Will the Dangerous Tekkers be cheated by the House of Torture?
The IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Champions lead the World Tag League, but that could change in an instant. Will Darkness Fall on Taichi & Zack Sabre Jr?
- World Tag League 2021: Tiger Mask & Yuji Nagata VS Chase Owens & Bad Luck Fale; Chase & Fale win.
- World Tag League 2021: Hirooki Goto & YOSHI-HASHI VS TAKA Michinoku & Minoru Suzuki; Goto & Hashi win.
- World Tag League 2021: Tomoaki Honma & Togi Makabe VS The United Empire; The United Empire wins.
- World Tag League 2021: Satoshi Kojima & Hiroyoshi Tenzan VS SANADA & Tetsuya Naito; LIJ wins.
- World Tag League 2021: Dangerous Tekkers & Yujiro Takahashi & EVIL w/ Dick Togo; Takahashi & Evil win.
- World Tag League 2021: Toru Yano & Hiroshi Tanahashi VS The Guerrillas of Destiny; GoD wins.
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Here are the current World Tag League Standings!
Dangerous Tekkers: 6-1, 12 points
SANADA & Tetsuya Naito: 5-2, 10 points
Chase Owens & Bad Luck Fale: 5-2, 10 points
Hirooki Goto & YOSHI-HASHI: 5-2, 10 points
The United Empire: 5-2, 10 points
Toru Yano & Hiroshi Tanahashi: 4-3, 8 points
EVIL & Yujiro Takahashi: 4-3, 8 points
Guerrillas of Destiny: 4-3, 8 points
Satoshi Kojima & Hiroyoshi Tenzan: 2-5, 4 points
Yuji Nagata & Tiger Mask: 1-6, 2 points
Tomoaki Honma & Togi Makabe: 1-6, 2 points
Minoru Suzuki & TAKA Michinoku: 0-7, 0 points
World Tag League 2021: Tiger Mask & Yuji Nagata VS Chase Owens & Bad Luck Fale!
Team Blue Justice are on the edge, can they hold on to their long shot? Or will the Crown Jewel & Rogue General take that away as they head for the top?
The teams sort out, Tiger Mask starts against Chase, and the two circle. Chase then sucker punches Nagata, and Fale gets in to go after Tiger! The ref keeps Fale back while Chase whips Nagata into railing! Chase gets back in, tags Fale, and Fale corners Tiger. Fans rally up for Tiger Mask and he dodges Fale. Tiger and Fale circle, Fale rushes in but Tiger dodges again. Tiger leaps to bump shoulders but Fale doesn’t even budge! Fans rally up as Tiger dodges then bails out. But Chase rushes over to throw Tiger back in! Tiger dodges Fale but Chase attacks from behind! Chase CLUBS Tiger, Fale stomps him down. Fale tags Chase back in, Chase stomps Tiger more.
The fans rally as Chase digs his boots in, but he lets off as the ref counts. Chase drags Tiger up but Tiger throws body shots. Chase kicks and CLUBS Tiger down, then hits a KNEE JAMMER! Cover, TWO! Chase clamps on the chinlock and grinds Tiger down. Tiger endures, so Chase lets off to tag in Fale. They put Tiger at the ropes and stand on his back for the Bullet Club “massage!” The ref counts, Bullet Club steps away and salutes. Fale drags Tiger up, throws heavy body shots, then bumps him off Chase’s boot. Tag to Chase, he wrenches and scoops Tiger for a BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Fans rally up, Chase taunts Nagata on the outside, then kicks Tiger around.
Chase drags Tiger up, Tiger throws body shots and kicks! Chase RAMS Tiger into the corner, tag to Fale. Bullet Club mugs Tiger, Fale throws more heavy body shots. Fale has Tiger in the open corner, and starts clubbing away with big forearms! Tiger sits down but Fale stands him back up. Fale gets space but Tiger dodges! Fale hits only buckles, but then Chase traps Tiger in the other corner! Fale runs in to SPLASH! Fale pushes Tiger down then drops the BIG elbow! Cover, TWO! Chase BOOTS Nagata down! Bullet Club drags Tiger Mask back up, waistlock and Fale runs, but Tiger fights free! Tiger dodges, Fale LARIATS Chase down! Tiger drop toeholds and Fale falls onto Chase!
Tiger then steps all over them to tag Nagata in! Nagata BOOTS Fale, ducks his lariat and kicks away at the leg! Nagata whips, Fale reverses but Nagata rolls and feints to dropkick a leg out! Nagata powers up to KICK Fale in the chest! And again! And again! Nagata brings Fale up, wrenches the arm and hits an ELBOW BREAKER! Nagata runs but Fale runs him over! Fans fire up, Fale gets up and hurries over to tag in Chase. Chase walks into body shots and forearms! Nagata whips, Chase reverses and forearm smashes to a short arm LARIAT! Cover, TWO! Chase keeps cool and catches his breath as he brings Nagata up. Nagata fires a forearm, Chase gives it back.
They go back and forth, then Nagata ROCKS Chase! Chase fires off a strike fest! Tiger Mask goes up top, CROSSBODY! Tiger runs at Fale but gets caught! Chase runs in, Tiger ducks and Chase DECKS Fale! Nagata kicks Chase, he and Tiger whip Chase to a corner! Tiger KICKS then Nagata BOOTS! EXPLODER! They get Chase back up, DOUBLE GIRI! Tiger underhooks the arms, TIGER DRIVER! Nagata covers, TWO!! Into NAGATA LOCK II!! Chase endures the crossface, but Fale gets in to stomp Nagata down! BIG ELBOW DROP! Tiger throws Fale out and stomps Chase while fans fire up. Tiger goes to the corner but Fale is after him!
Tiger kicks Fale away, then hops down to CROSSBODY! But Fale catches him and POSTS him! Chase gets up, runs in but into a BOOT! Nagata reels Chase in but Chase fights the saido. Chase tucks the arms but Nagata back drops free! Nagata KICKS Chase, and again! SHI TIGGER! Chase tucks Nagata in, PACKAGE DRIVER! Cover, Bullet Club wins!
Winners: Chase Owens & Bad Luck Fale, by pinfall (gains 2 points; Tiger Mask & Nagata earn 0)
Team Blue Justice is shot down, the Crown Jewel & Rogue General keep on going! Will Bullet Club look to make the tournament finals just Too Sweet?
World Tag League 2021: Hirooki Goto & YOSHI-HASHI VS TAKA Michinoku & Minoru Suzuki!
The Fierce Warrior & Head Hunter are still in the running, and doing far better than the Blue Playmaker & Meanest Man in the World. But will Suzuki-Gun look to be spoilers from here on out?
Suzuki-Gun pounces during introductions! Suzuki throws Goto out while Taka rakes Hashi’s eyes! The bell rings to get this on record as Taka digs his boot into Hashi! Suzuki whips Goto but Goto reverses to send Suzuki into railing! Taka knees Hashi, rakes his eyes again, but the ref reprimands. Hashi blocks a kick, CLUBS the leg, then CHOPS and CLUBS Taka down. Goto gets in, Goto-Hashi double whip and double shoulder Taka down! Then hip toss senton combo! Fans fire up as Hashi brings Taka up and CLUBS him on the back. Hashi ROCKS Taka with forearms, then CHOPS him down! Fans rally as Hashi CLUBS Taka more, then runs, but into Suzuki’s cheap shot!
Suzuki baits Hashi into a HANGING ARMBAR! The ref reprimands but Taka goes after Goto! Suzuki lets Hashi go to drag him out and whips him into railing! Hashi falls in a heap, Suzuki drags him back up to wrap the arm around railing! Suzuki pulls that arm, then pulls Hashi’s hair. Suzuki BOOTS the railing to jam the arm! Meanwhile, Taka is choking Goto! The ref reprimands, Taka stops, but Suzuki gets a chair! Suzuki JAMS Hashi with the chair, then SMACKS him on the back! Fans rally up as Suzuki drags Hashi and wrenches the arm. Suzuki digs the arm into the apron, Taka stands on Hashi’s head! The ref reprimands, Suzuki backs off but Taka bends Hashi’s arm and fingers!
The ref is done with Suzuki and sees Taka. The ref reprimands, Taka lets off and Hashi flops to the floor. Tag to Suzuki, Taka fetches Hashi and puts him in the ring. Suzuki looms over Hashi, drags him up and snapmares for a chinlock. Then Suzuki shifts right to a motorcycle stretch, step over and trapped hammerlock so Suzuki can pull on the other arm. Hashi endures, fights up but Suzuki steps over to keep on the arm. Suzuki twists the wrist, bends fingers, then bends the elbow. Hashi gets a foot for the ropebreak! Taka tags in and stomps Hashi down. Taka wrenches the arm to ELBOW BREAKER!
Taka drags Hashi up to wrench again, move the arm around and ELBOW BREAKER! Taka has Hashi in the ropes, Suzuki kicks at him, then they each pull an arm against the ropes! The ref keeps Goto back while Hashi endures, and then the ref reprimands. Suzuki-Gun lets off, Taka drags Hashi up and Suzuki tags in. Suzuki-Gun mugs Hashi, Suzuki throws a forearm but Hashi throws forearms back. Suzuki wrenches to KICK the arm! Suzuki goes corner to corner and BOOTS Hashi, then snapmares, runs and PENALTY- NO! Hashi blocks the kick! Suzuki throws forearms, whips Hashi, but Hashi dropkicks the leg out!
Fans fire up while both men are down, and Hashi crawls to hot tag Goto! Taka gets in to intercept, and he whips Goto to the corner, only for Goto to rebound and run Taka over! Goto runs at Suzuki in the corner, MURAMASA to BULLDOG! Cover, TWO! Goto grimaces, drags Suzuki up and fireman’s carries but Suzuki fights out to spin Goto and ROCK him with a right! Suzuki brings Goto up to fire more forearms, but Goto forearms back! Suzuki forearms, Goto forearms, repeat, and fans rally up as they pick up speed. Suzuki eggs Goto on, Goto fires off more forearms. Suzuki ROCKS Goto with one, but Goto comes back to ROCK Suzuki!
Goto runs, Suzuki follows and shoots around to SLEEPER! Then spin, but Goto back drops out of the piledriver! Goto deflects the boot to DISCUS LARIAT! Both men are down, fans rally up, hot tag to Hashi! Hashi runs in at Suzuki to CHOP! Then a NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Hashi drags Suzuki up, Suzuki gets Hashi’s arm! Tag to Taka, Suzuki-Gun mugs then double whips Hashi. Taka clotheslines, Suzuki BOOTS! Suzuki ROCKS Hashi with a forearm, then runs, BOOT SUPERKICK COMBO! Cover, Goto breaks it! Suzuki drags Goto up and throws him out, Taka brings Hashi up. Taka goes to scoop but Hashi fights that.
Hashi ROCKS Taka, runs, Taka follows and dodges to get the headlock! Taka drags Hashi down to JUST FACELOCK! Hashi endures, crawls over, and reaches for ropes. Taka rolls him away, gets the arm and La Magistrol! TWO, SHINING WIZARD! Cover, TWO!! Hashi survives but Taka vows to end this! Taka drags Hashi up, scoops, but Hashi fights free. Taka pokes Hashi in the eyes, but runs into a CHOP! Hashi scoops, Taka slips out and feeds to Suzuki’s SLEEPER! Taka runs but Goto DECKS him! Goto gets Suzuki in the fireman’s carry, USHIGOROSHI! Goto fireman’s carries Taka, Taka slips off but Hashi SUPERKICKS him!
Fireman’s carry, SUPERKICK to USHI, but dragon sleeper for the leg lift! SHOUKO!! Cover, Chaos wins!
Winners: Hirooki Goto & Yoshi-Hashi, by pinfall (gain 2 points; Suzuki-Gun earns 0)
Another loss and Suzuki is furious again! Suzuki swings his chair at the railing by commentary! Is there any hope for Suzuki & Taka to get even one win before the end? As for Goto-Hashi, are they just a few wins away from the World Tag League trophies?
World Tag League 2021: Tomoaki Honma & Togi Makabe VS The United Empire!
The Great Bash Heels are another long shot, but they could start that run right here and now! Will the Dominator & Ultimate Weapon crush that revolution before it begins?
The teams sort out, and Henare calls out the Rampaging King Kong. Makabe accepts and the two circle with the bell. Fans rally up as they tie up, and are in a deadlock! Makabe powers Henare back to the ropes, the ref calls for the break, but Henare throws a cheap shot knee! Henare forearms, headlocks, but Makabe powers out. The two ram shoulders but neither falls. Makabe eggs Henare on, Henare runs, they arm shoulders again. Henare fires off forearms, then runs, ducks the clothesline but Makabe runs him over! Makabe drags Henare over, tags in Honma, and GBH double whip to double shoulder Henare down.
Honma stomps Henare, CLUBS him, then scoops and SLAMS! Honma fires up but Khan grabs him at the ropes with an IRON CLAW SLEEPER! Henare DECKS Makabe while the ref reprimands Khan, and Khan gets in to keep on the sleeper. The Empire mugs Honma, Mongolian Chop and buzzsaw! Khan drops knees on Honma’s head! Fans fire up as Khan roars, then Henare covers. TWO, Henare rains down forearms on Honma. The ref saw the closed fist at the end, though! Henare drags Honma up, throws body shots, then KNEES Honma in the corner. Khan holds Honma in place for Henare to throw more body shots. The ref keeps Makabe back, Khan kicks Honma down.
Henare uses a knee to cover, TWO! Fans rally for Honma but Khan tags in. Khan taunts Honma, then sucker punches Makabe! Honma gets up and kicks back but Khan blocks to back elbow. Khan bumps Honma off buckles, then climbs up to sit on Honma’s head! The ref reprimands while Khan taunts Makabe. Khan pulls Honma’s arms back, but lets off as the ref counts. Khan brings Honma around and prepares the claw. Honma rises, fans rally up, and Honma blocks the iron claw! Honma powers Khan back and kicks low to DDT! Khan flounders, fans rally up, and Honma hot tags Makabe!
Makabe rallies on Khan, DECKS Henare, then runs at Khan in the corner to clothesline! Makabe climbs up, rains down fists, and laughs as he gets all 10. Khan blocks the suplex, clubs and knees him, then runs, only to get run over! Cover, TWO! Makabe drags Khan up in a waistlock, but Khan resists the lift and stomps Makabe’s foot. Khan throws Makabe with a drop sayanagi! Fans fire up, Khan hot tags Henare! Henare throws forearms and body shots in the corner, then goes up to rain down punches of his own! Henare gets 10 and laughs, but Makabe carries Henare! Henare fights off to ROCK Makabe. Henare runs, ducks the right but not the LEFT!
Fans fire up and Makabe crawls to his corner, hot tag to Honma! Honma runs and runs Henare over! Fans fire up, Honma CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS Henare to a corner! Honma whips corner to corner, runs in and back elbows, then BULLDOGS! Fans fire up with Honma, KOKESHI FLOPS! Khan gets in and drags Honma up, HITSUJIGOROSHI! Henare DECKS Makabe, Khan gives Honma a BACKBREAKER! Khan makes it a rack, Henare STOMPS Honma down! Fans rally up while Henare drags Honma up. Fireman’s carry, and Khan runs, but Makabe gets in to CLOBBER Khan! Henare kicks Makabe and throws body shots.
The Empire mugs Makabe, double whips him, but Makabe breaks through the line, only to get double kicks. The Emipre runs, but Makabe follows, and he DOUBLE CLOTHESLINES them! Honma and Makabe coordinate, CLOTHESLINE SANDWICH for Henare! Ax handle and LARIAT! Honma runs, KOKESHI! Cover, TWO! Henare survives but GBH coordinate again. Makabe whips Henare into the RUNNING HEADBUTT! Cover, Khan breaks it in time! Makabe stomps Khan, throws him out, but Honma brings Henare up. Honma scoops and SLAMS, then goes up the corner as fans fire up! DIVING KOKESHI FLOPS!!
Khan gets in to Mongolian Chop Honma again and again in the corner! Khan whips Honma corner to corner, runs in to clothesline, then Henare runs in to SHINING WIZARD! BOOT ROUNDHOUSE COMBO! Makabe returns but gets caught into HITSUJIGOROSHI! Henare gets the heel hooks! FUBUKI, then MARINE! The Empire fires up and drags Honma up. Fireman’s carry, Khan runs, but Honma slips out and shoves them into each other! Honma catches them for the COMPLETE SHOT DDT COMBO! Fans fire up with Honma as he drags Henare up. BASEMENT KOKESHI!! Cover, TWO!! Henare survives and Honma can’t believe it!
Fans are thunderous as Honma drags Henare up. Henare blocks the suplex, throws body shots, but Honma throws a forearm. Henare ELBOW JABS, but Honma HEADBUTTS! Henare HEEL KICKS and HEADBUTTS! Cover, TWO!! Honma is still in this and fans fire up! Henare powers up and calls to Khan. Henare fireman’s carries, Khan runs, IMPERIAL DROP!! Cover, the Empire wins!
Winner: The United Empire, by pinfall (gains 2 points; Great Bash Heels earn 0)
Another team bites the dust! Will Khan & Henare continue to show the power of the United Empire and take the trophies?
World Tag League 2021: Satoshi Kojima & Hiroyoshi Tenzan VS SANADA & Tetsuya Naito!
TenCozy won’t let their record get them down, they want to make this 30th year a special one! But will it be a Skull End at the hands of Cold Skull & Uncontrollable Charisma? Or do these veterans still got one more run in them?
Naito takes his time with his suit, but Naito taunts Tenzan the bull by shaking his red pants at him. LIJ fist bumps, and Kojima starts against Sanada. They stare down then circle as fans rally up. They tie up, Sanada gets an arm then waistlocks, but Kojima wrenches out. Kojima hammerlocks, headlocks, but Sanada endures the grind. Sanada wrenches out to get the headlock now. Kojima throws body shots, powers out, but Sanada runs him over! Fans fire up as Sanada shows off the dancing pecs. Things speed up, Kojima hip tosses Sanada then runs Sanada over! Kojima shows off the dancing pecs! Sanada gets away to tag in Naito, and he again taunts Tenzna.
Tenzan tags in but then Naito bails out. Tenzan pursues but then Naito gets back in. Naito still taunts Tenzan, Tenzan gets in and Naito attacks! Naito CLUBS Tenzan, then goes back to taunting, then CLUBS him more. Tenzan gets mad but Naito kicks low. Naito runs, but into a headbutt! Tenzan fires off Mongolian Chops! Naito falls and fans fire up, but Sanada gets in, only to get Mongolian Chops! Kojima gets in, he and Tenzan pinball Sanada with forearms and Mongolian Chops until Kojima Mongolian Chops! Kojima throws Sanada out, TenCozy goes after Naito. They CLUB Naito then Kojima scoops and SLAMS!
TenCozy coordinates, but Naito avoids the falling headbutt while Sanada trips Kojima off the apron! Naito drags Tenzan up by his mullet! The ref reprimands, Naito lets go at 4 to have a chinlock. Naito rakes eyes then stalks Tenzan to a corner. Sanada keeps on Kojima on the outside while Naito CLUBS Tenzan! Naito whips Tenzan corner to corner, jump kicks and leg sweeps, COMBINACION CABRON! Naito poses, then uses a knee for a cover, TWO! Naito drags Tenzan up by his hair, tags in Sanada, and Sanada CLUBS Tenzan down. Sanada drags Tenzan up, CLUBS him again, but Tenzan hits Naito! And headbutts! And headbutts again!
Sanada gets Tenzan with a eye rake and throws him down. Sanada stomps Tenzan, drags him up and tags Naito back in. LIJ mugs Tenzan, then Naito CLUBS Tenzan against the ropes. Sanada gets in, LIJ double whip and double back elbow! Then they split the wishbone and double basement dropkick! Cover, TWO! Fans rally up, “TEN COZY!” “L I J!” as Naito kicks Tenzan around. Tenzan throws body shots and CHOPS, but Naito rakes eyes! The ref reprimands, Naito steals the Mongolian Chops! And again! Naito gives an wind up, but it’s all to fake Tenzan out so he can kick low! Naito runs but into a WHEEL KICK! Tenzan crawls then rolls, hot tag to Kojima!
Kojima rallies on LIJ, but Naito kicks and whips. Kojima reverses to CLOBBER Naito! Fans fire up with Kojima and he stomps Naito to a corner. Kojima fires off MACHINE GUN CHOPS! Sanada rushes over but he gets added to the MACHINE GUN CHOPS! Kojima CHOPS Sanada down then fires off more MACHINE GUN CHOPS on Naito! Kojima whips Naito corner to corner, runs in and forearm smashes! Kojima shoves Naito down but Sanada kicks and clubs Kojima back. LIJ double whip Kojima to ropes, but he gets around the shove Naito into Sanada! Then kick and DDT for Naito! Kojima powers up and fans rally. Kojima drags Naito up, but Naito blocks the cutter!
Naito throws body shots, then gets a full nelson. Kojima breaks free, switches and full nelsons Naito, but Naito arm-drags free! Naito back elbows Kojima down then adds the basement dropkick! Fans rally up, Naito tags Sanada! Sanada brings Kojima up for forearms, but Kojima kicks back and fires forearms of his own. Kojima spins but Sanada fireman’s carries, only for Kojima to fight free. Kojima swats Sanada’s clothesline to COZY CUTTER! Fans fire up while both men are down, and Kojima gets up, hot tag to Tenzan! Tenzan rallies on LIJ, then Mongolian Chops Sanada to a corner! Tenzan headbutts, CHOPS, then whips corner to corner.
Tenzan runs in to corner clothesline! TENZAN BRAINBUSTER! Cover, TWO! Fans rally while Tenzan stomps Sanada. Sanada gets up, fires forearms but Tenzan gives them back. Fans rally as they go back and forth, but Tenzan headbutts. Sanada blocks the Mongolian Chops to steal the Mongolian Chops! Sanada runs, into the MOUNTAIN BOMB! Kojima intercepts Naito and throws him out. Tenzan covers, TWO! Tenzan gets the ANACONDA VICE! Sanada flails but Naito gets in to stomp Tenzan down. Naito kicks Kojima, then fires off forearms on TenCozy. Naito runs, into TENCOZY CUTTER!
Fans fire up as Kojima stomps Naito outside the ring and Tenzan drags Sanada back up. Tenzan scoops, but Sanada slips out, waistlocks, O’Conner BRIDGE! LIJ wins!
Winners: Sanada & Tetsuya Naito, by pinfall (gain 2 points; TenCozy earns 0)
Los Ingobernables de Japon rebound from last round! And Naito borrows Shingo Takagi’s LIJ towel to still taunt Tenzan. Will LIJ still be able to take World Tag League in a snap as Sanada promised?
World Tag League 2021: Dangerous Tekkers & Yujiro Takahashi & EVIL w/ Dick Togo!
This may not be the main event but it could be the most important match of the night! Taichi & Zack Sabre Jr. lead the block, but that only means they have to be extra careful against the House of Torture. Will Tokyo Pimp & the King of Darkness prove Everything is Evil? Or will they #JustTapOut to the IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Champions?
The Tekkers crowd the House of Torture, but they do have a right to be wary of Dick Togo. Bullet Club Low Sweets, Taichi shows off the dancing pecs, then teams sort out. Yujiro starts against ZSJ, and fans rally up as the two circle. They both go low as they feel out the grapple, and then Yujiro SLAPS ZSJ! ZSJ runs into a corner, Yujiro throws forearms. Yujiro runs to boot but ZSJ blocks to trip Yujiro, spinning toehold and BUTTERFLY DEATHLOCK! ZSJ even stands but Evil grabs ZSJ by the hair. ZSJ grabs Evil’s arm for a hammerlock! ZSJ has the House of Torture tied up all by himself! The ref counts, Taichi throws Dick into the ring!
ZSJ lets go of Yujiro and Evil, and the Tekkers focus on Dick. Dick wants mercy, and even be friends. ZSJ knows he’s lying but he still takes the handshake, to BEND the fingers! Dick taps, gets to ropes, and ZSJ lets him go. Evil checks on Dick but Taichi stomps Yujiro. ZSJ drags Yujiro over, has the toehold, and tags Taichi in. Taichi stomps Yujiro, drags him up and gives him Kowata Kicks. Taichi snapmares and KICKS Yujiro in the back! Yujiro writhes, Taichi drags Yujiro up, but Yujiro BITES Taichi’s hand! The ref reprimands, Yujiro whips Taichi to the corner, and surprise! The blue buckle pad is gone! Taichi hits bare buckles as the Bullet Club special comes into play!
ZSJ rushes in but Yujiro intercepts him with a kick. Yujiro whips ZSJ into the bare buckles! Evil drags ZSJ out to whip him into railing! Then Evil brings Taichi up to RAM into the timekeeper’s area! Abe-san suffers again! Evil gets the mic while Yujiro stomps ZSJ. Evil chokes Taichi and talks trash. Taichi tells him to shut up! Evil lets go, drags Taichi up and puts him in the ring for Yujiro. Yujiro covers, TWO! Fans rally up but the House of Torture argues the count. Yujiro stands Taichi up to knee low, and again. Taichi falls over, Yujiro digs his knee into him at the ropes. Evil digs his heels in, but the ref counts. They let off at 4 and Evil tags in.
Evil drags Yujiro up, throws him out, and then distracts the ref so Dick can DECK Taichi! Dick puts Taichi in and Evil grabs at him. Taichi wants after Dick but Evil stomps Taichi’s leg. Tag to Yujiro, Yujiro drags Taichi back up. Yujiro runs in to BOOT Taichi in the corner! Taichi falls, Yujiro covers, TWO! Fans rally up but Yujiro drags Taichi up to throw knees low. Yujiro forearms Taichi in the corner but Taichi eggs him on. Yujiro CHOPS then whips corner to corner, then runs in to BOOT! Yujiro goes corner to corner again but Taichi boots now! Yujiro comes back but is put in the corner for a GAMANGIRI! Both men are down and fans rally back up! Hot tag to ZSJ!
ZSJ runs in at Yujiro to boot, then runs corner to corner to EuroUpper! ZSJ hammerlocks but Yujiro resists the Northern Lights so ZSJ WRINGS him out! ZSJ then BOOTS Evil and Evil crashes into railing! ZSJ goes back to wrench Yujiro, but Yujiro throws forearms. Yujiro whips, ZSJ reverses to wrench and wrangle Yujiro down. ZSJ STOMPS the arm! ZSJ drags Yujiro up, waistlocks, full nelsons but Yujiro breaks that. ZSJ has the waistlock, ducks the elbow and NORTHERN LIGHTS, float to the KIMURA! Yujiro endures, so ZSJ shifts to an ARMBAR! Yujiro reaches out, ROPEBREAK! ZSJ lets go and fans rally up. ZSJ BOOTS Yujiro, then BOOTS him again.
Yujiro blocks the third kick to throw ZSJ down! Yujiro runs but ZSJ avoids the basement dropkick, only for Yujiro to block the Penalty Kick! Yujiro fireman’s carries but ZSJ slips out to GUILLOTINE! Yujiro endures, and BITES the hand! Yujiro reels ZSJ in, but ZSJ fights the fisherman to PELE the arm! ZSJ wrenches to an ELBOW BREAKER, then wrenches again, but Yujiro reels him in for an INCOLLE SLAM! Tag to Evil and he stands on ZSJ’s head. Evil scuffs ZSJ then drags him up. ZSJ kicks but Evil blocks, gives it to the ref, but ZSJ catches the kick for an ANKLE LOCK! Evil endures, hops around, and claws ZSJ’s eyes! The ref reprimands, Evil stops to run, but into a boot!
Evil ducks the high kick but ZSJ sweeps the legs! Fans fire up as ZSJ crawls over, hot tag to Taichi! Taichi scowls as he drags Evil up but Evil rakes Taichi’s eyes! Taichi CHOKES Evil! The ref reprimands, Yujiro pulls hair, so Taichi CHOKES Yujiro! The ref reprimands again, Taichi lets go of Yujiro to choke Evil! Taichi drives Evil down, lets off as the ref reprimands, then CHOKES Dick on the apron! Fans fire up as Taichi takes care of the distraction. Taichi drags Evil up, and whips him to the bare corner! The Bullet Club special bites Evil in the butt! Taichi wrenches Evil’s arm to DANGEROUS HOOK KICK! Fans fire up as Taichi wants Evil to rise.
Evil sits up, ducks the buzzsaw but Taichi elbows the waistlock away. Taichi runs but Yujiro and his pimp cane are there! Evil waistlocks but Taichi resists the lift to PELE Evil in the back! Fans fire up again as Taichi rises. Taichi runs, Evil grabs the ref and Dick trips Taichi up! Yujiro BOOTS ZSJ down, he and Evil get Taichi in the corner. They double whip corner to corner,Yujiro runs in to BOOT! Evil runs in to clothesline! Evil brings Taichi out, FISHERMAN BUSTER! Cover, TWO! Evil grows frustrated but the fans rally for Taichi. ZSJ whips Yujiro into railing! Evil fireman’s carries but Taichi fights free to get the arms!
ZSJ gets in, DRAGON SCREW! And then DRAGON SCREW the other way! Fans fire up as ZSJ PENALTY KICKS Evil down, then sits him up for the BUZZSAW! Taichi covers, Yujiro breaks it! ZSJ wrenches to PELE Yujiro’s arm, AX BOMBER takes him down! Fans fire up for the Tekkers as they go after Evil. Taichi drags Evil up, Evil goes for the eyes but Taichi choke grips first! ZSJ joins in, CHOKE SLAM BACK SUPLEX! Cover, TWO!! Evil survives but the Tekkers keep focus. OFF COME THE PANTS! Taichi aims, but Dick grabs a leg! Evil fights ZSJ off then shoves him into Taichi! Evil shoves the ref to LOW- NO! ZSJ traps the arm with his legs and TWISTS!
Fans fire up but Yujiro gets in. ZSJ blocks his low blow, too, for another ARM TWIST! ZSJ gets Yujiro for a cobra twist, Taichi gets Evil for SEITEIJYUJIRYOU!! The House of Torture endures stereo submissions, and Taichi cranks way back on the stretch plum! Evil endures, then pushes the ref down! Yujiro grabs the ref, so that he doesn’t see Evil tapping out!! And Dick SPOILER CHOKERS ZSJ!! ZSJ lets Yujiro go and then Yujiro CLUBS Taichi! Evil is free, Yujiro mule kicks then SUPERKICKS Taichi! Yujiro sits Taichi back up, PIMP- NO! Taichi fights free, but Yujiro BOOTS! Taichi fires up to three point stance and RUNNING FOREARM!
Fans fire up and Taichi aims from the corner. Evil gets up, Taichi sets up in the three point stance again, but Evil LAUNCHES the ref at Taichi! Taichi gets clear, but runs into EVERYTHING- NO! Taichi slips out to DANGEROUS SAIDO!! But the ref is down, the cover isn’t being counted! Again, the Tekkers would’ve won this! SPOILER CHOKER!! But Taichi fights up! Only for Dick to squeeze tighter! Feed to EVERYTHING IS EVIL!! Cover, House of Torture wins!!
Winners: Yujiro Takahashi & Evil, by pinfall (gain 2 points; Dangerous Tekkers earn 0)
The champions fall to the treachery of the House of Torture! Dick shoves ZSJ in and drags him up, so Evil can BELT SHOT with his NEVER Openweight Six Man title! Then they grab the IWGP Heavyweight Tag belts and hold them up. Will this be the reality we see in the near future?
World Tag League 2021: Toru Yano & Hiroshi Tanahashi VS The Guerrillas of Destiny!
The Joker & The Ace are just on the outside, same as the Good Bad Guy & Silverback, and both teams lost just last round. Who rebounds from bad luck in round seven to be great in round 8?
Tama Tonga and Tanga Loa have done their hair up in Mohawks to mock the pompadours on Yano & Tanahashi. Tama wants Red Shoes to be very careful with his hawk, too. Bullet Club Low Sweets, Tanahashi shoves off the muscles and Yano says, “SUGOI~!” The teams sort out, Yano & Tanahashi squat while Tama & Loa strike poses. And then GoD attack! The bell rings as GoD CLUBS Yano & Tanahashi, then Loa messes up Tanahashi’s hair! GoD whip Yano & Tanahashi but they both hold ropes to taunt back. They then both dodge and SLAP GoD on the head! GoD rush in, Yano & Tanahashi get around to waistlock and then shove them into each other!
Yano throws Tama out, then he and Tanahashi double whip Loa to double shoulder him down! Fans fire up and Yano does his best to get his pompadour back. Yano & Tanahashi go out, Yano CLUBS Tama then bumps him off the apron. Tanahashi CLUBS Loa and brings him around. Yano whips Tama but Tama reverses to send Yano into railing! Loa does the same to Tanahashi on the other side! Tama stomps Yano, Loa stomps Tanahashi! Loa RAMS Tanahashi into railing, Tama leaves Yano behind. Red Shoes starts a ring count, Loa drags Tanahashi up and the Guerrillas mug him. The count is 15 of 20, Loa puts Tanahashi in and fans cheer. Cover, TWO!
Loa drags Tanahashi up, tags Tama in, and Loa snapmares Tanahashi for Tama’s slingshot senton! Tama makes sure his hawk is still up, then he tags Loa back in. Loa drags Tanahashi up as fans rally. Tanahashi fires off body shots but Loa headbutts! Loa brings Tanahashi up to scoop, but Tanahashi fights free and shoves Loa into the corner! Loa turns around, Tanahashi dropkicks the leg out! Fans rally up, hot tag to Yano! Yano has Red Shoes move aside so he can untie a buckle pad. Loa runs in but Yano dodges so Loa hits buckles! Tama gets in but Yano throws the pad at him. Red Shoes wants to confiscate the buckle pad but Tama won’t let him.
Tama shoves Red Shoes down, Yano grabs Tama by the hair! Loa grabs Yano by the hair! Loa whips Yano into Tama’s PAD SMACK! Tama SMACKS Tanahashi, too! Tama stomps Yano while making sure his hawk is good. Loa goes after Tanahashi on the outside, fans rally up, and Yano goes to the apron. Loa brings Yano down and stomps him on the floor. Loa steps on Yano, drags him back up and puts him in the ring. Loa drags Yano up, then RAMS him into the corner! Loa RAMS his shoulder in again and again then lets off to tag Tama. Tama punches Yano down, then talks trash to Tanahashi. Tama drags Yano up as fans rally.
Tama CLUBS Yano, drags him up, and snapmares to then CLUB away on Yano’s chest! Tama warns Tanahashi, then sucker punches him anyway! Tama rains down fists on Yano, then chokes him! Red Shoes reprimands, Tama lets off. Tama brings Yano up in a corner to punch him down again. Red Shoes reprimands about the closed fist so Tama stomps away on Yano instead! Tama lets off and takes off the vest! Tama fires up and fans rally as he runs in, STINGER SPLASH! Cover, TWO! Fans rally, Tama warns Tanahashi but Yano grabs Tama’s hair! Tama breaks free, but Yano grabs hair with the other hand! And again, and again, until Tama pulls Yano’s hair!
Tama CLUBS Yano, fixes his hawk then whips, but Yano reverse to throw Tama down by the hawk! Fans fire up, Tama’s hawk is lopsided, hot tag to Tanahashi! Tanahashi fires off fast hands, whips but Tama reverses, only for Tanahashi to FLYING FOREARM! Tanahashi DECKS Loa, scoops Tama and SLAMS him down! Fans fire up as Tanahashi goes up but Loa goes after Tanahashi with forearms! Loa brings Tanahashi down to CLUB him, then GoD regroups. They double whip Tanahashi to ropes but he kicks Tama down! Tanahashi blocks Loa’s kick to DRAGON SCREW! Then he blocks Tama’s kick to DRAGON SCREW!
Tanahashi gets the legs, ties them up, and he turns Tama for the TEXAS CLOVERLEAF! Tama endures, crawls, and gets the ROPEBREAK! Tanahashi lets go, stomps Tama, and fans fire up as Tanahashi runs. But Tama avoids the slingblade, only for Tanahashi to avoid the super punch! Tanahashi fires off fast hands, runs, but into Tama’s DROPKICK! Tama crawls, hot tag to Loa! Loa runs in at Tanahashi in the corner to clothesline! Loa then whips Tanahashi into bare buckles and adds another clothesline! EXPLODER! Cover, TWO! Fans rally up, “Let’s Go, Ace!” Loa drags Tanahashi up, suplexes, but Tanahashi fights to TWIST ‘N’ SHOUT!
Fans fire up more as Tanahashi and Loa are down again! Hot tag to Yano! Yano brings Loa up, whips him, but Loa reverses! Yano stops from hitting bare buckles, but Loa kicks him and whips him to ropes. Yano holds ropes to taunt Loa, then he dodges Loa to clinch and BELLY2BELLY! Fans fire up, Yano brings Loa back up. Loa headbutts low then runs, but Yano atomic drops to a trip! Yano catapults Loa into Tama! Tanahashi gets in, they double whip Loa to a corner, Tanahashi runs in to splash! Yano runs in to back elbow! Yano shoves Loa, Tanahashi fires up and runs, but Loa avoids slingblade to shove Tanahashi into Yano! Loa fires off kicks and an ENZIGURI!
Tanahashi falls, Loa gets up but Yano kicks him back. Yano runs, Tama gets in, body shot, uppercut and NECKBREAKER! GoD gets Yano up, NIGHTFALL! Cover, TWO!! Yano survives and fans fire up! Jado calls the shot, Loa gets Yano back up. Feed to Tama, MAGIC- No! Tanahashi kicks Loa down then fires off forearms on them both! Loa kicks, Tanahashi blocks, but Tama grabs Tanahashi! Loa gets the legs, TONGAN TWIST! Tanahashi flops out of the ring, Loa drags Yano back up. Feed to Tama but Yano gets around to shove Tama at Loa! Tama bounces off Loa’s shoulder, Yano ducks Loa’s clothesline to drag him down, M U!!
TWO, Yano shoves Red Shoes at Loa but Loa moves Red Shoes aside, Yano LOW BLOWS! Roll up, TWO!! Loa escapes and Yano argues with Red Shoes! Tama gets in, Yano turns around into GUN STUN!! Tama helps Loa up, Jado wants to see it! GoD get Yano up, MAGIC KILLER!! Cover, GoD wins!!
Winners: Guerrillas of Destiny, by pinfall (gain 2 points; Yano & Tanahashi earn 0)
The Ace & The Joker fall again, but they’re still not out of the running! Can they recover and be just fine in round nine? As for GoD, they get the mics and Loa starts. “Oh, Yamanashi. Just a quick reminder of who we are. We are the seven-time tag team heavyweight champions. We were the 2020 World Tag League champions. Do not forget that. This year, we will repeat as World Tag League champions. And if you already know, we are G O suck on that mother… D!”
Tama takes the mic now to say, “Hey, champion.” He’s calling out Shingo Takagi, and says, partially in Japanese, “This is Bullet Club Nation! We are the greatest tag team in NJPW! And this year, World Tag League 2021 will be ours because we are the Guerrillas of Destiny!” Low Sweet to top it off, will Tama & Loa go back-to-back to take the Heavyweight Tag Division back?
Here are the NEW World Tag League Standings!
Dangerous Tekkers: 6-2, 12 points
SANADA & Tetsuya Naito: 6-2, 12 points
Chase Owens & Bad Luck Fale: 6-2, 12 points
Hirooki Goto & YOSHI-HASHI: 6-2, 12 points
The United Empire: 6-2, 12 points
EVIL & Yujiro Takahashi: 5-3, 10 points
Guerrillas of Destiny: 5-3, 10 points
Toru Yano & Hiroshi Tanahashi: 4-4, 8 points
Satoshi Kojima & Hiroyoshi Tenzan: 2-6, 4 points [ELIMINATED]
Yuji Nagata & Tiger Mask: 1-7, 2 points [ELIMINATED]
Tomoaki Honma & Togi Makabe: 1-7, 2 points [ELIMINATED]
Minoru Suzuki & TAKA Michinoku: 0-8, 0 points [ELIMINATED]
A great round, but pretty clear that the bottom four would be mathematically eliminated here. I can see why Yano & Tanahashi VS Guerrillas were the main event and not the Tekkers. Both Yano-Tanahashi and GoD were 4-3 here, this puts GoD up and just on the outside of things while The Ace & The Joker are the next ones on the bubble. I thought we were going to get a bit more out of Yano & Tanahashi but I suppose they’re here to give good matches for the other contenders. Should’ve figured House of Torture would cheat the Tekkers, they’re also just on the outside. That is quite the block at 6-2, this could still be anyone’s tournament.
My Score: 8.8/10
Mitchell’s WWE SmackDown Results & Report! (12/1/23)
SmackDown hears voices!
The Viper is here for The Bloodline!
He returned at WarGames, he returned to Monday Night Raw, and now, The Apex Predator, Randy Orton, returns to Friday Night SmackDown! Will he be able to strike at The Bloodline tonight?
- Pete Dunne VS Bobby Lashley w/ The Street Profits; Lashley wins.
- Kevin Owens VS Grayson Waller; wins.
- Bianca Belair w/ Charlotte Flair & Shotzi VS Kairi Sane w/ DMG CTRL; wins.
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Bianca Belair is here!
Brooklyn cheers The EST as she skips to the ring, her team victorious against Damage Control in WarGames! After a recap package, fans chant for Bianca and she gets the mic to say, “Man, it is so cool to be in one of the best boroughs in one of the greatEST cities in the world, Brooklyn!” The fans cheer that! Bianca says DMG CTRL really tried to take them out, but her team did what needed to be done. So shout out to Becky Lynch for coming through, showing up and showing out. Shout out to Shotzi for her guts and passion. And shoutout to Charlotte Flair for being a bigger person and making that call to Becky.
“Now while it feels great to be standing in this ring and celebrating that W from WarGames, my war with DMG CTRL, it ain’t over~! Cuz Iyo Sky, I’m still coming for you, cuz I want my title back!” Fans also cheer that. But speaking of Iyo, here she comes! The Evil Genius leads DMG CTRL out, though where’s Bayley? That aside, Dakota Kai is the one to tell Bianca, “It’s really great how uh, you can get all of these people to cheer for you.” The fans boo her but Dakota tells them to shut up! Dakota says just earlier, Iyo was saying how gross it is here in Brooklyn! It smells! Who would want to live here?!
DMG CTRL slide into the ring, and Dakota says Iyo was also saying that Bianca is in way over her head, dude. Iyo already beat Bianca twice. So… if Bianca wants to get yet another shot, she’ll have to go through all of DMG CTRL. Well that ain’t nothing new. So who wants it first, huh? But wait! Here come Charlotte & Shotzi to back Bianca up! Fans cheer as Charlotte says “Ladies~…! Bianca isn’t the only one coming for you. And I’d love to go through all of DMG CTRL.” Shotzi says it seems to her that there’s enough DMG CTRL to go around. They rush in, and the brawl is on! Fans fire up but Iyo TOSSES Bianca and helps Asuka against Charlotte!
Shotzi and Kairi brawl in a corner, Bianca returns, Charlotte BOOTS Asuka way while Bianca RAMS Iyo into a corner! Bianca stomps Iyo down, Charlotte helps Shotzi with Kairi, and Charlotte sets Kairi up for Shotzi’s BOOT! Iyo ends up isolated, and Bianca hits a SPINEBUSTER! Iyo scrambles out, DMG CTRL regroups, are their days on top numbered?
DMG CTRL regroups backstage.
And Bayley is confused as to what’s going on. Iyo angrily asks where Bayley was but Bayley says no one told her they were going out there! Maybe if she knew, things would’ve been different! The joshi talk in Japanese, Dakota cools it off. What matters is that Kairi is facing Bianca tonight. No one knows Bianca better than Bayley so Kairi would appreciate the help. Kairi says yes, they’re “tomodachi <friends>,” that’d be appreciated. Bayley says okay, but are they really Bayley’s friends?
Pete Dunne VS Bobby Lashley w/ The Street Profits!
With Sheamus recovering from injury and Ridge Holland just ditching him last week, The Bruiserweight is all alone against The All Mighty! Will Dunne stand a chance against the overwhelming strength of Bobby Lashley?
SmackDown returns and Lashley makes his entrance, Montez Ford & Angelo Dawkins by his side. But before the bell, Lashley gets a mic to say “Hey, listen, kid. When I told you to make a name for yourself…” The fans chant “BOBBY! BOBBY!” and Lashley says that’s a name. Does Dunne know what Lashley can do to him? Lashley will break Dunne into pieces! Is Dunne ready for that? Dunne SLAPS Lashley! Fans fire up, Lashley grins, and the bell rings. Dunne then BOOTS Lashley! And BOOTS! And fires off furious fists! Lashley carries Dunne to then TOSS him! Dunne flounders but also snarls. Dunne swipes at the Profits, but Lashley run sin to CLOBBER him!
Lashley whips Dunne hard into buckles, then storms around. The Profits high-five Lashley and Brooklyn is behind him as he stands Dunne up for haymakers! Lashley smothers Dunne in the corner, lets off to whip corner to corner, then storms up on Dunne. Lashley digs hands into Dunne’s face, the ref counts and Lashley lets off. Lashley runs in but Dunne BOOTS again! Dunne runs up to DROPKICK Lashley out of the ring! Fans are torn as Dunne goes out to FLYING KNEE! Lashley staggers back, Dunne sets up to MOONSAULT! Down goes Lashley and Dunne hurries back up! Dunne ARIHARA MOONSAULTS! Down goes Lashley and fans fire up as SmackDown goes to break!
SmackDown returns and Lashley clotheslines Dunne in a corner! Lashley then brings Dunne around to snap suplex! Dunne writhes, Lashley paces around him and the fans cheer. Lashley drags Dunne up, suplexes again, and this time he holds Dunne up! Dunne throws knees, gets free, and he runs, ducks ‘n’ dodges, but Lashley hits a MILE HIGH SPINEBUSTER! Fans fire up again and Lashley drags Dunne up. Lashley TOSSES Dunne out, storms out after him, and then drags Dunne up again. Fans cheer as Lashley fireman’s carries Dunne, to then POST Dunne! The Profits say this is an extended Black Friday!
Lashley puts Dunne in, Dunne crawls away but Lashley aims. Lashley runs in, but Dunne sends the Spear into the POST! Lashley staggers back, the Profits coach him up, but Dunne GAMANGIRIS! Dunne runs up to ENZIGURI! Lashley ends up in a corner, Dunne GAMANGIRIS again! And again! Dunne KICKS and KICKS and KICKS, then pushes Lashley out so he can go up. Dunne DOUBLE STOMPS an arm! Dunne bends the fingers, isolates the arm, and STOMPS the arm! Lashley grits his teeth but Dunne reels him in. ASAI DDT! Cover, TWO! Lashley is tougher than that but Dunne keep son him with HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS!
But Lashley fights up! Fireman’s carry, then an adjustment, for the OKLAHOMA STAMPEDE! Cover, TWO!! Dunne survives and Lashley is annoyed. Ford says yeah, Dunne’s got heart, but that’s about it. Lashley hauls Dunne up but Dunne SLAPS him! Lashley LARIATS Dunne inside out! Lashley then drags Dunne up, MILE HIGH- ENZIGURI! Dunne gets up, Lashley SPEARS him back down!! Cover, Lashley wins!
Winner: Bobby Lashley, by pinfall
The Bruiserweight put up a fight, but Lashley is still Lashley. Will The All Mighty soon head for a title as we head for the New Year?
Paul Heyman walks into Nick Aldis’ office.
The Wise Man seems rather indignant looking at the SmackDown General Manager. Heyman then dusts off the New York Jets NFL Legacy belt before speaking. “Did you invite Randy Orton to SmackDown tonight?” Aldis says yes, he did. And Aldis intends to sign Randy to a SmackDown exclusive superstar contract tonight. Heyman looks around and asks if the Tribal Chief knows about this. Aldis says Heyman has forgotten that there are countless memos: All communication to Roman Reigns must go through Paul Heyman. So consider this a communication to Roman: Aldis WILL sign Randy to SmackDown.
And if Aldis has to offer up the entire Bloodline as leverage, so be it. So the question to Heyman is… “What’re you gonna do about it?” Heyman says, “Anything it takes.” Heyman gets on his phone to call Roman Reigns. But is there nothing that can stop The Viper from finally being within striking distance of The Tribal Chief?
Backstage interview with Pete Dunne.
Kayla Braxton says he lost to Lashley, but she wants to talk about last week. Why did Ridge walk out on him? Dunne says he doesn’t know. And he doesn’t care. Because right now isn’t about the Brutes, it’s about Dunne! He is going to focus on himself. He is here to fight, and he will fight anyone! But in walk Pretty Deadly. They say this is so tough. But don’t be sad, use this as a learning opportunity. Sometimes, being abandoned can help you find your own path. Even if that path, like Dunne’s career, hits a dead end. Dunne HITS them! Dunne fires off but that’s 2v1 and Pretty Deadly turns it around! They TOSS Dunne into a road case!
How’s that, Butch?! HUH!? You’re alone! ALONE! And always will be! Elton Prince & Kit Wilson have numbers on their side, but will Dunne still get revenge?
Mitchell’s NJPW World Tag League Results & Report! (12/1/23)
A Block, round 5!
Will it be Chaos for the Reiwa Musketeers?
Shota Umino & Ren Narita are just outside the top spot in A Block, can they take over and truly lead NJPW’s future in World Tag League?
- Six Man Tag: El Phantasmo, Hikuleo & Jado VS Bullet Club; Bullet Club wins.
- Six Man Tag: Just5Guys VS Tiger Mask, Atlantis Jr. & Soberano Jr; Just5Guys win.
- Six Man Tag: Master Wato, Yuji Nagata & Minoru Suzuki VS Ryusuke Taguchi, Lance Archer & Alex Zayne; Wato, Nagata & Suzuki win.
- 8 Man Tag: Yoh, Bishamon & Boltin Oleg VS Los Ingobernables de Japon; Yoh, Bishamon & Oleg win.
- 2023 World Tag League, Block A: The Gates of Agony VS EVIL & Yujiro Takahashi; Evil & Yujiro win.
- 2023 World Tag League, Block A: TMDK VS Kaito Kiyomiya & Ryohei Oiwa; TMDK wins.
- 2023 World Tag League, Block A: Great-O-Khan & Henare VS Gabe Kidd & Alex Coughlin; Kidd & Coughlin win.
- 2023 World Tag League, Block A: Shota Umino & Ren Narita VS Toru Yano & Tomohiro Ishii; Yano & Ishii win.
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Here are the current A Block standings.
TMDK: 3-1, 6 points
Shota Umino & Ren Narita: 3-1, 6 points
Kaito Kiyomiya & Ryohei Oiwa: 2-2, 4 points
War Dogs: 2-2, 4 points
The United Empire: 2-2, 4 points
Toru Yano & Tomohiro Ishii: 2-2, 4 points
The House of Torture: 1-3, 2 points
The Gates of Agony: 1-3, 2 points
2023 World Tag League, Block A: The Gates of Agony VS EVIL & Yujiro Takahashi w/ The House of Torture!
Bishop Kaun & Toa Liona finally got on the board, beating the War Dogs. Meanwhile, the House of Torture is falling apart as they just keep losing! Will the Gates slam shut on them, too? Or will the King of Darkness & Tokyo Pimp find a way to lie, cheat and steal a win once again?
Wait, the Gates are coming out wearing House of Torture shirts? And then they wait for the House to make their entrance? Is this a sign that they’ve become allies? Dick Togo, Sho, Yoshinobu Kanemaru, and of course Evil & Yujiro all come out together and they seem pretty chummy with the Gates. All seven go to the ring now, and this is a rather interesting development. Did Prince Nana approve this deal? Everyone shakes hands and “put one out” so clearly there’s something to this. They even pose for photos! But then Kaun & Liona quickly and quietly TOSS Sho & Kanemaru, then they TOSS Dick! Yujiro & Evil don’t understand!
Kaun & Liona throw forearms, the bell rings and the Gates whip Evil & Yujiro. Yujiro & Evil hold ropes to then BOOT in return! But they run into double scoop SLAMS! The Gates tear off the House of Torture shirts, and Liona even wipes his butt with it! Evil & Yujiro are in opposite corners, Kaun runs in to ELBOW Yujiro and Liona SPLASHES Evil! Then the Gates trade, ELBOW for Evil and SPLASH for Yujiro! And back the other way! Fans fire up as the Gates tricked the tricksters! They fire each other up, and Kaun sends Liona into SPLASH Evil! The fans rally up, the Gates run in to SPLASH SANDWICH Evil!
Liona stands Evil back up, he and Kaun OPEN- NO, Yujiro saves Evil and they bail out. The House falls back, daring the Gates to come out after them. The Gates storm out after them, but going all the way to the entrance is suspicious. Sho & Kanemaru attack from behind with chairs! Fans boo as Dick distracts the ref so that the House can mug the Gates! Sho CHOKES Liona with his chair, but Liona bench presses it away! Yujiro helps Sho while Evil drags Kaun around, to RAM into the timekeeper’s area! Poor Abe-san! The fans boo but Evil gets on the mic to basically say this is what they get for messing with the House!
Yujiro SMACKS Liona off the timekeeper’s table, but Liona roars! So Yujiro POSTS Liona to knock him down! Evil drags Kaun up, puts him in the ring, and fans rally up. Evil CLUBS Kaun, CLUBS him again, and calls to the ref. Marty Asami returns and Evil stomps Kaun. Evil drags Kaun up, wrenches the arm and tags in Yujiro. Yujiro CLUBS Kaun’s arm, then reels him in to snapmare and ROCK with a haymaker. Yujiro looms over Kaun to rain down more fists but the ref reprimands. No closed fists! So Yujiro fishhooks Kaun’s nose! Yujiro sits Kaun up to run and basement BOOT! Cover, ONE!!
Yujiro is annoyed but he drags Kaun back up. Yujiro wrenches, wristlocks, and he CLUBS the arm. And stomps it! Kaun clutches the arm, it is taped up from that fight with the War Dogs. Yujiro wraps the arm around ropes! The ref counts, Yujiro lets off at 4 but the House all complains. Tag to Evil and he throws his shirt at Liona. Now the ref has to keep Liona out, and Evil throws Kaun out for the boys to stomp away on! Fans boo these vultures, but then Sho puts Kaun back in for Evil. Cover, TWO! Evil argues with the ref but the fans rally up. Evil tags Yujiro then runs to BLAST Liona! Liona stays up and roars, so Evil pokes him in the eyes!
Evil and Yujiro drag Kaun up, whip him to a corner, and Yujiro runs in but into Kaun’s BOOT! Kaun catches Evil for an URENAGE! Then Kaun uses Evil as a step to SHOTGUN Yujiro! Fans fire up while they’re all done, and Kaun crawls over. Hot tag to Liona! Liona rallies on Yujiro, BOOTS him, then catches Evil for a spin and LARIAT! Fans fire up more and Liona has targets in opposite corners. Liona roars, then SPLASHES Evil! SPLASH for Yujiro! SPLASH for Evil! SPLASH for Yujiro! Liona just keeps going, then he whips Evil into Yujiro! Fans fire up with Liona, and he runs back in, but both Yujiro and Evil dodge!
Yujiro & Evil kick low, double whip to ropes, but Liona breaks the line to DOUBLE SHOULDER TACKLE! Fans fire up again and Liona roars for Kaun! Kaun rises and tags in, and the Gates get Yujiro up! But Yujiro moves, the double lariats collide! Kaun hurries to grab a leg but Yujiro BOOTS Kaun into Liona! Evil tags in and he storms up to CLUB Kaun! Evil stomps Kaun, Yujiro joins in, and the ref reprimands. Yujiro drags Kaun to a corner, he and Evil double whip Kaun corner to corner. Yujiro runs in to BOOT! Evil runs in to clothesline! Snapmare and then they set Kaun up while Sho distracts! Dick hops up, DICK CHOP!!
Fans boo as Evil covers, TWO!! Kaun survives and the fans fire up again! Evil slashes his throat, drags Kaun up, and spins him around, but Liona is back! HELL STAB! Then a HEADBUTT for Yujiro! Liona & Kaun BLAST Dick & Sho off the apron! The fans fire up as now Evil is alone! Kaun & Liona high five and LARIAT SANDWICH! They roar again and they get Evil up. HEAVEN’S GATES!! Cover, but Dick YANKS the ref out!! Fans boo, but Yujiro slips back in to CLUB the Gates! Kaun ROCKS Yujiro in return! Kaun & Liona set Evil & Yujiro up, but they block double low blows! Kanemaru and Sho get in, they DOUBLE LOW BLOW!!
Fans boo as the House stomps away on the Gates! Yujiro has his cane, Dick has the Spoiler Choker. Liona shoves Sho aside but gets the CANE SHOT! Dick CHOKES Kaun, Kanemaru gives him WHISKEY MIST! And then Sho CLOBBERS Kaun with his wrench! Dick gets the ref back in as Evil hits EVERYTHING IS EVIL on Kaun!! Cover, The House wins!
Winners: Evil & Yujiro Takahashi, by pinfall (gain 2 points; The Gates of Agony earn 0)
Kaun & Liona lured the House in, but one good trick wasn’t enough to beat the numbers game. The House even mugs the Young Lions trying to help The Gates! Will this be the beginning of the most unwanted comeback in World Tag League history?
2023 World Tag League, Block A: TMDK w/ Kosei Fujita VS Kaito Kiyomiya & Ryohei Oiwa!
The Mighty Don’t Kneel, but Shane Haste & Mikey Nicholls did fall for the trickery of Toru Yano. Will TMDK be able to rebound and stay at the top of the block? Or will the Green Supernova and his protege still #CreateTheFuture?
The teams sort out and Mad Mikey starts against Oiwa. They tie up, fans rally up, and Oiwa pushes Mikey back, only for Mikey to put him on ropes. Mikey lets off but shoves Oiwa. Oiwa shoves back! They go forehead to forehead, then forearm for forearm! Mikey claws eyes, headlocks, and brings Oiwa over. Shane tags in, Oiwa gets away, and then Oiwa arm-drags Mikey! Shane runs in, but into an arm-drag! Oiwa wrenches and whips Shane to ropes, Kaito joins in so they can DOUBLE ARM-DRAG! And then DOUBLE DROPKICK! The fans fire and Oiwa has Shane in a corner. Shane throws a chop, but Oiwa stomps and ROCKS Shane in return.
Oiwa drags Shane up to wrench and wristlock, then he scoops to POWERSLAM! Oiwa runs, but Shane gets up to DROPKICK back! Shane puts Oiwa on ropes, stomps away, and then BLASTS Kaito! Mikey smothers Oiwa on the apron, lets off before he gets caught, and then Shane slides to SHOVE Oiwa to the floor! The ref has to keep Kaito back, so that lets Mikey stomp Oiwa. Mikey puts Oiwa in, Shane covers, TWO! Shane drags Oiwa up, brings him around and bumps him off buckles. Tag to Mikey and he CHOPS! Fans rally, Mikey eggs Oiwa on then CHOPS him again! Mikey ROCKS Oiwa, Oiwa ROCKS Mikey!
Oiwa fires off on Mikey but Mikey ROCKS him right back! And CHOPS him right down! Cover, TWO! Fans rally but Mikey sits Oiwa up and runs. Oiwa avoids the sliding lariat! Mikey hobbles up, throws a forearm but Oiwa throws back a flurry! Mikey fires a flurry of his own! Mikey runs, into an UPPERCUT! Oiwa runs and ROLLING ELBOWS Mikey down! Fans fire up as both men crawl, hot tag to Kaito! Kaito rallies on TMDK, whips Mikey and DROPKICKS him down! Shane kicks and runs, into a DROPKICK! Fans fire up again and Kaito whips corner to corner. Mikey reverses but Kaito comes back to NECKBREAKER DROP! Cover, TWO!
Fans rally up again as Kaito drags Mikey up and reels him in. Mikey fights the suplex, but Kaito fires forearms! Kaito reels Mikey in but Mikey suplexes! Kaito slips free, ducks Mikey’s elbow, but Mikey DDTS! Fans fire up while both men are down, Mikey crawls to hot tag Shane! Shane UPPERCUTS again and again on Kaito, whips him to a corner then BLASTS Oiwa before he UPPERCUTS Kaito! Shane keeps moving, CANNONBALL! Fans fire up with Hysterical Haste and he drags Kaito up, FALCON ARROW! Cover, TWO! Kaito survives and fans rally up. Shane calls his shot and he drags Kaito back up to reel him in.
Shane underhooks the arms, lifts, but Kaito fights free to chicken wing! Shane fights that to ROCK Kaito! Shane eggs Kaito on then UPPERCUTS him! Kaito comes back to UPPERCUT Shane! Shane UPPERCUTS Kaito! Kaito grits his teeth and shakes his head. Kaito UPPERCUTS, Shane UPPERCUTS, repeat! Fans rally, Shane gets the edge with UPPERCUT after UPPERCUT, but Kaito rebounds to RUNNING UPPERCUT! Both men are down again, and the fans fire up! Shane crawls to an open corner, Kaito crawls to hot tag Oiwa! Oiwa runs in to forearm smash, then he whips Shane corner to corner. Oiwa runs in to DROPKICK!
Fans rally up again as Oiwa clamps on a gut wrench, for a GUT WRENCH SUPLEX! Oiwa drags Shane up again, GUT WRENCH SUPLEX! Oiwa isn’t done, he drags Shane up for a GUT WRENCH BRIDGE! Cover, TWO! Oiwa BLASTS Mikey and Kaito slides in. They double whip Shane, then Kaito sends Oiwa in to ELBOW! Kaito runs in to forearm! Feed to the SPIN POWERSLAM! Cover, Mikey breaks it! Kaito TOSSES Mikey and Oiwa fires up! Oiwa drags Shane up in a waistlock but Mikey makes the save! Mikey CHOPS and Shane LARIATS! They coordinate, fireman’s carry, HIGHWAY TO HELL! Cover, Kaito breaks it!
The fans fire up again but Mikey tosses Kaito out. Shane kicks Oiwa around, eggs him on, but Oiwa sits up. Kaito gives more kicks, and a boot! Shane aims from a corner, runs in, but Oiwa dodges the Shane-ing Wizard to single leg, ANACONDA SUPLEX! Shane staggers back up, Oiwa gets around to GERMAN SUPLEX! Bridging cover, but Mikey sweeps Oiwa’s legs! Mikey whips, Oiwa reverses and DROPKICKS! Oiwa calls to Kaito and he returns. They get Shane up and fans fire up with them. Oiwa Electric Chair Lifts while Kaito climbs. But Shane victory rolls under the crossbody! TWO!! Mikey catches Kaito for a MIKEY BOMB!
Oiwa fires off on Mikey and DOUBLE CHOPS! But Shane SUPERKICKS! Mikey scoops, TANK BUSTER!! Cover, TMDK wins!!
Winner: TMDK, by pinfall (gains 2 points; Kaito & Oiwa earn 0)
A powerful battle from both teams, but only one team was mighty! Will Shane & Mikey still be the A Block finalists
2023 World Tag League, Block A: Great-O-Khan & Henare w/ Callum Newman VS Gabe Kidd & Alex Coughlin!
The Dominator & Face of Fury are holding on at 2-2, but so are #WarReady and the Dreadnought! Will the United Empire conquer these War Dogs and stay strong? Or will Kidd & Coughlin win won for the Rebel?
But of course the War Dogs attack at the ramp! But the Empire is ready, and Khan JAMS Kidd with his banner’s staff! Henare fires hands on Coughlin, HEADBUTTS him, and Khan CHOKES Kidd with the staff! Khan throws Kidd down, Henare CLUBS away on Coughlin, and the Empire gets the Dogs set up for Callum! Callum FLIES! Direct hit and he even lands on his feet! Fans fire up with the Empire and they throw the crowns up. Khan CLUBS Kidd, Henare LASHES Coughlin with his vest, and then Khan whips Kidd hard into railing! Red Shoes says fine then, and the bell rings to get this on record.
Fans cheer while Henare puts Coughlin in and throws forearms. Henare runs to then run Coughlin over! Fans cheer more, and Henare aims. Henare KICKS Coughlin in the back! And KICKS him again! Henare snapmares Coughlin to KICK him again! Then he SENTONS onto knees! Coughlin deadlifts and GERMAN SUPLEXES! Coughlin stomps Henare while Kidd whips Khan hard into railing, sending him up and out! Kidd then drags Khan to the back area of the stands, and whips him all the way into a wall! Coughlin digs his boots into Henare in a corner, then his knee. Red Shoes reprimands and Coughlin lets off.
Kidd and Khan keep brawling in the back as Coughlin CHOPS Henare! Coughlin whips Henare corner to corner then clotheslines! Coughlin then scoops Henare, and hits a FALL AWAY SLAM! Henare tumbles and writhes while fans applaud the show of strength. Coughlin covers, TWO! Tag to Kidd, and the War Dogs get Henare up. Coughlin holds the arms back so Kidd can CHOP Henare! And CHOP again! Kidd then stands on Henare’s head but Red Shoes reprimands. Kidd steps off to storm around. Kidd mockingly asks where Will Ospreay went. Kidd says he’s beating up Ospreay’s boys like they’re his b*tches!
Kidd DECKS Henare, then digs his knee in again. Tag to Coughlin, he drags Henare up, and says “Knock knock” as he taps Henare on the head. Henare snarls but Coughlin SLAPS him down! Coughlin says Henare’s supposed to respond, “Who’s there.” Coughlin kneels on Henare but Khan knocks him over! The War Dogs mug Khan, Kidd drags him out of the ring, then whips him hard into railing! Kidd even DECKS Callum for the hell of it! Fans boo but Kidd says he’s a madman! Coughlin stomps Henare, drags him up, and RAMS him into the corner. Tag to Kidd and Kidd RAMS into Henare. Kidd then snapmares Henare to drop an elbow! Cover, TWO!
Khan runs back in but Kidd DECKS him! Kidd drags Khan up to throw him out, and Coughlin hauls him up to whip hard into more railing! Kidd storms around, kicks Henare, but Henare grits his teeth. Kidd eggs Henare on, kicks again, but Henare blocks! Henare steps over to WHEEL KICK! Both men are down and fans fire up! Henare crawls, Khan drags himself up! But Coughlin runs in to BLAST Khan off the apron! Coughlin then goes out to stomp on Khan, and Kidd CLUBS Henare. Coughlin sends Khan into railing again! Kidd drags Henare up, ROCKS him, then bumps him off buckles. But Henare just growls!
Kidd bumps Henare off more buckles, but Henare just headbutts the buckles! Kidd eggs Henare on, CHOPS him, then whips him. But Henare reverses to SAMOAN DROP! Fans fire up as Henare crawls for his corner. Hot tag- NO, Coughlin YANKS Khan down! Red Shoes reprimands, Coughlin whips, but Khan reverses to send him into railing! And then Khan BOOTS Coughlin down! The fans fire up, hot tag to Khan! Khan runs Kidd over, whips him to a corner and clotheslines! Then torture rack and swing, NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Kidd is still in this but the fans rally behind Khan. Khan sits Kidd up, into the IRON CLAW SLEEPER!
Kidd BITES the fingers! And SNAPS them! Kidd runs, rebounds, but Khan gets under! Henare runs in, ASSISTED SITOUT POWERBOMB!! Cover, TWO!! Kidd survives but Henare and Khan coordinate. Shoutout to Aussie Open, RUNNING KICK SANDWICH! Scoop, HEEL KICK T T D!! Cover, Coughlin breaks it! Coughlin and Henare trade big forearms! Fans fire up as they go back and forth! Coughlin gets the edge, but Henare BODY BLOWS! And ULTIMA- NO, Coughlin fights the full nelson! So Henare shoves him to a corner for a SHINING WIZARD! Then snapmare and RUGBY KICK! And then the Monster Rage boils over!
Henare drags Kidd up, fireman’s carries, and Khan runs. But Kidd slips free to shove Henare into Khan! Kidd BITES Henare, TOSSES him out, talks trash, but turns around into the HELL STAB! IRON CLAW, but Kidd grabs at Red Shoes! RIGHT HAND!! Kidd and Khan fall over after that closed fist shot! Fans rally up as hard as they can but Kidd snarls as he drags Khan up. Kidd runs, springboards, OSCUTTER?!? Kidd sends a message to Ospreay, and Coughlin is back in! Gut wrench, Coughlin goes up, HIJACK TOMBSTONE!! Cover, War Dogs win!!
Winners: Gabe Kidd & Alex Coughlin, by pinfall (gain 2 points; Khan & Henare earn 0)
That madman tells Ospreay that he’s dead when they finally face off 1v1! December 16th is still two weeks away, is Kidd going to overlook the rest of the WTL all because he wants after the Kingpin?
2023 World Tag League, Block A: Shota Umino & Ren Narita VS Toru Yano & Tomohiro Ishii!
The Reiwa Musketeers are coming off a big main event win last round, and are near the top of the block! But the Clown Prince & Stone Pitbull just took down the top of the block last round against TMDK! Will Yano & Ishii pull off another shocker to get to the front of the line? Or will the Roughneck & Son of Strong Style make it through the Chaos?
The teams sort out and Ishii starts against Narita. The fans rally, the two tie up, and they’re in a deadlock. Every step Narita pushes Ishii back, Ishii pushes Narita back. Ishii uses his stockier frame to keep pushing Narita, and they end up on ropes. Red Shoes calls the break, Ishii lets off, but Narita intercepts the forearm with a forearm! Narita fires off more shots, but Ishii eggs him on! Ishii and Narita trade forearms back and forth, fans fire up as they pick up speed! Narita ROCKS Ishii, runs, but Ishii avoids the boot. Narita avoids the lariat to BOOT Ishii down after all! Fans fire up and Narita stomps Ishii. Narita then stands Ishii up to bump off buckles.
But then Ishii hits Shota! Shota hits back, Ishii fights both Musketeers at once! That doesn’t go well and they mug him 2v1. Tag to Shota and he digs his boots in while Narita BLASTS Yano! Red Shoes counts, Shota & Narita double whip Ishii to ropes, then DOUBLE ELBOW! SENTON! SOMERSAULT SENTON! Then they shake hands to DOUBLE ELBOW DROP! Cover, TWO! Shota kicks Ishii around, eggs him on, but Ishii stands. The two stare down, and Shota throws a forearm. Ishii eggs Shota on now, so Shota throws more forearms. Ishii leans into the shots and backs Shota down like that! Shota keeps throwing shots, but Ishii DECKS him!
Fans fire up and Ishii rains down more shots on Shota! Red Shoes counts, Ishii lets off, and then Ishii eggs Narita on. Red Shoes keeps Narita back and Yano tags in. Yano fires up, and he unties a buckle pad! Then he throws it to Shota and tattles on him to Red Shoes! Shota gives the buckle pad over, and Yano SLAPS Shota in the head! Fans cheer but Shota scowls. Yano claws the eyes! Yano runs, Shota ELBOWS him then runs to basement dropkick! Tag to Narita, and Narita whips Yano to ropes, for a NECKBREAKER DROP! Cover, TWO! Yano is still in this and fans rally up. Narita brings Yano up but Yano pulls hair!
Narita kicks and whips but Yano reverses to throw Narita down by his hair! Yano drags Narita up and whips him into the bare buckles! Narita writhes, Yano BLASTS Shota, and Ishii rushes over to go after him! Yano throws Narita out and then goes out after him. Yano whips Narita hard into railing! Ishii whips Shota hard into railing, too! Yano drags Narita back up, puts him in the ring, and he stomps Narita around. Yano drags Narita up, tells haters to shut up, then tags in Ishii. Ishii CHOPS Narita, stalks him, and CHOPS him against the ropes! Ishii eggs Narita on and CHOPS him again. Ishii continues to egg Narita on, so Narita throws a forearm!
Ishii slaps Narita around, Narita throws more shots, but Ishii CHOPS him back down! Fans applaud, and Ishii taunts Shota. Shota coaches Narita but Ishii gives Narita toying kicks. Ishii HEADBUTTS Narita, CHOPS him, then CHOPS and CHOPS again! Narita roars but Ishii CHOPS him back down! Ishii whips Narita corner to corner, runs in, but into a BOOT! Narita runs up, Ishii ROCKS him! Ishii swings, but into a HALF HATCH! Both men are down and the fans fire up! Hot tag to Shota! Shota fires off on Ishii, whips him to ropes, but Ishii reverses. Shota CLOBBERS Ishii, then BLASTS Yano! Fans fire up behind Shota and he sends Ishii to a corner.
Shota runs in to UPPERCUT, then FISHERMAN SUPLEX! Bridging cover, TWO! Shota keeps going, and he turns Ishii over into an STF! Yano stomps Shota, so Shota kicks Yano and tosses him out. Shota goes back to Ishii, stands him up, and clinches. Ishii fights the lift with elbows! Shota ROCKS Ishii, gives him taunting kicks, but Ishii ROCKS Shota back! Shota and Ishii stare down, and Shota fires off forearm after forearm! Shota has Ishii in the corner for more shots! Red Shoes reprimands but Ishii roars and turns things around to CHOP and ROCK Shota on repeat! The fans rally up as Shota sits down, only for Ishii to stand him back up for more!
Ishii CHOPS and ROCKS Shota into sitting down again, and the fans fire up! Ishii eggs Shota on, kicks him around, slaps him even, and Shota scowls. Shota storms up on Ishii, Ishii throws a forearm. Shota eggs Ishii on, and leans into the shots a la Ishii. Shota then ROCKS Ishii and he staggers away! Ishii comes back, Shota clinches but Ishii slips around. Shota elbows Ishii, whips, but Ishii reverses to SAIDO! Fans fire up while both men are down! Shota and Ishii crawl, hot tag to Yano! Yano fires up and whips Shota, but Shota reverses. Yano avoids the bare buckles, to then bait Shota into them! Roll up, TWO!
Yano runs, but Shota DROPKICKS him down! Fans fire up again, and Shota crawls to hot tag Narita! Narita runs up on Yano, BACK ELBOW! Then HALF HATCH BRIDGE! Cover, TWO! Yano escapes, but Narita BLASTS Ishii to cut off the tag. Narita clinches but Yano fights the lift! So Narita trips Yano, and rolls him, CROSS ANKLE CLOVERLEAF! Yano endures, the fans rally up, but Narita drags Yano from ropes! Yano keeps fighting around, he reaches out, ROPEBREAK! Narita lets off in frustration but the fans rally up again. Narita stands Yano up, reels him in, COBRA TWIST! But Yano powers free with a hip toss!
Narita runs in but Yano trips him! CATAPULT into the bare buckles!! Ishii clotheslines Narita, too! Then he BLASTS Shota! Yano fires up and he hauls Narita up. ONI- NO, Narita fights free! Narita gets around, SLEEPER! Yano is fading fast, but Narita goes to the COBRA TWIST now! Yano endures, fans rally up, and Yano fights his way around. Shota keeps Ishii out, and Narita brings Yano away with the SLEEPER! Then back to COBRA TWIST! Yano is turning red like his favorite chair! But Ishii sends Shota into railing, to then TACKLE Narita! Fans fire up while Narita tosses Ishii back out. Narita roars and goes back for Yano.
Narita drags Yano up but Yano fights the suplex. Narita knees low, runs, but Yano avoids the boot to clinch and BELLY2BELLY! Fans fire up while both men are down! Yano and Narita crawl, hot tag to Ishii, and he BLASTS Shota! Ishii drags Narita up, throws him into Shota, then runs, but Narita BOOTS! GERMAN SUPLEX! Bridging cover, TWO!! Ishii escapes and the fans fire up again. Narita crawls, hot tag to Shota! Shota aims at Ishii, BANG and V-TRIGGER! Shota then slingshots to APRON DDT Ishii!! Fans are thunderous and Shota stands tall as Ishii flops over. Red Shoes checks but Ishii is somehow still in this.
Shota drags Ishii up as the ring count begins. Shota puts Ishii in, climbs up a corner, and he MISSILE DROPKICKS Ishii down! Then Shota resets, to slingshot CUTTER! Cover, TWO!! Ishii survives and the fans fire up again! Shota drags Ishii up, dragon sleepers, but Ishii fights free. Ishii runs, into a snap cradle, that then shifts into a BONE LOCK!! Ishii endures the over-the-shoulder crossface, but Narita keeps Yano out! Shota pulls on the hold, but Ishii still fights around! Ishii reaches out, but Shota pulls back more! Ishii flails and kicks around, to have the ROPEBREAK! Shota lets go and the fans fire up again.
Narita slides in, he and Shota coordinate. Shota wrenches Ishii, dragon sleepers, and then gets Ishii up. Narita runs, BOOT into SAVING GRACE! Cover, TWO!! Ishii survives and the fans are thunderous again! The Musketeers stay focused, though, and they haul Ishii up. They double whip him to a corner, Shota runs in to ELBOW! Narita runs in to JUMP KICK! Feed to Shota’s forearm! Narita’s BOOT! Shota’s ROLLING ELBOW! Another BOOT! And then the lift, for the HART ATTACK! Cover, YANO BREAKS IT! Fans fire up but Narita fires off on Yano! Yano gets around, fireman’s carry takeover! Yano kicks and whips Shota, but Shota reverses!
But Yano denies the tornado DDT! Yano atomic drops Shota, then pops him up. Shota fights the Onigoroshi, underhooks Yano, but Yano RAMS Shota into bare buckles! Ishii reels Shota in, hoists him up, POWERBOMB! High stack, TWO!! Shota survives and the fans fire up again! Ishii roars, the fans duel, and Shota flounders up. Ishii runs, Shota BOOTS him, blocks the lariat, and ENZIGURIS! Narita is back to WHEEL KICK! Narita hurries to get Ishii up and NORTHERN LIGHTS! Then a clinch, but Ishii HEADBUTTS free! Narita ENZIGURIS, Shota full nelsons! Narita runs, but Ishii gets free, the BOOT hits Shota!
Ishii shoves Shota into Narita, Yano drags Narita out! LARIAT!! Cover, TWO!?! Shota survives and fans are thunderous again! Ishii grits his teeth and he stands back up. Ishii roars and looks to finish this off. We’re at 20 minutes, Ishii suplexes, but Shota slips free! HALF ‘N’ HALF! But Ishii gets right up to CLOBBER Shota! But Shota’s right up to SHOTGUN Ishii! Ishii’s back, but Shota pop-up KNEES, and LARIATS! Fans fire up again and Shota drags Ishii up. HALF ‘N’ HALF BRIDGE! Cover, TWO!! The fans are thunderous and Shota just fires up again! Shota aims from a corner, vowing to end it here!
Ishii slowly rises, Shota runs in, BLAZE BLADE!! But Shota isn’t done! Underhooks and- NO, Ishii wrenches out to PELE!! Both men are down and the fans are electric! Ishii goes to the corner while the fans duel, and he SLIDING LARIATS!! Cover, NARITA BREAKS IT! Yano runs in to toss Narita out! Ishii roars and he drags Shota back up. Ishii suplexes, but Shota fights free! Shota wrenches, ROCKS and ROLLING- NO, Ishii ROCKS Shota! But Shota catches Ishii, only for Ishii to wrench out! Shota POP-UP UPPERCUTS! And then V- NO, Ishii blocks to HEADBUTT! And then Ishii spins Shota to a BRAINBUSTER!!! Cover, CHAOS WINS!
Winners: Toru Yano & Tomohiro Ishii, by pinfall (gain 2 points; Shota & Narita earn 0)
There weren’t any tricks needed here, Ishii & Yano beat the Musketeers straight up! Is it still too soon for Shota & Narita to say the Paradigm Shift is coming?
And because it’s Ishii who won this, he’s a true strong silent type, so he and Yano just get outta here! No closing address tonight, but will actions speak louder than words for the Stone Pitbull in this tournament’s second half?
Here are the NEW A Block standings!
TMDK: 4-1, 8 points
Toru Yano & Tomohiro Ishii: 3-2, 6 points
Shota Umino & Ren Narita: 3-2, 6 points
War Dogs: 3-2, 6 points
Kaito Kiyomiya & Ryohei Oiwa: 2-3, 4 points
The United Empire: 2-3, 4 points
The House of Torture: 2-3, 4 points
The Gates of Agony: 1-4, 2 points
Another great round for World Tag League and this block, with some rather shocking moves. I really thought The Gates were going to get going after their win last round, but I guess the House of Torture couldn’t just drop off that badly so they had to win this here. And as we saw in that main event, Yano & Ishii are making a go of it in this block. They beat Shota & Narita, who are certainly still frontrunners, but that was great stuff to make a point that Shota & Narita aren’t ready to beat the real “old guard” they’re talking about replacing here. War Dogs beating the Empire seems fine, they’re mostly just keeping pace so they could cost somebody later.
And great match from TMDK VS the Noah duo, and a great win for TMDK to again be the clear first place team. 4-1 at the halfway point, this block is on Shane & Mikey to win or lose, and as I’ve been saying, TMDK as both a group and as just these two, the OG members, have been solid a long time. It’d be great if they got to the tournament finals here, maybe even get that title shot at WrestleKingdom.
My Score: 8.9/10
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