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NJPW crowns new NEVER Six-Man Tag Team Champions

never six man 8 9 2020

YOSHI-HASHI, Hirooki Goto and Tomohiro Ishii won the NEVER Openweight Six-Man Tag Team Championships in a tournament final today in Tokyo's Korakuen Hall. 

YOSHI-HASHI, Goto and Ishii defeated Kazuchika Okada, Toru Yano and SHO in the final match of an eight-team tournament that began this past Thursday. 

The trios titles had been vacant after EVIL's defection from Los Ingobernables de Japon to Bullet Club.  The previous champions, EVIL, BUSHI and Shingo Takagi disbanded as a unit on July 11 when EVIL left the group. 

EVIL would go on to say that he had no interest in defending the titles with his former teammates at a press conference on July 12. NJPW officially vacated the titles on August 1. 

Today's victory marks YOSHI-HASHI's first title win in NJPW. This is Ishii's second reign as NEVER Six-Man Champion, as he previously held the titles for one day in 2018 with Yano and Trent Beretta.

This is Goto's first NEVER Six-Man title reign, but he has held the NEVER Openweight singles title five times, a record he shares with Ishii.