NJPW Star Hiromu Takahashi Wants The Best Of Super Juniors To Run Alongside The G1 Climax

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NJPW Star Hiromu Takahashi Wants The Best Of Super Juniors To Run Alongside The G1 Climax
Hiromu Takahashi Promo Picture via New Japan Pro Wrestling

In NJPW, there is a constant war between the Junior Heavyweights & the Heavyweights. The two divisions are mostly kept away from each other, with the exception being faction based tag team matches and the annual champion vs. champion match. We did not get to see Hiromu Takahashi face Tetsuya Naito due to shows being cancelled, but Takahashi has another plan to beat the Heavyweights. It was recently announced that the annual ‘Best Of Super Juniors’ tournament would be cancelled due to COVID-19, leaving it’s stars without a chance to shine. With limited calendar time for NJPW, Takahashi wants the tournament to run alongside the G1 Climax.

Hiromu Takahashi Wants Fans To Vote On Which Tournament Main Events

Both tournaments are generally epic ordeals, with them following the same round robin format. The only difference is the weight classes, with the G1 Climax known for heavy hitting wars while Best Of Super Juniors generally has fast paced athletic spectacles. Last year, the finals of BOSJ would be arguably the NJPW Match of the Year, with Will Ospreay facing Shingo Takagi. This show stealing match might be what gave Takakashi this idea, as part of it involved a fan vote. Fans would get the chance at the end of both tournaments to vote on which finals match should main event the last night. Fans would likely lean in favor of the G1 Climax, which would reflect poorly on the Junior Heavyweights unfortunately.

There Is Another Option For Best Of Super Juniors

Fans have generally met this idea with distaste, feeling that it would lead to both wrestler and fan burnout. Other options are open, such as Best Of Super Juniors running in December, replacing World Tag League, which are often some of the worst shows in the NJPW Calendar. This would allow the winning to face champion Hiromu Takahashi at Wrestle Kingdom all the same, giving it the same stakes as the G1 Climax. The pandemic situation is starting to slowly resolve, meaning fans can safely look towards the fall as the restart of NJPW. Would you want to see both major singles tournaments done at the same time? Should NJPW scrap World Tag League to give Best Of Super Juniors that time slot? Let us know what you think in the comment section down below.

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