NJPW’s Hiromu Takahashi Issues Challenge For IMPACT X Division Title

1 year ago by Sanchez Taylor

NJPW’s Hiromu Takahashi Issues Challenge For IMPACT X Division Title NJPW

NJPW star Hiromu Takahashi has issued a challenge to Ace Austin for the IMPACT X Division Championship.

During today’s (May 21) Best of the Super Juniors 29 show, Takahashi pinned Austin to pick up two points in the tournament, and serve the X Division Champion his first NJPW loss.

The two stars shook hands following the contest. Showing his respect to the former IWGP Jr Heavyweight Champion, Austin tweeted:

We will meet again @TIMEBOMB1105

Congratulations. I am forced to respect you, but I will meet again.

Arguing that he has earned an X Division Title shot, Takahashi replied:

A man never breaks his word, right? I want your belt!

I got the right to challenge (for) the belt!

Prior to the tournament commencing, Takahashi had teased that a win over Austin could open some ‘pretty cool doors’.

Takahashi and IWGP Jr Heavyweight Champion Taiji Ishimori currently lead the A Block with 6 points (three wins) apiece.

Here are the results from Best of the Super Juniors Night 5 (via Fightful):

  • Jado, Titan & El Lindaman def. BULLET CLUB (Gedo, Dick Togo & El Phantasmo)
  • Los Ingobernables De Japon (Shingo Takagi & BUSHI) def. Master Wato & Hiroyoshi Tenzan
  • Robbie Eagles, Tiger Mask & Wheeler Yuta def. Suzuki-Gun (El Desperado, DOUKI & TAKA Michinoku)
  • SHO (2) def. Clark Connors (0) – A Block Action
  • Ryusuke Taguchi (2) def. Francesco Akira (2) – A Block Action
  • YOH (4) def. Yoshinobu Kanemaru (0) – A Block Action
  • Hiromu Takahashi (6) def. Ace Austin (4) – A Block Action
  • Taiji Ishimori (6) def. Alex Zayne (4) – A Block Action

To make sure you stay updated with all the latest wrestling news, add WrestleTalk.com to your Google Discover feed and follow us on Twitter!

Share this article with friends