NJPW Best Of the Super Juniors 25 Day 1 Results: The A Block Kicks Off, Plus Los Ingobernables Battles Bullet Club In Tag Team Action

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NJPW BOTSJ 25 Block A Match
Taiji Ishimori def. Will Ospreay

Josiah Williams And The HitMakerZ (FKA Hit Row) Hype Upcoming Match With Leon Ruff And Chris Bey

NJPW BOTSJ 25 Block A Match
Yoh def. Bushi

NJPW BOTSJ 25 Block A Match
ACH def. Flip Gordon

NJPW BOTSJ 25 Block A Match
Tiger Mask IV def. Yoshinobu Kanemaru

Los Ingobernables (Hiromu Takahashi & Evil) def. Bullet Club (Marty Scurll & Chase Owens)

Suzuki-Gun (Minoru Suzuki & El Desparado) def. Ryusuke Taguchi & Toa Henare

Chaos (Sho & Yoshi-Hashi) def. Dragon Lee & Tomoyuki Oka

Chris Sabin & Ren Narita def. Kushida & Shota Umino


Kushida & Shota Umino vs. Chris Sabin & Ren Narita

The match begins with Kushida and Sabin taking turns wrenching away on each others arms, Kushida trips up Sabin and tries working over his leg. Sabin does the same to Kushida before catching him with a roll up for a near fall, Narita tags in and he scores an arm drag takedown on Kushida. Kushida takes Narita down before getting a pin attempt against him, Kushida applies the arm bar to Narita and Narita gets to the ropes. Umino tags in and he attacks the injured arm of Narita, Umino traps Narita in the corner while landing a plethora of chops. Umino would then apply the kravat to Narita before landing a neck breaker for a near fall, Kushida tags in and he applies a modified camel clutch to Narita. Narita tries fighting back and Kushida catches him in the octopus stretch, Kushida eventually releases the hold and Narita nails him with a drop kick.

Sabin tags in and he cleans house against the opposing team, Sabin corners Kushida before landing a leaping back elbow strike. Sabin would then catch Kushida with a top rope missile drop kick, Kushida recovers to catch Sabin with a hip toss and drop kick. Narita hits the ring and Kushida nails him with a handspring elbow strike, Kushida then drops Sabin with an overhead kick. Umino tags in and he nails Sabin with some forearm strikes and a running back elbow strike, Umino then hits Sabin with a missile drop kick for a near fall. Umino would then apply the Boston crab to Sabin until Narita breaks it up, Sabin catches a charging Umino with a spin kick followed by an enzaguri. Sabin then hits Umino with a super kick followed by Cradle Shock for a three count.

Winners: Chris Sabin & Ren Narita

Dragon Lee & Tomoyuki Oka vs. Chaos (Sho & Yoshi-Hashi)

The match begins with Lee and Sho doing a whole bunch of chain wrestling, Lee and Sho also take turns wrenching away on each others arms. Yoshi-Hashi and Oka get tagged in and they immediately go after each other, Oka drops Yoshi-Hashi with a shoulder tackle before landing some knee strikes. Yoshi-Hashi trips up Oka and he drags him out of the ring, Yoshi-Hashi throws Oka into the ring post while Sho and Lee battle on the other side of the arena floor. Yoshi-Hashi gets Oka back in the ring before attacking him with a few strikes, Sho tags in and he corners Oka before landing a few strikes. Sho gets Oka out of the corner before landing a knee lift to the midsection, Yoshi-Hashi tags back in and he catches Oka with a few strikes as well. Yoshi-Hashi drops Oka with a back elbow strike for a near fall, Sho tags in and he catches Oka with a drop kick.

Sho would then apply the Boston crab to Oka until he gets to the ropes, Oka recovers and catches a charging Sho with a belly to belly suplex. Lee tags in and he nails Sho with a rolling drop kick and a plethora of strikes in the corner, Lee then catches Sho with a shotgun drop kick for a near fall. Lee and Sho have a striking exchange in the middle of the ring, Lee catches Sho with a release German suplex before eating a lariat. Oka and Yoshi-Hashi get tagged in by their respective partners, Oka catches Yoshi-Hashi with a shoulder tackle followed by an avalanche. Oka also catches Yoshi-Hashi with a spine buster for a near fall, Oka keeps Yoshi-Hashi down while applying a modified STF to him. Oka transitions to the modified camel clutch against Yoshi-Hashi, Yoshi-Hashi eventually gets to the ropes to break the hold.

Yoshi-Hashi recovers and drops a charging Oka with a super kick, Lee hits the ring and Sho takes him out with a German suplex. Lee recovers and he knocks Sho out of the ring before eating a Western Lariat, Yoshi-Hashi then hits Oka with a mule kick followed by a neck breaker for a near fall. Yoshi-Hashi quickly applies the butterfly lock and Oka taps out.

Winners: Chaos (Sho & Yoshi-Hashi)

Ryusuke Taguchi & Toa Henare vs. Suzuki-Gun (Minoru Suzuki & El Desparado)

The match begins with Suzuki-Gun jumping their opponents before the bell sounds, Suzuki battles Henare on the arena floor while Desparado battles Taguchi in the ring. Desparado catches a charging Taguchi with a spine buster before applying the horse collar for a few moments, Taguchi recovers and he nails Desparado with a series of hip attacks. Taguchi rolls out of the ring and that sparks a second brawl between the teams on the outside of the ring, Desparado and Suzuki throw Henare and Taguchi into the chairs the fans were sitting on. Suzuki and Desparado also grab some chairs and they nail their opponents with them, Desparado waits for Taguchi to get back in the ring and he throws him right back out. Suzuki finds a bottle of water and he nails Taguchi with it, Desparado then gets a near fall on Taguchi when he gets thrown back into the ring.

Suzuki tags in and he catches Taguchi with a series of knee strikes, Taguchi tries fighting back and Suzuki drops him before applying a modified knee bar to him. Desparado tags in and Taguchi eventually drops him with a hip attack, Henare tags in and he cleans house against the opposing team. Henare then drops Desparado with a flying shoulder tackle, Henare goes to the top rope and he catches Desparado with another shoulder tackle for a near fall. Desparado trips up a charging Henare and he sends him into the ropes, Suzuki tags in and Henare nails him with a Samoan drop for a near fall. Henare and Taguchi would then double team Suzuki for another near fall, Desparado interferes and Taguchi knocks him out of the ring before taking him out with a suicide dive. Suzuki catches Henare in a sleeper hold before landing a pile driver for a three count.

Winners: Suzuki-Gun (Minoru Suzuki & El Desparado)

Los Ingobernables (Hiromu Takahashi & Evil) vs. Bullet Club (Marty Scurll & Chase Owens)

The match begins with Takahashi and Scurll wrenching away on each others arms, a chain wrestling session breaks out between Scurll and Takahashi. Takahashi catches Scurll with a chop after a series of reversals, Scurll looks for a finger snap and Takahashi breaks that by grabbing Scurll’s beard. Evil hits the ring and he double teams Scurll alongside Takahashi for a near fall, Evil tags in and Scurll attacks him with a series of chops. Evil drops Scurll with a single chop for a near fall, Takahashi tags back in and he lures Scurll outside the ring before attempting a sunset flip bomb. Owens and Scurll catch Takahashi with super kicks on the arena floor to prevent the move from happening, Owens battles Scurll up the aisle while Scurll battles Takahashi on the other aisle.

Owens steals a Darryl doll and Scurll throws Takahashi face first into it, Owens tags in and he works with Scurll to hit Takahashi with a wishbone. Owens then hits Takahashi with a back breaker for a near fall, Scurll tags in and Takahashi uses Scurll to knock Owens out of the ring. Takahashi then drops a charging Scurll with a few boots to the face, Evil and Owens get tagged in by their respective partners. Evil nails Owens with a few chops before just dropping him, Evil then hits Owens with a spinning clothesline in the corner followed by a bulldog. Evil then crushes Owens with a senton bomb, Owens recovers and he nails Evil with a Jewel Heist for a near fall. Evil fights back and Owens kicks him in the head, Owens looks for a package pile driver and Takahashi prevents that from happening.

Owens accidentally runs into Scurll and Evil drops him a short time later, Evil applies the Banshee Muzzle to Owens and a tap out follows.

Winners: Los Ingobernables (Hiromu Takahashi & Evil)

NJPW BOTSJ 25 Block A Match: Tiger Mask IV vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru

The match begins with Kanemaru kicking Mask IV in the face before throwing him out of the ring, Kanemaru throws Mask IV into some chairs before stomping away on him. Kanemaru then throws Mask IV into the ring post before getting him back in the ring, Kanemaru would then stomp away on Mask IV on the inside of the ring. Mask IV fights back and he trips up Kanemaru before applying a figure four leg lock, Kanemaru eventually gets to the ropes to break the hold. Mask IV then applies the spinning toe hold to a downed Kanemaru, Mask IV releases the hold so he can attack Kanemaru with some chops. Mask IV foillows that up by throwing Kanemaru out of the ring, Kanemaru gets back in the ring to nail a charging Mask IV with a drop kick to the knee. Kanemaru starts trying to rip the mask off of the face of Mask IV, Mask IV rolls out of the ring and Kanemaru follows to nail him with a DDT on the arena floor.

Kanemaru hangs Mask IV on the ring apron before nailing him with a drop kick, Mask IV gets back in the ring and Kanemaru stands on his head. Mask IV fights back and Kanemaru attacks the injured knee with some strikes, Mask IV recovers and kicks a charging Kanemaru in the head. Mask IV then hits Kanemaru with a Tiger Driver for a near fall, Mask IV gets Kanemaru on the top rope and he follows him up there. Mask IV hits Kanemaru with a super butterfly suplex for a near fall, Mask IV applies the arm bar a short time later and Kanemaru eventually makes it to the ropes. Kanemaru shoves the referee down before nailing Mask IV with a low blow and roll up for a near fall, Mask IV rolls out of the ring and Kanemaru slams him on the arena floor. Kanemaru then grabs a young lion and he slams him on top of Mask IV, Kanemaru grabs another young lion and throws him from the ring onto Mask IV.

Mask IV gets back in the ring and Kanemaru catches him with a running clothesline, Kanemaru places Mask IV on the top rope. Kanemaru lands a superplex and Mask IV rolls him up from out of nowhere for the three count.

Winner: Tiger Mask IV

NJPW BOTSJ 25 Block A Match: ACH vs. Flip Gordon

The match begins with ACH dragging Gordon to the mat below with a headlock, Gordon gets free and he briefly wrenches away on the arm of ACH. Gordon does some flips to avoid ACH and ACH eventually catches him with a chop, ACH traps Gordon in the corners before landing some more chops. ACH then nails Gordon with a neck breaker for a near fall, ACH keeps Gordon down by applying a chin lock to him. Gordon fights back and ACH nails him with a German suplex for a near fall, Gordon rolls out of the ring after eating another chop from ACH. ACH follows him out there before landing some more chops, ACH goes for another chop and Gordon gets out of the way so ACH hits the ring post. ACH gets back in the ring and Gordon catches him with a series of drop kicks, Gordon then drops ACH with an overhead kick followed by a springboard Sling Blade.

ACH tries going to the middle rope and Gordon kicks him in the head, Gordon then knocks ACH out of the ring before landing a double jump springboard dive to the arena floor. Gordon gets ACH to the ring apron before smashing his arm on the mat, ACH recovers to trip up Gordon before landing a double stomp and basement drop kick. Gordon rolls out of the ring and ACH follows him out there to land a chop, ACH throws Gordon to the arena floor before landing some more chops. The competitors battle into the crowd and Gordon drops ACH with a side kick to the midsection, Gordon goes to the balcony before leaping off onto ACH. Gordon waits for ACH to get back into the ring and he nails him with a twisting springboard splash for a near fall, ACH fights back and Gordon nails him with an inverted Finaly Roll followed by a standing shooting star press for a near fall.

Gordon goes to the top rope and ACH knocks him off with a springboard overhead kick for a near fall, Gordon and ACH have a striking exchange in the middle of the ring. Gordon runs through a chop to hit ACH with a springboard spear for a near fall, Gordon follows that up with a falcon arrow for another near fall. Gordon goes to the top rope for a phoenix splash and ACH gets out of the way, ACH then hits Gordon with a release German suplex. ACH then hits a cornered Gordon with a running knee strike followed by a package DDT for the three count.

Winner: ACH

NJPW BOTSJ 25 Block A Match: Yoh vs. Bushi

The match begins with Bushi jumping Yoh before the bell sounds, Bushi would then stomp away on a downed Yoh. Yoh fights back and Bushi levels him with a drop kick, Yoh recovers to hit a charging Bushi with a handspring spin kick. Bushi rolls out of the ring and Yoh takes him out with a suicide dive, Yoh gets Bushi back in the ring before landing a running swanton bomb for a near fall. Bushi rolls out of the ring and Yoh follows him out there, Bushi takes off his short and he chokes Yoh with it. Bushi gets Yoh back in the ring before nailing him with a DDT onto the ring apron, Bushi gets Yoh back in the middle of the ring for a two count on a pin attempt. Bushi keeps Yoh in the seated position before landing a basement drop kick for a near fall, Yoh fights back and he has a striking exchange with Bushi.

Bushi regains control and he attacks Yoh with a plethora of chops, Bushi slows things down further by holding Yoh in a head scissors. Yoh eventually makes it to the ropes to break the head scissors, Bushi places Yoh on the top rope before landing a missile drop kick for a near fall. Yoh fights back and Bushi eventually drops him before applying the STF, Yoh eventually gets to the ropes to break the STF. Yoh then nails a charging Bushi with a neck breaker, Yoh gets back up and he drops Bushi with a few forearm strikes. Yoh then drop kicks Bushi Bushi into the ropes, Yoh follows that up by nailing Bushi with a slingshot drop kick. Bushi recovers and he sends a charging Yoh out of the ring, Bushi then takes out Yoh with a suicide dives.

Bushi gets Yoh back in the ring and he follows him in there, Bushi then hits Yoh with a running double knee strike. Yoh recovers and catches a charging Bushi with a running knee strike, Bushi recovers and he crotches Yoh on the top rope. Bushi goes to the top rope and he nails Yoh with a super hurricarana for a near fall, Bushi then connects with a spinning fisherman buster suplex for a near fall. Bushi sets up for MX and Yoh nails him with a super kick as he leaps off the middle rope, Bushi and Yoh have another striking exchange in the middle of the ring. Bushi eventually catches Yoh with a superman punch before they exchange enzaguris, Bushi catches Yoh with a flip pile driver from out of nowhere for a near fall. Bushi goes for a running MX and Yoh rolls him up for the three count.

Winner: Yoh

NJPW BOTSJ 25 Block A Match: Will Ospreay vs. Taiji Ishimori

The match begins with Ospreay catching Ishimori with a shotgun drop kick, Ospreay keeps Ishimori trapped in the corner by landing forearm strikes and a running drop kick. Ishimori rolls out of the ring and Ospreay follows him out there, a striking exchange breaks out and Ishimori gains control. Ishimori tries throwing Ospreay into some chairs and Ospreay leaps over onto the balcony, Ospreay then leaps off the balcony and onto Ishimori. Ospreay gets Ishimori in the ring before nailing him with some more strikes, Ishimori recovers and he nails Ospreay with a springboard hip attack. Ishimori starts attacking the back of Ospreays neck with a series of strikes, Ishimori follows Ospreay around the ring while landing more strikes. Ishimori would then drop Ospreay before twisting away on his neck, Ospreay rolls out of the ring and Ishimori follows him out there to land more strikes.

Ishimori would then throw Ospreay right into the ring post before getting him back in the ring, Ishimori would then trap Ospreay in the ropes before taking him down with a release German suplex. Ishimori traps the head of Ospreay while nailing him with shoulder thrusts, Ishimori misses a springboard move and Ospreay catches him with a handspring enzaguri. Ospreay catches Ishimori with another kick to the head followed by a top rope 619, Ospreay then hits Ishimori with a springboard forearm strike followed by a standing shooting star press for a near fall. Ospreay would then attack Ishimori with a series of kicks, Ishimori would then catch Ospreay in a cross face after  a series of reversals. Ospreay would eventually make it to the ropes to break the submission hold, Ishimori nails Ospreay with a gut buster for a near fall.

Ishimori transition into a second cross face while nailing Ospreay with elbow strikes to the back of the head, Ospreay gets free and he catches Ishimori with a modified power bomb. Ishimori and Ospreay have another striking exchange in the middle of the ring, Ospreay eventually nails Ishimori with a super kick followed by an elevated reverse DDT for a near fall. Ospreay places Ishimori on the top rope before going up himself, Ospreay catches Ishimori with a shooting star press for a near fall. Ospreay follows that up by catching Ishimori with a Robinson Special, Ishimori escapes the grasp of Ospreay to nail him with a knee strike followed by a reverse hurricarana. Ospreay recovers and catches a charging Ishimori with a one man Spanish fly, Ospreay goes for the Os Cutter and Ishimori counter with a double knee strike variation for the three count.

Winner: Taiji Ishimori

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