A couple of more things of note from this year's Best of the Super Jr tournament:http://www.puroresufan.com/njpw/?p=3596
The new Black Tiger, who won the junior tournament on the NEVER brand shows to win a place in the Best of the Super Jr. tournament, has become the second wrestler to exit the tournament before it even starts. Although New Japan has not printed an official reason, the man under the mask (NOSAWA Rongai) was caught trying to smuggle weed out of Mexico and into Japan the other day and was arrested.
New Japan will announce a replacement soon. Davey Richards has already been forced to pull out of the tournament due to health concerns and was replaced by Brian Kendrick, but who will replace Black Tiger?
Impressive young lion Hiromu Takahashi appeared at today’s pre-Best of the Super Jr. press conference and appealed for the last spot made vacant by Black Tiger. President Sugabayashi was a little hesitant but Takahashi’s enthusiasm won him over and so the youngster enters Block B in the tournament which starts tomorrow.
Last year NOSAWA was removed from his spot on the Jan 4 Dome Show card after he got completely drunk the night before the show and was arrested for stealing a taxi. Given that and now this after giving him a second chance, I wouldn't be surprised if New Japan are done with him this time.
The again, it is wrestling, so who really knows at this point.