block A fights:
Flip Gordon defeated Tiger Mask IV. (11:15)
ACH defeated YOH. (12:04)
Yoshinobu Kanemaru defeated Taiji Ishimori. (14:55)
BUSHI defeated Will Ospreay. (14:47)
After the fight BUSHI highlights that he has won the IWGP Junior Weight Champion and says he will not forget about it. It goes triumphantly with the support of the public.
Best of the Super Juniors 25 – Day 8. Date: Sunday , May 28, 2018
Bullet Club (Chase Owens and Taiji Ishimori) defeated Tiger Mask IV and Tomoyuki Oka. (08:16)
CHAOS (YOSHI-HASHI and SHO) defeated Flip Gordon and Shota Umino. (08:50)
Suzuki-gun (Minoru Suzuki and Yoshinobu Kanemaru) defeated CHAOS (Will Ospreay and Gedo). (09:17)
After the fight Suzuki and Kanemaru continue attacking the Young Lions.
Los Ingobernables de Japon (Tetsuya Naito and BUSHI) defeated ACH and Toa Henare. (09:28)
Best of the Super Juniors 25 – Block B fights:
Marty Scurll defeated El Desperado. (14:40)
Chris Sabin defeated Dragon Lee. (13:39)
After the fight both give each other a handshake in a sign of mutual respect.
KUSHIDA defeated SHO. (19:24)
After the fight both show respect by bowing to each other.
Hiromu Takahashi defeated Ryusuke Taguchi. (14:49)
They have to separate Hiromu, who holds the key over Taguchi. Hiromu takes the microphone and says he loves pro-wrestling. He says he has won Taguchi thanks to his strategy book. He says that thanks to Taguchi he will win the tournament and much more, that he will have fun and with him, the audience. Close the show with the support of the spectators.
The classifications are below:
1. Flip Gordon (6 points)
2. Tiger Mask IV (6 points)
3. Taiji Ishimori (4 points)
4. Will Ospreay (4 points)
5. Yoshinobu Kanemaru (4 points)
6. ACH (4 points)
7. YOH (2 points)
8. BUSHI (2 points)
1. Dragon Lee (6 points)
2. SHO (4 points)
3. Hiromu Takahashi (4 points)
4. Marty Scurll (4 points)
5. The Desperado (4 points)
6. Chris Sabin (4 points)
7. KUSHIDA (4 points)
8. Ryusuke Taguchi (2 points)