The IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champions have started out Super Jr. Tag League with a victory. United Empire’s Francesco Akira and TJP defeated the returning Lio Rush and Yoh to score their first two points of the tournament. During some mass confusion TJP puts Yoh away with a sneaky roll-up.
The Impact Wrestling team of Chris Bey and Ace Austin scored an impressive win against the Los Ingobernables de Japón team of Titán, who just joined the faction a few months ago and Bushi. Austin tosses Bey up so he can hit the Finesse on Bushi for the win.
This, the first night of the tournament is free to watch on NJPW’s streaming service here.
The winners of the tournament get to challenge for the titles at Wrestle Kingdom. If the champs win, they get to pick their opponents.
SUPER Jr. TAG LEAGUE 2022 Night One Results
Yuto Nakashima vs Kosei Fujita
Fujita with the Boston Crab.
Winner: Kosei Fujita
Oskar Leube, Ryohei Oiwa and Tomoaki Honma versus United Empire (Mark Davis, Kyle Fletcher, Great-O-Khan and Aaron Henare)
Leube is pinned by Aussie Open with their Corealis finisher.
Winners: United Empire (Mark Davis, Kyle Fletcher, Great-O-Khan and Aaron Henare)
Los Ingobernables de Japón (Hiromu Takahashi, Shingo Takagi and Tetsuya Naito) versus Suzuki-gun (Minoru Suzuki, Taichi and El Desperado)
Everyone brawls on the floor so they all get counted out.
Winners: Double Count-out
Kevin Knight and Kushida versus EL LINDAMAN and Alex Zayne – SUPER Jr. TAG LEAGUE 2022 TOURNAMENT MATCH
LINDAMAN doles out German Suplexes to Knight and Kushida. Zayne pins Knight with a Cinnamon Twist.
Winners: EL LINDAMAN and Alex Zayne
Clark Connors and Ryusuke Taguchi versus Suzuki-gun (DOUKI and Yoshinobu Kanemaru) – SUPER Jr. TAG LEAGUE 2022 TOURNAMENT MATCH
Taguchi comes out wearing the same Aussie Slouch “cowboy” hat and vest that Connors wears. I bet nobody in Japan accuses him of “Cultural Appropriation” either as they would in America. Connors pins Douki with his Trophy Kill slam.
Winners: Clark Connors and Ryusuke Taguchi
Robbie Eagles and Tiger Mask versus House of Torture (SHO and Dick Togo) – SUPER Jr. TAG LEAGUE 2022 TOURNAMENT MATCH
Dick Togo is tapping out to Eagles’ Ron Miller Special but Evil and Yujiro Takahashi appear distracting the official. Sho retrieves his wrench but Eagles fights him off. Eagles locks it in again and Togo submits.
Winners: Robbie Eagles and Tiger Mask
Los Ingobernables de Japón (Titán and Bushi) versus Bullet Club (Chris Bey and Ace Austin) – SUPER Jr. TAG LEAGUE 2022 TOURNAMENT MATCH
Winners: Chris Bey and Ace Austin
Lio Rush and Yoh versus United Empire (Francesco Akira and TJP) – SUPER Jr. TAG LEAGUE 2022 TOURNAMENT MATCH
Winners: United Empire (Francesco Akira and TJP)