We have now reached day 1 of this year's Best of the Super Jr tournament in New Japan Pro Wrestling.http://www.puroresufan.com/njpw/2013/05 ... pan-52413/
NJPW, 5/24/13 (TV Asahi ch2)
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: Jushin Thunder Liger  beat Hiromu Takahashi  (7:49) with a brainbuster.
2. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: TAKA Michinoku  beat Tiger Mask IV  (4:00) with the Heavy Killer #1.
3. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: Jado  beat Kenny Omega  (9:37) with the Crossface of JADO.
4. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: Taichi  beat Rocky Romero  (8:30) with the Jagai Koroshi.
5. Kazuchika Okada, YOSHI-HASHI & Gedo beat Togi Makabe, Hirooki Goto & Tomoaki Honma (15:20) when Okada used the Rainmaker on Honma.
6. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: Ricochet  beat Barreta  (11:56) with a double rotation moonsault.
7. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: Alex Koslov  beat Ryusuke Taguchi  (12:25) with a Russian Star Press.
8. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: BUSHI  beat KUSHIDA  (9:25) with the BUSHI Roll.
9. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: Prince Devitt  beat Alex Shelley  (12:44) with the Bloody Sunday.
* Plenty of surprises on day one of the 20th Best of the Super Jr. tournament at Korakuen Hall but little surprise in the main event where Bullet Club leader and reigning IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Champion, Prince Devitt, defeated Alex Shelley. Aiming for full revenge on Devitt after the betrayal, Taguchi’s tournament got off to a bad start when he was pinned by Alex Koslov. Former Michinoku Pro rivals Tiger Mask and TAKA Michinoku, who have been rivals for the approaching 20 years now, also squared off with TAKA picking up the victory.
* The NWA’s Bruce Tharpe and Rob Conway (NWA World Heavyweight Champion) appeared after intermission for the first time since Conway successfully defended his title against Kojima on 4/7 at Sumo Hall. They announced their New Japan re-landing so expect another title defense possibly as soon as the 6/22 Osaka show.
In block A, Jushin Liger, Taichi, Ricochet and Prince Devitt get wins on day one. In Block B, the day one winners are TAKA Michinoku, Jado, Alex Koslov and BUSHI. Of these, I'm a little surprised to see Jado beat Kenny Omega, but it's just day one of the round robin portion -- plenty of time for Omega to pick up some victories.