Hiromu Takahashi
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Best Of Super Juniors Results (6/3) Who Advanced To The Finals?

Best Of Super Juniors Results (6/3) Live In Progress…
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Show is set to start at 5:30am EDT on NJPWWorld.com.

FIRST MATCH: Tiger Mask IV (6 pts) vs. ACH (4 pts)

ACH enters in a Tiger Mask.

They lock up. Tiger corners ACH and breaks clean. They lock up. ACH rolls out of a wristlock. ACH atkes down Tiger Mask, flips over him, but is tripped by a leg sweep. ACH rolls to the floor. Tiger Mask feigns a dive. ACH pulls him out of the ring but Tiger Mask slams ACH’s arm into the ringpost.

Back in the ring and Tiger Mask hacks away at a cornered ACH with swift, sharp kicks. Tiger Mask stands on ACH’s hand. ACH fights back and hits a discus lariat. ACH misses a Frog Splash. Tiger Mask hits two quick kicks for a nearfall.

Tiger Mask locks in a wristlock but ACH gets to the ropes. Tiger Mask slams ACH’s arms over and over. Tiger Mask kicks at ACH’s kicks. ACH fights back with a lariat for two.

ACH goes for a Tiger Driver but Tiger Mask counters with a back body drop.  ACH hits a huge chop, and a second, dropping Tiger Mask. ACH hits a Frog Splash for two. ACH hits Tiger Driver for two.

Tiger Mask hits Tiger Driver for two. Tiger Mask kicks ACH in the chest. ACH hits a hard knife edge chop. Chops and Kicks ensue, until Tiger Mask drops ACH with a body kick. Tiger Mask takes ACH to the top rope, but ACH fights out with more sickening chops. Tiger Mask hits a headbutt. Tiger Mask hits a Super Double Underhook Suplex for two. ACH counters Tiger Suplex with a rollup for the pinfall.

WINNER: ACH (6pts)

After the match, both men embrace and raise the other’s hand.

SECOND MATCH: BUSHI (6 pts) vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru (4 pts)

BUSHI dropkicks Kanemaru before the bell. BUSHI hits another dropkick. Kanemaru slides out of the ring, and pulls Tomoyuki Oka in front of a suicide dive from BUSHI. Kanemaru slams multiple Young Lions on BUSHI. Kanemaru throws BUSHI into a wall. BUSHI beats the count at 17, where Kanemaru locks in a Camel Clutch. Kanemaru rips at BUSHI’s mask. Kanemaru stomps on BUSHI. Kanemaru drags BUSHI onto the apron. Kanemaru hits a dropkick. Kanemaru hits a DDT on the floor. BUSHI beats the count at 15, where Kanemaru maintains dominance.

Kanemaru stomps on BUSHI’s head and strips off BUSHI’s shirt. BUSHI fights back and chokes Kanemaru with the shirt. Kanemaru throws BUSHI off. BUSHI hits a Tilt-A-Whirl Headscissors. BUSHI hits a top rope Missile Dropkick. BUSHIrooni.

BUSHI hits knees in the corner, but Kanemaru fights back and hits a satellite DDT and then a reverse DDT. BUSHI fights back and hits an Enziguri. BUSHI hits a suicide dive to the floor. Back in the ring, BUSHI hits a swinging neckbreaker for two.

Kanemaru fights off a Codebreaker. Kanemaru takes a swig of whiskey. BUSHI mists Kanemaru and rolls him up with a backslide for two. BUSHI misses MX and gets misted by Kanemaru. Kanemaru hits Deep Impact for the pinfall.

WINNER: Yoshinobu Kanemaru (6 pts)

THIRD MATCH: Ryusuke Taguchi (4 pts) vs. Chris Sabin (6 pts)

They lock up. Sabin locks in a wristlock, that Taguchi tries to reverse out of. Despite numerous attempts. Sabin maintains the hold into multiple armdrags.

They shake hands.

They lock up. Taguchi goes for a wristlock but Sabin gets one of his own. Taguchi does endless dropdowns until he gets hit with a sliding dropkick from Sabin. Sabin knocks Taguchi out of the ring.

Back in the ring, Sabin hits a Flying Crossbody for two. Sabin locks in a hammerlock. Sabin locks in an Octopus Hold. Sabin rolls up Taguchi in a cradle pin for two.

Sabin bodyslams Taguchi. Sabin hits Garvin Stomps. Sabin locks in a chinlock. Taguchi gets to the ropes. Sabin snapmares Taguchi and locks in a half-straight jacket choke. Taguchi tries for a wristlock but Sabin hits a Sunset Flip followed by a Penalty Kick. Sabin hits a Sunset Flip but Taguchi hits a Dropkick. Taguchi hits a hip attack. Taguchi hits a Slingshot Plancha.

Taguchi misses a springboard attack. Taguchi hits a Somersault Senton over the top rope. Back in the ring, Taguchi hits a springboard hip attack for two.

Sabin reverses the Dodon with a rollup for two. Series of double lariats sees both men down. Both men exchange forearms. Sabin hits a top rope hurricanrana. Sabin hits a Missile Dropkick. Sabin hits a Western Lariat for two. Sabin goes for Cradle Shock but Taguchi and Sabin exchange nearfalls. Taguchi locks in an Ankle Lock. Sabin rolls up Taguchi for two. Taguchi locks in an Ankle Lock. Taguchi hits Dodon for two. Taguchi locks in an Ankle Lock. Sabin submits.

WINNER: Ryusuke Taguchi (6 pts)

FOURTH MATCH: Dragon Lee (6 pts) vs. El Desperado (4 pts)

Dragon Lee dropkicks El Desperado to start and hits a Suicide Dive . Dragon Lee gets back in the ring and hits a Tope Con Hiro. Dragon lee throws Desperado into the ringpost. Dragon Lee hits swift kicks to Desperado’s torso. Desperado beats the countout but gets immediately overtaken by Dragon Lee. Dragon Lee locks in a jawlock. Dragon Lee gets low-bridged out of the ring. Dragon Lee counters a suicide dive attempt and then flips out of the ring, landing on his feet. Desperado pleads for mercy and then hits Desperado with a chair. Desperado throws Dragon Lee through the first four rows of seating. Desperado hits Dragon Lee’s leg with a chair. Desperado hits the leg with a chair again. Dragon Lee beats the count.

Back outside the ring, Desperado chops away on a limping Dragon Lee. Desperado slams Dragon Lee’s leg into the ringpost repeatedly. Back in the ring, Desperado goes after the mask of Dragon Lee. Desperado rips Dragon Lee’s mask. Desperado chokes Dragon Lee with his boot. Desperado hits a running back elbow and Dragon Lee responds with his own, they repeat. They exchange forearms. Knee strike from Dragon Lee. Lariat from Desperado. Dragon Lee hits a snap German suplex. Dragon Lee hits a series of forearms and a shotgun dropkick. Dragon Lee hits a neckbreaker and rips Desperado’s mask almost in half.

Dragon Lee puts Desperado on the top rope. They exchange forearms. Dragon Lee hits a headbutt. Desperado counters a double stomp but Desperado hits a Tree Of Woe Dropkick. Dragon Lee hits a Double Stomp on Desperado, who’s mask is practically off. Dragon Lee covers for two.

Dragon Lee goes for Descunadora but Dragon Lee hits a Spinebuster for two. Desperado locks in a Stretch Muffler. Dragon Lee fights to the ropes.

Desperado hits a Guitarra Del Angel for two. Dragon Lee goes for a Penalty Kick but gets rolled up for two. Desperado low blows Dragon Lee and rolls him up for the pinfall.

WINNER: El Desperado (6 pts)

After the match, Desperado shreds Dragon Lee’s mask.

Tomoaki Honma comes out to applause. He announces he is returning on 6/23.