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NJPW crowns Best of the Super Juniors 28 winner


Hiromu Takahashi has won the Best of the Super Juniors tournament for the third time. 

Hiromu defeated YOH in 38:30 in today's tournament finals at Sumo Hall in Ryogoku to capture his second consecutive BOSJ and his third in four years. While not yet official, Hiromu is next in line to challenge IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion El Desperado, most likely at Wrestle Kingdom 16.

YOH's former Roppongi 3K tag partner SHO from Bullet Club's House of Torture interfered in today's bout by attacking both competitors, which could lead to future bouts with either YOH or Hiromu. 

SHO grabbed the house mic and declared the bout a no contest after leaving both laying, but referee Red Shoes Unno refused to call the match. World Tag League winners Hirooki Goto and YOSHI-HASHI chased SHO away from the ring, then tended to YOH. Hiromu's LIJ stablemates Tetsuya Naito and Shingo Takagi came to ringside as well to encourage Hiromu to continue on.