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NJPW News: Lineup For World Tag League Finale Announced



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NJPW has revealed the card for the final World Tag League event!

After sixteen World Tag League events beginning back on November 17th (see the opening night results), New Japan Pro Wrestling heads into the finale in Iwate after yesterday’s show in Akita (find those results here).

Although one match had already been announced leading up to the event as Kota Ibushi challenges Hirooki Goto for the NEVER Openweight Title, the rest of the lineup had yet to be determined while teams in the World Tag League continued jockeying for position in the standings over the last couple of weeks.

Today, NJPW has made the card for the World Tag League in Iwate official, announcing the following lineup:

World Tag League Finals
The Guerrillas Of Destiny vs. EVIL & SANADA

NEVER Openweight Championship
(C) Hirooki Goto vs. Kota Ibushi

Never Openweight Championship #1 Contender’s Match
Taichi vs. Will Ospreay

David Finlay, Juice Robinson, Hiroshi Tanahashi & Ryusuke Taguchi vs.
IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kenny Omega, The Young Bucks & Marty Scurll

Jay White, Bad Luck Fale & Gedo vs. Kazuchika Okada, KUSHIDA & Toru Yano

BUSHI, Shingo Takagi & Tetsuya Naito vs. Chase Owens, Hangman Page & Yujiro Takahashi

Roppongi 3K & Tomohiro Ishii vs. El Desperado, Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Zack Sabre Jr.

Killer Elite Squad, Minoru Suzuki & Takashi Iizuka vs. Best Friends, Jeff Cobb & Michel Elgin

Ayato Yoshida, Shota Umino, Toa Henare & Togi Makabe vs.
Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima, Manabu Nakanishi & Yuji Nagata

You can catch all of the action from the World Tag League finale on NJPW World tonight at 10PM PST (1AM EST).

Which match are you looking forward to watching on NJPW World? Let us know on social media @theCHAIRSHOTcom and always remember to use the hashtag #UseYourHead!

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NJPW News: Fantastica Mania 2019 Results From Chiba (1/16/19)



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Results from today’s NJPW Fantastica Mania event in Chiba!

After getting a one day break, New Japan Pro Wrestling along with the stars of CMLL moved on today to Chiba for the next stop of the eight event Fantastica Mania 2019 tour.

Following Monday’s action in Gifu (see those results here), today’s lineup featured the First Round of CMLL’s Family Tag Team Tournament with Mistico and Dragon Lee meeting Flyer and Volador Jr. in the main event. Also featured on the lineup today were Tetsuya Naito, Jyushin Thunder Liger, Angel de Oro, Soberano Jr, BUSHI, KUSHIDA and more. Below are the results with the next show coming up on Friday at Tokyo’s Korakuen Hall:

  • Forastero, Gedo & Taiji Ishimori defeated Titan, KUSHIDA & Ryusuke Taguchi
  • Fujin & Raijin defeated BUSHI & Shingo Takagi
  • Soberano Jr, Angel de Oro & Audaz defeated OKUMURA, Barbaro Cavernario & Namajague
  • Terrible & Tetsuya Naito defeated Toa Henare & Satoshi Kojima
  • Caristico, Jyushin Thunder Liger & Tiger Mask defeated Templarino, Gran Guerrero & Ultimo Guerrero
  • CMLL Family Tag Tournament First Round: Sanson & Cuatrero defeated Atlantis Jr. & Atlantis
  • CMLL Family Tag Tournament First Round: Dragon Lee & Mistico defeated Flyer & Volador Jr.

Results c/o NJPW1972

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WWE News: Updated Royal Rumble Card After This Week’s RAW & SmackDown Live



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The updated lineup for this month’s Royal Rumble pay-per-view!

We’re just over two weeks away from one of the WWE’s most anticipated events all year, Royal Rumble, coming up on January 27th at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona.

There were big changes made to the lineup for the big show made Monday night on RAW as Mr. McMahon stripped Braun Strowman of his Universal Championship opportunity against Brock Lesnar (see the latest news on that here). Now, Finn Balor will be the new challenger for ‘The Beast Incarnate’ after not only beating Jinder Mahal, but then winning a Fatal 4-Way over John Cena, Baron Corbin and Drew McIntyre.

Additionally, last night’s episode of SmackDown Live saw the addition of two more participants in the Women’s Royal Rumble Match as Peyton Royce and Billie Kay have officially entered the match. On top of that, it was announced that Shinsuke Nakamura will get his rematch for the United States Title against the man who defeated him for it, Rusev.

Here’s a look at the updated Royal Rumble card with this week’s RAW and SmackDown Live in the books:

Men’s Royal Rumble Match
R-Truth (#30), Drew McIntyre, Xavier Woods, Big E, Kofi Kingston, Jeff Hardy, Bobby Lashley, Dean Ambrose, Jinder Mahal, Seth Rollins, Rey Mysterio, Andrade, Samoa Joe, Baron Corbin, Elias, Finn Balor, Apollo Crews, Mustafa Ali, John Cena

Women’s Royal Rumble Match
Carmella (#30), Natalya, Bayley, Sasha Banks, Ruby Riott, Liv Morgan, Sarah Logan,
Mandy Rose, Sonya Deville, Zelina Vega, Alicia Fox, Naomi, Mickie James,
Billie Kay, Peyton Royce

Universal Championship
(C) Brock Lesnar vs. Finn Balor

WWE Championship
(C) Daniel Bryan vs. AJ Styles

RAW Women’s Championship
(C) Ronda Rousey vs. Sasha Banks

SmackDown Women’s Championship
(C) Asuka vs. Becky Lynch

SmackDown Tag Team Championship
(C) The Bar vs. The Miz & Shane McMahon

United States Championship
(C) Rusev vs. Shinsuke Nakamura

Fatal 4-Way for the Cruiserweight Championship
(C) Buddy Murphy vs. Akira Tozawa vs. Kalisto vs. Hideo Itami

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