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New Japan reveals BOSJ cards, Super J-Cup bracket

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Earlier this week, New Japan announced their pandemic year plans for the Best of the Super-Juniors (BOSJ) round robin and the Super J-Cup single elimination tournaments. That included the list of competitors for both.

During Power Struggle on Saturday, they unveiled the line-ups for both.

For BOSJ, which will run concurrently with their World Tag League tourney in Japan, that means almost a month worth of cards:

Nov. 15

- Hiromu Takahashi vs. Taiji Ishimori
-Master Wato vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru
- Ryusuke Taguchi vs. El Desperado
- SHO vs. BUSHI
- Robbie Eagles vs. DOUKI

Nov. 18

- Hiromu Takahashi vs. El Desperado
- Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Taiji Ishimori
- Master Wato vs. Robbie Eagles
- SHO vs. DOUKI
- BUSHI vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru

Nov. 20

- El Desperado vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru-
- Hiromu Takahashi vs. BUSHI
- Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Master Wato
- SHO vs. Robbie Eagles
- Taiji Ishimori vs. DOUKI

Nov. 23

- Taiji Ishimori vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru
- Ryusuke Taguchi vs. SHO
- Master Wato vs. El Desperado
- Robbie Eagles vs. BUSHI
- Hiromu Takahashi vs. DOUKI

Nov. 25

- Robbie Eagles vs. Taiji Ishimori
- Master Wato vs. DOUKI
- Ryusuke Taguchi vs. BUSHI
- SHO vs. El Desperado
- Hiromu Takahashi vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru

Nov. 29

- Robbie Eagles vs. Hiromu Takahashi
- Master Wato vs. SHO
- Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru
- BUSHI vs. Taiji Ishimori
- El Desperado vs. DOUKI

Dec. 2

- Taiji Ishimori vs. El Desperado
- SHO vs. Hiromu Takahashi
- Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Robbie Eagles
- Master Wato vs. BUSHI
- Yoshinobu Kanemaru vs. DOUKI

Dec. 5

- Master Wato vs. Taiji Ishimori
- Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Hiromu Takahashi
- SHO vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru
- Robbie Eagles vs. El Desperado
- BUSHI vs. DOUKI

Dec. 6

- SHO vs. Taiji Ishimori
- Master Wato vs. Hiromu Takahashi
- Ryusuke Taguchi vs. DOUKI
- Robbie Eagles vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru
- BUSHI vs. El Desperado

Dec. 11 - The two wrestlers with the most points (wins in round robin earn 2; draws earn 1) meet in the finals

For the Super-J Cup, which will take place in its entirety on Dec. 12 here in the U.S., the first round match-ups were announced:

- Clark Connors vs. Chris Bey
- ACH vs. TJP
- Rey Horus vs. Blake Christian
- El Phantasmo vs. Lio Rush

Their website doesn’t explicitly say it, but it seems the winners of the first and last two matches listed will face off in the semi-finals (e.g. the Conners/Bey winner vs. the ACH/TJP winner).

Tag matches will take place between rounds. The first of those was announced today - Karl Fredericks & Ren Narita vs. KENTA & Hikuleo.

Sound like a plan?