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Wrestler of the Month: May 2018

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In addition to our top five matches of the month pieces, Robert and Dave will also release wrestler of the month pieces at the beginning of every month in 2018. If you’d care to join us, feel free to sound off in the comments section or get at us on social media @FightBoothPW.

Hiromu Takahashi

(@BeMcCooley)

In years past, each night of the Best of the Super Juniors tournament was headlined by heavyweight wrestlers because the company didn’t trust the juniors to draw a crowd. Thanks in part to Hiromu, New Japan put those fears aside and watching Hiromu you can begin to understand why. He brought out the best in everybody he faced. From Taguchi to Chris Sabin, everyone had their best match against Hiromu.

He possesses this wild, chaotic energy which consistently propels him to that next level and he take his opponents along with him. When you list his opponents throughout month you see how different everyone is; Marty Scurll, El Desperado, Dragon Lee, Ryusuke Taguchi, Chris Sabin, people from all over the world who wrestle completely different styles and yet Hiromu was able to bring out the best in each and every one of them. The junior division hasn’t been as prevalent as it is right now in decades and Hiromu’s consistency plays a huge part in its newfound relevancy.

May 2018: Our Top Five Matches

Hiromu Takahashi

(@DW_Reno)

Just like in March, we are in agreement once again.

Hiromu’s work during this year’s Best of Super Juniors has been out of this world. So, how about this? I’m just going to say go and watch all of his matches and stick around for the post match stuff (his antics after his win over Scurll night one of B Block action were particularly hilarious). Just take your time and enjoy it. Let it all sink in. Also, go and read what Robert said about him above again because it’s really good stuff and I agree with it all, sincerely.

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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