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NJPW Summer Struggle results: Super Junior Tag League begins

The NJPW Super Junior Tag League began today at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo.

Three tournament matched topped the card, with IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champions Taiji Ishimori and El Phantasmo taking on SHO and YOH in the main event. 

The second match featured a tag preview of Tuesday's NEVER Openweight Six-Man Tag Team Championship match, while the opener previewed the KOPW 2021 match coming up at Wrestle Grand Slam in MetLife Dome next month. 

The Summer Struggle tour rolls on with shows Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. 

Below are results from today's show. 

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Toru Yano, Togi Makabe & Hiroyoshi Tenzan defeated Chase Owens, Yujiro Takahashi & Jado (8:29)

Yano pinned Jado with a schoolboy. 

Shingo Takagi, Tetsuya Naito, SANADA & BUSHI defeated Hirooki Goto, YOSHI-HASHI, Tomohiro Ishii & Tomoaki Honma (14:40)

SANADA used Skull End to submit Honma. 

Super Junior Tag League: Robbie Eagles & Tiger Mask defeated Gedo & Dick Togo (11:56)

Eagles used the Ron Miller Special for the submission win on Gedo. 

Super Junior Tag League: El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru defeated Ryusuke Taguchi & Master Wato (13:52)

Kanemaru pinned Wato with a Samsung clutch hold. 

Super Junior Tag League: Taiji Ishimori & El Phantasmo defeated SHO & YOH (15:56)

Ishimori pinned YOH after hitting a Bloody Cross.

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Here are the lineups for the next three days:

NJPW Summer Struggle, Sunday, August 8, 5:30 a.m. Eastern time on NJPW World --

  • Super Jr. Tag League: Taiji Ishimori & El Phantasmo vs. Ryusuke Taguchi & Master Wato
  • Super Jr. Tag League: SHO & YOH vs. Robbie Eagles & Tiger Mask
  • Super Jr. Tag League: El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru vs. Gedo & Dick Togo
  • Hirooki Goto, YOSHI-HASHI, Tomohiro Ishii & Satoshi Kojima vs. Shingo Takagi, Tetsuya Naito, SANADA & BUSHI
  • Toru Yano, Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma vs. Chase Owens, Yujiro Takahashi & Jado

NJPW Summer Struggle, Monday, August 9, 5:30 a.m. Eastern time on NJPW World --

  • Super Jr. Tag League: SHO & YOH vs. Ryusuke Taguchi & Master Wato
  • Super Jr. Tag League: El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru vs. Robbie Eagles & Tiger Mask
  • Super Jr. Tag League: Taiji Ishimori & El Phantasmo vs. Gedo & Dick Togo
  • Hirooki Goto, YOSHI-HASHI, Tomohiro Ishii & Togi Makabe vs. Shingo Takagi, Tetsuya Naito, SANADA & BUSHI
  • Toru Yano, Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Tomoaki Honma vs. Chase Owens, Yujiro Takahashi & Jado

NJPW Summer Struggle, Tuesday, August 10, 5 a.m. Eastern time on NJPW World --

  • NEVER Openweight Six-Man Tag Team Championship: Hirooki Goto, YOSHI-HASHI & Tomohiro Ishii vs. Tetsuya Naito, SANADA & BUSHI
  • Shingo Takagi vs. Yujiro Takahashi
  • Togi Makabe, SHO & YOH vs. EVIL, Gedo & Dick Togo
  • Toru Yano, Robbie Eagles & Tiger Mask vs. Chase Owens, Taiji Ishimori & El Phantasmo
  • Tomoaki Honma, Ryusuke Taguchi & Master Wato vs. Minoru Suzuki, El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru