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Semifinals set for NJPW World TV title tournament

The tournament continued Sunday from Chiba.
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The semifinals of the NJPW World TV title tournament are set.

The tournament continued Sunday from the Makuhari Messe International Conference Hall 1 in Chiba, Japan. Ren Narita defeated Toru Yano and SANADA defeated KENTA in the final two quarterfinal matches.

SANADA and Narita will face each other in the semifinals on November 5 from Osaka. The winner of that match will move on to face the winner of Zack Sabre. Jr. vs. EVIL in the finals. 

NJPW TV Championship tournament results:

  • David Finlay defeated Yoshinobu Kanemaru (October 14)
  • Zack Sabre Jr. defeated Alex Zayne (October 14)
  • Yoshi-HASHI defeated Jeff Cobb (October 15)
  • EVIL defeated Aaron Henare (October 15)
  • SANADA defeated Taichi (October 16)
  • KENTA defeated Hirooki Goto (October 16)
  • Toru Yano defeated Great-O-Khan (October 26)
  • Ren Narita defeated Tomohiro Ishii (October 26)
  • Zack Sabre Jr defeated David Finlay (October 27) (quarterfinal)
  • EVIL defeated Yoshi-HASHI (October 27) (quarterfinal)
  • SANADA defeated KENTA (October 30) (quarterfinal)
  • Ren Narita defeated Toru Yano (October 30) (quarterfinal)
  • Zack Sabre. Jr. vs. EVIL (November 5) (semifinal)
  • Ren Narita vs. SANADA (November 5) (semifinal)
  • Finals (January 4)

Several matches are now confirmed for the show from Osaka on Saturday, November 5. 

  • IWGP United States Champion Will Ospreay defends against Tetsuya Naito
  • NEVER Openweight Champion Karl Anderson defends against Hikuleo **
  • Ren Narita vs. SANADA in the NJPW World TV title tournament semifinals
  • Zack Sabre Jr. vs. EVIL in the NJPW World TV title tournament semifinals
  • IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champions TJP & Francesco Akira defend against BUSHI & Titan
  • Master Wato & Taiji Ishimori vs. El Desperado & Hiromu Takahashi
  • Aussie Open (Kyle Fletcher & Mark Davis) vs. TBA

** Karl Anderson has said he will not be on the show. He continues to be listed for it, however.