We are back for the sixth day of World Tag League action, but instead of the normal 3-4 matches per card, we’re only up for two as AJ Styles had to pull out of today’s show in Yamaguchi due to a lower back injury. No word on his status for the rest of the tournament, but we do know that his team has officially forfeited this match, so Katsuyori Shibata and Hirooki Goto get an extra 2 points as a result.
The Addiction vs. Togi Makabe and Tomoaki Honma
Okay match, but nothing special. What I like about the Addiction here that isn’t prevalent in a lot of New Japan matches is that they are heels who cheat, but not like the Bullet Club where there’s a bunch of interference. They just work like heels and that’s kinda cool. They worked on Honma for most of the match. Makabe made a comeback and eventually just pinned Kazarian with the King Kong knee drop. Pretty anti-climatic finish.
Karl Anderson and Doc Gallows vs. Tencozy
Another decent and basic formulaic match, but everyone looked good. Bullet Club jumped Tencozy right at the bell. Anderson worked a lot of the match and was in control until Kojima made a comeback. Kojima kicked out of a gun stun. BC went for the Magic Killer but Tenzan cut them off and they hit a 3D. They got rid of Gallows as Kojima worked on Anderson. Kojima hit the ropes and Gallows grabbed his feet. In a split second, Anderson laid out Tenzan with a gun stun and soon after Kojima met the same fate. BC then hit the Magic Killer as Anderson pinned Kojima.
Hiroshi Tanahashi and Michael Elgin- 4
Kazuchika Okada and Yoshi-Hashi- 4
Christopher Daniels and Kazarian- 4
Togi Makabe and Tomoaki Honma- 4
Kazushi Sakuraba and Toru Yano- 2
Manabu Nakanishi and Yuji Nagata- 2
Bad Luck Fale and Tama Tonga- 0
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
Matt Taven and Michael Bennett- 0
Shinsuke Nakamura and Tomohiro Ishii- 0