NJPW has revealed the full list of entrants for this year's Best of the Super Juniors tournament.
The tournament will kick off at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo this Saturday and end with the finals being held at Tokyo's Sumo Hall on Wednesday, December 15. It's a single-block tournament featuring 12 participants, with the two wrestlers who have gained the most points then facing off in the finals.
Here are the entrants for the tournament:
- El Desperado
- Hiromu Takahashi
- Master Wato
- El Phantasmo
- Ryusuke Taguchi
- Robbie Eagles
- Yoshinobu Kanemaru
- Taiji Ishimori
Desperado is the current IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion. He won the title from Eagles at Power Struggle this past Saturday.
If Desperado doesn't win Best of the Super Juniors, the tournament will likely set up a challenger for him as we enter Wrestle Kingdom season.
Desperado vs. SHO will be the main event as Best of the Super Juniors begins this Saturday. Takahashi vs. YOH, Phantasmo vs. Wato, Eagles vs. Taguchi, Ishimori vs. Kanemaru, and BUSHI vs. DOUKI are the other tournament matches.
The Best of the Super Juniors is taking place alongside this year's World Tag League tournament. The participants for Tag League have yet to be revealed.
Korakuen Hall will host the opening night of Tag League action this Sunday, and the shows will alternate between Best of the Super Juniors and Tag League events throughout the tour. That will lead to the finals of both tournaments taking place at Sumo Hall on December 15.