NJPW World Tag League Results – Day 14: And Then There Were Three…

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NJPW World Tag League Results
December 3, 2019 – Day 14
Kochi, Japan

Tournament Match Results

1. Taichi & Zack Sabre Jr. def. Manabu Nakanishi & Yuji Nagata

2. David Finlay & Juice Robinson def. Colt Cabana & Toru Yano

3. KENTA & Yujiro Takahashi def. Tomoaki Honma & Togi Makabe

4. Lance Archer & Minoru Suzuki def. Hiroshi Tanahashi & Henare

5. Chase Owens & Bad Luck Fale def. Tomohiro Ishii & YOSHI-HASHI

6. EVIL & SANADA def. Hirooki Goto & Karl Fredericks

7. Guerrillas of Destiny def. Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima

Updated Block Standings

  • EVIL & SANADA – 22 pts (11-1)
  • Guerrillas of Destiny – 20 pts (10-2)
  • David Finlay & Juice Robinson – 20 pts (10-2)
  • Tomohiro Ishii & YOSHI-HASHI – 16 pts (8-4)
  • Minoru Suzuki & Lance Archer – 16 pts (8-4)
  • Toru Yano & Colt Cabana – 16 pts (8-5)
  • Jeff Cobb & Mikey Nicholls – 14 pts (7-6)
  • Shingo Takagi & Terrible – 12 pts (6-6)
  • KENTA & Yujiro Takahashi – 14 pts (7-5)
  • Zack Sabre Jr. & Taichi – 14 pts (7-6)
  • Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima – 8 pts (4-8)
  • Bad Luck Fale & Chase Owens – 10 pts (5-7)
  • Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma – 6 pts (3-10)
  • Hirooki Goto & Karl Fredericks – 4 pts (2-10)
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi & Toa Henare – 4 pts (2-11)
  • Yuji Nagata & Manabu Nakanishi – 2 pts (1-12)

Killam’s Analysis

And then there were three.

Archer & Suzuki were unfortunately eliminated this morning despite scoring another win, and a loss for Ishii & YOSHI-HASHI mean they have also been knocked out of the running. With three matches left, at most the two teams can tie current pack leader EVIL & SANADA, whom they have both lost to. And that’s assuming the Los Ingobernables stars lose the rest of their remaining matches, which is just incredibly unlikely.

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Right now, the three remaining teams in contention – EVIL & SANADA (22), the Guerrillas of Destiny (20), and FinJuice (20) – all have three matches left to go. Thursday’s show should see wins for the first two, unless we get an upset, but Archer & Suzuki have the chance to play eliminator and knock out FinJuice in the main event. Friday’s show is a similar situation, but all three teams should see victories – again, unless we have an upset.

So if that all plays out we’ll head into the final night of the 2019 World Tag League on Sunday with EVIL & SANADA at 26, the Guerrillas of Destiny at 24 and FinJuice at 24.

Here’s where things get interesting. GoD will face Ishii & YOSHI-HASHI in a must-win situation to tie the leaders. Meanwhile, EVIL & SANADA will battle FinJuice in what is likely to be the main event. If GoD wins it means FinJuice is screwed no matter what they do; all they’ll be able to do at that point is play spoiler. If GoD loses their fight, it’s win-or-go-home for the presumed main event.