Flip Gordon & El Desperado Pulled From NJPW BOSJ 26

Flip Gordon and El Desperado have both been pulled from the upcoming BOSJ tournament.

Best of the Super Juniors

Flip Gordon and Suzuki-Gun’s El Desperado have been pulled from the upcoming Best of the Super Juniors tournament. Desperado is out with injury and Flip Gordon has encountered Visa problems and will be unable to perform on the tour.

“Flip Gordon was not issued a proper visa in time to enter Japan, and has reluctantly been forced to withdraw from the tournament,” an NJPW press release reads.

As for El Desperado, he suffered a broken jaw in his last match:

“On May 7 at the TakaTaichi Mania 2 event in Korakuen Hall, Desperado suffered a broken jaw during his match with Jun Kasai. Under doctor’s orders, Desperado will be unable to compete.”

The Best of the Super Juniors 26 tournament runs from May 13th to June 5th, 2019.

Best of the Super Juniors 26

Young lion Ren Narita will take Flip Gordon’s place in the 20-man tournament and Suzuki-Gun has chosen Douki to replace Desperado.

“In Desperado’s place will be a man Taichi brought to TakaTaichi Mania as a ‘hired gun’ for Suzuki Gun, a Japanese luchador by the name of DOUKI.”

The updated blocks for the tournament are now as follows:

A BLOCK

  • TAKA Michinoku
  • Titan
  • Yoshinobu Kanemaru
  • Marty Scurll
  • Jonathan Gresham
  • SHO
  • Shingo Takagi
  • Dragon Lee
  • Taiji Ishimori
  • Tiger Mask

B Block:

  • Robbie Eagles
  • Ren Narita
  • Douki
  • Bandido
  • El Phantasmo
  • Will Ospreay
  • BUSHI
  • Ryusuke Taguchi
  • YOH
  • Rocky Romero