After a delay from the initially planned May tournament, Best of the Super Jr. 27 finally takes place starting November 15, 2020 and running concurrently with World Tag League 2020 until a combined final on December 11 in the Nippon Budokan. Here are the ten participants.

  • Taiji Ishimori (4th entry, 3rd consecutive. IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion)
  • El Desperado (4th entry, first in two years, IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champion)
  • Yoshinobu Kanemaru (4th entry, 4th consecutive. IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champion)
  • Hiromu Takahashi (5th entry, first in two years. 2018 BoSJ winner)
  • Ryusuke Taguchi (17th entry, 15th consecutive. 2012 BoSJ winner)
  • Master Wato (BoSJ debut)
  • SHO (3rd entry, 3rd consecutive)
  • Robbie Eagles (2nd entry, 2nd consecutive)
  • BUSHI (8th entry, 5th consecutive)
  • DOUKI (2nd entry, 2nd consecutive)

Best of the Super Jr. 27 isn’t the only junior heavyweight showcase to be taking place this winter, as Super J-Cup 2020 has been announced, emanating from the US and airing live worldwide on December 12. With a 26-year legacy of bringing the greatest junior heavyweights together regardless of promotional affiliation, Super J-Cup returned after a three-year absence in 2019, as a series of thrilling cards captivated crowds on the west coast of the US. This time, fans around the world will witness the action live, as the following eight competitors battle it out for the famous gold winner’s jacket.

  • El Phantasmo [NJPW/BULLET CLUB] (2nd entry, 2nd consecutive. Super J-Cup 2019 winner)
  • Clark Connors [NJPW/LA Dojo] (2nd entry, 2nd consecutive)
  • TJP [Freelance] (2nd entry, 2nd consecutive)
  • ACH [Freelance, MLW] (1st entry)
  • Blake Christian [GCW] (1st entry)
  • Chris Bey [IMPACT Wrestling] (1st entry)
  • Rey Horus [ROH] (1st entry)
  • Lio Rush [Freelance] (1st entry)


All pics and videos courtesy of NJPW

By Steph Franchomme

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