NJPW BOSJ 29 Results (5/31/22): Hiromu Takahashi vs. Taiji Ishimori

NJPW BOSJ 29 Results: Night 12
May 31, 2022
Toyama Techno Hall West
Toyama, Japan

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A Block (Hiromu Takahashi, Taiji Ishimori, Ace Austin, SHO, YOH, Francesco Akira, Alex Zayne, Ryusuke Taguchi, Yoshinobu Kanemaru and Clark Connors) 

B Block (El Desperado, Robbie Eagles, El Phantasmo, El Lindaman, TJ Perkins, Wheeler Yuta, Bushi, Douki, Master Wato and Titan) 

Transcription by Josh Lopez 

First Match: (6) Douki vs. (6) Master Wato In A NJPW Best Of The Super Jr. 29 B BLOCK Tournament Match 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Forearm Exchange. Douki with a throat thrust. Wato leapfrogs over Douki. Wato drives his elbow into the midsection of Douki. Wato with a backhand. Douki dodges The Spinning Back Kick. Douki kicks Wato in the gut. Douki whips Wato across the ring. Wato with a Headscissors Takeover. Wato slips off the ring apron. Douki with The Slingshot Pescado. Douki drops Wato with The DDT on the floor. Douki with a Senton Bomb to the outside. Douki rolls Wato back into the ring. Douki goes into the cover for a two count. Douki applies The Italian Stretch No. 32. Wato put his foot on the bottom rope which forces the break. Wato denies The Gory’s Bomb. Douki drives his knee into the midsection of Wato. Wato with The Tilt-A-Whirl BackBreaker. Wato scores the elbow knockdown. Wato with The Big Boot. Wato whips Douki across the ring. Wato dropkicks Douki to the floor. Wato lands The SomerSault Plancha.

Wato rolls Douki back into the ring. Wato with The SpringBoard Uppercut for a two count. Wato applies a waist lock. Douki with a series of back elbow smashes. Douki kicks Wato in the gut. Douki with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Douki with The Bridging Northern Lights Suplex for a two count. Douki goes for The Day Break, but Wato counters with The Roundhouse Kick. Wato with The Bridging German Suplex for a two count. Wato goes for The TTD, but Douki lands back on his feet. Douki with the backslide cover for a two count. Douki goes back to The Italian Stretch No. 32. Wato drops Douki with The TTD. Second Forearm Exchange. Douki avoids The Roundhouse Kick. Douki with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Wato kicks the right shoulder of Douki. Wato with The Roundhouse Kick. Douki responds with a Lariat. Douki hits The Day Break for a two count. Douki goes for Suplex De La Luna, but Wato counters with The Sunset Flip for a two count. Wato makes Douki tap out to The Vendabar.

Winner: Master Wato via Submission

Second Match: (6) Ryusuke Taguchi vs. (6) Yoshinobu Kanemaru In A NJPW Best Of The Super Jr. 29 A BLOCK Tournament Match 

Kanemaru attacks Taguchi before the bell rings. Kanemaru repeatedly stomps on Taguchi’s back and chest. Kanemaru whips Taguchi across the ring. Taguchi drops Kanemaru with The Hip Attack. Taguchi delivers The Stinkface. Hip Attack Party. Taguchi with The SpringBoard Hip Attack for a two count. Taguchi goes for The Bomaye, but Kanemaru rolls him over for a two count. Kanemaru goes for The Sunset Flip, but Taguchi sits on his chest for a two count. Taguchi with clubbing hip smashes. Taguchi with a double sledge to Kanemaru’s neck. Taguchi drives his knee into the midsection of Kanemaru. Taguchi whips Kanemaru across the ring. Taguchi with The Hip Attack, but Kanemaru counters with Three Atomic Drops. Kanemaru with The Victory Roll for a two count. Taguchi’s pants fall down. Kanemaru. Kanemaru connects with The Grapevine Clutch to pickup the victory.

Winner: Yoshinobu Kanemaru via Pinfall 

Third Match: (6) Bushi vs. (8) El Lindaman In A NJPW Best Of The Super Jr. 29 B BLOCK Tournament Match 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Lindaman backs Bushi into the ropes. Lindaman kicks Bushi in the gut. Bushi with forearm shiver. Bushi whips Lindaman across the ring. Lindaman ducks under two clotheslines from Bushi. Lindaman scores the forearm knockdown. Lindaman repeatedly stomps on Bushi’s back. Lindaman rips off Bushi’s t-shirt. Lindaman repeatedly stomps on Bushi’s chest. Lindaman is choking Bushi with his boot. Bushi with forearm shivers in the corner. Lindaman rakes the eyes of Bushi. Bushi reverses out of the irish whip from Lindaman. Bushi dropkicks the left knee of Lindaman. Bushi stomps on Lindaman’s back. Following a snap mare takeover, Bushi kicks Lindaman in the back. Bushi stomps on the midsection of Lindaman. Bushi drops Lindaman with a NeckBreaker for a two count. Bushi applies The STF. Lindaman grabs the bottom rope which forces the break. Bushi stomps on the left knee of Lindaman. Bushi slaps Lindaman in the chest. Bushi with a double handed chop. Lindaman reverses out of the irish whip from Bushi. Bushi repeatedly kicks Lindaman in the face. Lindaman has Bushi sitting on the middle rope. Lindaman with a Leaping NeckBreaker.

Lindaman delivers The Missile Dropkick for a two count. Short-Arm Reversal by Lindaman. Lindaman with a Judo Arm-Drag. Lindaman with The DDT. Bushi denies The Deadlift German Suplex. Bushi dropkicks Lindaman. Bushi hits The Leaping DDT on the ring apron. Lindaman denies The Swinging Fisherman’s NeckBreaker. Lindaman uppercuts Bushi. Bushi with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Lindaman with a Belly to Back Suplex. Bushi blocks The Kumagoroshi. Lindaman rolls Bushi over for a two count. Bushi goes for the backslide cover, but Lindaman lands back on his feet. Lindaman ducks a clothesline from Bushi. Lindaman with a Bridging Snap German Suplex for a two count. Bushi negates The Tiger Suplex. Lindaman goes for The German Suplex, but Bushi rolls him over for a two count. Bushi with The Rewind Kick. Bushi blocks a boot from Lindaman. Bushi dropkicks the right knee of Lindaman. Bushi with The Backstabber. Bushi connects with The CodeBreaker for a two count. Bushi plants Lindaman with The MX to pickup the victory.

Winner: Bushi via Pinfall 

Fourth Match: (8) Alex Zayne vs. (6) Clark Connors In A NJPW Best Of The Super Jr. 29 A BLOCK Tournament Match 

Nice display of sportsmanship after the bell rings. Zayne avoids The Spear. Connors spears the back of Zayne. Zayne regroups on the outside. Connors Spears Zayne on the floor. Connors rolls Zayne back into the ring. Connors hooks the outside leg for a two count. Connors applies The Full Nelson Lock. Zayne grabs the middle rope which forces the break. Connors punches Zayne in the back. Connors applies a waist lock. Zayne with two sharp elbow strikes. Zayne is throwing haymakers at Connors. Zayne drops Connors with The Discus Lariat. Zayne with forearm shivers. Zayne with a back elbow smash. Connors avoids the leg sweep. Connors sends Zayne into the ropes. Connors drops down on the canvas. Connors goes for The Pounce, but Zayne counters with The SomerSault Leg Drop for a two count.

Connors denies The Taco Driver. Connors ducks a clothesline from Zayne. Connors goes for The Trophy Kill, but Zayne counters with The Headscissors Takeover. Zayne with a running elbow smash. Zayne puts Connors on the top turnbuckle. Zayne slaps Connors in the chest. Connors HeadButts Zayne. Zayne with The Leaping FrankenSteiner for a two count. Connors denies The Baja Blast. Connors with clubbing blows to Zayne’s back. Standing Switch Exchange. Connors avoids the low head kick. Connors with a Release German Suplex. Connors goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Zayne blocks it. Connors with a forearm smash. Zayne answers with The Pump Kick. Zayne blocks The Spear. Zayne PowerBombs Connors on the ring apron. Zayne rolls Connors back into the ring. Zayne goes for The Cinnamon Twist, but Connors gets his knees up in the air. Connors Powerslams Zayne. Zayne rolls Connors over for a two count. Connors connects with The Trophy Kill to pickup the victory.

Winner: Clark Connors via Pinfall 

Fifth Match: (8) TJ Perkins vs. (8) Wheeler Yuta In A NJPW Best Of The Super Jr. 29 B BLOCK Tournament Match 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Yuta applies a side headlock. Yuta with a side headlock takeover. Perkins escapes the hold. Strong lockup. Side Headlock Exchange. Yuta escapes the grip. That leads us to a quick standoff in the center of the ring. Wrist Lock Exchange. Perkins with a deep arm-drag. Perkins applies an arm-bar. Yuta answers with the headscissors neck lock. Perkins grapevines the legs of Yuta. Yuta shoves Perkins. Second Side Headlock Exchange. Cobra Twist Exchange. Perkins with a Headscissors Takeover. Perkins drops Yuta with a shoulder tackle. Yuta drops down on the canvas. Yuta with The Hurricanrana. Yuta bodyslams Perkins. Yuta with a Senton Splash for a one count. Yuta applies a straight jacket hold. Greco Roman Knuckle Lock. Forearm Exchange. Perkins kicks Yuta in the gut. Perkins with The Bridging Northern Lights Suplex for a two count. Yuta drop steps into a hammerlock. Yuta with a wrist lock takedown. Yuta crawls under Perkins. Yuta continues to spin Perkins into different directions. Perkins delivers The Sacrifice.

Perkins drives his knee into Yuta’s back. Perkins applies a deep hammerlock. Rollup Exchange. Perkins applies The Scorpion Death Lock. Perkins transitions into The Muta Lock. Perkins with another Sacrifice. Perkins is choking Yuta with his boot. Perkins with clubbing boot scrapes. Perkins goes for The Face Wash, but Yuta counters with The Big Boot. Yuta with an Inverted Atomic Drop. Yuta with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Yuta follows that with a flying forearm smash. Yuta with a Flying Lariat. Yuta pops back on his feet. Yuta applies a wrist lock. Back Elbow/Sledge Exchange. Standing Switch Exchange. Yuta runs Perkins into the red turnbuckle pad. Perkins dives over Yuta. Yuta with The Bridging German Suplex for a two count. Yuta goes for a Bodyslam, but Perkins lands back on his feet. Perkins ducks a clothesline from Yuta. Perkins goes for The Final Cut, but Yuta rolls him over for a two count.

Perkins blocks a boot from Yuta. Perkins with a Belly to Back Suplex. Yuta responds with The Pain Thriller. Perkins ducks a clothesline from Yuta. Double Boot. Double Clothesline. Perkins SuperKicks Yuta. Yuta kicks Perkins in the face. Perkins ducks another clothesline from Yuta. Perkins drops Yuta with The SpringBoard Forearm Smash. Perkins dives over Yuta. Perkins hits The Tornado DDT. Perkins goes for The Mamba Splash, but Yuta ducks out of the way. Yuta is raining down 12×6 elbows. Yuta goes for The Cattle Mutilation, but Perkins counters with a back press cover for a two count. Perkins with a single leg takedown. Perkins with clubbing blows to Yuta’s back. Perkins goes for The Pinoy Stretch, but Yuta counters with an inside cradle for a two count. Yuta kicks the right shoulder of Perkins. Perkins avoids The Seat Belt. Perkins delivers The Roundhouse Kick. Yuta denies The Final Cut. Yuta connects with The Seat Belt to pickup the victory.

Winner: Wheeler Yuta via Pinfall 

– There was a cleaning/disinfecting intermission during this broadcast.

Sixth Match: (8) SHO vs. (8) YOH In A NJPW Best Of The Super Jr. 29 A BLOCK Tournament Match 

Sho is playing mind games with Yoh after the bell rings. Sho walks towards the backstage area. Sho gets back in the ring at the count of eighteen. Yoh ducks a clothesline from Sho. Yoh with two forearm knockdowns. Sho reverses out of the irish whip from Yoh. Sho ducks a clothesline from Yoh. Sho regroups on the outside. Sho attacks Yoh with the bell hammer. Sho dumps Yoh out of the ring. Sho stomps on Yoh’s back. Sho grabs a steel chair. Sho rakes the eyes of Yoh. Sho sends Yoh back first into the wall. The referee admonishes Sho. Sho grabs the BOSJ Trophy. Sho with a chair shot across the back of Yoh. Yoh gets back in the ring at the count of eighteen. Sho is choking Yoh with his boot. Sho applies the greco roman throat hold. Sho toys around with Yoh. Yoh with a chop/forearm combination. Sho continues to rake the eyes of Yoh.

Sho applies a wrist lock. Sho with combination kicks. Yoh drops Sho with Two Dragon Screw Leg Whips. Yoh ducks a clothesline from Sho. Yoh dropkicks the left knee of Sho. Yoh applies The Heel Hook. Sho gras the bottom rope which forces the break. Sho kicks Yoh in the face. Sho brings another chair into the ring. Sho shoves down the referee. Sho grabs the wrench. Yoh picks up the chair. The referee snatches the wrench out of Sho’s hands. Lariat Exchange. Yoh with boxing elbows. Sho ducks a clothesline from Yoh. Sho Spears Yoh. Sho with The Mid-Kick. Jumping Knee Strike Exchange. Sho with a Release German Suplex. Yoh ducks a clothesline from Sho. Yoh with The Running Lariat. Yoh with The Ushigoroshi. Yoh goes for The Direct Drive, but Sho counters with a Back Body Drop. Yoh nearly superkicks the referee. Sho shoves Yoh into the referee. Sho delivers the low blow. Sho nails Yoh with the wrench. Sho connects with The Shock Arrow to pickup the victory.

Winner: SHO via Pinfall 

Seventh Match: (10) Robbie Eagles vs. (6) Titan In A NJPW Best Of The Super Jr. 29 B BLOCK Tournament Match 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Titan with a side headlock takeover. Eagles answers with the headscissors escape. Titan applies the single leg crab. Eagles transitions into a leg lock. Eagles rolls Titan over. Wrist Lock Exchange. Titan with a double leg takedown. Following a snap mare takeover, Titan rolls Eagles over for a one count. Eagles goes into the lateral press for a one count. Titan applies a front face lock. Eagles grabs a side wrist lock. Arm-Drag Exchange. Leg Sweep Exchange. Short-Arm Reversal by Eagles. Eagles goes for The Satellite Arm-Drag, but Titan lands back on his feet. Titan sweeps out the legs of Eagles. Double Dropkick. Double Kick Up. That leads us to a quick standoff in the center of the ring. Nice display of sportsmanship as well. Eagles with a double leg takedown. Titan drops down on the canvas. Eagles lunges over Titan. Eagles sends Titan into the ropes. Titan with a SpringBoard Arm-Drag. Eagles launches Titan over the top rope. Titan with a forearm smash. Titan with The SpringBoard Crossbody Block.

Eagles with another double leg takedown. Titan denies The Ron Miller Special. Titan pops back on his feet. Eagles kicks the left knee of Titan. Eagles with a knife edge chop. Titan reverses out of the irish whip from Eagles. Eagles with a Running Headscissors Takeover. Eagles with a Spin Kick. Eagles follows that with a knee drop for a two count. Eagles stomps on Titan’s back. Titan with a forearm smash. Titan repeatedly kicks Eagles in the face. Eagles stomps on Titan’s chest. Eagles slams Titan’s head on the blue turnbuckle pad. Eagles with a knife edge chop. Eagles kicks the right knee of Titan. Eagles sends Titan to the corner. Eagles blocks a boot from Titan. Eagles with a knee lift. Eagles with The Mid-Kick. Titan answers with a Diving Corner Clothesline. Titan with a Headscissors Takeover to the floor. Titan lands The Suicide Dive. Titan bodyslams Eagles on the floor. Titan goes for The Flying Double Foot Stomp, but Eagles ducks out of the way. Eagles with The Flying Cannonball Senton through the ropes.

Eagles is fired up. Eagles rolls Titan back into the ring. Eagles drops Titan with The Shining Wizard for a two count. Eagles with a Corner Meteora. Titan kicks Eagles in the face. Eagles sweeps out the legs of Titan. Eagles hits The Shotgun Meteora for a two count. Eagles applies The Ron Miller Special. Titan grabs the bottom rope which forces the break. Titan avoids The 450 Splash. Eagles kicks the left hamstring of Titan. Titan SuperKicks Eagles. Titan with a Spinning Back Kick. Eagles blocks another SuperKick from Titan. Eagles with The Roundhouse Kick. Eagles SuperKicks Titan. Titan dodges The Spinning Enzuigiri. Eagles kicks Titan in the face. Titan matrix under a clothesline from Eagles. Titan with a leaping side kick. Titan with a GourdBuster. Titan SuperKicks Eagles for a two count. Eagles avoids The SpringBoard Double Foot Stomp. Titan launches Eagles over the top rope. Eagles with an Apron Enzuigiri. Eagles with The SpringBoard Missile Dropkick. Titan negates The Ron Miller Special. Titan connects with The Inmortar to pickup the victory.

Winner: Titan via Pinfall 

Eight Match: (10) Ace Austin vs. (6) Francesco Akira In A NJPW Best Of The Super Jr. 29 A BLOCK Tournament Match 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Akira backs Austin into the ropes. The referee calls for a clean break. Akira with a forearm smash. Akira hammers down on the back of Austin’s neck. Akira kicks Austin in the face. Akira whips Austin across the ring. Austin with a drop toe hold. Austin kicks Akira in the back. Austin applies a waist lock. Akira decks Austin with a back elbow smash. Akira avoids The Roundhouse Kick. Akira with a Tilt-A-Whirl Headscissors Takeover. Akira slides out of the ring. Austin with a leaping boot. Austin showcases his agility on the ring apron. Austin SuperKicks Akira. Akira drops Austin with The Slingshot Cutter for a two count. Austin kicks out of multiple pinning predicaments. Akira argues with the referee. Following a snap mare takeover, Akira with a basement dropkick for a one count. Akira toys around with Austin.

Akira is choking Austin with his knee. Austin with forearm shivers. Akira drives his knee into the midsection of Austin. Austin reverses out of the irish whip from Akira. Akira launches Austin over the top rope. Austin with a leaping forearm smash. Akira drills Austin with The Cheeky Nando’s Kick for a two count. Akira applies the greco roman throat hold. Akira poses for the crowd. Akira is putting the boots to Austin. Akira with a NeckBreaker for a two count. Akira tugs on Austin’s hair. Akira applies The Bow and Arrow Stretch. Austin puts his foot on the bottom rope which forces the break. Akira talks smack to Austin. Austin denies The Speed Fire. Austin with two knee lifts. Austin with an Inside Out Slam. Austin goes for The House Of Cards, but Akira rolls him over for a two count. Akira dodges The Spinning Heel Kick. Akira applies a waist lock. Austin with three sharp elbow strikes.

Austin sends Akira to the corner. Austin with clubbing corner clotheslines. Austin with The SpringBoard Windmill Kick for a two count. Austin goes for The Fold, but Akira counters with The Roll Through Double Foot Stomp. Akira blasts Austin with The Shotgun Dropkick for a two count. Akira repeatedly slams Austin’s head on the canvas. Akira continues to choke Austin. Akira transitions into a ground and pound attack. Austin avoids The Fireball. Austin drops Akira with The Spinning Heel Kick. Austin hits The House Of Cards. Akira denies The Fold. Austin with a sitting cover for a two count. Austin puts Akira on the top turnbuckle. Austin kicks Akira in the back. Akira hits The Sunset Bomb. Austin heads to the outside. Akira lands The Asai MoonSault. Forearm Exchange. Akira delivers The Roundhouse Kick. Austin launches Akira to the apron. Akira SuperKicks Austin. Akira connects with The Speedball off the apron. Austin was unable to break the referee’s twenty count. After the match, Akira poses with the IMPACT X-Division Championship.

Winner: Francesco Akira via Count-Out 

Ninth Match: (10) El Desperado vs. (12) El Phantasmo In A NJPW Best Of The Super Jr. 29 B BLOCK Tournament Match 

Phantasmo talks smack to Desperado after the bell rings. Phantasmo is playing mind games with Desperado. Desperado runs after Phantasmo. Phantasmo applies a wrist lock. Phantasmo rakes the back of Desperado. Phantasmo is choking Desperado with his boot. Phantasmo kicks Desperado in the face. Phantasmo hits The Draping DDT on the floor. Phantasmo slams Desperado’s head on a steel chair. The referee admonishes Phantasmo. Phantasmo kicks Desperado in the face. Phantasmo sets up a chair contraption on the floor. Phantasmo goes for a PowerBomb, but Desperado counters with a Back Body Drop into the chair contraption. Desperado resets the referee’s twenty count. Desperado with The Flying Cannonball Senton through the ropes. Desperado rolls Phantasmo back into the ring. Desperado with a Belly to Back Suplex for a one count. Desperado with a knee crusher. Desperado with a single leg takedown. Desperado follows that with an Inverted Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Desperado applies The Indian Death Lock.

Phantasmo with two overhand chops. Phantasmo with a forearm smash. Phantasmo rakes the eyes of Desperado. Desperado stomps on Phantasmo’s back. Phantasmo blocks The Vertical Suplex. Phantasmo sends Desperado crashing to the outside. Phantasmo rakes the back of Desperado. Phantasmo rolls Desperado back into the ring. Phantasmo goes into the cover for a two count. Phantasmo drills Desperado with Three BrainBusters for a two count. Phantasmo with The SitOut PowerBomb for a two count. Phantasmo with repeated back rakes. Phantasmo talks smack to Desperado. Phantasmo with two forearm smashes. Desperado rakes the eyes of Phantasmo. Desperado sends Phantasmo to the corner. Phantasmo dives over Desperado. Phantasmo ducks a clothesline from Desperado. Phantasmo with The SpringBoard Crossbody Block for a two count. Desperado avoids The LionSault. Phantasmo ducks another clothesline from Desperado. Desperado Spears Phantasmo. Desperado rakes the back of Phantasmo. Desperado goes for Guitarra de Angel, but Phantasmo lands back on his feet. Phantasmo goes for The UFO, but Desperado lands back on his feet. Desperado with The Olympic Slam for a two count. Desperado applies Numero Dos. Phantasmo grabs the bottom rope which forces the break.

Desperado hits The Guitarra de Angel for a two count. Desperado ascends to the top turnbuckle. Phantasmo with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Phantasmo delivers Thunder Kiss 86 to the outside. Phantasmo rolls Desperado back into the ring. Desperado rolls himself to the corner. Desperado scores the chop block. Desperado with The Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Desperado goes back to Numero Dos. Phantasmo rolls Desperado over for a two count. Desperado blocks Sudden Death. Desperado with The SpineBuster for a two count. Desperado reapplies Numero Dos. Desperado with The Hitodenashi Driver for a two count. Desperado stomps on Phantasmo’s back. Phantasmo denies Pinche Loco. Phantasmo with El Es Culero for a two count. Phantasmo ducks a clothesline from Desperado. Phantasmo drops Desperado with Sudden Death for a two count. Desperado denies The CR II. Phantasmo rocks Desperado with a forearm smash. Phantasmo connects with The CR II for a two count. Desperado denies Pinche Loco. Desperado goes for The Dragon Screw Leg Whip, but Phantasmo counters with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Desperado avoids Sudden Death. Desperado nails Phantasmo with Loco Mono. Desperado hits Pinche Loco. Desperado plants Phantasmo with The CR II to pickup the victory.

Winner: El Desperado via Pinfall 

Tenth Match: (10) Hiromu Takahashi vs. (12) Taiji Ishimori In A NJPW Best Of The Super Jr. 29 A BLOCK Tournament Match 

Ishimori starts things off with The Shotgun Dropkick. Ishimori sends Takahashi face first into the steel ring post. Takahashi with a chop/gut punch combination. Ishimori drives Takahashi shoulder first into the ring post. Ishimori removed the blue turnbuckle pad. Takahashi gets back in the ring at the count of sixteen. Takahashi with two overhand chops. Ishimori dropkicks the left knee of Takahashi. Ishimori punches Takahashi in the back. Ishimori applies a wrist lock. Ishimori hammers down on the left shoulder of Takahashi. Ishimori works on his joint manipulation game. Ishimori stands on Takahashi’s face. Ishimori goes into the lateral press for a one count. Following a snap mare takeover, Ishimori applies The Cobra Clutch. Takahashi with elbows into the midsection of Ishimori. Ishimori with a shoulder block. Ishimori follows that with The Swinging Arm-Ringer. Ishimori kicks Takahashi in the back. Chop Exchange. Ishimori hammers down on the back of Takahashi’s neck. Ishimori and Takahashi starts running the ropes.

Takahashi with a Headscissors Takeover. Takahashi kicks Ishimori in the face. Takahashi applies The Upside Down. Takahashi sends Ishimori to the corner. Takahashi with a corner clothesline. Takahashi with a basement dropkick. Takahashi follows that with The Shotgun Dropkick off the ring apron. Takahashi rolls Ishimori back into the ring. Takahashi hits The Falcon Arrow for a two count. Ishimori denies The Running Death Valley Driver. Takahashi side steps Ishimori into the turnbuckle pad. Ishimori repeatedly kicks Takahashi in the face. Ishimori with a Flatliner into the turnbuckle pad. Ishimori applies a hammerlock. Ishimori drives Takahashi shoulder first into the exposed steel. Ishimori with a Leaping Shoulder Breaker. Takahashi denies The La Mistica. Ishimori goes for Cipher Utaki, but Takahashi counters with a Headscissors Takeover. Ishimori blocks The SuperKick. Takahashi blocks The Pump Knee Strike. Takahashi with The Pump Kick. Takahashi with a running short-arm clothesline.

Takahashi decks Ishimori with a back elbow smash. Ishimori with a forearm smash. Takahashi reverses out of the irish whip from Ishimori. Ishimori goes for a Handspring Back Elbow, but Takahashi counters with a German Suplex. Ishimori drills Takahashi with The Canadian Destroyer. Forearm Exchange. Takahashi with another Shotgun Dropkick. Takahashi with The Running Death Valley Driver into the turnbuckle pad. Ishimori fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Takahashi with a back elbow smash. Takahashi with The Pop Up PowerBomb for a two count. Takahashi follows that with The D. Ishimori puts his foot on the bottom rope which forces the break. Ishimori denies The Victory Royal. Ishimori applies The Bone Lock. Takahashi puts his foot on the bottom rope which forces the break. Ishimori hammers down on Takahashi’s back. Takahashi denies The Cipher Utaki. Takahashi with clubbing blows to Ishimori’s back. Ishimori hits The Cipher Utaki for a two count.

Ishimori goes for The Bloody Cross, but Takahashi counters with a Headscissors Takeover. Ishimori with The Pop Up PowerBomb for a two count. Takahashi reapplies The D. Ishimori refuses to quit. Ishimori blocks The Victory Royal. Takahashi with a back elbow smash. Ishimori avoids The SuperKick. Ishimori with a Jumping Knee Strike. Takahashi SuperKicks Ishimori. Lariat Exchange. Ishimori drops Takahashi with The Reverse Bloody Sunday. Takahashi denies The Bloody Cross. Ishimori drives Takahashi shoulder first into the ring post. Ishimori with another Shoulder Breaker. Ishimori connects with The La Mistica. Ishimori goes for The Bone Lock, but Takahashi rolls him over for a two count. Takahashi goes for The D, but Ishimori counters with a PowerBomb. Ishimori goes for The Bloody Cross, but Takahashi counters with The Hurricanrana. Takahashi nails Ishimori with The Stunner. Takahashi makes Ishimori pass out to The D.

Winner: Hiromu Takahashi via Referee Stoppage

HIROMU TAKAHASHI WILL MEET EL DESPERADO IN THE FINALS OF BOSJ 29, THIS FRIDAY AT THE NIPPON BUDOKAN. 

Updated A BLOCK Standings 

1.) Hiromu Takahashi 6-3 (A BLOCK WINNER)

2.) Taiji Ishimori 6-3

3.) Ace Austin 5-4

4.) SHO 5-4

5.) Alex Zayne 4-5

6.) YOH 4-5

7.) Francesco Akira 4-5

8.) Clark Connors 4-5

9.) Yoshinou Kanemaru 4-5

10.) Ryusuke Taguchi 3-6

Updated B BLOCK Standings 

1.) El Desperado 6-3 (B BLOCK Winner)

2.) El Phantasmo 6-3

3.) Robbie Eagles 5-4

4.) Wheeler Yuta 5-4

5.) El Lindaman 4-5

6.) TJ Perkins 4-5

7.) Bushi 4-5

8.) Master Wato 4-5

9.) Douki 3-6

10.) Titan 3-6

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