Opening night lineup for Best of the Super Juniors tournament

Originally published at Opening night lineup for Best of the Super Juniors tournament

New Japan Pro Wrestling has released the cards for the Best of the Super Juniors tournament.

The annual event kicks off Friday, May 12th at Korakuen Hall and runs over the course of twelve shows, culminating with the finals on May 28th at Ota Ward City Gymnasium.

The opening night of the tournament will include IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion Hiromu Takahashi taking on Speedball Mike Bailey.

Takahashi won the BOSJ tournament in 2018, 2020, 2021, and last year’s version where he beat El Desperado in the final.

Below is the lineup for the opening night of the tournament that airs on 5/12 at 5:30 a.m. ET:
*A BLOCK: Hiromu Takahashi vs. Speedball Mike Bailey
*B BLOCK: El Desperado vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru
*A BLOCK: Titan vs. TJP
*B BLOCK: YOH vs. Robbie Eagles
*A BLOCK: Lio Rush vs. SHO
*B BLOCK: Master Wato vs. Francesco Akira
*A BLOCK: KUSHIDA vs. DOUKI
*B BLOCK: BUSHI vs. Dan Moloney
*A BLOCK: Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Taiji Ishimori
*B BLOCK: Kevin Knight vs. Clark Connors

The full lineups are available at NJPW1972.com.