New Japan Need To Watch (5/16) Best of Super Juniors Night 4 *No Spoilers*

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FIRST MATCH: Titan & Yuya Uemura vs. Taiji Ishimori & Gedo

Good opening tag match that teases a GREAT Ishimori/Titan showdown on 5/18.

Need To Watch Rating: (4.0)

SECOND MATCH: Tiger Mask & Yota Tsuji vs. Marty Scurll & Brody King

Brody King & Yota Tsuji were born to beat the piss out of each other. Scurll works way better in his current svengali role.

Need To Watch Rating: (4.5)

THIRD MATCH: Dragon Lee, Juice Robinson & Shota Umino vs. Jonathan Gresham, Toa Henare & SHO

This match felt like one of those WrestleMania weekend matches, where you have no idea why anyone is teaming together, but its so much fun and you’re so sleep deprived that you don’t care and enjoy yourself. Think WWN Supershow, but not quite as chaotic.

Need To Watch Rating: (6.0)

FOURTH MATCH: Shingo Takagi & Tetsuya Naito vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru & TAKA Michinoku

LIJ vs. Suzuki-gun is always good. LIJ vs. Suzuki-gun is never bad.

Need To Watch Rating: (5.5)

FIFTH MATCH: Ren Narita (0) vs. Robbie Eagles (2)

An absolute barnburner, possibly one of Narita’s best matches to date. Eagles is finally getting to show off why all the Aussie fans have been crazy about him for so long. Definitely worth watching.

Need To Watch Rating: (9.9)

SIXTH MATCH: YOH (0) vs. Bandido (0)

Good match, but not quite as put together as the rest of the matches. Finish kinda comes out of nowhere, and no one is able to really build momentum.

Need To Watch Rating: (7.0)

SEVENTH MATCH: BUSHI (0) vs. El Phantasmo (2)

Both men have great chemistry. Phantasmo is a world class prig. All the lucha action one would expect.

Need To Watch Rating: (8.5)

EIGTH MATCH: Will Ospreay (2) vs. Rocky Romero (0)

Possible Match Of They Year Contender. The closing 5-10 minutes are some of the most thrilling you’ll watch all year. An absolute war that we are not likely to see again any time soon.

Need To Watch Rating: (11.0)

MAIN EVENT: Ryusuke Taguchi (2) vs. DOUKI (2)

This is…a match that happened. Closing stretch is fun, but getting there was a nonsensical slog.

Need To Watch Rating: (6.9)