On August 19 the “ALL STAR Jr FESTIVAL USA 2023” took place and it showcased some of the best Jr. Heavyweights in the world. You can find the full match results below.
ALL STAR Jr FESTIVAL USA 2023 (August 19) Full Results:
- Kick off match: Goldy def. Vinny Pacifico
- Matt Sydal & YOH def. BUSHI & Shun Skywalker
- All Star Junior USA Tournament Semifinal: Kevin Knight def. Clark Connors
- All Star Junior USA Tournament Semifinal: Mike Bailey def. Francesco Akira
- Rich Swann, Ryusuke Taguchi & The DKC def. Jack Cartwheel, Real1 & Starboy Charlie
- Lucky Dip: Kosei Fujita & Robbie Eagles (TMDK), Alex Shelley & Chris Bey def. Ace Austin, Cheeseburger, TJP & Yoshinobu Kanemaru (Teams where picked by sweep stakes strwas in the ring just before the match)
- 5 Way match: Soberano Jr. def. Dragon Kid and Fugaz and KC Navarro and Lio Rush
- El Desperado & MAO def. Jordan Oliver & Nick Wayne (The East West Express)
- Philly Cheesesteak Cup – Ladder Match: DOUKI & Low Rider def. Blake Christian & Master Wato and Hiromu Takahashi & Rocky Romero
- All Star Junior USA Tournament Final: Mike Bailey def. Kevin Knight
In the main event it was the final of the 4 man All Star Junior USA Tournament where mike Bailey got the win over Kevin Knight, who was injured after a post match attack earlier when he beat Clark Connors in the semifinal match. Kevin Knight being the competitor didn’t use it as and excuse for his loss.
After the match Mike Bailey got on the microphone to cut a promo about how great Jr. Heavyweight wrestling is, and how NJPW’s Jr Heavyweight Division and IMPACT’s X Division helped put the Jr. Heavyweights back on the map. He also called out his tag partner for the next night at IMPACT x NJPW Multiverse United 2, he thanked him for helping to bring this event together but also how he is excited to team up with him. That was not all though, as Bailey also expressed his desire to compete against Hiromu and that he wants is IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship. Hiromu without hesitation replied with “of course” thus, accepting the challenge. Then to round of the event every competitor came out to the ring to take pictures and to sign the canvas of the ring.
Author: Rohit Singh Karir