Fightful Live Coverage & Discussion For NJPW Best Of The Super Juniors 24 Day 5: BOTSJ Block B Match - Ryusuke Taguchi vs. El Desparado

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BOTSJ Block B Match: Kushida def. Bushi

BOTSJ Block B Match: El Desparado def. Ryusuke Taguchi 

BOTSJ Block B Match: Tiger Mask IV def. ACH

BOTSJ Block B Match: Yoshinobu Kanemaru def. Volador Jr.

Dragon Lee, Jushin “Thunder” Liger, Juice Robinson & Satoshi Kojima def. Los Ingobernables (Tetsuya Naito, Evil, Sanada & Hiromu Takahashi)

Bullet Club (Marty Scurll, Yujiro Takahashi, Tama Tonga & Tonga Roa) def. Ricochet, David Finlay & War Machine (Raymond Rowe & Hanson)

Suzuki-Gun (Taichi & Taka Michinoku) def. Chaos (Jado & Will Ospreay) 

Tomoyuki Oka & Hirai Kawato def. Katsuya Kitamura & Syota Umino


Match By Match Recap

Tomoyuki Oka & Hirai Kawato vs. Katsuya Kitamura & Syota Umino

The match begins with Kawato and Umino doing a lot of chain wrestling, Umino backs Kawato into the corner and nails him with a chop. The two meet in the middle of the ring and exchange a plethora of chops, Umino traps Kawato in the corner before assaulting him with a few strikes. Kawato fights back and tags Oka into the match, Oka and Kawato drop Umino with a double shoulder tackle. Oka nails Umino with a knee to the midsection followed by a European uppercut for a near fall, Oka then slams Umino for another near fall. Oka locks Umino in the Boston crab and Umino quickly gets to the ropes, Umino eventually drops a charging Oka with a drop kick.

Kitamura tags in and he cleans house on both members of the opposing team, Kitamura nails Oka with a gut wrench suplex and a few stomps. Kitamura then slams Oka for a quick pin attempt, Kitamura then cracks Oka with a running elbow strike and shoulder tackle for another near fall. Kitamura follows that up by attacking Oka with a few chops, Oka recovers and he nails Kitamura with a spine buster. Kawato tags in and he nails Kitamura with a few strikes, Kitamura drops Kawato and tags Umino int the match. Umino nails Kawato with a back elbow strike and slam for a near fall, Umino locks Kawato in a single leg crab and Oka breaks it up. Kawato then drops a charging Umino with a drop kick, Kawato locks Umino in a Boston crab and Kitamura breaks it up.

Oka hits the ring and he quickly knocks Kitamura out of it, Umino gets up and he attacks Kawato with some forearm strikes. Kawato drops Umino and locks him in a Boston crab to force a submission.

Winners: Tomoyuki Oka & Hirai Kawato

Chaos (Jado & Will Ospreay) vs. Suzuki-Gun (Taichi & Taka Michinoku)

The match begins with Suzuki-Gun jumping Chaos as they entered the ring, Taichi and Michinoku eventually start double teaming Ospreay. Ospreay knocks Taichi out of the ring before dropping Michinoku, Jado tags in and he drops a charging Michinoku with a shoulder tackle. Jado then attacks Michinoku with a series of chops, Taichi interferes and he drags Jado out of the ring before tossing him into the ring post. Taichi grabs his microphone stand and he chokes Jado with it, Michinoku also attacks Ospreay on the arena floor. Jado is thrown back into the ring and Michinoku takes the opportunity to choke him, Taichi tags in and he nails Jado with chops.

Taichi then hits Jado with the ring bell hammer while Michinoku distracts the referee, Taichi and Michinoku double team Jado while Ospreay argues with the referee. Jado fights back and Michinoku quickly rakes his eyes to regain control, Jado then drops Michinoku with a DDT before tagging Ospreay in. Ospreay quickly nails Michinoku with a handspring enzaguri, Ospreay follows that up by crushing Michinoku with a running drop kick for a near fall. Ospreay goes to the top rope and misses a dive, which allows Michinoku to kick him in the face and tag Taichi in. Ospreay quickly hits Taichi with an enzaguri before tagging Jado in, Jado gets a near fall on Taichi after Ospreay interferes to hit him with a neck breaker.

Taichi eventually drops Jado with some strikes in the corner, Jado recovers to trip up Taichi and lock him in a cross face. Michinoku interferes as Taichi taps out and the referee doesn’t see it, Taichi hits Jado with the microphone stand and Michinoku hits him with a running knee strike for a near fall. Taichi hits Jado with a super kick for the three count.

Winners: Suzuki-Gun (Taichi & Taka Michinoku)

Bullet Club (Marty Scurll, Yujiro Takahashi, Tama Tonga & Tonga Roa) vs. Ricochet, David Finlay & War Machine (Raymond Rowe & Hanson)

The match begins with Scurll kicking at Ricochet and then dropping him with a shoulder tackle, Ricochet then drops Scurll with a head scissors and a drop kick. Bullet Club lure War Machine into the ring and quadruple team them, a brawl then breaks out all over the place between everybody in the match. Scurll fights Ricochet in the ring as everybody else remains fighting on the arena floor, Scurll traps Ricochet in the ropes while ripping away at his face. Tama tags in and he attacks Ricochet with a headbutt, Tama follows that up by hitting Ricochet with a suplex for a near fall. Scurll tags back in and Ricochet kicks him in the face, Ricochet then rolls up Scurll for a near fall.

Scurll gets mad and he just drops Ricochet, Ricochet recovers to drop Scurll with a forward roll drop kick. Takahashi gets the tag and Riccohet takes him out with a springboard strike before tagging Finlay in, Finlay takes out a tagged in Roa with a running European uppercut. Hanson hits the ring and he clobbers Tama and Roa with a lot of running clotheslines, Scurll jumps on Hanson’s back and Hanson still clotheslines everybody. Scurll eventually drops Hanson before cracking his fingers, Hanson gets angry and he levels Scurll with a clothesline. Rowe tags in and he nails Roa with a double knee strike, Rowe then clobbers Scurll with a running knee strike. Everybody starts hitting the ring and taking each other out, Finlay throws Roa into a lung blower by Ricochet.

Ricochet goes for a shooting star press and Tama nails him with the Stun Gun, War Machine hit Tama with a double team hold for a near fall. War Machine goes for another maneuver and Scurll distracts everybody with his umbrella, Takahashi hits Rowe with his cane and Tama nails him with a Stun Gun for a three count.

Winners: Bullet Club (Marty Scurll, Yujiro Takahashi, Tama Tonga & Tonga Roa)

More action on Page Two...

Los Ingobernables (Tetsuya Naito, Evil, Sanada & Hiromu Takahashi) vs. Dragon Lee, Jushin “Thunder” Liger, Juice Robinson & Satoshi Kojima

The match begins with an all out brawl breaking out between everybody in the match, Liger fights Naito in the ring and he nails him with a palm strike followed by a power bomb. Liger goes for the brain buster, but he gets tripped up and Sanada nails him with a baseball slide drop kick. Everybody still brawls on the arena floor as Naito tries ripping off the mask of Liger in the ring, Evil hits the ring to double team Liger with Naito. Evil and Sanada then hit Liger with some double team moves for a near fall, Takahashi hits the ring to nail Liger with a drop kick before holding him in the chin lock. Liger tries fighting back and Naito hits the ring to double team him with Takahashi, Liger eventually takes out Naito and Takahashi with tilt-a-whirl back breakers.

Lee tags in and he mauls Takahashi with a running drop kick in the corner, Lee then drops Takahashi with a hurricarana after a series of reversals between the two. Takahashi then propels a charging Lee right into the turnbuckle, Sanada tags in and he tries ripping the mask off of the face of Lee. Lee recovers and he drops Sanada with a release German suplex, Kojima tags in and he assaults Sanada with chops in the corner. Kojima then crushes Sanada with a running forearm strike and a reverse atomic drop, Kojima follows that up by nailing Sanada and an interfering Naito with dragon screw leg whips.

Kojima then crushes Sanada with a suplex, Robinson and Evil then get the tags from their respective partners. Robinson nails Evil with his patented jabs before crushing him with a cannonball in the corner, Robinson goes to the top rope and he hits Evil with a high cross body for a near fall. Evil recovers and he levels Robinson with a lariat, Robinson then gets quadruple teamed by the opposition for an Evil near fall. Evil goes for an STO and Liger interferes to take him out, everybody eventually hits the ring until Lee takes a few out with a suicide dive. Kojima then levels Naito with an ace crusher before nailing Evil with a lariat, Robinson hits Evil with his finisher for the three count.

Winners: Dragon Lee, Jushin “Thunder” Liger, Juice Robinson & Satoshi Kojima

BOTSJ Block B Match: Volador Jr. vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru

The match begins with Kanemaru and Volador Jr going through a series of reversals, Volador Jr then hits Kanemaru with a rope assisted enzaguri. Kanemaru knocks Volador Jr out of the ring and then throws him at a table near the crowd, Kanemaru places Volador Jr on the ring apron before catching him with a running drop kick. Kanemaru waits for Volador Jr to return to the ring before nailing him with a back body drop, Kanemaru then locks Volador Jr in the Boston crab and Volador Jr eventually gets to the ropes. Kanemaru again tosses Volador Jr out of the ring and he nails him with a DDT on the arena floor, Kanemaru goes back into the ring and Volador Jr does as well as short time later.

Kanemaru chokes Volador Jr for a short time before locking him in the camel clutch, Kanemaru releases the hold and Volador Jr knocks him out of the ring a short time later with a hurricarana. Volador Jr then nails Kanemaru with a suicide dive that send both crashing on the arena floor, Volador Jr tosses Kanemaru back into the ring and nails him with a high cross body. Kanemaru nearly catches Volador Jr with a roll up pin fall while holding the ropes, Kanemaru slams Volador Jr and then misses the follow up moonsault. Volador Jr then rolls up Kanemaru for a near fall. Volador Jr misses a moonsault and winds up nailing Kanemaru with a super kick for a near fall, Kanemaru throws Volador Jr into the referee before catching him with a reverse DDT for a near fall.

Taka Michinoku interferes to distract the referee, Kanemaru hits Volador Jr with his whiskey bottle followed by a leaping DDT for the three count.

Winner: Yoshinobu Kanemaru

BOTSJ Block B Match: Tiger Mask IV vs. ACH

The match begins with Mask IV briefly powering ACH into the ropes, ACH trips up Mask IV and gets a near fall out of it. ACH eventually nails Mask IV with a drop kick that knocks him out of the ring, ACH goes out there and Mask IV nails him with a jumping spin kick. Mask IV tosses ACH back into the ring and he attacks him with strikes in the corner, ACH recovers to nail Mask IV with a sideways kick to the face. Mask IV responds by nailing a charging ACH with a tilt-a-whirl back breaker, Mask IV slows things down by holding ACH in a modified chin lock. Mask IV releases the hold to hit ACH with a back suplex for a near fall, Mask IV then nails ACH with a few strikes to the back.

ACH trips up Mask IV before nailing him with a double stomp and a drop kick that knocks him out of the ring. ACH then catches Mask IV with a series of suicide dives, ACH grabs Mask IV and he throws him back into the ring. ACH clobbers Mask IV with a rope assisted ace crusher for a near fall, ACH goes for a move and winds up hurting his back. Mask IV takes advantage by kicking ACH in his injured back a few times, ACH recovers to drop Mask IV with a drop kick. ACH goes to the top rope and Mask IV throws him off as they both crash on the mat below, Mask IV hits ACH with a Tiger Driver for a near fall. Mask IV again kicks away at the injured back of ACH, the competitors continue exchanging a bunch of strikes.

ACH gets up first and he levels Mask IV with a lariat for a near fall, ACH looks for a suplex and he winds up nailing Mask IV with a spinning kick to the head. Mask IV rolls up ACH from out of nowhere to get the three count.

Winner: Tiger Mask IV

Final bouts are on Page Three...

BOTSJ Block B Match: Ryusuke Taguchi vs. El Desparado

The match begins with Desparado nailing Taguchi with a spear, Desparado mounts Taguchi to assault him with some punches. Taguchi recovers to drop Desparado with a series of arm drags, Taguchi starts attacking Desparado with hip strikes as well. Taguchi leaps off the ropes and Desparado catches him with a reverse atomic drop, Desparado takes Taguchi out of the ring before throwing him into a few chairs. Desparado grabs a chair and he attacks Taguchi with it, Desparado covers Taguchi with chairs before throwing him into the ring post. Desparado goes back into the ring and he places a chair in between the ropes, Desparado throws Taguchi into the placed chair.

Desparado grabs a pen and he stabs Taguchi right in the butt hole with it, Taguchi starts fighting back by nailing Desparado with some chops. Desparado recovers and he holds Taguchi in a single leg crab for a short time, Desparado then starts stomping on the leg of Taguchi. Desparado follows that up by twisting the legs of Taguchi and then sitting on them, Desparado traps Taguchi in the corner while twisting his leg again. Desparado follows that up by nailing Taguchi with a drop kick in his injured leg, Taguchi gets his foot into the face of a charging Desparado. Taguchi then uses a hip attack to knock Desparado out of the ring and to the arena floor, Taguchi follows that up by hitting Desparado with a plancha. Taguchi then brings Desparado into the ring before tossing him back out of it, Taguchi then hits Desparado with a suicide dive.

Taguchi brings Desparado back into the ring and he gets a near fall on him, Taguchi catches a swinging Desparado with a blue thunder bomb for a near fall. Desparado recovers and he rolls through Taguchi before locking him in the horse collar submission, Taguchi eventually gets to the ropes to break the hold. Desparado gets angry and he stomps away on the injured leg of Taguchi, Desparado then locks Taguchi in a modified figure four until Taguchi chops his way free. Taguchi almost catches Desparado in an ankle lock from out of nowhere, Taguchi recovers and he nails Desparado with a release back suplex followed by a shining wizard. Taguchi catches Desparado with a double under hook slam for another near fall, Taguchi counters a roll up from Desparado to lock him in the ankle lock.

Desparado pushes the referee away and then removes his own mask, Taguchi winds up with the mask and argues with the referee. Desparado kicks Taguchi low when the referee turns away and he nails him with an implant buster for the three count.

Winner: El Desparado

BOTSJ Block B Match: Kushida vs. Bushi

The match begins with Bushi nailing Kushida with a drop kick after shoving the referee into him, Kushida looks for his handspring elbow and Bushi drop kicks him out of the ring. Bushi follows Kushida out of the ring and he mauls him with strikes, Bushi grabs a chair and he smashes Kushida into it. Bushi charges at Kushida and Kushida winds up knocking him into the chair, Kushida forces Bushi to sit on the chair before nailing him with a drop kick. Kushida throws Bushi into the ring and Bushi chokes him with his shirt when he does hit the ring, Bushi traps Kushida in the ropes before nailing him with a DDT. Bushi grabs Kushida and he sits him on a chair before nailing him with a drop kick, Bushi throws Kushida back into the ring and the two have a chopping exchange.

Bushi eventually places Kushida on the top rope before nailing him with a drop kick for a near fall, Bushi slows things down by ripping away at the face of Kushida. Bushi follows that up by nailing Kushida with a neck breaker for a near fall, Bushi then looks for the submission by lockingKushida in the STF. Kushida eventually gets to the ropes to break the submission hold, Bushi goes to the middle rope and he catches Kushida with a missile drop kick. Kushida kicks a ducking Bushi and then he plants him into the turnbuckle, Bushi goes to the top rope and Kushida nails him with a handstand kick that knocks him out of the ring. Kushida then catches a downed Bushi with a suicide dive, Kushida tosses Bushi back into the ring and he goes for the Hover Board Lock.

Kushida releases the Hover Board Lock to apply a bunch of different submissions to Bushi, Kushida follows that up by nailing Bushi with a rolling DDT. Kushida then kicks away at the injured arm of Bushi, Bushi blocks a kick and the two competitors go after each others eyes. Kushida looks for a handspring elbow and Bushi catches him with a lung blower, Kushida rolls out of the ring and Bushi catches him with a suicide dive. Kushida gets back in the ring and Bushi nails him with a code breaker, Bushi then leaps off the middle rope before catching Kushida with a roll up for a near fall. Kushida gets up and he quickly drops Bushi with a series of kicks, the wrestlers have a striking exchange in the middle of the ring.

Bushi rocks Kushida with a slap and then hits him with a flip pile driver for a near fall, Bushi then hits Kushida with a middle rope code breaker for a near fall. Bushi leaps off the top rope and he eats a code breaker from Kushida, Kushida then locks Bushi in the Hover Board Lock. Kushida releases the hold to hit Bushi with a small package bomb for a three count.

Winner: Kushida

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