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

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)

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