New Japan Pro Wrestling returns to iPPV tomorrow morning with the NJPW World Tag League 2013 kickoff show.

14 teams make up this year’s World Tag League tournament including teams from NJPW proper as well as talent from  the USA and Mexico. The tournament takes place from November 23 to December 8, with the opener ($15) and closer ($25) both streaming live at The December 3 and December 5 shows will also air live on uStream at the $15 price point.

We’ll break down tomorrow’s card and give you full ordering information but first we’ll run down the teams in the World Tag League:

  1. Captain Ace (Hiroshi Tanahashi & Captain New Japan)
  2. G.B.H. (Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma)
  3. Muscle Orchestra (Manabu Nakanishi & Strongman)
  4. CHAOS (Shinsuke Nakamura & Tomohiro Ishii)
  5. Impact Players (Masato Tanaka & Yujiro Takahashi)
  6. Killer Elite Squad (Lance Archer & Davey Boy Smith Jr.)
  7. The Bullet Club (Prince Devitt & Bad Luck Fale)
  8. Tetsuya Naito & La Sombra
  9. TenCozy (Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima)
  10. Kazuchika Okada & YOSHI-HASHI
  11. Toru Yano & Takashi Iizuka
  12. Suzuki-Gun (Minoru Suzuki & Shelton Benjamin)
  13. Team NWA (Rob Conway & Jax Dane)
  14. Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows

Here’s a quick look at tomorrow’s card, highlighted by the debut of Doc Gallows (the former Luke Gallows) teaming with Karl Anderson, a team predicted by many to emerge from the tournament. We also get a few WrestleKingdom 8 previews when IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada teams with YOSHI-HASHI to take on number one contender Tetsuya Naito and his partner CMLL’s La Sombra. Intercontential Champion Shinsuke Nakamura teams with G1 Climax breakout star Tomohiro Ishii to take on Nakamura’s WrestleKingdom opponent Hiroshi Tanahashi and the venerable Captain New Japan.

There’s no blow-away matches on this particular card but you can assume you’ll get some decent matches, especially given the draws and the subtle hints towards WrestleKingdom. Here’s the full card along with ordering information and details on our coverage:

NJPW World Tag League 2013 – Tag 1
November 23, 2013 
Korakuen Hall
 Tokyo, Japan

Tag Team Match
Jushin Thunder Liger & Tiger Mask vs. Sho Tanaka & Yohei Komatsu

Six Man Tag Team Match
Muscle Orchestra (Manabu Nakanishi & Strong Man) & KUSHIDA vs. Suzuki-gun (Davey Boy Smith Jr., Lance Archer & TAKA Michinoku)

Singles Match
Takashi Iizuka vs. Yuji Nagata

Tag Team Match
BUSHI & Kota Ibushi vs. Doc Gallows & Karl Anderson

Six Man Tag Team Match
CHAOS (Jado, Toru Yano & Yujiro Takahashi) vs. Suzuki-gun (Minoru Suzuki, Shelton Benjamin & Taichi)

World Tag League 2013 Block B Match
Jax Dane & Rob Conway vs. TenKoji (Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima)

World Tag League 2013 Block A Match
BULLET CLUB (Bad Luck Fale & Prince Devitt) vs. Great Bash Heel (Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma)

World Tag League 2013 Block A Match
Captain New Japan & Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. CHAOS (Shinsuke Nakamura & Tomohiro Ishii)

World Tag League 2013 Block B Match
CHAOS (Kazuchika Okada & YOSHI-HASHI) vs. La Sombra & Tetsuya Naito

Ordering Info

Tag 1 kicks off at 5:00 a.m. EST/4:00 a.m. CST at $15 gets you the live show and the VOD immediately following the live broadcast.

VOW Coverage

If you’re planning on ordering the show or just want to follow along, we’ll be live-tweeting the show on our Twitter account @VoicesWrestling. Follow us there or use the widget below to interact. Joe Lanza will also have a full review of the show including star ratings immediately following the final pin fall.