NJPW Super Junior Tag League 2019 Day 1 Results: Two Big Rematches Headline This Card

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Super Junior Tag League 2019 Matches

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Suzuki-Gun (Yoshinobu Kanemaru & El Desparado) def. Roppongi 3K (Sho & Yoh)

Bullet Club (Taiji Ishimori & El Phantasmo) def. Birds Of Prey (Will Ospreay & Robbie Eagles)

Ryusuke Taguchi & Rocky Romero def. TJP & Clark Connors

Volador Jr. & Titan def. Tiger Mask IV & Yuya Uemura

Non-Tournament Matches

Bullet Club (Jay White, Kenta & Yujiro Takahashi) def. Karl Fredericks & Chaos (Tomohiro Ishii & Hirooki Goto)

Los Ingobernables (Tetsuya Naito, Shingo Takagi, Evil & Sanada) def. Suzuki-Gun (Minoru Suzuki, Zack Sabre Jr., Taichi & Douki)

Toa Henare & Tomoaki Homna def. Jushin "Thunder" Liger & Yota Tsuji


Jushin "Thunder" Liger & Yota Tsuji vs. Toa Henare & Tomoaki Homna

The match begins with Liger tripping up Henare and Henare quickly gets to the ropes, Liger trips up Henare a second time and rolls him up for a one count. Liger gets Henare down again before applying a surfboard stretch, Tsuji tags in and Homna gets a tag a few moments later. Tsuji gets Homna in a headlock and Tsuji eventually releases the hold to drop Homna with a shoulder tackle, Homna fights back and he slams Tsuji. Henare tags in and he attacks Tsuji with a few strikes, Tsuji fights back and Henare drops him with a double chop. Homna tags back in and he drops Tsuji with a back elbow strike for a near fall, Tsuji fights back and he nails Homna with a drop kick. Liger tags in and he cleans house against the opposing team, Homna drops Liger with a shoulder tackle before missing a kokeshi. Liger then attacks the back of Homna’s neck with some elbow strikes, Homna recovers and nails Liger with a suplex. Liger takes Homna down with a Thesz Press for a near fall, Homna gets up and he drops a charging Liger with a flying shoulder tackle. 

Henare and Tsuji get tagged in by their respective partners, Tsuji drops Henare with a shoulder tackle after a brief striking exchange. Tsujithen hits Henare with an avalanche followed by a slam, Henare fights back and he drops Tsuji with some up kicks. Henare then attacks Tsuji with a plethora of strikes and an avalanche of his own, Henare also hits Tsuji with a Samoan drop for a near fall. Homna hits the ring and he double teams Tsuji alongside Henare for a near fall, Henare then drops Tsuji with elbow strikes before landing a uranage for a three count.

Winners: Toa Henare & Tomoaki Homna

Los Ingobernables (Tetsuya Naito, Shingo Takagi, Evil & Sanada) vs. Suzuki-Gun (Minoru Suzuki, Zack Sabre Jr., Taichi & Douki)

The match begins with LIJ jumping Suzuki-Gun before the bell sounded and the brawl spills all over the arena, Naito and Taichi battle in the ring as everyone else fights on the arena floor. Naito nails Taichi with an enzaguri before rolling him up for a near fall, Naito drops Taichi again before landing a basement drop kick. Suzuki tags in and Takagi tags in a few moments later, Suzuki immediately attacks Takagi with a few strikes. Suzuki and Takagi have a striking exchange in the middle of the ring, Takagi ends the exchange by dropping Suzuki with a shoulder tackle. Suzuki recovers and he gets Takagi in a rope assisted arm bar, Suzuki drags Takagi out of the ring and another brawl breaks out between both teams. Suzuki grabs a steel chair and he attacks Takagi with it, Suzuki waits for Takagi to get back in the ring before attacking him with more strikes. Douki tags in and he wrenches away on the injured arm of Takagi, Taichi interferes and attacks Takagi as Douki distracts the ref. Sabre Jr tags in and he kicks away at the injured arm of Takagi, Sabre Jr nails the arm of Takagi with an overhead kick.

Takagi fights back and he drills Sabre Jr with a DDT, Sanada tags in and he quickly starts cleaning house against the opposing team. Sabre Jr recovers and he briefly gets Sanada in the abdominal stretch, Sanada and Sabre Jr exchange a few roll ups before Sanada gets Sabre Jr in the abdominal stretch. Sabre Jr drops Sanada before stomping on his arm, Douki tags in and Sanada nails him with a drop kick to the knee. Evil tags in and he nails Douki with a corner clothesline followed by a fisherman buster suplex, Douki fights back and he nails Evil with an enzaguri. Suzuki-Gun hits the ring to quadruple team Evil, LIJ clears the ring and they quadruple team Douki. Members of both teams brawl all over the arena, Douki shocks Evil with a roll up for a near fall. Evil recovers to hit Douki with a lariat, Evil gets Douki in the sharp shooter and a tap out follows.

Winners: Los Ingobernables (Tetsuya Naito, Shingo Takagi, Evil & Sanada)

Karl Fredericks & Chaos (Tomohiro Ishii & Hirooki Goto) vs. Bullet Club (Jay White, Kenta & Yujiro Takahashi)

The match begins with White attacking Goto with a plethora of strikes, Ishii hits the ring and he goes after Kenta. Kenta and Ishii continue their battle on the arena floor, Goto and White have a striking exchange in the ring. Goto drops White with a hip toss before landing a shoulder tackle, Fredericks tags in and Takahashi also gets a tag a few moments later. Fredericks drags Takahashi to the ground after applying a headlock, Takahashi bites the hand of Fredericks before applying a headlock of his own. Fredericks recovers to drop Takaahashi with a cross body block and slam for a near fall, Takahashi fights back and he drops Fredericks as a brawl breaks out between both teams. Kenta and Ishii take their brawl to the Japanese commentary area, Kenta grabs Ishii and throws him into the ring post. White tags in and he attacks a cornered Fredericks with chops before landing a back body drop, Kenta tags in and he stomps away on a downed Fredericks. Kenta immediately exits the ring and he attacks Ishii, Kenta gets back in the ring and he works over Fredericks. White tags in and he drops Fredericks before applying a chin lock, White releases the hold to nail Fredericks with multiple slams.

Fredericks recovers and he drills a charging White with a drop kick, Goto tags in and he immediately cleans house against the opposing team. Takahashi hits the ring and Goto knocks him right back out, Goto then hits White with a belly to back suplex for a near fall. White recovers and he drops Goto with a hair pull, Kenta goes after Ishii again and they battle on the arena floor. White then hits Goto with a Blade Buster for a near fall, Goto recovers and he drops White before both Kenta and Ishii are tagged in. Ishii drops Kenta with a shoulder tackle before assaulting him with chops, Kenta fights back and he drops Ishii before stomping away on him. Ishii gets back up and he nails a charging Kenta with a power slam, Fredericks tags in and he nails Kenta with an avalanche followed by a hip toss. Goto hits the ring to double team Kenta alongside Fredericks, Fredericks then hits Kenta with a spine buster for a near fall. Fredericks and Kenta have a striking exchange in the middle of the ring, Kenta avoids a drop kick from Fredericks and he gets him in a Boston crab until Ishii breaks it up. Kenta then nails Fredericks with a Go To Sleep for a three count.

Winners: Bullet Club (Jay White, Kenta & Yujiro Takahashi)

Tiger Mask IV & Yuya Uemura vs. Volador Jr. & Titan

The match begins with Mask IV backing Volador Jr into the ropes before letting him go free, Mask IV then gets Volador Jr in a headlock. Volador Jr gets free and he nails Mask IV with a super kick, Mask IV recovers and he sends Volador Jr out of the ring. Uemura and Titan are tagged in by their respective partners, a chain wrestling session breaks out between Titan and Uemura. Uemura backs Titan into the ropes before a chopping exchange breaks out, Titan ends the exchange by nailing Uemura with a drop kick. Titan then catches Uemura in a roll up for a near fall, Volador Jr tags in and he cracks Uemura with a few strikes before landing a back breaker. Titan tags back in and he nails Uemura with a springboard leg drop for a near fall, Titan traps the arm of Uemura while landing some kicks. Titan then hits Uemura with a middle rope moonsault for a near fall, Volador Jr tags back in and he double teams Uemura alongside Titan for a near fall. Uemura fights back and he nails a charging Volador Jr with a drop kick, Mask IV tags in and he cleans house against the opposing team.

Mask IV nails Volador Jr with a crucifix bomb for a near fall, Mask IV rolls for a knee bar on Volador Jr and Volador Jr eventually gets to the ropes. Mask IV misses a kick and Volador Jr nails him with a back stabber, Titan tags in and he attacks Mask IV with some kicks. Mask IV recovers and he nails Titan with a tilt-a-whirl back breaker, Uemura tags in and he drops Titan with multiple strikes. Uemura applies the Boston crab to Titan and Volador Jr breaks it up, Uemura then nails Volador Jr with a drop kick. Mask IV then takes out Volador Jr with a dive to the arena floor, Uemura hits Titan with a belly to belly suplex for a near fall. Titan recovers and he nails Uemura with a death valley driver for a near fall, Titan gets Uemura on the top rope and he nails him with an overhead kick. Titan gets Uemura off the ropes to land a falcon arrow, Titan then hits Uemura with a springboard double stomp for a three count.

Winners: Volador Jr. & Titan

Ryusuke Taguchi & Rocky Romero vs. TJP & Clark Connors

The match begins with Romero wrenching away on the arm of TJP, TJP gets free and he gets Romero down with a head scissors. Romero gets up and he nails TJP with his own head scissors takedown, Taguchi and Connors get tagged in by their respective partners. Taguchi scores a takedown on Connors and out wrestles him on the mat below, Connors recovers and wrenches away on the arm of Taguchi. Taguchi gets free and he gets Connors in a headlock, Connors gets free and Taguchi drops him with a shoulder tackle. Taguchi then hits Connors with a few hip attacks, Connors avoids another hip attack before tagging TJP in. Taguchi quickly drops both opponents with a double DDT, Romero tags in and he nails TJP with Forever Clotheslines. TJP recovers to send Taguchi out of the ring and hit Romero with a double sole food, Connors tags in and he works with TJP to hit Romero with a double shoulder tackle. Connors drops Romero again before landing a chop to the back for a near fall, TJP tags in and he nails Romero with a slingshot swanton bomb. 

TJP keeps Romero down while holding him in a Muta Lock, TJP releases the hold to snap Romero’s arm backwards for a near fall. Romero fights back and TJP drills him with a tornado DDT, TJP goes to the top rope and he misses a swanton bomb. Romero capitalizes and nails TJP with a rewind kick, Taguchi tags in and he cleans house against the opposing team. Taguchi nails both opponents with a ton of hip attacks, Taguchi then nails TJP with a series of suplexes for a near fall. TJP recovers and he nails Taguchi with a back suplex, Connors tags in and he attacks Taguchi with a plethora of strikes. Connors eventually drops Taguchi with a spear for a near fall, Taguchi recovers and nails a charging Connors with a hip attack. Romero tags in and he lays out an interfering TJP with a rana, Romero goes for a rana on Connors and Connors counters with a Boston crab. TJP returns and he gets Taguchi in a knee bar, Romero eventually gets to the ropes to break the hold. Romero gets up and he attacks Connors with a few strikes before eating a power slam, Taguchi returns and he works with Romero to hit Connors with hip attacks.

Romero nails Connors with a sliced bread while Taguchi lands a follow up hip attack for a near fall, Connors recovers and he gets Romero in a few roll ups for a few near falls. Romero gets Connors in an arm bar and a tap out follows.

Winners: Ryusuke Taguchi & Rocky Romero

Roppongi 3K (Sho & Yoh) vs. Suzuki-Gun (Yoshinobu Kanemaru & El Desparado)

The match begins with Roppongi 3K jumping Suzuki-Gun before the bell sounds, Sho and Yoh clear the ring before landing stereo dives. Sho and Yoh then battle their opponents on the arena floor, Sho gets Desparado in the ring to attack him with kicks. Yoh tags in and he attacks a cornered Desparado with some kicks, Yoh then nails Desparado with a suplex for a near fall. Sho tags back in and he nails Desparado with some kicks of his own, Suzuki-Gun recovers and they drag their opponents out of the ring for another brawl. Kanemaru grabs Yoh and he throws him into a bunch of chairs, Kanemaru then smashes the face of Yoh into a pillar. Desparado grabs a chair and he attacks Sho with it, Sho gets back in the ring and Desparado slams him before tagging Kanemaru in. Kanemaru slams Sho before tagging Desparado in, Desparado suplexes Sho before tagging Kanemaru in. Kanemaru nails Sho with his own suplex for a near fall, Desparado tags back in and he nails the injured back of Sho with a splash. Desparado then nails Sho with a power slam for a near fall, Yoh hits the ring as another brawl breaks out between both teams.

Kanemaru tags in and he nails Sho with a slam before stomping away on him, Sho recovers and he drops Kanemaru with a suplex. Yoh tags in and he cleans house against the opposing team, Yoh nails Kanemaru with a bridging suplex for a near fall. Kanemaru recovers and he nails a charging Yoh with a drop kick to the knee, Desparado tags in and he double teams Yoh with Kanemaru. Yoh fights back and he nails Desparado with a dragon screw leg whip, Sho tags in and he nails Desparado with a series of corner clotheslines followed by a spear. Desparado recovers to hit Sho with a spine buster, Desparado gets Sho in a horse collar and Sho eventually gets to the ropes. Yoh hits the ring to work with Sho and nail Desparado with a double knee strike, Sho and Yoh hit Desparado with an assisted flat liner for a near fall. Sho and Desparado battle back and forth until Sho nails him with a Power Breaker for a near fall, Sho looks for a Shock Arrow and Desparado sends him into the ref. Kanemaru tries interfering and Sho takes him out, Sho and Yoh then double team Desparado for a short time.

Desparado distracts the referee so Kanemaru can hit Yoh with his whiskey bottle, Kanemaru then distracts the ref so Desparado can attack Sho with a steel chair. Desparado gets Sho back in the horse collar and a tap out follows.

Winners: Suzuki-Gun (Yoshinobu Kanemaru & El Desparado)

Birds Of Prey (Will Ospreay & Robbie Eagles) vs. Bullet Club (Taiji Ishimori & El Phantasmo)

The match begins with Eagles backing Ishimori into the ropes before letting him go free, Eagles then takes Ishimori down with arm drags and a rana. Phantasmo and Ospreay get tagged in by their respective partners, Phantasmo attacks Ospreay before getting sent out of the ring in quick fashion. Phantasmo gets back in the ring and Ospreay nails him with a few strikes, Ishimori interferes and Phantasmo knocks a distracted Ospreay out of the ring. Phantasmo then takes out Eagles before hitting Ospreay with a suicide dive, a brawl breaks out between both teams and it spills all over the place. Phantasmo gets Ospreay into the ring to get a near fall on a pin attempt, Phantasmo and Ishimori take turns raking the back of Ospreay. Ishimori tags in and he works over the downed Ospreay, Phantasmo tags back and he again rakes the back of Ospreay. Phantasmo goes to the top rope and he takes Ospreay down with an arm drag, Phantasmo hangs Ospreay upside down in the corner while stomping away on him.

Ishimori tags in before he and Phantasmo stand on the groin of Ospreay, Phantasmo and Ishimori the hit Ospreay with a double drop kick. Ishimori gets Ospreay on the middle rope before landing a sliding German suplex for a near fall, Phantasmo tags back in and he nails Ospreay with multiple knee drops. Phantasmo slows things down more by getting Ospreay in a chin lock, Ospreay fights back and he sends an interfering Ishimori out of the ring. Ospreay goes for a tag and Ishimori knocks Eagles out of the ring, Ospreay fights back again and he drops both opponents before tagging Eagles in. Eagles quickly starts cleaning house against the opposing team, Eagles nails both opponents with a combination of different maneuvers. Eagles traps Ishimori in the ring before landing a double knee strike for a near fall, Ishimori and Eagles go back and forth until Ishimori drops him with a clothesline. Phantasmo and Ospreay get tagged back in by their respective partners and they immediately have a striking exchange,  Phantasmo goes for a suplex and Ospreay counters with a stunner.

Ospreay then hits a downed Phantasmo with a Robinson Special, Phantasmo recovers and he nails Ospreay with a reverse rana. Ishimori hits the ring to double team Ospreay alongside Phantasmo, Phantasmo then hits Ospreay with a knee strike. Phantasmo and Ospreay exchange roll ups for a few near falls, Ospreay then hits a charging Phantasmo with a one man Spanish fly. Eagles tags in and he works with Ospreay to hit Phantasmo with an I95 for a near fall, everybody from both teams hit the ring and they all take each other out. Ospreay and Ishimori nail Phantasmo with a double enzaguri, Ishimori interferes and is dumped out of the ring by Ospreay. Phantasmo fights back and everybody gets out of the corner, Eagles then hits Phantasmo with a DDT before Ospreay lands a shooting star press for a near fall. Eagles then nails the knee of Phantasmo with a 450 splash, Eagles then gets Phantasmo in a Rob Miller Special and Phantasmo eventually gets free. Ishimori interferes to double team Eagles with Phantasmo, Phantasmo nails Eagles with an airplane spin neck breaker for a near fall. Ospreay accidentally takes out Eagles before eating super kicks from the opposition, Eagles catches Phantasmo in a roll up for a near fall.

Eagles fights back against both opponents until Ishimori distracts the ref, Phantasmo nails Eagles with a low blow. Ishimori then hits Eagles with a Bloody Cross, Phantasmo then lands a EL2 for a three count.

Winners: Bullet Club (Taiji Ishimori & El Phantasmo)

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