NJPW World Tag League Results – Day 3: New Japan’s Next Generation Headlines

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NJPW World Tag League Results
November 18, 2019 – Night 3
Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan

1. Togi Makabe & Honma def. Hirooki Goto & Karl Fredericks

2. Jeff Cobb & Mikey Nicholls def. Manabu Nakanishi & Yuji Nagata

3. Satoshi Kojima & Hiroyoshi Tenzan def. Hiroshi Tanahashi & Henare

4. Toru Yano & Colt Cabana def. Minoru Suzuki & Lance Archer

5. KENTA & Yujiro Takahashi def. Bad Luck Fale & Chase Owens

NON-TOURNAMENT MATCH
6. Tetsuya Naito & BUSHI def. Jay White & Gedo

7. Tomohiro Ishii & YOSHI-HASHI def. Shingo Takagi & Terrible

8. Zack Sabre Jr. & Taichi def. Juice Robinson & David Finlay

Updated Block Standings

  • Ishii & YOSHI-HASHI – 6 pts (3-0)
  • Finlay & Robinson – 4 pts (2-1)
  • Cobb & Nicholls – 4 pts (2-1)
  • Kojima & Tenzan – 4 pts (2-1)
  • KENTA & Yujiro – 4 pts (2-1)
  • Makabe & Honma – 4 pts (2-1)
  • Sabre Jr. & Taichi – 4 pts (2-1)
  • Cabana & Yano – 4 pts (2-1)
  • Owens & Bad Luck Fale – 2 pts (1-2)
  • EVIL & SANADA – 2 pts (1-0)
  • Archer & Suzuki – 2 pts (1-2)
  • Tanahashi & Henare – 2 pts (1-2)
  • Goto & Fredericks – 2 pts (1-2)
  • Guerrillas of Destiny – 0 pts (0-1)
  • Takagi & Terrible – 0 pts (0-3)
  • Nakanishi & Nagata – 0 pts (0-3)

Killam’s Analysis

We’re through day three of the tournament, and while there have been some intriguing talking points, it’s still far too early to make too big a deal out of anything. Perhaps if there were two brackets we could begin to see some important moves at the top and bottom of the pack, but there are THIRTY potential points on the table this year.

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What’s a little interesting is that the CHAOS team of Tomohiro Ishii and YOSHI-HASHI are already the only undefeated team, with six points. We have three teams at the bottom still looking for their first win, but none of them are really surprises. The Nagata/Nakanishi legends team aren’t likely to take down many, Terrible is an outsider teaming with a guy who just moved to the heavyweight division, so don’t expect a ton of points there either. GoD has only had one match.

We’ve got one more show on Tuesday to complete the four-day run, but tournament matches won’t be uploaded to NJPW World until later in the day. Both GoD and the Los Ingobernables team of SANADA and EVIL (the others that only have one match) are wrestling on that show, and I expect wins from both – but we’ll see! Tuesday’s show also has Team Tanahashi vs Team Nagata in action, and I’m excited to see what those two absolute legends can put together.

After tomorrow’s show we have a short break, another show on Thursday, another short break, and then a three-day run of shows from Saturday to Monday. We’re just getting started, so keep it locked here to ProWrestling.com as we’ll be covering the whole tournament going forward.