The tournament is nearing its end.
It is October 28th and we are six days away fom New Japan Pro Wrestling's 'Power Struggle' show where the IWGP Intercontinental Championship match between EVIL and Chris Jericho is headlining. Zack Sabre Jr. versus Tetsuya Naito is official, and Tomohiro Ishii and Minoru Suzuki renew their rivalry from Rev Pro and bring it over to New Japan as the two stallions battle one more time over the RPW British Heavyweight Championship. The finals of the Super Junior Tag Tournament will take place on the show as well and the team that currently have the most points in the tournament are the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champions El Desperado Yoshinobu Kanemaru. In a close second behind them with 8 points is BUSHI and Shingo Tagaki, and Roppongi 3K, and last night during the 'Road To Power Struggle' show in Fukushima, the Suzuki-Gun Junior Heavyweight tandem continued steamrolling through the tourney.
(Below are the results from today's show)
1) BUSHI & Shingo Tagaki def. Yuya Uemura & Yota Tsuji
2) ACH & Ryusuke Taguchi def. Ren Narita & Shota Umino
3) Toa Henare, Volador Jr. & Soberano Jr. def. Ayato Yoshida, Chris Sabin & KUSHIDA
4) Tanga Loa, Tama Tonga & Bad Luck Fale def. Chuckie T, Beretta & Hirooki Goto
5) Toru Yano & Tomohiro Ishii def. Taka Michinoku & Minoru Suzuki
6) Tomoaki Honma & Hiroshi Tanahashi def. Chase Owens & Yujiro Takahashi
7) Super Junior Tag Tournament Match - El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru def. Tiger Mask & Jushin Thunder Liger
8) Robbie Eagles, Taiji Ishimori, "Switchblade" Jay White & Gedo def. SHO, YOH, Rocky Romero & Kazuchika Okada
To get a look at the updated standings in the 2018 Super Junior Tag Team tournament, check out Fightful's published article on the topic. On a related note, Will Ospreay was set to challenge Taichi for the NEVER Openweight Championship at 'Power Struggle' but due to injury Ospreay was not cleared to compete. For more on that, click here.