Some recent news regarding New Japan Pro Wrestling's Best of the Super Juniors is that NJPW announced El Desperado and Flip Gordon will no longer be competing in the tournament. Unfortunately Desperado had to withdraw due to injury while Flip Gordon is dealing with visa issues. Both competitors were in B Block of the BOSJ.
May 7th is when El Desperado suffered a broken jaw in his match against Jun Kasai at TakaTaichi Mania 2 in Korakuen Hall.
Replacing El Desperado will be Douki while Ren Narita will replace Flip Gordon. In an in-character interview, NEVER Openweight Champion Taichi discussed the potential of Douki stating he taught him everything he knows.
Ren Narita and Douki join a crowded B Block that includes Ryusuke Taguchi, Will Ospreay, Rocky Romero, YOH, Bandido, El Phantasmo, Robbie Eagles and BUSHI. The Best of the Super Juniors tournament begins on May 13th, with the finals on June 5th.