Sometimes you have to fight fire with fire. That is exactly what the IWGP Tag Team Champions did on the sixth night of NJPW’s World Tag League tournament as they faced Toru Yano and Hiroshi Tanahashi.
Yano attempted to pull off a sneaky style win by taping both Sabre Jr. and Taichi to the entrance way with a roll of tape. Suzuki-gun member Yoshinobu Kanemaru came to their rescue cutting the tape after retrieving some scissors from the backstage area.
Yano and Tanahashi got into an argument with Kanemaru and as they did, Sabre Jr. and Taichi put them in dual abdominal stretches.
Kanemaru snuck up behind them, taped Yano and Tanahashi’s ankles together. Yano and Tanahashi tried to hobble back to the ring to beat the count but stumbled and fell down. The IWGP Tag Team Champions win via countout but Sanada and Tetsuya Naito still remain at the top of the standings.
NJPW World Tag League Night Six Results
|SANADA and Tetsuya Naito||10|
|Toru Yano and Hiroshi Tanahashi||8|
|Zack Sabre Jr., Taichi||8|
|Tanga Loa and Tama Tonga||8|
|Chase Owens and Bad Luck Fale||8|
|Aaron Henare and The Great-O-Khan||8|
|YOSHI-HASHI and Hirooki Goto||8|
|Yujiro Takahashi and Evil||6|
|Satoshi Kojima and Hiroyoshi Tenzan||4|
|Tiger Mask and Yuji Nagata||2|
|TAKA Michinoku and Minoru Suzuki||0|
|Tomoaki Honma and Togi Makabe||0|
Yuto Nakashima versus Ryohei Oiwa
The more things change the more they remain the same.
Winner: Time limit draw.
TAKA Michinoku and Minoru Suzuki versus Chase Owens and Bad Luck Fale – WORLD TAG LEAGUE 2021 TOURNAMENT MATCH
Taka is pinned by Owens’ Package Piledriver. Taka and Suzuki are still without a win this World Tag League.
Winners: Chase Owens and Bad Luck Fale
Tiger Mask and Yuji Nagata versus Yujiro Takahashi and EVIL – WORLD TAG LEAGUE 2021 TOURNAMENT MATCH
Dick Togo interferes causing Nagata to chase him out onto the floor. Yujiro punches Mask in the “lower abdomen” pinning him with the Pimp Juice DDT.
Winners: Yujiro Takahashi and EVIL
Tomoaki Honma and Togi Makabe versus Yoshi-Hashi and Hirooki Goto – WORLD TAG LEAGUE 2021 TOURNAMENT MATCH
Goto snatches Honma off the top rope. Hashi and Goto double team both Makabe and Honma. They put Honma away.
Winners: Yoshi-Hashi and Hirooki Goto
Satoshi Kojima and Hiroyoshi Tenzan versus Tanga Loa and Tama Tonga – WORLD TAG LEAGUE 2021 TOURNAMENT MATCH
Loa makes Tenzan submit to the Yes Lock.
Winners: Tanga Loa and Tama Tonga
Zack Sabre Jr. and Taichi versus Toru Yano and Hiroshi Tanahashi – WORLD TAG LEAGUE 2021 TOURNAMENT MATCH
Winners: Zack Sabre Jr. and Taichi
SANADA and Tetsuya Naito versus Aaron Henare and Great-O-Khan – WORLD TAG LEAGUE 2021 TOURNAMENT MATCH
Khan beats the tournament leaders with an Eliminator.
Winners: Aaron Henare and Great-O-Khan