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Flip Gordon and El Desperado out of NJPW Best of Super Jrs Tournament


New Japan Pro-Wrestling has unfortunately announced that Flip Gordon and El Desperado will no longer be competing in this year’s Best of The Super Juniors Tournament.

The following is the official statement released from NJPW1972.com:

Changes were made today to the B Block of Best of the Super Juniors 26, as El Desperado has been forced to withdraw due to injury, and Flip Gordon has encountered visa issues.
On May 7 at the TakaTaichi Mania 2 event in Korakuen Hall, Desperado suffered a broken jaw during his match with Jun Kasai. Under doctor’s orders, Desperado will be unable to compete.
Flip Gordon was not issued a proper visa in time to enter Japan and has reluctantly been forced to withdraw from the tournament.
In Desperado’s place will be a man Taichi brought to TakaTaichi Mania as a ‘hired gun’ for Suzuki Gun, a Japanese luchadore by the name of DOUKI.
In Flip Gordon’s place will be Young Lion Ren Narita.

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