NJPW Best of the Super Jr. IX Finals was a Special Event and Tournament produced by New Japan Pro Wrestling, which took place on June 5, 2002, at the Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium in Osaka, Japan.

It's the 13° edition of the Best of the Super Juniors event series, after NJPW Best of the Super Jr. VIII Finals.

The event had an attendance of 5,200 fans. The main event of the show was Koji Kanemoto vs. Minoru Tanaka.

Below you can find the full match card and results of NJPW Best of the Super Jr. IX Finals, and more information about the event.

Event Info

Promotion New Japan Pro Wrestling
Event Type Special EventTournament
Event Date June 5, 2002
Year 2002
Event Series Best of the Super Juniors
Country Japan
Location Osaka, Japan
Arena Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium
Attendance 5,200
Network BS Asahi
Main Event Koji Kanemoto vs. Minoru Tanaka

NJPW Best of the Super Jr. IX Finals Results

  • Masayuki Naruse defeats Wataru Inoue
  • TEAM2000 (Hiro Saito & Tatsutoshi Goto) defeat Blue Wolf & El Samurai
  • Kenzo Suzuki & Shiro Koshinaka defeat Katsuyori Shibata & Yutaka Yoshie
  • Jushin Thunder Liger, Tiger Mask & Curry Man defeat TEAM2000 (Gedo, Black Tiger & GOKU-DO)
  • Yuji Nagata & Masahito Kakihara defeat TEAM2000 (AKIRA & Scott Norton)
  • Bas Rutten defeats Hiroshi Tanahashi
  • IWGP Tag Team Championship

    Cho-Ten (Masahiro Chono & Hiroyoshi Tenzan) (c) vs. Manabu Nakanishi & Osamu Nishimura ends in a Draw via Time Limit; Cho-Ten retain the titles
  • #1 Contender (IWGP Heavyweight Championship)

    Kensuke Sasaki defeats Tadao Yasuda
  • Best of the Super Juniors IX - Final

    Koji Kanemoto defeats Minoru Tanaka
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