NJPW: World Tag League Day 7 & 8 Review

Time for me to sub in and take over from Laura and Jozef.  I have spent most of the last month watching Stardom’s Goddesses Of Stardom tag league so this WTL will need to be quite good to get some praise:

Day 5 Results:

WTL Tournament Match: Dick And Balls (Yujiro Takahashi & Hangman Page) def. Ayato Yoshida & Shota Umino // Yujiro pinned Yoshida off a Pimp Juice DDT

WTL Tournament Match: CHAOS (Tomohiro Ishii & Toru Yano) def. Manabu Nakanishi & Yuji Nagata  // Yano pins Nakanishi with a “roll up”

WTL Tournament Match: Jeff Cobb & Michael Elgin def. TenCozy (Satoshi Kojima & Hiroyoshi Tenzan) // Elgin pins Kojima following an Elgin Bomb

WTL Tournament Match: Togi Makabe & Toa Henare def. Manabu Nakanishi & Yuji Nagata // Makabe pinned Nakanishi off a King Kong Knee Drop

WTL Tournament Match: FinJuice (Juice Robinson & David Finlay) def. Toa Henare & Togi Makabe // Finlay pins Henare with a Granby Roll

CHAOS (Sho, Yoh & Kazuchika Okada) Def. LIJ (Shingo Takagi, BUSHI & Tetsuya Naito) // Okada pins BUSHI

WTL Tournament Match: Guerillas of Destiny (Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa) def. Suzuki-Gun (Minoru Suzuki & Takashi Lizuka) // Tonga wins by pinning Lizuka after a Gun Stun

WTL Tournament Match: Killer Elite Squad (Lance Archer & Davey Boy Smith Jr.) def. Best Friends (Beretta & Chuckie T.) // Archer pins Chuckie after the Killer Elite Bomb

WTL Tournament Match: Suzuki-Gun (Taichi & Zack Sabre Junior) def. LIJ (EVIL & SANADA) // ZSJ pinned or tapped out EVIL, I can’t remember, let’s face it if you’re reading this bit, I’m surprised. Seriously if you are, send a message to @SteelChairMag saying ‘#YesIReadEverything

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Images courtesy of NJPW1972.com

Day 8 Results:

WTL Tournament Match:  Suzuki Gun (Taichi & Zack Sabre Jr) def.  Ayato Yoshida & Shota Umino // Taichi pins Yoshida with the last ride

WTL Tournament Match: Killer Elite Squad (Lance Archer & Davey Boy Smith Jr.) def. Manabu Nakanishi & Yuji Nagata //  Davey Boy pins Nagata after a Killer Bomb

WTL Tournament Match: Dick And Balls (Yujiro Takahashi & Hangman Page) def. Toa Henare & Togi Makabe // Takahashi once again gets the win, pinning Henare after a Pimp Juice DDT

WTL Tournament Match: Suzuki-Gun (Minoru Suzuki & Takashi Lizuka) def. Best Friends (Beretta & Chuckie T.) // Suzuki pins Chuckie after hitting the Gotch Style Piledriver

WTL Tournament Match: LIJ (EVIL & SANADA) def. TenCozy (Satoshi Kojima & Hiroyoshi Tenzan) //  SANADA pins Tenzan with a “rounding body press”

WTL Tournament Match: CHAOS (Tomohiro Ishii & Toru Yano) def. FinJuice (Juice Robinson & David Finlay) //  Ishii pins Finlay after a Brain Buster

WTL Tournament Match:  Jeff Cobb & Michael Elgin def.Guerillas of Destiny (Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa) // Cobb pins Loa after a Tour Of The Islands.

LIJ def. CHAOS// Naito pins Yoh following a Destino

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Images courtesy of NJPW1972.com

Best Matches:

Suzuki Gun vs LIJ (Day 5) – The best match of a rather forgettable day.  Zack was at his usual best throughout and the LIJ duo was awesome as always

Worst Matches:

Suzuki-Gun vs G.O.D (Day 5) – This was crowd brawl central, lots of interference and other BS that we’ve come to associate with Suzuki Gun and Bullet Club

Killer Elite Squad (Lance Archer & Davey Boy Smith Jr.) – 8pts – (4-0-1)

Los Ingobernables de Japon (EVIL & SANADA) – 8pts – (4-0-1)

CHAOS (Tomohiro Ishii & Toru Yano) – 8pts – (4-0-1)

Suzuki-Gun (Zack Sabre Jr. & Taichi) – 6pts – (3-0-2)

Dick And Balls (Hangman Page & Yujiro Takahashi) – 6pts – (3-0-2)

Best Friends (Beretta & Chuckie T) – 6pts – (3-0-2)

FinJuice (Juice Robinson & David Finlay) – 6pts – (3-0-2)

Guerrillas of Destiny (Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa) – 6pts – (3-0-2)

Suzuki-Gun (Minoru Suzuki & Takashi Iizuka) – 4pts – (2-0-3)

TenCozy (Satoshi Kojima & Hiroyoshi Tenzan) – 4pts – (2-0-3)

Michael Elgin & Jeff Cobb – 4pts – (2-0-3)

Togi Makabe & Toa Henare – 2pts – (1-0-4)

Yuji Nagata & Manabu Nakanishi – 2pts – (1-0-4)

Ayato Yoshida & Shota Umino – 0pts – (0-0-5)