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NJPW crowns World Tag League 2017 winners


The IWGP Tag Team Championship match for the Tokyo Dome is seemingly set after this morning's World Tag League finals.

After both won their respective blocks, SANADA & EVIL defeated Guerrillas of Destiny to win this year's World Tag League tournament. There was involvement from Los Ingobernables de Japon and Bullet Club during the match, with BUSHI's interference bringing out Bad Luck Fale before Fale eventually chased him to the back. SANADA & EVIL took out Tanga Loa with a Magic Killer through a table on the outside, then Tama Tonga was hit with Darkness Falls, a Magic Killer, and an STO before being pinned by EVIL.

The team that wins the tournament usually gets a shot at the IWGP Tag Team titles at Wrestle Kingdom, and SANADA & EVIL called out champions Killer Elite Squad and challenged them after their win. Lance Archer got on the microphone to accept the challenge, with Davey Boy Smith Jr. saying the titles will stay with KES forever.

Along with BUSHI, SANADA & EVIL also currently hold the NEVER Six-Man Tag Team Championship. Those belts will apparently either not be on the line at Wrestle Kingdom or will be changing hands before then. NJPW has two road to the Tokyo Dome shows at Korakuen Hall later this month before Wrestle Kingdom 12 takes place on January 4th.

Minoru Suzuki and Hirooki Goto have been building up a match for the NEVER Openweight Championship at Wrestle Kingdom. That took another step forward at the Tag League finals as NJPW appeared to set up that Suzuki's title and Goto's hair will be on the line when they face off.

The full card for the Tokyo Dome show will either be finalized or close to finalized at a press conference late tonight.