Tuesday, August 4, 2020

NJPW World Tag League 2019 Teams, Schedule Released

New Japan Pro-Wrestling has just announced details for 2019 edition of their annual heavyweight tag team tournament, the World Tag League.

The last major tour of the NJPW calendar, this tournament determines IWGP Tag Team Championship challengers for the following year’s Wrestle Kingdom.

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This year’s World Tag League will have a single block with sixteen teams. Over the seventeen day tournament, each team will compete against each other, earning 2 points for a win and 1 point for a draw.

All matches will have a 30-minute time limit. Los Ingobernables de Japon’s EVIL and SANADA have won the World Tag League for the past two years.

World Tag League 2019 Teams

  • Hiroshi Tanahashi & Toa Henare
  • Juice Robinson & David Finlay
  • Toru Yano & Colt Cabana
  • CHAOS (Tomohiro Ishii & YOSHI-HASHI)
  • Hirooki Goto & Karl Fredericks
  • Yuji Nagata & Manabu Nakanishi
  • Jeff Cobb & Mikey Nicholls
  • Los Ingobernables de Japon (EVIL & SANADA)
  • Los Ingobernables (Shingo Takagi & El Terrible)
  • TenKoji (Satoshi Kojima & Hiroyoshi Tenzan)
  • Great Bash Heel (Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma)
  • Guerrillas of Destiny (Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa)
  • Suzukigun (Zack Sabre Jr. & Taichi)
  • Suzukigun (Minoru Suzuki & Lance Archer)
  • Bullet Club (Chase Owens & Bad Luck Fale)
  • Bullet Club (KENTA & Yujiro Takahashi)

World Tag League 2019 Schedule

November 16 Live on NJPW World

  • Juice Robinson & David Finlay vs. Hirooki Goto & Karl Fredericks
  • Toru Yano & Colt Cabana vs. Jeff Cobb & Mikey Nicholls
  • Satoshi Kojima & Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Shingo Takagi & El Terrible
  • Yuji Nagata & Manabu Nakanishi vs. KENTA & Yujiro Takahashi
  • Minoru Suzuki & Lance Archer vs. Chase Owens & Bad Luck Fale
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi & Toa Henare vs. Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma
  • Tomohiro Ishii & YOSHI-HASHI vs. Zack Sabre Jr. & Taichi

November 17 Live on NJPW World

  • Satoshi Kojima & Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Juice Robinson & David Finlay
  • Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma vs. Yuji Nagata & Manabu Nakanishi
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi & Toa Henare vs. Chase Owens & Bad Luck Fale
  • Hirooki Goto & Karl Fredericks vs. KENTA & Yujiro Takahashi
  • Toru Yano & Colt Cabana vs. Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa
  • Tomohiro Ishii & YOSHI-HASHI vs. Jeff Cobb & Mikey Nicholls
  • Minoru Suzuki & Lance Archer vs. Zack Sabre Jr. & Taichi
  • EVIL & SANADA vs. Shingo Takagi & El Terrible

November 18 Live on NJPW World

  • Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma vs. Hirooki Goto & Karl Fredericks
  • Yuji Nagata & Manabu Nakanishi vs. Jeff Cobb & Mikey Nicholls
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi & Toa Henare vs. Satoshi Kojima & Hiroyoshi Tenzan
  • Toru Yano & Colt Cabana vs. Minoru Suzuki & Lance Archer
  • KENTA & Yujiro Takahashi vs. Chase Owens & Bad Luck Fale
  • Tomohiro Ishii & YOSHI-HASHI vs. Shingo Takagi & El Terrible
  • Juice Robinson & David Finlay vs. Zack Sabre Jr. & Taichi

November 19 VOD Only

  • Satoshi Kojima & Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Hirooki Goto & Karl Fredericks
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi & Toa Henare vs. Yuji Nagata & Manabu Nakanishi
  • Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma vs. Juice Robinson & David Finlay
  • Shingo Takagi & El Terrible vs. Chase Owens & Bad Luck Fale
  • Tomohiro Ishii & YOSHI-HASHI vs. Toru Yano & Colt Cabana
  • Zack Sabre Jr. & Taichi vs. Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa
  • Jeff Cobb & Mikey Nicholls vs. EVIL & SANADA

November 21 VOD Only

  • Yuji Nagata & Manabu Nakanishi vs. Hirooki Goto & Karl Fredericks
  • Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma vs. Satoshi Kojima & Hiroyoshi Tenzan
  • Jeff Cobb & Mikey Nicholls vs. Minoru Suzuki & Lance Archer
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi & Toa Henare vs. Juice Robinson & David Finlay
  • Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa vs. KENTA & Yujiro Takahashi
  • EVIL & SANADA vs. Chase Owens & Bad Luck Fale
  • Shingo Takagi & El Terrible vs. Zack Sabre Jr. & Taichi

November 23 VOD Only

  • Satoshi Kojima & Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Jeff Cobb & Mikey Nicholls
  • Yuji Nagata & Manabu Nakanishi vs. EVIL & SANADA
  • Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma vs. Toru Yano & Colt Cabana
  • Zack Sabre Jr. & Taichi vs. KENTA & Yujiro Takahashi
  • Juice Robinson & David Finlay vs. Shingo Takagi & El Terrible
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi & Toa Henare vs. Tomohiro Ishii & YOSHI-HASHI
  • Minoru Suzuki & Lance Archer vs. Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa

November 24 VOD Only

  • Yuji Nagata & Manabu Nakanishi vs. Minoru Suzuki & Lance Archer
  • Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma vs. Chase Owens & Bad Luck Fale
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi & Toa Henare vs. Toru Yano & Colt Cabana
  • Satoshi Kojima & Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Tomohiro Ishii & YOSHI-HASHI
  • Shingo Takagi & El Terrible vs. KENTA & Yujiro Takahashi
  • Jeff Cobb & Mikey Nicholls vs. Zack Sabre Jr. & Taichi
  • EVIL & SANADA vs. Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa

November 25 VOD Only

  • Satoshi Kojima & Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Toru Yano & Colt Cabana
  • Yuji Nagata & Manabu Nakanishi vs. Juice Robinson & David Finlay
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi & Toa Henare vs. Jeff Cobb & Mikey Nicholls
  • Shingo Takagi & El Terrible vs. Minoru Suzuki & Lance Archer
  • Hirooki Goto & Karl Fredericks vs. Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa
  • Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma vs. Tomohiro Ishii & YOSHI-HASHI
  • EVIL & SANADA vs. KENTA & Yujiro Takahashi

November 27 VOD Only

  • Hirooki Goto & Karl Fredericks vs. Shingo Takagi & El Terrible
  • Yuji Nagata & Manabu Nakanishi vs. Tomohiro Ishii & YOSHI-HASHI
  • Satoshi Kojima & Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Minoru Suzuki & Lance Archer
  • Juice Robinson & David Finlay vs. Jeff Cobb & Mikey Nicholls
  • Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma vs. Zack Sabre Jr. & Taichi
  • Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa vs. Chase Owens & Bad Luck Fale
  • Toru Yano & Colt Cabana vs. EVIL & SANADA

November 28 Live on NJPW World

  • Hirooki Goto & Karl Fredericks vs. Toru Yano & Colt Cabana
  • Yuji Nagata & Manabu Nakanishi vs. Chase Owens & Bad Luck Fale
  • Satoshi Kojima & Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. KENTA & Yujiro Takahashi
  • Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma vs. Minoru Suzuki & Lance Archer
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi & Toa Henare vs. Shingo Takagi & El Terrible
  • Jeff Cobb & Mikey Nicholls vs. Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa
  • EVIL & SANADA vs. Zack Sabre Jr. & Taichi

November 29 Live on NJPW World

  • Hirooki Goto & Karl Fredericks vs. Jeff Cobb & Mikey Nicholls
  • Yuji Nagata & Manabu Nakanishi vs. Toru Yano & Colt Cabana
  • Satoshi Kojima & Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Zack Sabre Jr. & Taichi
  • Juice Robinson & David Finlay vs. Chase Owens & Bad Luck Fale
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi & Toa Henare vs. KENTA & Yujiro Takahashi
  • Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma vs. Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa
  • Tomohiro Ishii & YOSHI-HASHI vs. EVIL & SANADA

December 1 December NJPW World Schedule TBA

  • Hirooki Goto & Karl Fredericks vs. Minoru Suzuki & Lance Archer
  • Chase Owens & Bad Luck Fale vs. Zack Sabre Jr. & Taichi
  • Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma vs. Jeff Cobb & Mikey Nicholls
  • Toru Yano & Colt Cabana vs. Shingo Takagi & El Terrible
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi & Toa Henare vs. EVIL & SANADA
  • Tomohiro Ishii & YOSHI-HASHI vs. KENTA & Yujiro Takahashi
  • Juice Robinson & David Finlay vs. Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa

December 2 December NJPW World Schedule TBA

  • Yuji Nagata & Manabu Nakanishi vs. Shingo Takagi & El Terrible
  • Jeff Cobb & Mikey Nicholls vs. Chase owens & Bad Luck Fale
  • Toru Yano & Colt Cabana vs. KENTA & Yujiro Takahashi
  • Hirooki Goto & Karl Fredericks vs. Zack Sabre Jr. & Taichi
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi & Toa Henare vs. Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa
  • EVIL & SANADA vs. Minoru Suzuki & Lance Archer
  • Juice Robinson & David Finlay vs. Tomohiro Ishii & YOSHI-HASHI

December 3 December NJPW World Schedule TBA

  • Yuji Nagata & Manabu Nakanishi vs. Zack Sabre Jr. & Taichi
  • Juice Robinson & David Finlay vs. Toru Yano & Colt Cabana
  • Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma vs. KENTA & Yujiro Takahashi
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi & Toa Henare vs. Minoru Suzuki & Lance Archer
  • Tomohiro Ishii & YOSHI-HASHI vs. Chase Owens & Bad Luck Fale
  • Hirooki Goto & Karl Fredericks vs. EVIL & SANADA
  • Satoshi Kojima & Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa

December 5 December NJPW World Schedule TBA

  • Hirooki Goto & Karl Fredericks vs. Tomohiro Ishii & YOSHI-HASHI
  • Satoshi Kojima & Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Chase Owens & Bad Luck Fale
  • Jeff Cobb & Mikey Nicholls vs. KENTA & Yujiro Takahashi
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi & Toa Henare vs. Zack Sabre Jr. & Taichi
  • Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma vs. EVIL & SANADA
  • Shingo Takagi & El Terrible vs. Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa
  • Juice Robinson & David Finlay vs. Minoru Suzuki & Lance Archer

December 6 December NJPW World Schedule TBA

  • Hirooki Goto & Karl Fredericks vs. Chase Owens & Bad Luck Fale
  • Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma vs. Shingo Takagi & El Terrible
  • Yuji Nagata & Manabu Nakanishi vs. Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa
  • Satoshi Kojima & Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. EVIL & SANADA
  • Juice Robinson & David Finlay vs. KENTA & Yujiro Takahashi
  • Toru Yano & Colt Cabana vs. Zack Sabre Jr. & Taichi
  • Tomohiro Ishii & YOSHI-HASHI vs. Minoru Suzuki & Lance Archer

December 8 December NJPW World Schedule TBA

  • Hiroshi Tanahashi & Toa Henare vs. Hirooki Goto & Karl Fredericks
  • Satoshi Kojima & Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Yuji Nagata & Manabu Nakanishi
  • Juice Robinson & David Finlay vs. EVIL & SANADA
  • Tomohiro Ishii & YOSHI-HASHI vs. Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa
  • Toru Yano & Colt Cabana vs. Chase Owens & Bad Luck Fale
  • Jeff Cobb & Mikey Nicholls vs. Shingo Takagi & El Terrible
  • Minoru Suzuki & Lance Archer vs. KENTA & Yujiro Takahashi

The match order for the final day on December 8 will be decided based on team standings as of the final day. There is no specific Final match to determine the winners. A de facto final match will be determined based on the highest ranking teams going into the final day.

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