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NJPW Best of the Super Juniors Nagano report 6-4-15: Mascara Dorada vs. Nick Jackson

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by Bryan Rose, WrestlingObserver.com

David Finlay vs. Bobby Fish

This went less than ten minutes and was rather short. Back and forth early, then Fish worked on Finlay. He mounted a comeback, but Fish cut him off and applied a leglock for the submission. Can’t say much more beyond that other than this was a textbook definition of basic, though not bad.

Yohei Komatsu vs. Barbaro Cavernario

Cavernario started this match hot by sending Komatsu to the outside and unleashing a springboard crossbody, wiping him out on the floor. Komatsu caught him with a knees after he attempted a vader bomb and tried to do the Boston crab but Cavernario got to the ropes.  He comes back with a buckle bomb and another splash but Komatsu kicks out. The thing with Komatsu’s kickouts is that they’re always perfectly timed and get a huge reaction from the crowd, it’s great. Komatsu comes back and tries a brainbuster but Cavernario slides from behind and takes him down with the la Cavernaria and submits him. Solid match.

Kyle O’Reilly vs. Chase Owens

Usual basic match structure with both O’Reilly and Owens trading offense. Owens attempted the package piledriver after some backbreakers but O’Reilly came back with his waistlock sleeper. Owens countered with a suplex for a nearfall. O’Reilly immediately went back on the offense and applied what looked to be a variation of the dragon sleeper for the victory. The crowd was largely dead for this , and it didn’t feel like a blow away match or anything.

Mascara Dorada vs. Nick Jackson

These two had great chemistry together and this turned out to be a fun match. Nick wiped out Dorada with a huge springboard tope con hilo to the floor and tries to get him counted out but Dorada arrived on time. They had a back and forth contest from here. Dorada tried to give him a sunset flip bomb to the floor but Nick escaped and went to kick him, hitting Jay White instead. They both got to the apron and Dorada did an amazing hurricanrana off the apron that sent Jackson to the floor. Jackson eventually got crotched on the ropes and Dorada did a ropewalk into a hurricanrana, then followed that with his Michinoku driver for the win. Pretty good.

Current Standings:

Block A:

Ryusuke Taguchi (10)

Kyle O’Reilly (10)

Chase Owens (6)

Jushin Thunder Liger (6)

Beretta (6)

Babaro Cavernario (6)

Gedo (4)

Yohei Komatsu (0)

Block B:

Kushida (12)

Rocky Romero (8)

Mascara Dorada (8)

Bobby Fish (8)

Tiger Mask IV (6)

Nick Jackson (6)

Alex Shelley (2) (Out of tournament due to injury)

David Finlay (0)

And here are recaps of the previous shows for quick reference:

Day 1: Gedo vs. Ryusuke Taguchi

Day 2: Kushida vs. Nick Jackson

Day 3: Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Kyle O’Reilly

Day 4: Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Beretta

Day 5: Chase Owens vs. Jushin Thunder Liger

Day 6: Rocky Romero vs. Tiger Mask IV

Day 7: Kushida vs. Bobby Fish

Day 8: Kushida vs. Tiger Mask IV

Day 9: Mascara Dorada vs. Bobby Fish

Day 10: Rocky Romero vs. Kushida