NJPW World Tag League 2019 Teams & Schedule Revealed

With Wrestle Kingdom 14 fast approaching, the teams and schedule for this year's World Tag League have been revealed.

The final NJPW tournament will see notable names such as Hiroshi Tanahashi, Minoru Suzuki, SANADA, Zack Sabre Jr., Juice Robinson and more pair up for the three-week tournament. This year's tournament will have all 16 teams face each other in a round-robin format (match winners get two points, losers get zero points and a draw gives both teams one point) and the team with the most points after the December 8 World Tag League finale wins the tournament.

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The winner of this year's World Tag League will get a shot at the IWGP Tag Team Champions at next January's Wrestle Kingdom with Tama Tonga and Tanga Loa currently holding the belts. Notable submissions from this year's tournament are Kazuchika Okada, Kota Ibushi, Jay White and Tetsuya Naito as all four are competing in what is essentially a four-man "Double Gold Dash" tournament across the two days of Wrestle Kingdom 14 to crown the first ever dual IWGP Heavyweight and Intercontinental Champion.

Below are the 16 teams competing in this year's World Tag League:

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

Below is the current schedule for the World Tag League, running from November 16 to December 8:

  • November 16: Chichibunomiya Memorial Gymnasium in Kanagawa
  • November 17: Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
  • November 18: Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
  • November 19: Big Palette Fukushima in Fukushima
  • November 21: Aimesse Yamanashi in Yamanashi
  • November 23: Culttz Kawasaki in Kanagawa
  • November 24: Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium in Aichi
  • November 25: Komatsu City Suehiro Gymnasium (Yoshitsune Arena) in Ishikawa
  • November 27: Act city Hamamatsu in Shizuoka
  • November 28: Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
  • November 29: Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
  • December 1: Ukaru Chan Arena in Shiga
  • December 2: Osaka Municipal Central Gymnasium Sub Arena in Osaka
  • December 3: Kochi Prefectural Gymnasium in Kochi
  • December 5: Fukuoka Citizen Gymnasium in Fukuoka
  • December 6: Grand Messe Kumamoto in Kumamoto
  • December 8: Hiroshima Green Arena in Hiroshima

Fightful will be providing results after each event and updated standings.

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