New Japan Best Of Super Juniors Night 3 Results 5/15

Night 3 brings A Block Action for Best Of The Super Juniors. Like the previous nights, the first half will be filled with tag matches from the other block.

Robbie Eagles & Jado of Bullet Club b. Ren Narita & Yuya Uemera when Eagles pinned Uemera with a Backpack Stunner – Eagles and Narita began the match. Narita fared well, but not so much Uemera. Again, Narita ht the Overhead Suplex, only to miss making the bridge. Uemara got the tag and put Eagles in a Boston Crab. Eagles made the rope break. Jado held Uemera so Eagles could hit him. Umera dodged, and Eagles collided with Jado. When Uemera tried to capitalize with an O’Connor Roll, Eagles kicked out, propelling Uemera into Jado’s shinai. Uemera managed to kick out of the pin, but almost immediately afterward got hit with Eagles’ Backpack Stunner.

NEVER Openweight Champion Taichi & DOUKI b. Ryusuke Taguchi & Shota Umino when Taichi submitted Umino with a Stretch Plumb – The Heels attacked before the bell, and wasted no time getting the heat on Taguchi. Umino got the tag and made a comeback. He soon got cut off, and put in the Stretch Plumb by Taichi. With Taguchi being held back by DOUKI, Umino was forced to submit.

IWGP US Champion Juice Robinson, Will Ospreay, & Bandido b. Toa Henare, CHAOS’s Rocky Romero & YOH when Robinson pinned Henare with Pulp Friction – A very fast paced match were all six guys were babyfaces. Juice put Henare in an Elevated Crab. Yoh broke the submission, leading to a multi-man brawl. During the melee, Juice hit Pulp Friction on Henare to get the pin.

Tetsuya Naito & BUSHI ofLos Ingobernables De Japon b. El Phantasmo & Gedo of Bullet Club when BUSHI pinned Gedo with a MX – Phantasmo offered a handshake. Of course, he took a cheapshot when Bushi accepted. He also repeatedly distracted the referee so Gedo could attack from behind. Eventually, the distraction backfired. Bushi managed to duck a brass knuckles shot and hit Gedo with a MX for the pinfall win.

All remaining matches were A Block Tournament matches

Jonathan Gresham (0-1, 0) s. Taka Michinoku (0-1, 0) with an Octopus Hold – Gresham was out maneuvering Taka, so Taka kept trying to ground him with submissions. Gresham also kept going for the Octopus, with Taka evading it. After making the rope break to escape a crossface, Gresham finally managed to lock in the Octopus Hold and get the submission.

Tiger Mask IV (1-0, 2) p. Yoshinobu Kanemaru (0-1, 0) with a small package – Kanemaru came to the ring carrying Tiger’s Mask from the night before. Tiger hit the ring and went after Kanemaru right away. However, Kanemaru managed to stay a step ahead with his heel tactics. When Kanemaru went for a Deep Impact DDT, Tiger countered by tossing him off the turnbuckles. A Tiger Driver got a two count. Tiger went for a Butterfly Suplex from the top, which Kanemaru reversed into a Deep Impact DDT. Tiger kicked out, but quickly got placed in a Figure Four. It took him a few tries to make it to the ropes. Kanemaru tried to stay on the offense by using anohter Figure Four. This time, Tiger reversed into a small package for a surprise pin.

Shingo Takagi (1-0, 2) p. Titan (1-0, 2) with Last Of The Dragon – The two were evenly matched until Takagi took the match to the floor. Takasgi controlled the next several minutes. Titan made his comeback and hit a dive to the floor. He got several near falls, but couldn’t get the pin. Takagi managed to escape TItonics, and hit a Noshigami for a two count. Before Titan could retaliate, Takagi followed up with Last Of The Dragon for the pinfall.

“Bone Soldier” Taiji Ishimori (1-0, 2) p. Marty Scurll (w/ Brody King) (1-0, 2) with a Bloody Cross – Ishimori came to the ring alone, while Brody King accompanied Scurll. The first few minutes were spent by both men trying to feel each other out. It picked up when Scurll hit a superplex that tossed Ishimori out of the ring. Before Scurll could fallow, Ishimori hopped back in the ring and kicked him to the floor. Ishimori followed up with a bodypress to the floor, and controlled the next few minutes. Scurll began to taunt back, daring Ishimori to hit him. When Ishimori obliged, Scurll fired back with his own strikes. The two exchanges several roll-ups and quick near falls. Ishimori battled back with a Shotgun Dropkick and Double Kneestrike for a near fall. Another series of reversals, with Scurll hitting a Tombstone Piledriver. Ishimori hit an inverted Codebreaker for a double down. Scurll reversed a Bloody Cross into a Chickenwing. Ishimori escaped and applied a crossface. Scurll escaped and used his own crossface. When Ishimori escaped that, the two exchanged several big moves, and traded several near falls. In the end, ishimori hit the Bloody Cross for the win and two points. It was a little surprising that King did not interfere.

Dragon Lee (0-1, 0) p. SHO (0-1, 0) with Desnucadora – The two went at it right off the bat, with the match moving at a quick pace. Both men targeted each other’s arms. They clotheslined each other to the floor, and got so intense exchanging blows on the floor that they almost got counted out. Back in the ring, they continued to exchange strikes. The two hit a double down at the 15 minute mark. Sho hit a lungblower, and transitioned into a cross armbreaker. Dragon made the rope break. The two traded several fast paced reversals, with Sho finally hitting the Shock Arrow. Dragon kicked out at the 20 minute mark. An exchange of knees and lairats resulted in another double down. Sho fired up with forearm strikes and a lariat. A Powerbomb/Kneestrike only got another two count. At the 25 minute mark. Lee hit a Penalty Kick. Sho used another Cross Armbreaker that Lee countered with a powerbomb. A pair of knee strikes got another two count. Finally, Lee hit the Desnucadora for the hard earned victory. The story made it clear that, despite losing his first two matches, Sho was able to take two of the top Junior Heavyweights to their limits.

After the match, Lee cut a promo thanking everybody

Here are the standings after Night 3

4 Taiji Ishimori
4 Shingo Takagi
4 Tiger Mask IV
2 Dragon Lee
2 Marty Scurll
2 Titan
2 Jonathan Gresham
0 Taka Michinoku
0 Yoshinobu Kanemaru

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