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NJPW crowns World Tag League 2021 winners


CHAOS reigned today in Sumo Hall. 

Hirooki Goto and YOSHI-HASHi defeated EVIL and Yujiro Takahashi in 19:58 in the World Tag League finals to capture NJPW's World Tag League 2021. 

Goto and YOSHI-HASHI overcame the usual constant interference from Dick Togo to win the match and the tournament finals. Though not yet official, the World Tag League winners traditionally challenge the IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Champions at Wrestle Kingdom. Those belts are currently held by Suzuki-gun's Zack Sabre Jr. and Taichi.

Goto has now won World Tag League three times with three different partners. He won the tournament in 2012 with Karl Anderson, again in 2014 with Katsuyori Shibata, and now the 2021 edition with YOSHI-HASHI. The victory was the first tournament win for YOSHI-HASHI. 

Shibata made news of his own today, announcing that he will have a match on night one of Wrestle Kingdom 16 on January 4.