IMPACT Wrestling star has defeated a reigning champion in New Japan Pro Wrestling at today’s Best of the Super Juniors 29 event.
IMPACT X-Division Champion Ace Austin has been a standout in this year’s Best of the Super Juniors 29 tournament with wins over Alex Zayne, Clark Connors and YOH.
On today’s event from Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan, he may have pulled off his biggest win yet by defeating reigning IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion Taiji Ishimori.
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It was a controversial finish of sorts with both men’s shoulders down on the mat for three, but Austin was granted the victory.
A win in tournament action against a champion usually puts the victor in line for a title shot, so NJPW and IMPACT Wrestling may be primed for a huge champion vs. champion showdown.
The full results for today’s show can be seen below:
NJPW Best Of The Super Juniors 29 Night 9 Results (5/26)
– BOSJ B Block: Master Wato (4) def. Titan (2)
– BOSJ B Block: TJP (6) def. DOUKI (6)
– BOSJ A Block: Clark Connors (6) def. Yoshinobu Kanemaru (4)
– BOSJ A Block: Ryusuke Taguchi (4) def. Alex Zayne (8)
– BOSJ A Block: Francesco Akira (4) def. YOH (6)
– BOSJ B Block: El Lindaman (8) def. Wheeler Yuta (6)
– BOSJ A Block: Ace Austin (10) def. Taiji Ishimori (8)
– BOSJ B Block: BUSHI (6) def. El Desperado (8)
– BOSJ A Block: SHO (6) def. Hiromu Takahashi (6)
– BOSJ B Block: Robbie Eagles (6) def. El Phantasmo (8)
The Best of the Super Juniors 29 tournament has marked the first time a number of non-Japanese talent have been working for the company since the global pandemic.
There is currently a logjam of performers wanting to work for NJPW, which you can read about here.
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