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NJPW World Tag League results: Tanahashi and Elgin vs. Nakanishi and Nagata

New Japan Tag League

We’ve just gone through Black Friday, and now here we are on Cyber Monday! No sales here as today the World Tag League continues, this time stopping at Ehime for the latest round of results. Should be noted that again AJ Styles has been taken off this show (where he was scheduled to compete in a prelim tag match); the next time he’s scheduled to compete is on Tuesday so we’ll see if he’s in shape by then.

Block A: Bad Luck Fale and Tama Tonga vs. Tomoaki Honma and Togi Makabe

Basic match. Fale worked a lot on Honma and so did Tonga. Makabe made a hot tag. They ended up getting the win after a top rope kokeshi by Honma followed by the King Kong Knee drop by Makabe for the win. Note that Makabe has taken most, if not all the wins in this tournament thus far.

The Kingdom vs. Shinsuke Nakamura and Tomohiro Ishii

Another basic match for the most part. More back and forth than the first match. The Kingdom actually channeled the Hardy Boyz at one point and did the old twist of fate/swanton bomb combo for a nearfall. Nakamura made a quick comeback and pinned Taven with a boma ye.

Block A: Hiroshi Tanahashi and Michael Elgin vs. Manabu Nakanishi and Yuji Nagata

Fine match. Tanahashi and Elgin did their best to make this a fine main event and they succeeded in doing that, but not much else beyond that. Elgin and Nakanishi worked a lot of the match together. Nakanishi was immobile as usual but he and Elgin did big guy power spots that were fine. Double lariats to Tanahashi and Elgin. Nagata had Elgin in a armbar but Elgin lifted him up and threw him into Nakanishi, who had Tanahashi in the torture rack. Nakanishi was double teamed, tried a comeback but Elgin splashed him then hit the powerslam. Tanahashi followed with the high fly flow, then pinned him.

Current Standings:

Block A:

Hiroshi Tanahashi and Michael Elgin- 6

Togi Makabe and Tomoaki Honma- 6

Kazuchika Okada and Yoshi-Hashi- 4

Christopher Daniels and Kazarian- 4

Kazushi Sakuraba and Toru Yano- 2

Manabu Nakanishi and Yuji Nagata- 2

Bad Luck Fale and Tama Tonga- 0

Block B:

Evil and Tetsuya Naito- 6

Hirooki Goto and Katsuyori Shibata- 6

Doc Gallows and Karl Anderson- 4

Hiroyoshi Tenzan and Satoshi Kojima- 2

AJ Styles and Yujiro Takahashi- 2

Shinsuke Nakamura and Tomohiro Ishii- 2

Matt Taven and Michael Bennett- 0