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Best of the Super Juniors - 25 Surprising Competitors

posted May 18, 2018, 6:59 PM by Wrestling Scout
Image result for best of the super juniors 25May marks the beginning of the "Best of the Super Juniors" round robin tournament. It is the most prestigious series for lighter weight wrestlers in the world as New Japan regularly brings in the best talent from around the world. Shifting from the "Top of the Super Juniors" to the "Best of the Super Juniors" and beginning to numerate them in 1994.  2018 will have Best of the Super Juniors 25 (although it is the 29th tournament).

Here is a list of the 25 most surprising people who competed in one of these tournaments.
  1. Nobuhiko Takada (1988)
  2. Tony St. Clair (1988)
  3. Fit Finlay (1991 & 1994)
  4. Flyin' Scorpio (2 Cold Scorpio) (1991, 1992, 1993)
  5. Lightning Kid (Sean Waltman) (1993)
  6. Brian Pillman (1995)
  7. Alex Wright (1995)
  8. Emilio Charles Jr. (1996)
  9. Mr. JL (Jerry Lynn) (1996)
  10. Villano IV (1996)
  11. Franz Schmann (1996)
  12. Scorpio Jr. (1997)
  13. Chris Jericho (1997)
  14. Felino (1998)
  15. Super Shocker (1999, 2001)
  16. Togi Makabe (2000, 2001)
  17. Kid Romeo (2000)
  18. Chris Candido (2001)
  19. Katsuyori Shibata (2001)
  20. Ebessen (2003)
  21. Takashi Sugiura (2003)
  22. Stampede Kid (Tyson Kidd) (2003, 2005)
  23. American Dragon (Daniel Bryan) (2004)
  24. Hirooki Goto (2005, 2006)
  25. Jimmy Rave (2008)







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