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Csonka’s NJPW BOSJ 26 (Night 2) Review

May 14, 2019 | Posted by Larry Csonka
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Csonka’s NJPW BOSJ 26 (Night 2) Review  

Csonka’s NJPW BOSJ 26 (Night 2) Review

OFFICIAL RESULTS
– DOUKI defeated Ren Narita @ 10:15 via pin [**½]
– Robbie Eagles defeated Rocky Romero @ 13:55 via submission [***½]
– El Phantasmo defeated Bandido @ 12:30 via pin [***¼]
– Will Ospreay defeated BUSHI @ 16:40 via pin [***½]
– Ryusuke Taguchi defeated Yoh @ 20:48 via pin [****]


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DOUKI vs. Ren Narita: Taichi is ringside for his pal DOUKI. They lock up and immediately work to the mat. DOUKI powders, and then back in, Narita follows with takedowns. DOUKI cuts him off and dumps him to the floor. Taichi takes the ref, allowing DOUKI to attack with chair shots. He then beats him down in the crowd. Back in and DOUKI lays the boots to him. He follows with chops and the back elbow for 2. DOUKI hits a slam and running double stomp for 2. DOUKI then chokes him out in the corner, but then misses a charge. Narita slowly fires back, looks for his bridging suplex, but DOUKI work a head scissors counter. Narita fights and makes the ropes. The dropkick follows and Narita follows with corner attacks and the suplex follows for 2. DOUKI fights off the crab once, but Narita locks on a rough looking sharpshooter. DOUKI makes the ropes, fights off the suplex but Narita hits a release overhead suplex for 2. DOUKI levels him with a lariat but Narita gets a cradle for 2. DOUKI cuts him off and hits a slingshot DDT. The bridging dragon suplex finishes it. DOUKI defeated Ren Narita @ 10:15 via pin [**½] This was a solid opener with a fun closing stretch.

Rocky Romero vs. Robbie Eagles: They start off trading strikes and chops right away. Eagles gets sent to the floor, and cuts off Romero, but Romero cuts off the suicide dive. Romero locks on the abdominal stretch, and works into a cradle for 2. The dropkick follows, but Eagles attacks the knee and ground the action. Romero fights off the figure four, but Eagles hits the northern lariat for 2. Eagles goes back to the knee, and his a bridging fall away slam for 2. He grounds things again, focusing on the knee. Eagles now lays in chops and follows with charging knees. He hits it again and covers for 2. It’s all Eagles as he continues to attack the knee. Eagles now lays in kicks, but Romero cuts him off and lays in strikes and elbows. The tornado DDT follows, but Romero can’t follow up. Romero lays in chops, and hits a RANA into an arm bar. Eagles makes the ropes, and attacks the knee. They trade kicks, Romero fires up and hits a flying arm breaker. The forever clotheslines follow. His knee buckles and Eagles dropkicks the knee and locks on the death lock. Romero fights, and makes the ropes. Eagles continues to attack the knee in the ropes, but Romero fires back and then runs into an enziguri. Sliced bread follows for 2. Romero counters turbo backpack into a cradle for 2. The la magistral cradle also gets 2. Romero follows with kicks and a running sliced bread for 2. Eagles cuts him off with a head kick, but Romero lands a flurry and runs into turbo backpack for 2. Superkick by Eagles and the 450 on the knee follows and the Miller special finishes it. Robbie Eagles defeated Rocky Romero @ 13:55 via submission [***½] This was a very good match with some great near falls as Eagles had a great gameplan, and Romero brought a great babyface fight.

El Phantasmo vs. Bandido: They go fast paced right away, working into slick counters and a stalemate. Phantasmo grounds the action, and they work into counters and bridges. Bandido follows with an arm drag, but Phantasmo hits a RANA. The suicide dive follows. He slams Bandido to the apron, and then works him over on the floor. Back in and Phantasmo maintains control, following with strikes. Phantasmo misses a charge and Bandido catches him follows with a kick. The head scissors follows and he then wipes out Phantasmo with a tope. Back in and Bandido springboards in and eats a dropkick as Phantasmo covers for 2. Bandido battles back and then follows with kicks and a superkick. Phantasmo cuts him off with a swinging TKO for 2. Bandido rushes him to the corner, but Phantasmo hits a destroyer and Bandido rebounds with one of his own; both men are down. They trade strikes from their knees, working to the feet and trading chops. They light each other up, Phantasmo follows with a flurry of kicks, and they trade clotheslines. Bandido follows with a pop up cutter for 2. The inverted suplex and dropkick connects for 2. Bandido heads up top and Phantasmo cuts him off with an enziguri and then the super RANA. The splash connects for 2. Phantasmo does a ropewalk and Bandido cuts him off, and hits he fall away super moonsault slam and covers for 2. Bandido looks for 21-plex, but Phantasmo uses the ref as a shield, pulls the mask off and hits the greetings from Chasewood Park for the win. El Phantasmo defeated Bandido @ 12:30 via pin [***¼] This was a good and fun match, with some spectacular parts, but felt a bit disjointed and not so smooth at times.

Will Ospreay vs. BUSHI: They lock up and they work to the ropes. BUSHI breaks clean and poses, so Ospreay kicks him in the face. They pickup the pace, Ospreay dumps BUSHI and BUSHI rushes back in and takes him to the floor and follows with a slingshot RANA. BUSHI follows with chair shots, and then lays the boots to him. Back in and BUSHI starts focusing on the neck of Ospreay. The neck breaker follows for 2. BUSHI follows with strikes, but Ospreay fires back. BUSHI takes him down and follows with an STF. Ospreay powers up and fights for the ropes, and makes it. They trade strikes, Ospreay fires up and lays in chops after ripping off BUSHI’s shirt, but grabs it and chokes him out. Ospreay cuts him off with a back handspring kick, and then the enziguri and 619. The hesitation dropkick follows. BUSHI battles back, but runs into an enziguri and Ospreay hits the springboard forearm for 2. BUSHI fires back with kicks and the missile dropkick. Ospreay fights off the neck breaker, but BUSHI hits it on the second try and covers for 2. Ospreay fight off the destroyer, lays in kicks and both men are down. They trade strikes, and Ospreay counters the MX into a powerbomb for 2. BUSHI avoids the oscutter and hits a running MX for 2. BUSHI to the ropes, MX is stopped by Ospreay and he heads up top with BUSHI and BUSHI counters into a RANA, but Ospreay lands on his feet and hits the Spanish fly for 2. Storm breaker is countered, and BUSHI DDTs him on the apron just like last night. Ospreay barely beats the count, and BUSHI hits the backstabber for 2. BUSHI to the ropes and Ospreay counters MX with a head kick. The Robinson special follows, BUSHI counters the oscutter, but Ospreay counters the mist and hits an inverted DDT for 2. Hidden blade and storm breaker finishes it. Will Ospreay defeated BUSHI @ 16:40 via pin [***½] This was good, with BUSHI setting up the attack on the neck the previous night, and that played well here. It allowed BUSHI to work a well done and thought out heat on Ospreay, with Ospreay selling well and overcoming in the end.

Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Yoh: Taguchi shoot for a takedown, and they work into a grappling exchange. They lock up and work into counters, with Yoh grounding the action. Back to the feet and Taguchi cuts off Yoh, and follows with chops. he hits an ass attack, but Yoh cuts off the second. Yoh looks for a paradise lock in the ropes and gets it. Yoh then hits the dropkick to break it. The apron cannonball follows. Back in and Yoh hits a slam, and then an elbow drop for 2. The standing double stomp follows and gets 2. Taguchi fires back with chops and strikes, but Yoh cuts him off with uppercuts. The dragon screw follows. Yoh grounds the action and works a heel hook. Taguchi makes the ropes. Yoh hits a basement dropkick and follows with uppercuts until Taguchi cuts him off with an ass attack and basement dropkick. Yoh to the floor and Taguchi follows with the springboard high cross. Taguchi slams him to the apron and follows with another flying ass attack. Back in and Taguchi springboards in and misses the ass attack, but hits rolling suplexes until Yoh rolls him up for 2. Yoh hits the neck breaker and both men are down. The flying forearm follows, and Yoh hits an enziguri and German for 2. They work up top and Taguchi hangs on, lays in strikes, and knocks Yoh to the mat. The flying ass attack follows. Taguchi hits the gourd buster and bum a ye is countered into a rolling half crab. Yoh punishes the leg and drops elbows on the knees. The figure four follows. Taguchi rolls and reverses the hold and then makes the ropes. Yoh locks on a sleeper, and they trade roll ups for near falls. Yoh counters do don into the clutch, Taguchi turns it for 2. The enziguri by Taguchi follows, and both men are down. Back to the feet and they trade strikes. Yoh cuts him off with a knee strike, but Taguchi hits an ass attack and gets the ankle lock. Yoh is trapped center ring, and follows with a tiger suplex for 2. The dodon follows for a great near fall from Taguchi. Taguchi finally finishes it with dodon the end. Ryusuke Taguchi defeated Yoh @ 20:48 via pin [****] BOSJ is here and that means the return of BIG MATCH GUCH! This was a great match with the veteran Taguchi overcoming the younger, faster, and stronger Yoh. Yoh gets a bad wrap because Sho is so damn good, and while Sho will be the breakout star of the team, this was a good reminder that Yoh does have a lot to offer.

A BLOCK
Tiger Mask: (1-0) 2pts.
Titan: (1-0) 2pts.
Marty Scurll: (1-0) 2pts.
Shingo Takagi: (1-0) 2pts.
Taiji Ishimori: (1-0) 2pts.
Dragon Lee: (0-1) 0pts.
Jonathan Gresham: (0-1) 0pts.
TAKA Michinoku: (0-1) 0pts.
Yoshinobu Kanemaru: (0-1) 0pts.
Sho: (0-1) 0pts.

B BLOCK
Robbie Eagles: (1-0) 2pts.
DOUKI: (1-0) 2pts.
El Phantasmo: (1-0) 2pts.
Will Ospreay: (1-0) 2pts.
Ryusuke Taguchi: (1-0) 2pts.
Yoh: (0-1) 0pts.
BUSHI: (0-1) 0pts.
Bandido: (0-1) 0pts.
Rocky Romero: (0-1) 0pts.
Ren Narita: (0-1) 0pts.

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7.3
The final score: review Good
The 411
While it didn’t have the highs of night one, night two of the NJPW BOSJ 26 was a good and consistent night of tournament action with some very good to great wrestling to kick off Block B.
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