It is getting very crowded at the top of the NJPW World Tag League standings. Shingo Takagi & Sanada, Tomohiro Ishii & Toru Yano, Taichi & Zack Sabre Jr., Juice Robinson & David Finlay, Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa and Hirooki Goto & Yoshi-Hashi are all tied with 10 points each.

The returning Guerrillas of Destiny continued their march to the front of the pack by taking on the Empire’s Great-O-Khan and Jeff Cobb in the best bout of the evening in Beppu B-Con Plaza. Tanga Loa squared off with Jeff Cobb in a battle of the powerhouses. Loa’s drop kick gave him time to tag in Tonga. One shoulder block from Cobb had Tonga on the mat as soon as he entered the ring. Cobb and Khan worked over Tonga in their corner mauling him.

Empire kept working over Tonga with Cobb giving him one backbreaker after another then just tossing him across the ring like a small child. Loa took offense to Khan stacking up Tonga in the corner and sitting on him. He charged over forearming Khan off the top turnbuckle and onto the floor.

The fight continued on the floor where a head butt from Loa toppled Khan to the arena floor. Tonga whipped Khan into Loa who clotheslined him hard. Tonga pummeled Cobb up the entranceway. All four men continued to just thrash each other on the floor as Red Shoes laid down a count.

Jado pays for his interference. Courtesy: NJPW.

Jado leapt onto the apron as Khan had Tonga in a claw hold. Khan gave Jado the same treatment until Tonga made the save. The Guerrillas gave Khan the Tongan Twist but it wasn’t enough to keep him down for a three count.

Tonga and Khan clamped claws on each other while Red Shoes tried to keep track of the action. Jado snuck into the ring hitting Khan with his kendo stick. Tonga gave Khan a Gun Stun pinning him.

The winners of World Tag League face the champions at Wrestle Kingdom in January.

Team Points
Shingo Takagi & Sanada 10
Tomohiro Ishii & Toru Yano 10
Taichi & Zack Sabre Jr. 10
Juice Robinson & David Finlay 10
Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa 10
Hirooki Goto & Yoshi-Hashi 10
Great-O-Khan & Jeff Cobb 8
Evil & Yujiro Takahashi 6
Bad Luck Fale & Chase Owens 4
Hiroshi Tanahashi & Toa Henare 2


World Tag League Night 7 Results


Tomoaki Honma and Satoshi Kojima versus Yota Tsuji and Yuji Nagata

Kojima hogs all the glory with yet another Lariat win pinning Yota Tsuji. Poor Honma.

Winners: Tomoaki Honma and Satoshi Kojima

Taichi & Zack Sabre Jr. versus Bad Luck Fale & Chase Owens – World Tag League Tournament Match

Bullet Club beats Suzuki-gun to the punch by attacking them before the bell. Owens falls victim to the Dangerous Tekkers double-team finisher.

Winners: Taichi & Zack Sabre Jr.

Evil & Yujiro Takahashi versus Hirooki Goto & Yoshi-Hashi – World Tag League Tournament Match

Yujiro Takahashi is pinned by the Chaos team.

Winners: Hirooki Goto & Yoshi-Hashi

Tomohiro Ishii & Toru Yano versus Juice Robinson & David Finlay – World Tag League Tournament Match

Finlay fools Yano with a clever roll-up.

Winners: Juice Robinson & David Finlay

Great-O-Khan & Jeff Cobb versus Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa – World Tag League Tournament Match

Winners: Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa

Shingo Takagi & Sanada versus Hiroshi Tanahashi & Toa Henare – World Tag League Tournament Match

Shingo pins Henare with Made in Japan.

Winners: Shingo Takagi & Sanada