Best of The Super Juniors - 2012

2012

The 2012 Best of the Super Juniors featured 18 participants and took place from May 27 to June 10. Outside entrants included Alex Koslov (American independents), Ángel de Oro (Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre), Brian Kendrick (American independents), Daisuke Sasaki (Dramatic Dream Team) and Pac (Dragon Gate). Black Tiger earned his spot in the tournament by winning the Road to the Super Jr. 2days Tournament on April 15, 2012. On May 9, New Japan announced that Davey Richards had to pull out of the tournament, following his doctor's orders after a car accident. He was replaced by Brian Kendrick. On May 25, New Japan announced that Black Tiger had been pulled from the tournament, two days after the character's performer Kazushige Nosawa had been arrested for smuggling marijuana. He was replaced by Hiromu Takahashi. The tagline of the event was "The door to the glory". For the fifth year in a row, the previous year's runner-up, this time Ryusuke Taguchi, came back to win the tournament. Taguchi went on to unsuccessfully challenge Low Ki for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship on June 16.

Final standings
Block A Block B
Pac 10 Low Ki 16
Prince Devitt 10 Ryusuke Taguchi 10
Jushin Liger 8 Brian Kendrick 10
Ángel de Oro 8 Alex Koslov 10
Rocky Romero 8 Tiger Mask IV 8
Taichi 8 Taka Michinoku 8
Kushida 8 Daisuke Sasaki 4
Bushi 6 Jado 4
Gedo 6 Hiromu Takahashi 2
Block A Ángel de Oro Bushi Gedo Jushin Liger Kushida Pac Prince Devitt Rocky Romero Taichi
Ángel de Oro X Bushi (9:50) Ángel de Oro (8:15) Ángel de Oro (8:21) Kushida (8:22) Ángel de Oro (9:46) Devitt (8:10) Romero (10:38) Ángel de Oro (9:28)
Bushi Bushi (9:50) X Bushi (8:16) Liger (7:10) Kushida (10:51) Pac (8:35) Devitt (8:03) Bushi (5:23) Taichi (9:33)
Gedo Ángel de Oro (8:15) Bushi (8:16) X Gedo (7:43) Gedo (10:32) Pac (14:36) Devitt (11:14) Romero (8:41) Gedo (9:49)
Jushin Liger Ángel de Oro (8:21) Liger (7:10) Gedo (7:43) X Liger (8:18) Pac (10:20) Devitt (12:13) Liger (7:53) Liger (7:35)
Kushida Kushida (8:22) Kushida (10:51) Gedo (10:32) Liger (8:18) X Kushida (9:33) Kushida (12:56) Romero (12:15) Taichi (2:33)
Pac Ángel de Oro (9:46) Pac (8:35) Pac (14:36) Pac (10:20) Kushida (9:33) X Pac (17:24) Romero (10:14) Pac (10:43)
Prince Devitt Devitt (8:10) Devitt (8:03) Devitt (11:14) Devitt (12:13) Kushida (12:56) Pac (17:24) X Devitt (11:15) Taichi (10:59)
Rocky Romero Romero (10:38) Bushi (5:23) Romero (8:41) Liger (7:53) Romero (12:15) Romero (10:14) Devitt (11:15) X Taichi (9:58)
Taichi Ángel de Oro (9:28) Taichi (9:33) Gedo (9:49) Liger (7:35) Taichi (2:33) Pac (10:43) Taichi (10:59) Taichi (9:58) X
Block B Alex Koslov Brian Kendrick Daisuke Sasaki Hiromu Takahashi Jado Low Ki Ryusuke Taguchi Taka Michinoku Tiger Mask IV
Alex Koslov X Kendrick (6:31) Koslov (10:05) Koslov (6:43) Koslov (9:57) Low Ki (10:14) Taguchi (14:54) Koslov (8:22) Koslov (10:30)
Brian Kendrick Kendrick (6:31) X Kendrick (10:21) Kendrick (5:50) Kendrick (8:31) Low Ki (10:37) Taguchi (9:59) Michinoku (10:51) Kendrick (6:34)
Daisuke Sasaki Koslov (10:05) Kendrick (10:21) X Sasaki (5:02) Sasaki (8:57) Low Ki (8:03) Taguchi (6:55) Michinoku (6:22) T. Mask (7:14)
Hiromu Takahashi Koslov (6:43) Kendrick (5:50) Sasaki (5:02) X Jado (5:55) Low Ki (7:43) Taguchi (6:12) Takahashi (3:30) T. Mask (6:50)
Jado Koslov (9:57) Kendrick (8:31) Sasaki (8:57) Jado (5:55) X Low Ki (10:14) Taguchi (9:43) Michinoku (8:31) Jado (7:26)
Low Ki Low Ki (10:14) Low Ki (10:37) Low Ki (8:03) Low Ki (7:43) Low Ki (10:14) X Low Ki (14:10) Low Ki (10:24) Low Ki (11:14)
Ryusuke Taguchi Taguchi (14:54) Taguchi (9:59) Taguchi (6:55) Taguchi (6:12) Taguchi (9:43) Low Ki (14:10) X Michinoku (11:11) T. Mask (9:41)
Taka Michinoku Koslov (8:22) Michinoku (10:51) Michinoku (6:22) Takahashi (3:30) Michinoku (8:31) Low Ki (10:24) Michinoku (11:11) X T. Mask (6:40)
Tiger Mask IV Koslov (10:30) Kendrick (6:34) T. Mask (7:14) T. Mask (6:50) Jado (7:26) Low Ki (11:14) T. Mask (9:41) T. Mask (6:40) X
Semi-finals Finals
A1 Pac Pin
B2 Ryusuke Taguchi 10:38
Ryusuke Taguchi Pin
Low Ki 17:01
B1 Low Ki Sub
A2 Prince Devitt 8:50

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