NJPW World Tag League 2017 Results
NJPW World Tag League 2017 continued today with a show in Gunma. Today’s event didn’t air live on NJPW World, but they have uploaded the two tournament matches for everyone to watch. This will be the trend until the next live show on November 30th.
In today’s tournament matches, B Blocked off with The Best Friends defeated GoD to earn their first points of the tourney. I don’t think that the Japanese fans are sure of what to make of this team yet, but I am hoping that they warm up to them. Chuckie T is obviously having a ton of fun, but I think that the fans are too used to seeing Trent team with Rocky Romero and are maybe missing Roppongi Vice. Good match with Best Friends getting the win.
The other B Block match pitted the team of Tomohiro Ishii and Toru Yano taking on Michael Elgin and Jeff Cobb. Yano and Cobb were obviously separated at birth; they look so much alike, it’s freaky. The fans have already taken to Cobb, and they greatly enjoy his power moves. He and Ishii had some great interactions in this one. Really hard hitting match when Ishii was involved; Yano and his shenanigans were on display, as well. Cobb and Elgin got the win after Elgin nailed Ishii with an Elgin Bomb.
Just like the G1 Climax tournament, the World Tag League is held under a points system, with 2 points for a win, 1 for a draw, and 0 for a loss. The winners of the tournament will get a shot at the IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Championship at WrestleKingdom 12.
NJW World Tag League 2017 Current Standings
- Hirooki Goto & YOSHI-HASHI: 2 points
- Juice Robinson & Sami Callihan: 2 points
- SANADA & EVIL: 0 points
- Bad Luck Fale & Chase Owens: 0 points
- Hangman Page & Yujiro Takahashi: 0 points
- Minoru Suzuki & Takashi Iizuka: 0 points
- Satoshi Kojima & Hiroyoshi Tenzan: 0 points
- Yuji Nagata & Manabu Nakanishi: 0 points
- Jeff Cobb & Michael Elgin: 2 points
- Trent Barreta & Chuck Taylor: 2 points
- Toru Yano & Tomohiro Ishii: 0 points
- Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa: 0 points
- Lance Archer & Davey Boy Smith Jr.: 0 points
- War Machine: 0 points
- Katsuya Kitamura & David Finlay: 0 points
- Togi Makabe & Henare: 0 points
Yoko Bito Announces Retirement
30 year old Stardom wrestler Yoko Bito made a surprise announcement after losing her Wonder of STARDOM Title to Io Shirai at Stardom’s November 19th Korakuen Hall show. She announced that her retirement match will be set for Stardom’s Year-End Climax on December 24th at Korakuen Hall.
After the show, Yoko Bito announced that she will hold her retirement match on 12.24 at Korakuen Hall.
— We Are Stardom (@we_are_stardom) November 19, 2017
Yoko Bito made her debut on the first Stardom show Birth of Nova on January 1st 2010. She first retired in 2012 due to neck injuries but made her return to Stardom in 2016 mostly teaming with Kairi Hojo now known as NXT’s Kairi Sane.
— スターダム/STARDOM (@wwr_stardom) November 19, 2017