New Japan Best of Super Juniors 26 Night 2 Results 5/14

Night 2 of the Best Of Super Juniors 26 is here, which is set for B Block Action. As usual, the first half of the night will involve tag matches with A Block contestants.

Suzuki-Gun (NEVER Openweight Champion Taichi, Yoshinobu Kanemaru, & Taka Michinoku) b. Tiger Mask IV, Jonathan Gresham, & Yota Tsuji when Taichi submitted Tsuji with a Stretch Plumb – Kevin Kelly noticed that opposing Suzuki-Gun was a team of a Young Lion, a Tiger, and an Octopus. Taka and Gresham started out, and Taka quickly mocked Gresham’s height. Gresham had a good showing for himself until the heels ran him into the post. They got the heat on Gresham until Tiger got the hot tag. Then Tsuji got a powerslam for a two count. The momentum didn’t last much longer after that because the heels kept the teammates at bay while Taichi applied a Stretch Plumb which caused Tsuji to submit.

After the match, the heels unmasked Tiger, who buried his face in his hands. Yuya Uemera managed to rescue the mask and return it to Tiger.

IWGP US Champion Juice Robinson & UWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion Dragon Lee b. SHO & Shota Umino when Robinson submitted Umino with an Elevated Crab – The mysterious Radiohead sounding viral video played before the match, like it was stalking Juice. Lee and Sho started the match with a handshake. Lee managed to get Sho into his corner, but Sho escaped before a tag could be made. A lot of double tag outs and rapid tags back and forth. Eventually, Sho and Lee tumbled to the floor, leaving Juice and Umino in the ring. Shortly afterward, Juice used the Crab on Umino to get the submission.

Marty Scurll & Brody King of Villain Enterprises b. Taiji Ishimori & Gedo of Bullet Club when Scurll pinned Gedo with Black Plague – Not only is this a pairing of two heel teams, it’s a pairing of current Bullet Club with former Bullet Club in Scurll. Bullet Club attacked before the match, and focused their attention on Scurll. They distracted the referee so he missed the tag to King. Eventually, King laid them to waste, despite being the illegal man. After that, it only took a Black Plague from Scurll to pin Gedo.

Tetsuya Naito & Shingo Takagi of Los Ingobernables De Japon b. Titan & Toa Henare when Naito pinned Henare with Destino -Henare got cut off and worked over. Titan made a comeback before a double tag out. Titan and Takagi battled on the floor, leaving Henare in the ring. Naito capitalized with Destino and pinned Henare.

The rest of the matches are B Block tournament matches. Check our Night 1 coverage to see how scoring works.

DOUKI (0-0,0) p. Ren Narita (0-0, 0) with a Suplex De Luna – Almost immediately, Douki tossed Narita out of the ring and pummeled him with chairs. Narita fired up and made his comeback. He hit the Overhead Suplex, but couldn’t get the bridge for a pinfall. Douiki kicked out, and hit his Suplex De Luna for the win.

Robbie Eagles (0-0, 0) s. Rocky Romero (0-0, 0) with an Inverted Figure Four – This match went back and forth early on, with neither man getting an extended advantage. Romero’s knee buckled during the Forever Clotheslines. Eagles immediately focused on that knee, Rocky made his comeback and got several near falls. Eagles hit a 450 splash directly to Romero’s leg, and then locked in an Inverted Figure Four to get the submission win.

El Phantasmo (0-0, 0) p. Bandido (0-0, 0) with a Facebuster – Another back and forth match, with a good amount of high flying. Both men hit each other with piledrivers for a double down. They traded big moves and near falls. Phantasmo pulled Red Shoes in the way to escape. With Red Shoes out of position, he pulled up on Bandido’s mask to blind him, and got the pin with a Facebuster.

Will Ospreay (0-0, 0) p. BUSHI (0-0, 0) with a Stormbreaker – Bushi took the fight to the outside, gained an advantage, and controlled much of the match. Every time Ospreay would gain some momentum in a comeback, Bushi would cut him off and maintain control. Bushi positioned himself for an MX. Ospreay countered by mounting Bushi on his shoulders. Bushi tried to esscape with a hurracanran, but Ospreay LANDED ON HIS FEET and heaved Bushi into a pinning combination for a near fall. Ospreay went for a Stormbreaker, but Bushi countered with a DDP on the apron. Ospreay beat the countout and hit a Robinson Special. Bushi missed the mist spray, allowing Ospreay to hit the Stormbreaker and get the victory.

Ryusuke Taguchi p. YOH with a Dodo The End – Yoh got the majority of the offense, with Taguchi getting occasional flurries of offense. Yoh turned a Boma Ye attempt into an anklelock. Taguchi escaped and made his comeback. Taguchi applied his own anklelock, but Yoh escaped. Yoh kicked out of a Dodon The End.

After the match, Taguchi cut a promo thanking the fans and Yoh for a great match. He said he is proud to be with the greatest Junior Heavyweights in the world. He concluded by vowing to win, and parodied Tanahashi’s “I love you” phrase by saying “I like you all a lot!”


2 Ryusuke Taguchi
2 Will Ospreay
2 El Phantasmo
2 Robbie Eagles
0 Ren Narita
0 Rocky Romero
0 Bandido

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