NJPW Best of the Super Juniors Results
Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan
June 3, 2018
Live report by Mike Killam for ProWrestling.com
We are LIVE from Korakuen Hall with the great Kevin Kelly and Bullet Club’s Chase Owens welcoming us to Tokyo for the penultimate round of the 2018 Best of the Super Juniors tournament! We have eight big tournament matches tonight, and by the time we’re through we’ll know exactly which two stars will advance to the finals of this year’s incredible competition.
ACH vs. TIGER MASK
ACH came out wearing a Tiger Mask mask in honor of wrestling against one of his biggest inspirations. He smacked the hand he’s been selling all tour long against a ring post early on, and as a result spent the first few minutes of the match getting worked over. Tiger focussed his opponent’s bandaged shoulder and bandaged knees throughout..
ACH eventually struggled back and hit a beautiful splash from the top turnbuckle and actually hit the legendary Tiger Driver for an extremely close nearfall. The veteran came back and hit his own Tiger Driver, showing him how it’s done, but still only got a nearfall.
They started throwing sickening chops across the chest that you could literally hear echoing around the arena, fought up the ropes and continued to do the exact same thing. Everyone thought it was over after a double underhook bomb from the top rope, but ACH rolled through into a small package to sneak a win out of nowhere.
Both ACH and Tiger Mask will end the A Block with a respectable 6 points.