New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) continued Best of the Super Juniors 27 (BOSJ 27) on November 20, 2020, at the legendary Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan. The COVID-19 (Coronavirus, 2019) reduced crowd of 696 showed excitement as the junior heavyweights entered a pivotal night of tournament action.
The marquee series match of the event saw a match between two Los Ingobernables de Japon (LIJ) members as former three-time IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion and BOSJ 25 winner “Time Bomb” Hiromu Takahashi (1-1) [2 points] took on former IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion Bushi (1-1) [2 points] in a swing marquee match for both competitors.
With Bushi being the darkhorse of BOSJ 27, he needed to capture a victory over his unit mate to give himself a realistic opportunity to challenge for a BOSJ 27 Finals spot. Hiromu also needed a win to keep pace with the top of the table and keep a top-two finish within his grasp.
The match was highly competitive with both wrestlers going all out to defeat their good friend. Bushi often raises his form in matches like this, and he was sure to ask Hiromu a number of questions that would have tripped up most other Junior Heavyweights in the world.
However, Hiromu was up to the task and was able to gain the fall at the 23 minutes and 42 seconds mark with his Time Bomb technique. The victory moved his record to (2-1) [4 points], while the loss for Bushi moved his record to (1-2) [2 points].
Hiromu would go on to face Suzuki-Gun member Douki on November 23rd, while Bushi CHAOS member “Sniper of the Skies” Robbie Eagles on the same night. Hiromu is back on the path to secure a BOSJ 27 Finals spot if he stays on form, while Bushi will need to almost win out if he is to have a chance to win the trophy.