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By James Kurokawa on 2022-11-22 19:00:00

11/22 NJPW World Tag League from Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan:

Ryohei Oiwa vs. Yuto Nakashima

Oiwa forces Nakashima to tap out to a single-leg Boston Crab.

Togi Makabe and Tomoaki Honma vs. Oskar Leube and Kosei Fujita

Makabe pins Fujita after a knee drop from the top rope.

BUSHI, Hiromu Takahashi and Shingo Takagi vs. DOUKI, El Desperado and Taichi

Both teams battle to a double count out.   

Wild brawl between all six men.   Takagi and Taichi threw chairs at each other.  DOUKI tried to rip off BUSHI's mask.  Desperado tried to destroy Hiromu's leg with a chair.

World Tag League Matches:

Alex Coughlin and Gabriel Kidd vs. Mikey Nicholls and Shane Haste

Nicholls and Haste hit a Thunder Valley on Kidd.

Nicholls pins Kidd.

Team TMDK earns 2 points.

Good match.   Kidd and Coughlin looked excited to be back in Japan.   TMDK still performing at a high level.

Bad Luck Fale and Chase Owens vs. Lance Archer and Minoru Suzuki

Massive pop for Lance Archer returning to Korakuen Hall.

Archer hits a Black Out on Owens.

Archer pins Owens.

Suzuki-Gun earns 2 points.

Archer and Suzuki beat up the young lions after the match, while the crowd cheered them on.

They made an announcement for Fantastica Mania 2023, which is a joint event between New Japan and CMLL.

Scheduled to wrestle:

1.    Mistico

2.    Volador Jr.

3.    Titan

4.    Soberano Jr.

5.    Dulce Gardenia

6.    Rey Cometa

7.    Ultimo Guerrero

8.    Hechicero

9.    Atlantis Jr.

10.    Templario

11.    Barbaro Cavernario

12.    OKUMURA

13.    Magia Blanca

14.    Suicida

15.    Hijo Del Villano III

This joint tour will occur starting February 22, 2023.

 YOSHI-HASHI and Hirooki Goto vs. Yujiro Takahashi and EVIL, with Dick Togo

SHO and Togo interfere in the match.    YOH and Lio Rush come to even things up and they take out SHO and Togo.  

Goto and YOSHI-HASHI hit a Shoto on Yujiro.

Goto pins Yujiro.

Bishomon earns 2 points.

Toru Yano and Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Mark Davis and Kyle Fletcher, with Gideon Grey

Davis and Fletcher hits Corealis on Yano.

Fletcher pins Yano.

Aussie Open earns 2 points.

Big win for Fletcher and Davis over the New Japan veterans.  The Korakuen crowd was leading cheers for Aussie Open during the match.  They could be big players for New Japan in the future.

 Great O-Khan and Aaron Henare vs. SANADA and Tetsuya Naito

O-Khan used the Green Mist to attack SANADA, but he missed and sprayed Henare in the face.   Naito hit two big Destinos.

Naito pins Henare.

Los Ingobernales de Japon earn 2 points.

After the match, BUSHI, Shingo Takagi, Hiromu Takahashi and Titan come to the celebrate in the ring.  For the first time since 2019, Tetsuya Naito is able to recite the Roll Call of Los Ingobernales de Japon in front of a cheering crowd at Korakuen Hall.   Very cool moment.

World Tag League Standings

Points Earned

Alex Coughlin & Gabriel Kidd


Mikey Nicholls & Shane Haste


Bad Luck Fale & Chase Owens


Lance Archer & Minoru Suzuki


YOSHI-HASHI & Hirooki Goto


EVIL & Yujiro Takahashi


Toru Yano & Hiroshi Tanahashi


Mark Davis & Kyle Fletcher


Great O-Khan & Aaron Henare


SANDA & Tetsuya Naito


Thank you for reading.



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