New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW)'s last round robin tournament of the year is here!
This year's version of World Tag League, the 8th under that name, will feature 16 teams competing across 17 dates for a spot in the finals on December 8. Several of the shows will be broadcast worldwide on New Japan's streaming service, NJPW World, and those that do not, the tournament matches will be uploaded to the service on VOD as soon as possible after the fact.
We'll have open threads & results for each show that’s broadcast live (past results can be found here), so why not watch along with the best pro wrestling community on the internet?
- Los Ingobernables de Japon (EVIL & SANADA) (13-1)
- FinJuice (David Finlay & Juice Robinson) (12-2)
- Guerrillas of Destiny (Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa) (12-2)
- Chaos (Tomohiro Ishii & YOSHI-HASHI) (10-4)
- Suzuki-gun (Taichi & Zack Sabre, Jr.) (9-6)
- Bullet Club (KENTA & Yujiro Takahashi) (8-6)
- Colt Cabana & Toru Yano (8-6)
- Suzuki-gun (Lance Archer & Minoru Suzuki) (8-6)
- Jeff Cobb & Mikey Nicholls (7-7)
- Bullet Club (Bad Luck Fale & Chase Owens) (6-8)
- Los Ingobernables (El Terrible & Shingo Takagi) (6-8)
- Great Bash Heel (Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma) (4-11)
- TenCozy (Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima) (4-10)
- Hirooki Goto & Karl Fredericks (3-11)
- Hiroshi Tanahashi & Toa Henare (2-12)
- Manabu Nakanishi & Yuji Nagata (1-13)
Today’s action takes place in Hiroshima’s Hiroshima Green Arena, kicking off at a brisk 2AM Eastern / 11PM Pacific.
Manabu Nakanishi & Yuji Nagata over TenCozy (Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima) by submission with Nagata Lock II from Nagata on Tenzan. (World Tag League)
Colt Cabana & Toru Yano over Bullet Club (Bad Luck Fale & Chase Owens) by pinfall with a Superman pin from Cabana on Owens. (World Tag League)
Jeff Cobb & Mikey Nicholls over Los Ingobernables (El Terrible & Shingo Takagi) by pinfall with the Mikey Bomb from Nicholls on Terrible. (World Tag League)
Hiroshi Tanahashi & Toa Henare over Hirooki Goto & Karl Fredericks by pinfall with the Toa Bottom from Henare on Fredericks. (World Tag League)
Post-match, Chris Jericho appeared via video package to once again call Tanahashi out for January 5, promising one of the 1/100 Ace’s greatest, but also his last. Tanahashi gets a reply in and says he’s not going anywhere, but it might be Jericho’s last.
Suzuki-gun (Lance Archer & Suzuki-gun) over Bullet Club (KENTA & Yujiro Takahashi) by pinfall with the EBD Claw from Archer on Takahashi. (World Tag League)
Post-match... JON MOXLEY IS BACK! HE TAKES ARCHER AND SUZUKI BOTH DOWN WITH DEATH RIDERS! He cuts a promo saying he wants his belt back and he’s taking it in a Texas Death Match at Wrestle Kingdom, before he and Archer brawl to the back.
Jushin Liger, Kota Ibushi, & Tiger Mask IV over Chaos (Kazuchika Okada, SHO, & YOH) by pinfall with Kamigoye from Ibushi on SHO.
Post-match, Ibushi and Okada get into it and have a little brawl of their own.
DRAGON LEE IS ON THE VIDEO SCREEN! He wants Liger at Wrestle Kingdom! But he also wants Hiromu Takahashi!
Chaos (Tomohiro Ishii & YOSHI-HASHI) over Guerrillas of Destiny (Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa) by pinfall with a small package from Tacos on Loa. (World Tag League)
FinJuice (David Finlay & Juice Robinson) over Los Ingobernables de Japon (EVIL & SANADA) by pinfall with an Acid Drop from Finlay on EVIL, winning World Tag League 2019 with 26 points. (World Tag League)
Post-match, all the New Japan loyalist babyfaces come down and celebrate with FinJuice before the winners of Tag League call Guerrillas of Destiny out for Wrestle Kingdom.
Enjoy the show!