NJPW releases full card for Best of the Super Jr. Final at Nippon Budokan

Originally published at NJPW releases full card for Best of the Super Jr. Final at Nippon Budokan

New Japan Pro Wrestling has released the full card for this Friday’s Best of the Super Junior Finals when the company runs Nippon Budokan.

Prior to the announcement of the card, NJPW alerted the audience that Will Ospreay will be unable to perform on the show as he recovers from a kidney infection, which forced Ospreay over several cards in the U.S. last weekend and the recent RevPro event.

Karl Anderson will also miss the show due to a positive COVID-19 test, and Tanga Loa has sustained a knee injury and is off of the card.

The finals of the Best of the Super Juniors tournament will see Hiromu Takahashi take on El Desperado after both won their respective blocks this past Tuesday in Toyama.

Takahashi is a three-time winner of the tournament with wins in 2018, 2020, and 2021.

Below is the full lineup for Friday’s event, which streams at 5 a.m. ET on New Japan World:
*Best of the Super Juniors – Final: Hiromu Takahashi vs. El Desperado
*Kazuchika Okada, Tama Tonga, Toru Yano & Jado vs. Jay White, Doc Gallows, Taiji Ishimori & Gedo
*Shingo Takagi, Tetsuya Naito & BUSHI vs. Taichi, DOUKI & Taka Michinoku
*Jeff Cobb, Great O-Khan & Aaron Henare vs. Bad Luck Fale, Chase Owens & El Phantasmo
*EVIL & SHO vs. Zack Sabre Jr. & Yoshinobu Kanemaru
*Juice Robinson vs. Tomoaki Honma
*TJP & Francesco Akira vs. Ryusuke Taguchi & Master Wato
*El Lindaman, Ace Austin, Wheeler Yuta & Alex Zayne vs. Robbie Eagles, YOH, Titan & Clark Connors