NJPW Best Of the Super Juniors 25 Day 2 Results: Block B Action Begins, Plus Chaos In Tag Action

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NJPW BOTSJ 25 Block B Match
Hiromu Takahashi def. Marty Scurll

Joey Mercury Files Lawsuit Against ROH Over Alleged Disregard For Talent Safety

NJPW BOTSJ 25 Block B Match
Chris Sabin def. Kushida

NJPW BOTSJ 25 Block B Match
El Desparado def. Ryusuke Taguchi

NJPW BOTSJ 25 Block B Match
Dragon Lee def. Sho

Los Ingobernables (Sanada & Bushi) def. Bullet Club (Chase Owens & Taiji Ishimori)

Suzuki-Gun (Minoru Suzuki & Yoshinobu Kanemaru) def. Flip Gordon & Toa Henare

Chaos (Will Ospreay, Yoshi-Hashi & Yoh) def. ACH, Tiger Mash IV & Tomoyuki Oka 

Shota Umino def. Yota Tsuji


Shota Umino vs. Yota Tsuji

The match begins with some chain wrestling between the competitors, Tsuji and Umino take turns wrenching away on each others arms. Tsuji gets Umino to the ropes before nailing him with a chop, Umino goes for a headlock before dropping Tsuji with a shoulder tackle. Umino gets Tsuji to his feet and the two have a striking exchange, Umino ends the exchange by nailing Tsuji with a slam followed by a back body drop. Umino keeps Tsuji down before applying the single leg crab to him, Tsuji eventually gets to the ropes to break the submission. Umino drops Tsuji again with a chop before stomping away on him, Tsuji recovers and nails Umino with a drop kick. Tsuji traps Umino in the corner while landing some strikes, Tsuji then hits Umino with a hip toss for a near fall.

Tsuji then hits Umino with a slam before applying the Boston crab, Umino makes it to the ropes to break the hold. Tsuji picks Umino up to nail him with a few forearm strikes, Umino recovers and catches a charging Tsuji with a drop kick followed by a spine buster. Umino locks Tsuji in the Boston crab and Tsuji eventually makes it to the ropes, Umino then hits Tsuji with a missile drop kick before reapplying the Boston crab and a tap out follows.

Winner: Shota Umino

ACH, Tiger Mash IV & Tomoyuki Oka vs. Chaos (Will Ospreay, Yoshi-Hashi & Yoh)

The match begins with Ospreay faking a chop on ACH before snapping him arm along the ring ropes, Yoshi-Hashi and Oka get tagged in by their respective partners. Oka nails Yoshi-Hashi with a few strikes before getting hit with a back body drop, a brawl breaks out between members of both teams on the arena floor. Yoh tags in and he catches Oka with a running swanton bomb for a near fall, Yoh slows things down further by holding Oka in a head scissors. Yoh releases the hold and he stomps away on Oka, Ospreay tags in and he works over the arm of Oka. Yoshi-Hashi tags in and he places Oka on the top rope before landing a running drop kick for a near fall, Yoh tags in and Oka starts fighting back against him. Oka recovers and he nails Yoh with a belly to belly suplex, Mask IV tags in and he nails Yoh with a top rope cross body block.

Mask IV cleans house against the opposing team before nailing Yoh with a Tiger Driver, Mask IV gets Yoh to the top rope and he follows him up there. Mask IV looks for a super Tiger Driver and Yoh knocks him off the top rope, Yoh gets off the ropes and Mask IV locks him in a modified Rings Of Saturn until Ospreay breaks it up. Yoh recovers to catch Mask IV with a back breaker followed by a neck breaker, Ospreay tags in and he nails Mask IV with an enzaguri. Mask IV recovers to hit Ospreay with a tilt-a-whirl back breaker, ACH tags in and he trips up Ospreay before landing a double stomp and basement drop kick. Ospreay recovers and he starts working over the arm of ACH, ACH recovers and catches a leaping Ospreay with a release German suplex. Yoshi-Hashi and Oka get tagged in by their respective partners, Oka drops Yoshi-Hashi a few times before landing a suplex for a near fall.

Oka keeps Yoshi-Hashi down before applying the STF to him, Ospreay breaks up the submission by kicking at Oka. ACH hits the ring and Ospreay takes him out with a 619, Mask IV then knocks Ospreay out of the ring as Oka nails Yoshi-Hashi with an avalanche followed by a bulldog for a near fall. Yoshi-Hashi recovers and catches a charging Oka with a super kick followed by a neck breaker, Yoshi-Hashi applies the butterfly lock to Oka and a tap out follows.

Winners: Chaos (Will Ospreay, Yoshi-Hashi & Yoh)

Flip Gordon & Toa Henare vs. Suzuki-Gun (Minoru Suzuki & Yoshinobu Kanemaru)

The match begins with Suzuki-Gun jumping their opponents before the bell sounds and the brawl quickly spills to the arena floor, Suzuki gets Henare back in the ring while Kanemaru battles Gordon on the arena floor. Suzuki attacks a downed Henare with a series of kicks and chops, Suzuki with also corner Henare before kicking him in the face. Henare recovers and drops Suzuki with a flying shoulder tackle, Kanemaru and Gordon tag into the match. Gordon knocks Kanemaru out of the ring with a springboard drop kick before taking him out with a suicide dive, Kanemaru gets back in the ring and Gordon nails him with a springboard spear for a near fall. Kanemaru recovers and sends a charging Gordon out of the ring while Suzuki attacks Henare with a steel chair, Kanemaru then throws Gordon into some chairs that the fans were sitting on.

Suzuki grabs Henare and he also throws him into a bunch of chairs, Kanemaru waits for Gordon to get back in the ring before ripping the protective tape off of his shoulder. Kanemaru attacks Gordon with a few kicks before tagging Suzuki into the match, Suzuki traps Gordon in the ropes before attacking him with chops. Suzuki holds Gordon down while wrenching away on his injured arm, Suzuki bends the arms of Gordon in unnatural ways until Gordon gets to the ropes. Kanemaru tags in and he attacks a trapped Gordon with some chops, Gordon recovers and he drops Kanemaru with an enzaguri. Henare tags in and he cleans house against the opposing team, Henare then hits Kanemaru with a series of spears. Henare then catches Kanemaru with a clothesline followed by a top rope shoulder tackle for a near fall, Kanemaru drops Henare before tagging Suzuki into the match.

Gordon hits the ring and he double teams Suzuki alongside Henare, Henare nails Suzuki with a Samoan drop before Gordon lands a standing shooting star press for a near fall. Gordon then hits Kanemaru with a dive on the arena floor, Suzuki catches Henare in a knee bar from out of nowhere and Henare makes it to the ropes. Henare tries fighting back and Suzuki levels him with strikes of his own, Suzuki locks Henare in the sleeper hold before landing a Gotch Style Pile Driver for the three count.

Winners: Suzuki-Gun (Minoru Suzuki & Yoshinobu Kanemaru)

Los Ingobernables (Sanada & Bushi) vs. Bullet Club (Chase Owens & Taiji Ishimori)

The match begins with Owens attacking Bushi from behind to give Ishimori the advantage, Bushi fights back by throwing Owens into Ishimori. Bushi then takes out both opponents with a double hurricarana, Ishimori recovers and he drops Bushi with a drop kick. Bushi has a striking exchange with Ishimori before taking him down with a head scissors takedown, Sanada tags in and he nails Ishimori with a back body drop. Bushi tags in and he catches Ishimori with a missile drop kick, Owens trips up Bushi and drags him out of the ring. Owens then hits Bushi with a slam onto the ring apron, Owens legally tags into the match and he attacks Bushi with a series of strikes in the corner. Bushi fights back and Owens rolls through a cross body block to hit Bushi with a gut buster, Ishimori tags in and he twists the head of Bushi.

Ishimori follows that up by landing a death valley driver on Bushi followed by a knee strike, Bushi recovers and he nails Ishimori with an enzaguri. Bushi then hits Ishimori with a spinning neck breaker, sanada and Owens get tagged in by their respective partners. Sanada nails Owens with a drop kick followed by a hurricarana, Owens trips up Sanada before stomping away on him. Owens can’t figure out how to apply the Paradise Lock and that gives Sanada time to roll him up for a near fall, Sanada catches Owens in the Paradise Lock before nailing him with a drop kick for a near fall. Owens fights back to catch Sanada with a super kick followed by a flat liner, Ishimori hits the ring to double team Sanada alongside Owens. Owens then hits Sanada with a knee strike for a near fall, Owens looks for a package pile driver and Bushi breaks that up.

Bushi then knocks Ishimori out of the ring before nailing him with a suicide dive, Sanada catches Owens in the Skull End and a tap out follows.

Winners: Los Ingobernables (Sanada & Bushi)

NJPW BOTSJ 25 Block B Match: Dragon Lee vs. Sho

The match begins with Lee and Sho having a striking exchange in the middle of the ring, Sho and Lee exchange shoulder tackles until Lee goes down. Lee goes for a hurricarana and Sho blocks it as they go through a series of reversals, Sho catches Lee in an arm bar as they were doing a test of strength. Lee quickly makes it to the ropes to break the submission attempt, Sho trips up Lee on the ring apron before drop kicking him to the arena floor. Sho goes to the ring apron and he kicks Lee’s arm, Sho gets Lee back on the ring apron before bending his arm is some unnatural ways. Sho would then drop Lee in the ring before kicking him in the back, Sho slows things down further by holding Lee in an abdominal stretch. Sho releases the hold so he can just stand on the injured arm of Lee, Lee recovers and he knocks Sho out of the ring before landing a suicide dive.

Lee gets Sho back in the ring before landing a double under hook neck breaker followed by a basement drop kick, Lee then applies a head scissors to Sho until Sho gets to the ropes. Lee keeps Sho grounded while kicking him right in the back, Sho recovers and he cracks a charging Lee with a drop kick. Sho and Lee have another striking exchange in the middle of the ring, Lee uses a running clothesline to knock himself and Sho out of the ring. Sho and Lee have another striking exchange on the arena floor, they get back in the ring and continue the striking exchange. Sho and Lee then exchange some German suplexes, Lee gets to the ropes and Sho kicks him in the arm. Lee recovers and catches a charging Sho with a one man Spanish fly, Lee goes for his finisher and Sho counters with a back stabber into an arm bar. Lee gets to the ropes to break the submission hold from Sho, Lee recovers and he gets Sho in an arm bar of his own and Sho gets to the ropes.

Sho goes to the ring apron and Lee works over his injured arm, Sho goes for a sleeper hold while on the ring apron and Lee escapes quickly before landing a kick. Lee looks for a hurricarana to the arena floor and Sho counters by power bombing him back into the ring. Sho catches Lee with a power bomb into a double knee strike for a near fall, Lee escapes the grasp of Sho and Sho catches him in an arm bar until Lee gets to the ropes. Sho gets Lee on the top rope and he follows him up there, the two have another striking exchange while on the ropes. Lee gets Sho trapped in the ropes before landing a double stomp for a near fall, Sho recovers and exchanges knee strikes with Lee. Lee nails Sho with his finisher from out of nowhere for the three count.

Winner: Dragon Lee

NJPW BOTSJ 25 Block B Match: Ryusuke Taguchi vs. El Desparado

The match begins with Desparado attacking Taguchi with a drop kick as he entered the ring, Desparado keeps Taguchi in the corner while striking and choking him. Taguchi goes for a hip attack and Desparado counters with an atomic drop, Taguchi eventually connects with the hip attack against Desparado. Taguchi takes his shirt off and he chokes Desparado with it, Desparado gets to his knees as Taguchi peppers him with jabs. Desparado gets trapped in the ropes and Taguchi catches him with hip attacks followed by a 619, Taguchi goes for another 619 and Desparado pulls the ropes up to block it. Desparado throws Taguchi out of the ring and he follows him out there, Desparado puts a chair in between the legs of Taguchi before hitting it with another chair. Desparado gets back in the ring and he removes a section from the turnbuckle pad, Taguchi gets back in the ring and Desparado throws him into the exposed corner.

Desparado grabs a spike and he tries shoving it in the butt hole of Taguchi while the referee was fixing the turnbuckle pad, Taguchi tries fighting back and Desparado crotches him on the top rope for a near fall. Desparado starts focusing his attack on the knee of Taguchi, Desparado applies his version of the wishbone stretch to Taguchi. Desparado releases the hold so he can stand on the injured leg of Taguchi, Taguchi tries fighting back again and he misses an enzaguri. Taguchi escapes from the grasp of Desparado to nail him with a blue thunder bomb, Taguchi then uses a hip attack to knock Desparado to the arena floor. Taguchi takes out Desparado with a dive before getting him back in the ring, Taguchi then knocks Desparado back out of the ring with a springboard drop kick. Taguchi follows that up by landing another dive against Desparado, Taguchi gets Desparado back in the ring before landing a springboard drop kick for a near fall.

Taguchi then hits Desparado with a drop kick to the knee before applying the ankle lock, Desparado gets free and he nails a charging Taguchi with a spine buster. Desparado transitions into the horse collar against Taguchi and Taguchi gets to the ropes, Desparado and Taguchi have a striking exchange in the middle of the ring. Desparado goes for the Guerrero Special and Taguchi quickly escapes, Taguchi eventually catches Desparado in his own Guerrero Special before slamming him on the mat. Taguchi catches Desparado with a running knee strike for a near fall, Taguchi blocks a low blow from Desparado to nail him with a hip attack. Taguchi goes for his finisher and he winds up catching Desparado with a roll up for a near fall, Taguchi would then drop Desparado with an enzaguri. Desparado uses a referee distraction to catch Taguchi with a low blow before rolling him up for the three count.

Winner: El Desparado

NJPW BOTSJ 25 Block B Match: Kushida vs. Chris Sabin

The match begins with some chain wrestling between Kushida and Sabin, Kushida and Sabin exchange shoulder tackles before they both miss drop kicks. Kushida takes Sabin down while wrenching away on his arm, Kushida looks for a handspring move and Sabin drop kicks him out of the ring. Sabin then goes to the ring apron and he nails Kushida with a penalty kick, Sabin gets Kushida back in the ring and he applies a modified octopus stretch to him. Sabin releases the hold to stomp all over the limbs of a downed Kushida, Sabin then hits Kushida with a suplex for a near fall. Sabin gets angry and he smashes the arms of Kushida on the mat below, Sabin also applies a modified figure four to Kushida. Sabin then pulls back on the arms of Kushida while trapping his head, Sabin releases the hold and he nails a cornered Kushida with a leaping back elbow strike.

Kushida recovers and he propels Sabin into the turnbuckle, Kushida then attacks the injured arm of Sabin with a series of kicks. Kushida follows that up by catching Sabin with a hip toss followed by a drop kick, Kushida goes to the middle rope and he lands a hurricarana on Sabin for a near fall. Kushida goes the kick to Sabin’s arm and a striking exchange winds up taking place instead, Kushida eventually catches Sabin with an overhead kick. Sabin recovers to catch Kushida with a few side kicks and a roll up for a near fall, Kushida trips up Sabin and he applies the Hoverboard Lock until Sabin gets to the ropes. Kushida would then nail Sabin with knee strikes before kicking him in the injured arm, Kushida goes for a rolling move and Sabin blocks it from happening. Sabin then hits Kushida with a springboard tornado DDT for a near fall, Sabin locks for Cradle Shock and he winds up hitting Kushida with an enzaguri instead.

Kushida recovers and he knocks Sabin out of the ring with a handstand kick, Kushida goes to the top rope and Sabin gets back in the ring to hit him with a super release German suplex. Sabin then hits Kushida with a Cradle Shock for a near fall, Sabin then hits Kushida with a Cross Special Brain Buster for the three count.

Winner: Chris Sabin

NJPW BOTSJ 25 Block B Match: Hiromu Takahashi vs. Marty Scurll

The match begins with Scurll backing Takahashi into the corner before kicking him in the midsection, Scurll and Takahashi go through a series of reversals with nobody gaining a clear advantage. Takahashi catches Scurll with a kick to the midsection before kicking the middle rope into his neck, Takahashi knocks Scurll to the ring apron before attempting a sunset flip bomb. Scurll blocks the hold from happening before stomping on the arm of Takahashi, Takahashi falls to the arena floor and Scurll nails him with a super kick. Scurll then bends the arm of Takahashi before stomping away on it, Scurll follows that up by throwing Takahashi into some chairs. Scurll drags Takahashi into the crowd while nailing him with some strikes, Scurll gets Takahashi back in the ring before getting a near fall on a pin attempt. Scurll goes back to stomping away on the injured arm of Takahashi, Scurll also catches Takahashi with a back breaker.

Scurll traps Takahashi in the ropes before ripping away at his face, Takahashi remains trapped in the ropes while Scurll nails him with more strikes. Scurll keeps Takahashi down while pulling back on both of his arms, Takahashi tries fighting back and Scurll nails him with a back stabber. Takahashi recovers and propels a charging Scurll into the turnbuckle, Takahashi and Scurll have a striking exchange in the middle of the ring. Takahashi eats a side kick before knocking Scurll to the ring apron with a hurricarana, Scurll moves to the arena floor and Takahashi takes him out with a drop kick. Takahashi gets Scurll back in the ring before landing a top rope senton bomb for a near fall, Scurll recovers and he catches Takahashi with some elbow strikes followed by a side kick. Takahashi recovers next and he catches a charging Scurll with a pop up tiger driver, Takahashi and Scurll would then exchange some clotheslines.

Scurll eventually goes down and Takahashi nails him with a basement drop kick, Scurll recovers and he nails Takahashi with a knee strike. Takahashi then catches Scurll with a super kick before eating a lariat, Scurll looks for a hold and Takahashi nails him with a falcon arrow from out of nowhere. Takahashi places Scurll on the top rope, Takahashi follows Scurll up there and Scurll crotches him on the top rope. Scurll catches Takahashi with a reverse superplex from the top rope, Scurll then hits Takahashi with a modified neck breaker for a near fall. Scurll grabs his umbrella and he goes to the ring apron, Takahashi quickly nails Scurll with a sunset flip bomb to the arena floor. The competitors get back in the ring and Takahashi nails Scurll with a super reverse DDT for a near fall, Scurll goes out of the ring and he power bombs a charging Takahashi on the arena floor.

Scurll gets Takahashi to the ring apron and a striking exchange breaks out, Scurll traps Takahashi in the ropes before landing a super kick. Scurll then hits Takahashi with a tombstone pile driver on the ring apron for a near fall, Scurll looks for the finger break and Takahashi stops it from happening. Scurll then goes for the chicken wing and Takahashi falls backwards to break the hold, Scurll reapplies the chicken wing before stopping to snap the fingers of Takahashi. Scurll then drops Takahashi with a series of super kicks and stomps, Takahashi looks for the Time Bomb and Scurll rolls him up for a near fall. Takahashi would then catch Scurll in a triangle choke and Scurll passes out instead of tapping out.

Winner: Hiromu Takahashi

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