Following the news earlier in the week that NOSAWA Rongai as well as Io Shirai were arrested in Japan for bringing 75 grams of cannabis into the country after attending an event in Mexico, New Japan Pro Wrestling have removed Black Tiger VII, who Rongai would portray, from the tournament and announced his replacement.
Speaking at a press conference to address the situation yesterday, New Japan Pro Wrestling announced that “Young Lion” Hiromu Takahashi will take place of Rongai (Black Tiger VII) in the Best of the Super Juniors Tournament. Takahashi is the second replacement in the Battle of the Super Juniors Tournament, after Davey Richards had to pull out of the tournament. He was later replaced by former WWE and TNA Wrestling superstar Brian Kendrick.
The full updated blocks for the tournament are below. As usual, we will be covering the results of this tournament when it kicks off on May 27th, 2012 at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan.
Jushin Thunder Liger
Angel de Oro
Tiger Mask IV