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New Japan Best of the Super Jr. 26 results for Friday, May 31: Takagi vs. Ishimori, Lee vs. Scurll, and more

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It’s that time of year again, and New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) has assembled 20 of the best junior heavyweights in the world to compete in round robin action.

This year's version, the 26th annual, will take place across 15 dates for a spot in the finals June 5. All of this year’s shows will be broadcast worldwide on New Japan's streaming service, NJPW World, with commentary in both English and Japanese.

Current standings:

A Block

16 Points

  • Shingo Takagi (8-0)

14 Points

  • Taiji Ishimori (7-1)

12 Points

  • Dragon Lee (6-2)

10 Points

  • Marty Scurll (5-3)

8 Points

  • Jonathan Gresham (4-4)
  • SHO (4-4)

6 Points

  • Yoshinobu Kanemaru (3-6)

4 Points

  • Tiger Mask IV (2-6)
  • Titan (2-6)

0 Points

  • TAKA Michinoku (0-9)

B Block

12 Points

  • Ryusuke Taguchi (6-2)
  • Will Ospreay (6-2)

10 Points

  • BUSHI (5-3)
  • El Phantasmo (5-3)
  • Robbie Eagles (5-3)
  • YOH (5-3)

8 Points

  • Bandido (4-4)

6 Points

  • Rocky Romero (3-5)

2 Points

  • DOUKI (1-7)

0 Points

  • Ren Narita (0-8)

Our thirteenth day of action kicks off at a ripe 6AM Eastern / 3AM Pacific, and tonight’s show features the final block matches from A Block! Also note that TAKA Michinoku’s injury is severe enough that he’s been pulled from the rest of the tournament and will lose his remaining matches by forfeit as a result.

Titan over Tiger Mask IV

SHO over Jonathan Gresham

Dragon Lee over Marty Scurll

Shingo Takagi over Taiji Ishimori

Enjoy the show!