– Above is the full match between Ricochet and Will Ospreay from May of 2016. You may remember this match caused some controversy when Vader bashed it on Twitter after seeing a gif of the two wrestlers perform. Ospreay and Vader had a bit of a Twitter battle before the two had a match in Revolution Pro Wrestling, Vader went on to win the match.
– NJPW announced they will be holding a US Press Conference for the upcoming G1 Special on July 1 and 2 in Long Beach, California. It will be held tomorrow (May 18) at 7pm EST and can be seen on NJPW English Facebook page.
– NJPW also gave health updates on Tomoaki Honma and Katsuyori Shibata. After receiving a neck injury from a DDT off the second rope, Honma was moved to a rehabilitation hospital in Osaka where he began muscle training, under doctor permission, along with light running. He doesn’t have a discharge date yet. In regards to Shibata – who was diagnosed with a subdural hematoma and needed surgery after his match against Kazuchika Okada at NJPW’s Sakura Genesis – was moved to the hospital’s general ward. He is walking and talking, but NJPW said, “it is impossible to comment right now on any possible after-effects due to his condition.” You can read the full article by clicking here.
– Earlier today, the first Best of the Super Juniors show took place. This round-robin styled tournament includes some of the best junior heavyweights in the world. Here are the results:
Taka Michinoku defeated Jushin Thunder Liger
Ricochet defeated Taichi
Marty Scurll defeated Will Ospreay
Dragon Lee defeated Hiromu Takahashi
Volador Jr. defeated Tiger Mask
ACH defeated BUSHI
El Desperado defeated KUSHIDA
Ryusuke Taguchi defeated Yoshinobu Kanemaru