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Videos: 2 May 2003 New Japan Matches


With BEST OF THE SUPER JUNIOR fast approaching, New Japan today revisits the presitigous Jr. Heavyweight showcase with the latest installments of the NEW JAPAN GREATEST MOMENTS series on it’s YouTube channel. Today we get 2 matches from the BOSJ event on May 23, 2003-first it’s a look at a much younger-and greener-Takashi Sugiura, as the current (and record-setting) GHC Heavyweight Champion faced fellow youngster Ryusuke Taguchi in an early match. Then it’s the legendary Jushin Liger taking on the masked Ebessan, a comedy wrestler based on popular fellow comedy wrestler Kikutaro-he’s spawned some spinoffs as well, most notably Osaka Pro comedy star Ebessan 3. The full matches are below:

Remember to check out New Japan’s YT channel (search for the user “NJPW” for much more New Japan-related content including full recent and classic matches, press conferences, promo videos and more.