NJPW “Best of the Super Jr. XVII” 6/11/10 Matches

Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: Ryusuke Taguchi vs. AKIRA.  JIP right after the opening bell.  They lock up and trade arm locks.  AKIRA does some flippy shit and they trade headlocks.  AKIRA dropkicks Taguchi out of the ring and hits a baseball slide dropkick.  Taguchi hits a rebound elbow off the apron.  They fight over who is going to suplex who into or out of the ring.  AKIRA dropkicks Taguchi’s leg and goes to work on it.  Taguchi retaliates by dropkicking AKIRA’s leg and going to work in it.  AKIRA rams Taguchi’s knee into the ring post and cranks on it.  He does the Bret Hart figure-four around the ring post, but with himself in the ring instead of the other way around.  They continue to attack each others’ legs.  AKIRA hits a missile dropkick for 2.  AKIRA counters a suplex and gets a schoolboy for 2, then goes for the STA.  Taguchi gets a rope break.  Taguchi lands a dropkick for 2.  AKIRA lands on his feet from a backdrop suplex attempt, but Taguchi dropkicks his leg, then hits a bulldog and a basement dropkick for 2.  AKIRA lands a couple of enzuigiris and goes for the Musasabi press, but Taguchi gets his knees up.  Taguchi goes for the Dodon, but AKIRA turns it into a front cradle for 2.  Taguchi gets a backslide for 2.  They trade kicks and Taguchi’s manages to drop AKIRA.  Taguchi goes for the Three Amigos, but AKIRA counters the third and hits a DDT for 2.  AKIRA hits a shining enzuigiri for 2.  AKIRA hits the Musasabi Press to tbe back of the legs, then locks in the STA.  Taguchi escapes and applies an STF.  AKIRA rolls out.  Taguchi applies a side STF for the win (11:59 shown).  Good match.

Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: Taiji Ishimori vs. Tama Tonga.  Tonga attacks Ishimori before the bell and throws him out of the ring, then throws him into chairs and otherwise beats the hell out of him.  Ishimori makes it into the ring and fights back, but Tonga no sells his chops.  Tonga slams Ishimori and hits an elbow drop, then prances around the ring and poses.  Tonga hits a spinebuster for 2.  Tonga continues putting a beating on Ishimori.  Tonga takes it outside again and sends Ishimori into the post, then rams his back into the ring apron.  Ishimori fights back and hits a missile dropkick.  Ishimori hits a double stomp for 2.  Ishimori hits a double knee takdown thing (that Evan Bourne does) for 2.  Ishimori goes for a cross body, but Tonga makes a fair catch and hits a fall away slam.  Tonga hits the Tongan Twist, but Ishimori gets a rope break at 2.  Tonga goes for it again, but Ishimori counters and drives him down for 2.  Ishimori hits a Tombstone-style gut buster and the 450 splash for the pin in 6:40.  It was okay, but kind of lame that the shitty guy dominated the match.

Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Davey Richards.  Crowd is very pro-Liger.  They lock up.  Richards slaps Liger’s chest instead of diving a clean break.  Liger backs Richards into the ropes and slaps him.  They lock up again and Richards does his flippy shit.  Stalemate, applause.  Liger works Richards’ leg.  Richards gets a reverse cradle for 2, then transitions into a surfboard hold, then back into a cradle for 2.  This time Liger transitions it into a surfboard hold, then cranks on Richards’ arms.  Richards gets a rope break.  Liger chops him.  Liger tries to set up the avalanche-style brainbuster, but Richards fights him off.  Repeat.  Richards hits a missile dropkick to the back and hurts Liger’s elbow.  Either it really fucked up the elbow or Liger is just awesome at selling.  Richards awesomely counters the shotei into a cross armbreaker, but too close to the ropes.  Richards brings Liger outside and rams his arm into the posts a couple of times.  Richards continues working the arm.  Liger holds into the ropes to try to escape the onslaught.  Liger fires back with shoteis and chops.  Richards lands a handspring enzuigiri.  Liger lands a shotei, then sells his arm.  Liger hits a tilt a while backbreaker, then a shotei to the corner.  Liger hits a powerbomb for 2.  Liger hits a frog splash for 2.  Liger goes for the brainbuster, but Richards gets him in an arm hold.  Richards hits a Tombstone and yells “THAT’S IT!”  Richards hits a diving headbutt for 2.  Guess that wasn’t it.  Richards locks in the Kimura.  Liger turns it into a cradle for 2.  Richards lands on his feet from a German suplex, then hits a Falcon Arrow into a cross armbreaker for the submission win in 9:14.  Richards is hit or miss for me, but this was really good.  Sweet finish too.

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