We are officially one-third of the way through the Best Of Super Juniors 2019 tournament. Night 6 features B Block tournament matches with A Block entrants in tag matches.
Jonathan Gresham, Shota Umino, & Yuya Uemera b. SHO, Titan, & Yota Tsuji when Umino pinned Tsuji with a Fisherman’s Suplex – The main highlight of this match was Titan and Gresham in an extended trading of dueling strikes that ended in a double down. Tsuji and Umino tagged in, and had their own exchange of strikes. The finish saw Umino hitting a Fisherman’s Suplex on Tsuji to win the match for his team.
Tiger Mask IV & IWGP US Champion Juice Robinson b. IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion Dragon Lee & Toa Henare when Robinson pinned Henare with Pulp Friction – Lee and Henare cut off Tiger. Juice made a comeback upon getting tagged in, and landed Pulp Friction on Henare for the pin.
Suzuki-Gun (NEVER Openweight Champion Taichi, Taka Michinoku, & Yoshinobu Kanemaru) b. Bullet Club (Taiji Ishimori, Gedo, & Jado) when Taichi pinned Jado with a superkick – Everybody started brawling before the bell rang and fought all over the floor. Back in the ring, Ishimori hit a double DDT on both Taka and Kanemaru. Taichi and Jado each tagged in, with Jado putting Taichi in a crossface. Ishimori broke the pin. Gedo distracted the referee while Jado went for his shinai. Taka handed Taichi his mic stand, which he used to block Jado’s cane. Taka held Gedo at bay while Taichi hit a superkick on Jado and got the pin.
Tetsuya Naito & Shingo Takagi of Los Ingobernables De Japon b. Marty Scurll & Brody King when Naito pinned King with Destino – King dominated the smaller opponents. He and Scurll worked over Naito unti Takagi made a comeback upon tagging in. LIJ regrouped and double teamed King, leading to Takagi decking King with a Pumping Bomber. Before Naito could hit Destino, Scurll made the save. Scurll and Takagi brawled on the floor while King hit a piledriver on Naito. Naito kicked out, amd managed to hit Destino on King for the pinfall.
Rocky Romero (1-1, 2) s. Ren Narita (0-2, 0) with a Cross Armbreaker – The match started slow, with Romero using a lot of holds. Narita picked up the pace and got a few near falls. Rocky made a comeback, got a few near falls himself, and won with the Cross Armbreaker.
Bandido (0-2, 0) p. DOUKI (1-1, 2) with a 21-Plex – The fight broke out before the bell. Kevin Kelly and Caprice Coleman did mention that these two have a history in Mexico. Bandido hit a huge dive to the floor and a springboard bodypress back in the ring. The two went back and fourth, with neither man dominating the match for any great length of time, especially with Doui escaping from Bandido hitting his 21-Plex. A lot of flying with a lot of fun highspots. In the end, Bandido was able to hit the 21-Plex to get the pin.
El Phantasmo (2-0, 4) p. Robbie Eagles (2-0, 4) with a Faceplant – The two Bullet Club members shook hands before the match. That didn’t last long, as cheapshotted Eagles during a 2-Sweet bump. Phantasmo got in Kevin Kelly’s face at ringside. Eagles came up and pleaded with Phantasmo to get back in the ring and wrestler. Phantasmo apologized, then rammed Eagles into the ringpost. Eagles made a babyface comeback, leading to the two trading several near falls. Phantasmo finally won with his Faceplant.
After the match, they 2-Sweeted each other and left.
Will Ospreay (2-0, 4) p. YOH (1-1, 2) with a Stormbreaker – This battle of CHAOS members started out ground-based. Ospreay controlled the first few minutes. Yoh took control after a dive to the outside. He used a Figure Four, which caused Ospreay to favor his knee. Ospreay tried a comeback, but his knee started giving out. Yoh kicked out of a standing Shooting Star and a Powerslam. The two battled atop the turnbuckle, which saw Ospreay kick Yoh off. Yoh dodged a second Shooting Star, and Ospreay crashed to the mat. Immediately, Yoh went for the kill with a Calf Crusher. Ospreay lingered for w hile in the hold, but eventually got the rope break. The two exchanged dueling strikes. Ospreay won the strike battle and hit the Robinson Special. Yoh reversed a Ozcutter into a German Suplex. Ospreay hit a roundhouse kick which caused Yoh to bounce off the ropes and hit a superkick in response. Ospreay flipped out of another German Suplex and hit a Spanish Fly for a two count. After that, Ospreay hit a Stormbreaker for the win.
After the match, the two men embraced and shook hands.
Ryusuke Taguchi (2-0, 4) s. BUSHI (0-2, 0) with Oh My And Garakle – Bushi whipped Taguchi into the ropes, and got out of the way. Taguchi kept running back and forth until he collapsed. Bushi tried to hit a senton, but Taguchi got out of the way, revealing his collapse to be a ruse. He hit a Kokeshi in trbute to Tomaki Honma. Bushi took the match to the floor and brawled on the outside. This turned the match in Bushi’s favor, and he continued to stalk Taguchi in the ring. Taguchi made a comeback, and hit a plancha to the floor. Bushi fought back and DDT’d Taguchi on the apron. Bushi went for an MX, but Taguchi countered with a Hip Attack. Then Taguchi used the Oh My And Garakle. Bushi escaped by kicking him into Red Shoes. With Red Shoes down, Bushi blinded Taguchi with mist. Bushi went again for an MX. Taguchi countered with a kick and went for the Dodon. Taguchi tried to turn a Codebreaker into another Anklelock. Bushi escaped, but Taguchi kept on the attack with a Dodon. Bushi kicked out of the Dodon, so Taguchi quickly put him in the Anklelock again. This time, Bushi submitted.
After the match, Taguchi closed the show ith a promo.
B BLOCK STANDINGS
6 Ryusuke Taguchi
6 Will Ospreay
6 El Phantasmo
4 Robbie Eagles
2 Rocky Romero
0 Ren Narita