NJPW Best of Super Junior Update (5/17) Standings, Must See Matches, Editorial, More

Photo Credit: AXS TV

Author’s Note: Due to the extended schedule of the Best of Super Juniors, this week’s New Japan Pro Wednesday was delayed. Here’s this week’s New Japan Pro Wednesday, on Friday. The first four nights of the Best of Super Juniors tournament are covered, as well as the upcoming schedule. Apologies for the delay, NJPWed will be back on schedule next week.

Best of Super Juniors Standings

New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Best of Super Junior Tournament kicked off this week. After four nights, the blocks are anyone’s game, but some clear breakout stars are making themselves known.

A Block:

  1. Shingo Takagi, Taiji Ishimori & Tiger Mask (4 points)
  2. Dragon Lee, Jonathan Gresham, Marty Scurll, Titan (2 points)
  3. Sho, TAKA Michinoku & Yoshinobu Kanemaru (0 points)

B Block:

  1. El Phantasmo, Robbie Eagles, Ryusuke Taguchi & Will Ospreay (4 points)
  2. Douki & Yoh (2 points)
  3. Bandido, Rocky Romero, Ren Narita & BUSHI (0 points)

Must-See Matches From 5/13-5/16

With four nights down, there’s been plenty of must see action in the NJPW Super Jr. Tournament. Here’s a top-10 list of need to see matches:

  1. Shingo Takagi vs. Sho –Night 1 (5/13)
  2. Dragon Lee vs. Sho –Night 3 (5/15)
  3. Will Ospreay vs. Rocky Romero –Night 4 (5/16)
  4. Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Yoh –Night 2 (5/14)
  5. Dragon Lee vs. Taiji Ishimori –Night 1 (5/13)
  6. Robbie Eagles vs. Rocky Romero –Night 2(5/14)
  7. Ren Narita vs. Robbie Eagles -Night 4 (5/16)
  8. Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Douki -Night 4 (5/16)
  9. Marty Scurll vs. Jonathan Gresham –Night 1 (5/13)
  10. Shingo Takagi vs. Titan –Night 2 (5/15)

All matches available on NJPWWorld.com

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