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At the mo New Japan are running their annual Best of the Super Jr touney... this is an update of how its going so far.

The big news is that whilst fighting yesterday the Curry Man aka Christopher Daniels injured himself during a Bulldog headlock spot and is out for a while which means he and AmDragons IWGP Jr Tag titles may be forfeit as they have to face Jado and Gedo at Crush II in Osaka soon.

 

The standings so far are:

 

Block A:

1. Koji Kanemoto (NJPW) [6]

2. Big Boss MA-G-MA (Osaka Pro) [6]

3. Masahito Kakihara (NJPW) [4]

4. Jushin Thunder Liger (NJPW) [4]

5. American Dragon (NJPW L.A. Dojo) [4]

6. El Samurai (NJPW) [4]

7. Wataru Inoue (NJPW) [2]

8. Ryusuke Taguchi (NJPW) [2]

 

Block B:

1. Ultimo Dragon (Tourmyon) [8]

2. Tiger Mask (NJPW) [8]

3. Heat (NJPW) [8]

4. Masayuki Naruse (NJPW) [4]

5. Katsuhiko Nakajima (Saski Office) [2]

6. Rocky Romero (NJPW L.A. Dojo) [2]

7. Curry Man (NJPW L.A. Dojo) [1]

8. Garuda (WMF) [1]

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Looks like one of the best BOSJ tournaments they've done in few years, look forward to the tape.

 

Its a pretty clear indication that Ultimo Dragon is not comming back to WWE when New Japan wont acknowledge him as being a WWE guy and he's working with a TNA contracted worker in Chris Daniels which the company forbids.

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Bugger me... I forgot to keep updating this...

 

Well if you didn't know what happened here goes...

 

AmDragon, Liger and Kakihara qualified from Group A and Ultimo Dragon, Tiger Mask and HEAT got out of Group B....

 

Liger was attacked by Big Boss MA-G-MA's buddies during the match and damaged his lower vertabre so Koji replaced him in the knock out stages...

 

Koji then beat Ultimo Dragon with a reversal of the La Magistral, HEAT also beat Kakihara with his new 'HEAT-clutch', a new pinning leg cradle...

 

Koji then faced AmDragon and took him out with a modified ankle lock turning into a heel hook then also hyper extended the knee... Tiger Mask then took out HEAT, the IWGP Jr champion with a backslide to move to the final against Koji...

 

Then in the final Tiger turned it up against Koji and hit with a Tombstone, Millieum Suplex (Half nelson - half chickenwing plex, bad head drop) then with a Tiger Suplex hold for the three count and the tournement....

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