We have our finalists for both World Tag League and the Best of the Super Juniors tournaments.
Either Juice Robinson & David Finlay or Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa or will be crowned the winners of NJPW’s World Tag League next Friday at the finals.
Although it was a three-way with the IWGP Tag Team Champions Taichi & Zack Sabre Jr. in the mix, the champs were ruled out of the finals because they had lost to both Juice Robinson & David Finlay or Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa during the tournament. The winners of World Tag League face the IWGP Tag Team Champions at Wrestle Kingdom.
Once Juice Robinson & David Finlay put themselves through to the finals by defeating Hirooki Goto & Yoshi-Hashi they were clobbered by Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa. Tonga ushered Robinson into Dreamland with a Gun Stun as Loa lowered the boom on Finlay. Tonga put Robinson in the Scorpion Deathlock as Loa put a Crossface on Finlay.
In the Best of the Super Juniors it will be El Desperado versus Hiromu Takahashi in the finals.
Once El Desperado had dispensed with Bushi, Hiromu Takahashi came down to the ring clapping.
“I am going to be able to get my revenge on you pretty soon and I get to do it at the Nippon Budokan!” said Takahashi to Desperado as they met face-to-face in the ring.
Best of the Super Juniors Standings
World Tag League Standings
|Juice Robinson & David Finlay||12|
|Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa||12|
|Taichi & Zack Sabre Jr.||12|
|Shingo Takagi & Sanada||10|
|Tomohiro Ishii & Toru Yano||10|
|Hirooki Goto & Yoshi-Hashi||10|
|Great-O-Khan & Jeff Cobb||10|
|Bad Luck Fale & Chase Owens||6|
|Evil & Yujiro Takahashi||6|
|Hiroshi Tanahashi & Toa Henare||2|
Yuya Uemura versus Robbie Eagles
Uemura submits to the Ron Miller Special.
Winner: Robbie Eagles
Evil & Yujiro Takahashi versus Chase Owens and Bad Luck Fale – World Tag League Tournament Match
Yujiro claims that Pieter has returned and points to the entranceway. As Owens is distracted, Yujiro rolls him up but Owens kicks out. Yujiro crashes into Dick Togo on the apron. Owens rolls up Yujiro for the win.
Winners: Chase Owens and Bad Luck Fale
Ryusuke Taguchi versus Douki – Best of the Super Juniors Tournament Match
Taguchi wins with Dodon.
Winner: Ryusuke Taguchi
Hiroshi Tanahashi & Toa Henare versus Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa – World Tag League Tournament Match
Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa attack Hiroshi Tanahashi & Toa Henare from behind as they make their way to the ring. Loa whacks Tanahashi in the knee with Jado’s kendo stick as he has Tonga in the Cloverleaf submission. Tanahashi submits to Tonga’s Scorpion DeathLock. The trainers check on Tanahashi and his knee after the match.
Winners: Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa
Master Wato versus Hiromu Takahashi – Best of the Super Juniors Tournament Match
Wato is pinned with Time Bomb 2 claiming his spot in the finals.
Winner: Hiromu Takahashi
Shingo Takagi & Sanada versus Great-O-Khan & Jeff Cobb – World Tag League Tournament Match
Cobb creams Takagi with a German Suplex. Khan hits him with a Bicycle Kick to the face. Cobbs lands Tour of the Islands for the victory.
Winners: Great-O-Khan & Jeff Cobb
Sho versus Taiji Ishimori – Best of the Super Juniors Tournament Match
Taiji Ishimori pins Sho with Bloody Cross.
Winner: Taiji Ishimori
Tomohiro Ishii & Toru Yano versus Taichi & Zack Sabre Jr. – World Tag League Tournament Match
Ishii suffers a Zach Mephisto.
Winners: Taichi & Zack Sabre Jr.
Bushi versus El Desperado – Best of the Super Juniors Tournament Match
Desperado turns an MX into his Numero Dos submission.
Winner: El Desperado
Juice Robinson & David Finlay versus Hirooki Goto & Yoshi-Hashi – World Tag League Tournament Match
Winners: Juice Robinson & David Finlay