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NJPW ‘Best of the Super Juniors 25’ Stat Breakdowns

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The time is nearly upon us to begin the twenty-fifth edition of the ‘Best of the Super Juniors’ tournament! The tournament dates back to 1988 under its original title ‘Top of the Super Juniors’. New Japan ran four tournaments under the name until 1994, when they changed it to the title we’re all familiar with today. If you were to combined the two, expanding the history into twenty-eight total tournaments, there have been twenty different winners. This year, four previous winners are looking to repeat while the other twelve hope to add their name into the history books. Three competitors will be making their BOSJ debut and while in previous years their odds of winning would seem to be stacked against them, this year’s field seems to be their best shot. Most competitors are either only on their second appearance or own a losing record. Some of those with the best records are heading into or are currently in the twilight of their careers. This is the best chance for the young up-and-comers to make names for themselves.

A Block

ACH (3-4)
2nd Appearance (2017-2018)
Best Performance: 7th in Block 2017

BUSHI (18-19)
6th Appearance (2012-2014 2016-2018)
Best Performance: 2nd in Block 2017

Flip Gordon (Debut)

Taiji Ishimori (5-3)
2nd Appearance (2010 & 2018)
Best Performance: Semifinal 2010

Tiger Mask IV (63-51)
17th Appearance (2002-2018)
Best Performance: Winner 2004 & 2005

Will Ospreay (10-6)
3rd Appearance (2016-2018)
Best Performance: Winner 2016

YOH (0-7)
2nd Appearance (2015 & 2018)
Best Performance: 8th in Block 2015

Yoshinobu Kanemaru (4-3)
2nd Appearance (2017-2018)
Best Performance: 4th in Block 2017

B Block

Chris Sabin (Debut)

Dragon Lee (4-3)
2nd Appearance (2017-2018)
Best Performance: 2nd in Block 2017

El Desperado (6-8)
3rd Appearance (2014 2017-2018)
Best Performance: 7th in Block 2014

Hiromu Takahashi (5-18)
4th Appearance (2012-2013 2017-2018)
Best Performance: 4th in Block 2017

KUSHIDA (39-24)
9th Appearance (2010-2018)
Best Performance: Winner 2015 & 2017

Marty Scurll (4-3)
2nd Appearance (2017-2018)
Best Performance: 5th in Block 2017

Ryusuke Taguchi (57-44-3)
15th Appearance (2003-2004 2006-2018)
Best Performance: Winner 2012

SHO (Debut)

Robert McCauley hasn't missed an NJPW show since the launch of NJPW World. Always be on the look out for his reviews where he shares results and gives his honest opinions on the goings-on of New Japan Pro-Wrestling.

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