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NJPW announces teams for Super Junior Tag League 2021

After not taking place in 2020, the NJPW Super Junior Tag League is returning for 2021.

NJPW announced today that the six-team tournament will kick off on the August 7 Summer Struggle event in Korakuen Hall. 

Teams will be awarded two points for a win, one point for a draw and no points for a loss. The winner of the tournament will be decided by highest point total. If teams are tied, tiebreakers  will be used. If teams remain tied after tiebreakers, there will be a playoff match. 

The teams will be: 

  • IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champions Taiji Ishimori & El Phantasmo
  • SHO & YOH
  • El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru
  • Ryusuke Taguchi & Master Wato
  • Robbie Eagles & Tiger Mask
  • Gedo & Dick Togo

Here are the lineups for the tournament:

August 7 --

  • Taiji Ishimori & El Phantasmo vs. SHO & YOH
  • El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru vs. Ryusuke Taguchi & Master Wato
  • Robbie Eagles & Tiger Mask vs. Gedo & Dick Togo

August 8 --

  • Taiji Ishimori & El Phantasmo vs. Ryusuke Taguchi & Master Wato
  • SHO & YOH vs. Robbie Eagles & Tiger Mask
  • El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru vs. Gedo & Dick Togo

August 9 --

  • Taiji Ishimori & El Phantasmo vs. Gedo & Dick Togo
  • El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru vs. Robbie Eagles & Tiger Mask
  • SHO & YOH vs. Ryusuke Taguchi & Master Wato

August 16 --

  • Taiji Ishimori & El Phantasmo vs. Robbie Eagles & Tiger Mask
  • El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru vs. SHO & YOH 
  • Ryusuke Taguchi & Master Wato vs. Gedo & Dick Togo

August 17 --

  • Taiji Ishimori & El Phantasmo vs. El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru 
  • Ryusuke Taguchi & Master Wato vs. Robbie Eagles & Tiger Mask
  • SHO & YOH vs. Gedo & Dick Togo

SHO and YOH won both the 2018 and 2019 editions of the Super Junior Tag League. They also won the 2017 tournament when it was known as the Super Junior Tag Tournament.