NJPW Best of the Super Juniors Night 1 Preview

New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Best of the Super Juniors tournament kicks off tomorrow from Korakuen Hall. The tournament will run until June 4th, when the final night will once again be held in Korakuen Hall.

Tomorrow’s main event will feature the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion, Will Ospreay, take on Taiji Ishimori.

Best of the Super Juniors Night 1 Lineup

  • Shota Umino & Kushida vs Ren Narita & Chris Sabin
  • Tomoyuki Oka & Dragon Lee vs Yoshi-Hashi & Sho
  • Ryusuke Taguchi & Toa Henare vs El Desperado & Minoru Suzuki
  • Hiromu Takahashi & Evil vs Marty Scurll & Chase Owens
  • BOSJ 25 A Block
    Tiger Mask vs Yoshinobu Kanemaru
  • BOSJ 25 A Block
    ACH vs Flip Gordon
  • BOSJ 25 A Block
    Yoh vs Flip Gordon
  • BOSJ 25 A Block
    Will Ospreay vs Taiji Ishimori

Night 2 of the tournament runs on Saturday and will feature wrestlers from the B Block.

Best of the Super Juniors 25 Night 2 Lineup

Night 2 of the tournament will see Marty Scurll and Hiromu Takahashi in the main event.

  • Shota Umino vs Ren Narita
  • Tomoyuki Oka, Tiger Mask, and ACH vs Yoshi-Hashi, Yoh, and Will Ospreay
  • Toa Henare & Flip Gordon vs Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Minoru Suzuki
  • Bushi & Sanada vs Taiji Ishimori & Chase Owens
  • BOSJ 25 B Block
    Dragon Lee vs Sho
  • BOSJ 25 A Block
    Ryusuke Taguchi vs El Desperado
  • BOSJ 25 A Block
    Kushida vs Chris Sabin
  • BOSJ 25 A Block
    Hiromu Takahashi vs Marty Scurll

There are several possible stories to develop out of this year’s tournament. Kushida has won two of the last three tournaments with only two other wrestlers in history having won the tournament three times.

Current IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion, Will Ospreay, won the tournament in 2016. Kushida and Ospreay are set up in different blocks this year and could meet in the finals again this year as they did in 2017.

Tell us who you think will win the 25th edition of the Best of the Super Juniors Tournament: