New Japan Pro Wrestling
World Tag League 2020 & Best of the Super Juniors 27 Finals
December 11, 2020
Nippon Budokan
Tokyo, Japan

Watch: NJPW World

Meet our previewers: 

J. Michael: One month ago, I avoided the election results by writing a preview for Power Struggle and watching episodes of Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-Kun with my wife. Today, I am writing a preview of the BOSJ/WTL Final and watching the replay of the UCI Cycling Championships, where an American with a history of liking racist and transphobic tweets crashed over a security guardrail and flipped into a ditch next to some random crops. A fitting allegory for the results of the election results I ignored in favor of a legitimate 10/10 anime (and 12/10 manga). If you’re interested in a whole bunch of retweets about nonsense, look @ryugu_jo. My twitter name is “Despy Van Heemskerck,” so you can guess why I’m eager to preview this show: all the Northern Mannerism! 

John Carroll: I don’t got much for you here folks, I’ve barely even left my house in like six weeks. Follow me on Twitter @toshanshuinla or my podcast @wrestleomakase. Better yet, subscribe to the Wrestling Omakase Patreon– listen back to audio coverage of every single BOSJ/WTL show for only $5, plus our upcoming series covering every Tokyo Dome main event (not just NJPW) in chronological order.

CHAOS (Toru Yano, SHO & Robbie Eagles) vs. BULLET CLUB (Bad Luck Fale, Chase Owens & Taiji Ishimori)

J. Michael: Reputations are damn near impossible to break. Especially when you are in your late-30’s and you’ve been around so long that you can’t remember what generation you actually belong to, as Taiji Ishimori clearly showed in his recent backstage comment where he derided “Millennial” SHO (despite being born in 1983 and, thus, equally Millennial). Taiji Ishimori has a reputation for sucking in promos/backstage comments. Well, that might have been true, but go ahead and watch the anthology of backstage comments he strung together for this Best of the Super Juniors. Watch all nine in a row and tell me Ishimori is not dispelling that reputation. Now, sure… his routine right now is essentially a discount KENTA, BUT… it works! Ishimori had a great tour and some of the best matches of the tournament, not the guy who phones it in, for sure.

Now let’s talk about the confirmation of reputation. In particular, Chase Owens & Bad Luck Fale. My colleague John has spent the entire tour excoriating this team. And the consensus: a 2.38 average on GRAPPL. 10th out of 10 by a wide margin. A full point behind the #1 ranked team, Dangerous Tekkers. 

As far as this one… Yano pins Fale? I’m not totally sure what the point of this one is. It’d be great if it laid the groundwork for an off-title feud next spring between Ishimori and Eagles but… LOL, off-title feuds in this division? Prediction: CHAOS

John: Of all the matches on this show, this is the only one where I have absolutely no idea why it’s happening. I mean, look at some of the talent from both leagues that aren’t getting to wrestle at the Budokan: Dangerous Tekkers, the best tag team in pro wrestling this year by an extremely wide margin, are sitting at home. Yano’s partner Tomohiro Ishii and stablemates Hirooki Goto & YOSHI-HASHI, all of whom had a great tournament, are on the sidelines. DOUKI, the most improved wrestler of 2020, has got nothing to do. Hell, even Ryusuke Taguchi, who didn’t exactly kill it in the BOSJ (although he came through at the end with my pick for the best match of the entire tour with Hiromu Takahashi on the second-to-last night!), deserves a spot over these two. Who am I talking about? Why, Bad Luck Fale and Chase Owens of course, the worst fucking team in the World Tag League, by a lot. What, pray tell, are they doing on this show? Why is this six-man tag happening? Are we going to set up some kind of horrendous Yano vs. Fale or Yano vs. Chase KOPW match? Does anyone other than me remember that stupid trophy even exists? Fuck this match. Prediction: Who cares

Kazuchika Okada, Hiroshi Tanahashi & Toa Henare vs. The Empire (Will Ospreay, Great-O-Khan & Jeff Cobb

J. Michael: Years from now, there will be two kinds of New Japan fans: those that watched this WTL/BOSJ tour and saw the future laid out resplendently before them, and a bunch of goddamn LIARS who hand-waved this tour, but will say that they watched it because they don’t want to admit that they disregarded two future kings in their infancy.

Yuya Uemura is the future, and he will share that future with Tomoyuki Oka. For those of us that championed this man, this jock otaku, this national wrestling champion with a Love Live! obsession, the payoff has already begun. The look has been modified, and he looks cool. The in-ring has started to coagulate, and we’re beginning to see some of that authentic background seep in through the gimmick. The thing where he and Cobb gut-wrench some poor cad back and forth across the ring to each other is brilliant. 

On the other end, many are waiting for Tanahashi to snap out of it and start moving at Tanahashi speed again. And well… I’m afraid he just might be. Is he a Dad now? Sometimes the best stories in professional wrestling are the ones that take shape without you realizing it, the ones where you can trace the steps back and recognize just how far back the story has been in development. Sometimes those stories are the painful ones. We’ll look back on this one as such: Peak Tanahashi reached its crescendo with Naito in 2017, he told a year-long story with Jay White in 2018-2019, and now he has assumed a new title: Ace Emeritus. Of course, watch this bastard start pulling out Aces Highs in March. Prediction: The Empire

John: If you don’t see the obvious potential in the Great-O-Khan I honestly do not know what you’re watching at this point. It’s fine if you think the gimmick is goofy or whatever, but the man has more physical charisma in his pinky finger than some other recent excursion returnees have from their blue hair down to their feet. O-Khan is gonna be a big deal, and you can either get on the bandwagon early or you can pretend you were later. Watching him put it together more and more throughout the World Tag League was a delight- from the more understated presentation (he looks SO much better with the robe and the short tights than the yellow parachute pants, not to mention the question mark mask covering only part of his face instead of the whole thing) to slowly working more and more of his legitimate martial arts background into his moveset. A wrestler who does both ridiculous shouting Mongolian chops and cool as shit judo takedowns is just about tailor-made to appeal to my personal sensibilities. That just rules, I’m sorry.

As far as the rest of the guys here, well, I’m sure some of you are much more into this Will Ospreay vs. Kazuchika Okada feud than I am so I’ll try not to bury it too hard. It is what it is I guess. Ospreay’s “Brit Flair” thing that he did back at Power Struggle gave me real “AJ Styles trying to pretend he’s the new Ric Flair out of nowhere in TNA when we already know he’s actually a dork” vibes, but some of you seemed to love it. I’ll just note that it isn’t for me at all and politely move on. But hey, they’re obviously building up their 1/4 match here. Good for them.

On the babyface side, Hiroshi Tanahashi’s descent down the card continued in the World Tag League, as he and Henare went an embarrassing 1-8. Their one win was Henare’s biggest win of his career so far, pinning Yujiro Takahashi for what I’m fairly certain was his first-ever direct win over a non-Young Lion. He’ll be moving up in 2021, but Tanahashi meanwhile is clearly transitioning to the next phase of his career, and some people definitely seem to be having a hard time dealing with that. He’s not going to be a Dad per se, but they’ve been pretty clearly telling us that the G1 28 win and the (perhaps unintended) final Wrestle Kingdom title victory that followed was his final time truly at the top of the mountain, and it’s been all descent ever since. As Michael noted, there’s always the chance that we look like idiots and he has a great 2021 from a kayfabe perspective. I just wouldn’t count on it. Great-O-Khan is going to lay him out here to set up a singles match at Wrestle Kingdom, and frankly, O-Khan should win that match. And I think he probably will. Prediction: The Empire

Shingo Takagi & SANADA vs. EVIL & Yujiro Takahashi

J. Michael: Here’s something we learned in the World Tag League: SANADA and EVIL, two of the most contentious members of the roster in 2020, are actually really great tag wrestlers! Possibly even better tag wrestlers than singles wrestlers! If only they’d have teamed them up back when they were both in LIJ, you could have rejuvenated the entire division, really sparked a tag team division renaissance. Or you could have jobbed them out to a couple of juniors with one foot out the door. Either one would have worked.

This one is clearly setting up a Wrestle Kingdom program for SANADA and EVIL, and god damn, isn’t that going to inspire some discourse that you both dread and can perfectly picture, probably verbatim. It’s going to absolutely suck, and I hope the Wrestle Kingdom crowd are at least lively enough to show the effects on the domestic audience. In this match, the supposed annoyingly garrulous Shingo is once again going to take a backseat to everyone else and still be the best person out there.  Prediction: EVIL & Yujiro Takahashi.

John: Our only straight-up rematch from either tournament (other than the two finals of course) is right here, a bit of an odd match to make but obviously the other three LIJ members were all occupied. EVIL & Yujiro defeated SANADA & Shingo back on the very first night of the World Tag League, November 15th in Nagoya, EVIL pinning SANADA with his weirdly self-titled finishing maneuver. That, in turn, paid SANADA back for beating him on the last block night of the G1 Climax, which sent SANADA to the finals (to lose to Kota Ibushi) and ended EVIL’s tournament. So a rubber match of sorts for Wrestle Kingdom looks inevitable, and yeah, a lot of Western fans are gonna have themselves a good long cry about it. Anyway, this smells like a DQ finish to me, with Dick Togo getting involved with the SPOILER’S CHOKER and SANADA & Shingo getting laid out at the end. Prediction: Shingo Takagi & SANADA

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Kota Ibushi & Master Wato vs. Tetsuya Naito & BUSHI

J. Michael: In my review of Night 5 of the Best of the Super Juniors, I gave a very dyspeptic description of the absurdly inept ref bump in the Master Wato v. DOUKI match, in which Wato seemingly forgot that he was supposed to fall back into the blithering imbecile ref, the ref turned too quickly anyway, and we had this farcical denouement: Wato fell onto the referees’ calves, Marty Asami somehow missed the turnbuckle but fell down anyway, and poor DOUKI had to react as if he pulled off a glorious bit of wrestling chicanery. 

And yet, that situation is less convoluted, less totally fucked up, than the booking of the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship leading into Wrestle Kingdom 15, which at this point might as well be called The Curse of the Double Domes. This could easily be a Moriarty the Patriot episode. And I, an Ibushi devotee through and through, WANT this to work. I’ve tried to find a stratagem to defend this. I can’t… yet. I think it’s balderdash right now, but there is still a month, and several shows, to salvage this. But they must start working on it NOW. Prediction: Kota Ibushi and Master Wato.

John: For all the scorn that the EVIL title win got on these shores (and to be clear, that was still a perfectly defensible bit of booking that made complete sense for EVIL’s character, and those Naito-EVIL matches were nowhere near as bad as a bunch of you performatively pretended they were), the booking of the double Dome this year is what actually deserves your hate. Let’s recap: Jay White beats G1 Climax winner Kota Ibushi via extremely blatant chicanery, obvious and right there on the tape (his feet were so far on the ropes they may as well have been in the next prefecture over). So the IWGP 1/4 title shot briefcase- which, again, says 1/4 on it in giant text- changes hands for the first time. Shocking but perhaps overdue since they’ve been defending it every year since 2012, okay fine. Jay White, apparently unable to read what the briefcase he just won actually says, immediately starts saying that he’s going to face Naito for the double titles on January 5th (and he’ll have 1/4 off). Excuse me? 

Tetsuya Naito then goes to New Japan and complains, saying he still wants to fight Kota Ibushi- this makes sense, both for Naito’s stated reasoning (Ibushi’s still the back-to-back G1 winner after all, which is damn impressive and worthy of a title shot whether he suffered an extremely tainted loss to White or not) and for the simple fact that Naito and Ibushi have this weird love/hate relationship in which they commit horrific acts of violence on each other and seem to enjoy it, much the way you or I might enjoy someone else’s company (in a far less terrifying fashion). The NJPW office, which has NEVER LISTENED TO A SINGLE SUGGESTION FROM TETSUYA NAITO IN HISTORY (and you can go WAY back for this one, but just this year alone: Naito repeatedly said he should defend the titles separately and was denied, Naito said that KENTA didn’t deserve a double title shot just for attacking him at the Dome and was ignored, Naito said that EVIL shouldn’t get yet another title shot at Power Struggle and was rebuffed, etc. etc.), inexplicably decided to take Naito’s suggestion and grant Ibushi a title shot anyway. That Naito vs. Ibushi double title match happens on 1/4, with the winner then having to defend against Jay White on 1/5.

So yes, the final result of all this convoluted nonsense just so happens to make no sense at all. Tetsuya Naito, the reigning IWGP Heavyweight & Intercontinental Champion and the first person to bring those two belts together in the first place, and Kota Ibushi, the first person in SIXTEEN YEARS to win back-to-back G1s and the first person IN HISTORY to reach the finals in three straight years, have to win two straight main events on two straight nights to walk out of the Tokyo Dome with the double titles. Jay White, man who pinned Kota Ibushi with his feet on the goddamn ropes, gets the night off on 1/4 and just has to beat the winner of what’s sure to be another disgusting (in a good way) Naito-Ibushi match the next night to walk out with both belts. Yes, I obviously get that Jay White is supposed to be a heel, but this scenario is on its face certifiably insane. The fact that there is so obviously a different scenario that is both way fairer and makes way more sense- Jay White, crooked briefcase holder, has to defend his title shot against rightful G1 winner Kota Ibushi again on 1/4, and Naito gets the winner of THAT match on 1/5- doesn’t heel Jay White, it heels New Japan as a company. All you have to do is look at the firestorm on Japanese wrestling Twitter and the hundreds of people who unfollowed the Japanese Twitter account the week of Power Struggle to see proof of just how badly this mess of a storyline went over.

I don’t mind two Domes every year, and I thought the Double Gold Dash was fun (even if Naito’s entry into it also kind of made no sense at the time), but they really need to stop doing these convoluted two-night title scenarios to try and sell the second night. Frankly, it isn’t even working- ticket sales for the January 4th Tokyo Dome are moving at a very brisk pace, but sales for 1/5 appear to be anemic so far (just judging by publicly available info on the Japanese ticket sites). Putting Naito-Ibushi, a major matchup beloved by the fans in Japan that hasn’t happened since June 2019, on the date that many fans would rather attend anyway (since it’s the classic date going all the way back to 1992), sure looks like a mistake thus far. “Whoever wins that match has to face Jay White” does not look like it’s a major draw, but I guess there’s still time for that to change.

Anyway! With all that said, here’s this tag preview match. Naito’s side won in Kagoshima, so I think Ibushi and Wato get the win here. Yeah. Prediction: Kota Ibushi & Master Wato

World Tag League 2020 Final
FinJuice vs. Guerrillas of Destiny

J. Michael: John has pointed this out quite a bit, and they are the only ones I hear saying this, so let me reiterate: Tanga Loa has looked good in this World Tag League. He’s busted out all kinds of moves, he’s looked fresh, his stuff looks crisp, he’s carried himself like the star of the team… all of that. Now, in the preview of the World Tag League that I helped write, I pointed out that this entire family are good people, just inherently likable. Haku raised some awesome boys. And that point stands. But Tanga has unexpectedly jumped ahead of his brother, who looked like a savant some nights and looks off on others. 

FinJuice was once again a delight, though this was another case of the former #2 surpassing his partner. David Finlay looks so goddamn good that it’s enough to make you wonder about some singles work. I’d caution that… this is a great tag team, and could be a cornerstone of the division. Considering the cornerstones of recent memory, this is a very favorable situation for us as people that actually watch this stuff.  

This one is tough to decipher. You have heel champions, but fairly likable ones that showed a high level of malleability in this World Tag League, shifting roles as needed. If Tekkers were losing at Wrestle Kingdom, I suppose either team would work, but I also don’t see the need to take the belts of Tekkers any time soon. What sways me is the sneak attack leveled by G.O.D. on FinJuice after the block final. Prediction: FinJuice.

John: Well damn, when my colleague takes my takes what takes am I supposed to come at you with here? Tanga Loa has indeed looked great since returning on this tour. His lariats in particular look awesome (and I am nothing if not a mark for a great lariat), but he’s been busting out some real nice German suplexes and other added moves to his arsenal too. He’s a far cry from the very basic, straight-out-of-WWE big man that he was when he first came to this company many years ago now. Tama Tonga, on the other hand, is pretty much the same as he’s always been, except now without any facial hair. I honestly think we’re starting to reach the point where Tanga Loa is too good to be stuck teaming with his brother, which is wild when you think about where they both were when this team first formed.

FinJuice, meanwhile, are just a hell of a great babyface tag team. They had been gone for so long due to the COVID-19 immigration shutdown that it was easy to forget just how great they could be. Believe it or not, prior to the start of the WTL in November, their final 2v2 tag match in Japan was on JANUARY 4TH at the Tokyo Dome, when they won the tag titles from…..the Guerillas of Destiny. They then went over to the US for the New Beginning in USA tour (yes, that happened in 2020, which sounds insane now) and lost the belts back to GOD in Atlanta, which received quite the backlash at the time. Then they came back to Japan for a quick tour where they worked all multi-man tags, and left the country following Manabu Nakanishi’s retirement show on February 22nd. 

Absence did indeed make the heart grow fonder, because they were a highlight of this year’s World Tag League for sure. David Finlay in particular looked like a million bucks- he looks to be in the best shape of his life, his gear looks great, and his wrestling (which was never really an issue to be clear) looks as good as ever. He got a ton of pins throughout this tour, including over heavy hitters like Shingo Takagi and Taichi, and I would expect his push to continue well into the new year. Even though he feels like he’s been around a while now, he’s still only 27 years old, and frankly if he has a brain (which he appears to have!) he should be in no hurry to head to WWE anytime soon. We could have many more years of Finlay ahead of us here in New Japan Pro Wrestling.

As far as who is winning this tournament, I think it’s a lot harder to call than the BOSJ final. Both these teams beat the Dangerous Tekkers during the tournament, so Taichi & ZSJ should really want revenge on both of them. But it was GOD’s chicanery-filled win over them that seemingly had our IWGP Tag Team Champions particularly outraged and swearing vengeance, so I kind of think the Tekkers aren’t done with them yet (and as my colleague mentioned above, the Taichi/ZSJ team was portrayed in an increasingly sympathetic light throughout the tag team tournament, frequently working as babyfaces against the other heel teams and winning the vast majority of their matches cleanly). GOD also already lost to FinJuice during the World Tag League, which would lead me to believe that they’re gonna get their win back here and (finally) win this tournament for the first time in their careers.

On the other hand, NJPW loves booking back-to-back World Tag League champions and FinJuice vs. Tekkers still makes slightly more sense as a Tokyo Dome title match than the technically heel vs. heel GOD vs. Tekkers. Plus, again as my colleague mentioned, GOD did lay FinJuice out at the end of the last show in Fukuoka, which would also imply that our babyface heroes are going to get some payback here. My “three-way bullshit in a New Japan tag division” alarm is, unfortunately, going off as well- I think we could easily end up with a Tekkers vs. GOD vs. FinJuice tag team title match at Wrestle Kingdom, in which case the winners here wouldn’t even matter that much. Ultimately, I do think that’s what I’m going to go with. GOD finally get the only thing they’re missing in this division and win the World Tag League for the first time, but it’s via such cheating bullshit that FinJuice gets added to the tag team title match at the Tokyo Dome anyway. Prediction: Guerillas of Destiny

Best of the Super Juniors 27 Final
Hiromu Takahashi vs. El Desperado

J. Michael: 

“Let’s show the world all the history that we have between us.” 

          -Hiromu Takahashi, to El Desperado

There have been so many words between El Desperado and Hiromu Takahashi, so many forehead-to-forehead sessions, and so much wild brutality, there was not a fiber of doubt when I placed it as my Feud of the Year for 2018. And I found myself saturated in that nostalgic feeling when I cast my vote in John’s Omakase awards and once again chose El Desperado v. Hiromu Takahashi as my feud of the year. And that was before this match was set.

“You said you used to hate me, and don’t anymore? Even though I’ve always told you that I’ve loved you, this whole time… That’s as good as saying you don’t care about me at all.”

          -El Desperado, addressing Hiromu after their match on Night 2

We all know their history. It stretches way back and has grown in stature to the point where the kayfabe-minded commentary feels compelled to acknowledge it, even if only in vaguely evocative terms. They can mention a past, but how much past can there be? El Desperado is only 7 years old! But even the on-the-record history suffices, and it is also what provides hidden depth to this particular match.

The sequence between Hiromu and Despy in this year’s Best of the Super Juniors is the inverse of the one in 2018. In 2018, the two of them had an insane league match, 20 minutes of bedlam in Korakuen Hall where they pulled out all the stops and had one of the best matches of the year. When they met in Korakuen Hall one month later, for Hiromu’s first defense as champion after dethroning Will Ospreay at Dominion that year, it seemed like a match that was setting things up for future matches. There didn’t seem to be that wild abandon. Somehow, by adding stakes, something was lost. With the title on the line, Hiromu’s victory was assured, but even more so, it provided a bit too much outside consequence. The worldliness of a title is beneath this rivalry. It gives form to the tumult, and we don’t want that!

This time, the league match seemed to be structured to leave something on the table. Sure, their first three minutes were some of the most ferocious performative uncooperativeness you’ll see. It was vicious and the archetype of what one expects in a grudge match of this caliber. But there were also long periods of aimlessness, and a very narrative ending. Hiromu thought he had changed El Desperado, but there is no changing El Desperado. He’s a brazen fuckface, a sore loser and an even worse winner. It’s who he is, unapologetically.

“One’s character is not something that changes overnight”

          -Hiromu, backstage after his loss to El Desperado on Night 2

In the main event at the Budokan, it’s hard to imagine what these two will devise, but you can be damned sure they are going to maul each other in an unyielding exhibition of their barbarous affection. The victor, though, seemed very obvious. The one thing to keep an eye out for is what this match shares with the 2018 title match: there are stakes on the line, ones that almost necessitate a Hiromu victory. Sure, I would love for Despy to pick up an improbable win, run the table at the Dome, annoy the bejesus out of everyone for six months, and drop the title to Hiromu at Dominion. And why not? Did you see the amount of El Desperado merch in the crowds at these shows? The VOW Twitter feed shaded me and my love for Despy hard when they posted my Night 4 review, probably because I counted how much merch I saw, which took 30 seconds by the way. That was before the Night 6 Korakuen show where Despy had a whole goddamn section with his merch.

AND YET, El Desperado lost to both Ryusuke Taguchi and Master Wato, seemingly assuring a Junior Tag Title match for those two at the Dome. AND YET, Desperado has been cheating relentlessly all tournament and getting away with it, almost telegraphing a one-step-too-far ending for the villainous bastard. AND YET, Hiromu is the face of the division and transcends the division. No, Hiromu is going to best his rival here, win the title at Wrestle Kingdom, and hopefully drown in a sea of Despy bears in June. As Despy said after his night 2 victory:

“I don’t need to be at the center of this division, but the more shine he gets the more we can do in the shadows. And we’ll grow stronger because of that. Good on you, Hiromu.”

Prediction: Hiromu Takahashi

John: Uh, yeah, I don’t know how the hell I’m supposed to follow all that. Brilliant stuff there by the biggest El Desperado fan I can think of.

Here’s what I will say I guess: New Japan Pro Wrestling has gotten a lot of hate on this side of the Pacific this year, especially since the COVID era restart obviously. Some of it has been more deserved than others. But man, matching up Hiromu Takahashi and El Desperado in the main event of the freaking Nippon Budokan, for the Best of the Super Juniors trophy, after they’ve been fighting all fall (remember, Desperado didn’t just beat Hiromu in the BOSJ, he & Kanemaru beat Hiromu & BUSHI twice, in the junior tag league finals and in a junior tag title rematch, and Despy pinned Hiromu in one of those matches!) with Desperado constantly having the edge, is PERFECT. They could not possibly have set this up better. For all of NJPW’s flaws in 2020, and I laid out a whole lot of problems I have with the double Dome booking this year in this very preview, when they do things correctly they still do a better job making things feel like they matter than virtually any other wrestling promotion on earth. There is no other wrestling promotion that can make a tournament final for a secondary division feel this momentous, like something you’re counting down the days until you can see. You can keep your AEW/Impact crossovers and your WWE Thunderdomes-in-another-dome or whatever the hell else is going on over in the failed state sometimes referred to as the United States of America; this match feels bigger to me than all of that, and again, the brilliant booking setting it up along the way is a huge reason why.

Hiromu Takahashi had a brilliant Best of the Super Juniors- I had him with an incredible six matches at four-and-a-quarter stars or better, including two straight four-and-a-half star efforts against SHO and Ryusuke Taguchi respectively. El Desperado had a great tournament as well, and is one of those guys that if you can’t see the popularity of (as Michael mentioned, he had an entire SECTION brandishing his merchandise on a recent Korakuen Hall show! a whole ass Despy Section!) you just don’t have your finger on the pulse of this company anymore. He’s the second most popular junior in New Japan, and it’s really not all that close. The two of them are going to tear the house down in this legendary building. Hiromu will probably win, because this is his division at the end of the day, and will remain so for as long as he is in it. There’s a lot of things that aren’t very lucky about 2020, but we’ll all be lucky to get to see this one. Prediction: Hiromu Takahashi