Best of the Super Juniors 26 Lineup Announced

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New Japan has today announced the lineup for the biggest BOSJ tournament in history with 20 entrants in this year’s legendary tournament.  20 of the best junior Heavyweights from NJPW, CMLL, ROH, and RevPro will battle it out to be crowned the winner.  The official Best of the Super Juniors 26 lineup is:

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Ryusuke Taguchi, 16th BOSJ Appearance

Faction: Taguchi Japan

Best Finish: Winner BOSJ 19 (2012)

Title History: Two-Time IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion, Six-time IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champion, Three-time NEVER Openweight Six Man Tag Team Champion

Tiger Mask, 18th Appearance

Faction: Main Unit

Best Finish: Winner BOSJ 11 & 12 (2004, 2005)

Title History: Six-time IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion, IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champion, Two-time GHC Junior Heavyweight Champion

Rocky Romero, 7th Appearance

Faction: CHAOS

Best FinishBlocks

Title History: IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion,Eight-time IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champion, Three-time CMLL World Lightweight Champion, Three-time ROH World Tag Team Champion

SHO, 2nd Appearance

Faction: CHAOS

Best Finish: Blocks

Title History: Three-time IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion

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YOH, 2nd Appearance

Faction: CHAOS

Best Finish: Blocks

Title HistoryThree-time IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion

Will Ospreay, 4th Appearance

Faction: CHAOS

Best Finish: Winner BOSJ 23 (2016)

Title History: NEVER Openweight Champion, Two-time IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion, ROH World Television Champion, Two-time RevPro Undisputed British Cruiserweight Champion, RevPro Undisputed British Tag Team Champion

Taiji Ishimori, 3rd Appearance

Faction: Bullet Club

Best Finish: Finalist BOSJ 25 (2018)

Title History: IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion, NEVER Openweight Six Man Tag Team Champion, Three-time GHC Junior Heavyweight Champion, Six-Time GCH Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champion

El Desperado, 4th Appearance

Faction: Suzuki Gun

Best Finish: Blocks

Title History: IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champion, GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champion

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TAKA Michinoku, 7th Appearance

Faction: Suzuki Gun

Best Finish: Blocks

Title History: Two-time IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champion, GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champion, All Asia Tag Team Champion, AJPW World Junior Heavyweight Champion

Yoshinobu Kanemaru, 3rd Appearance

Faction: Suzuki Gun

Best Finish: Blocks

Title History:  Three-time IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champion, Seven-time Junior Heavyweight Champion, Four-time GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champion,Two-time All Asia Tag Team Champion, AJPW World Junior Heavyweight Champion

BUSHI, 7th Appearance

Faction: Los Ingobernables De Japon

Best Finish: Blocks

Title History: IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion, IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion, Three-time NEVER Openweight Six Man Tag Team Champion, CMLL World Welterweight Champion

Flip Gordon, 2nd Appearance

Faction: Unaffiliated

Best Finish: Blocks

Title History: N/A

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Titán, 2nd Appearance

Faction: Unaffiliated

Best Finish: Blocks

Title History: N/A

Marty Scurll, 3rd Appearance

Faction: Unaffiliated

Best Finish: Blocks

Title History: IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion, NEVER Openweight Six Man Tag Team Champion, ROH World Television Champion, ROH World Six Man Tag Team Championship, RevPro Undisputed British Heavyweight Champion, RevPro Undisputed British Cruiserweight Champion

Dragon Lee, 3rd Appearance

Faction: Unaffiliated

Best Finish: Blocks

Title History: Current IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion, CMLL World Welterweight Champion, Two-time CMLL World Lightweight Champion

Robbie Eagles, First Appearance

Faction: Bullet Club

Best Finish N/A

Title History: N/A

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Jonathan Gresham, First Appearance

Faction: Unaffiliated

Best Finish: N/A

Title History: N/A

Bandido, First Appearance

Faction: Unaffiliated

Best Finish: N/A

Title History: N/A

Shingo Takagi, First Appearance

Faction: Los Ingobernables De Japon

Best Finish: N/A

Title History: IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champion, GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship, ROH World Tag Team Champion

Rumored to be Canadian El Phantasmo who has been plying his trade in the UK for a few years now and has joined Bullet Club.

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