New Japan Pro Wrestling first held the Super Junior Tag Tournament, a single-elimination tournament for their junior heavyweight tag teams, in 2010. After taking the year off in 2011, the tournament returned the following year and ran every year thereafter through 2017.
Last year, the Junior Tag Tournament was no more. In its place was the new Super Junior Tag League, a single block round-robin league more in the vein of the heavyweight World Tag League and taking place across the entire Road to Power Struggle tour. Whether you personally viewed this development as a positive or not, the Super Junior Tag League seems to be here to stay, as it will once again return for 2019.
The League begins just two days after King of Pro-Wrestling with back to back dates at Korakuen Hall on October 16 and 17, both airing live on NJPW World. After the round-robin portion ends, the top two teams will meet in the finals at the Power Struggle show in Osaka Edion #1 on November 3rd, though as we learned last year in the case of a three-way tie on top apparently they will do a three-way final. The winners usually receive a shot at the IWGP Jr. Tag Team Titles (unless of course, they are the champions) at Wrestle Kingdom, though again in last year’s case they simply did a re-match of the three-way final at the Dome instead.
Let’s take a quick look back at the previous tournament and league winners:
- 2010: El Samurai & Koji Kanemoto def. Apollo 55 (Prince Devitt & Ryusuke Taguchi)
- 2012: Timesplitters (KUSHIDA & Alex Shelley) def. Apollo 55
- 2013: The Young Bucks (Nick & Matt Jackson) def. Forever Hooligans (Rocky Romero & Alex Koslov)
- 2014: reDRagon (Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly) def. The Young Bucks
- 2015: Matt Sydal & Ricochet def. Roppongi Vice (Rocky Romero & Beretta)
- 2016: Roppongi Vice def. ACH & Taiji Ishimori
- 2017: Roppongi 3K (SHO & YOH) def. Super 69 (ACH & Ryusuke Taguchi)
- 2018: Roppongi 3K (SHO & YOH) def. Yoshinobu Kanemaru & El Desperado, Shingo Takagi & BUSHI
This year’s league brings us a lot of turnover from last year’s, with just two out of the eight teams returning (Roppongi 3K and Kanemaru/Desperado). Five other wrestlers from last year’s league return this year, but all with new partners. We’ll note these as we go through, so let’s start with the defending two-time champions. Remember as we go through that all tournaments from 2010-2017 were single elimination and 2018 was a league, so for 2010-2017, we’ll note their round finishes and 2018 we’ll note their round-robin record.
Roppongi 3K (SHO & YOH)
Previous Appearances: 2017 (as a team, won tournament), 2018 (as a team, 5-2, won tournament), 2013 (YOH w/ KUSHIDA, lost in 1st round)
It’s now been two years since SHO & YOH burst onto the scene of New Japan, returning from their young lion excursion with Rocky Romero as their manager in grand fashion at King of Pro Wrestling, where they won the IWGP Jr. Tag Team Titles from Ryusuke Taguchi & Ricochet on their very first night. They followed that up by defeating the teams of KUSHIDA & Hirai Kawato, Hiromu Takahashi & BUSHI and finally Ryusuke Taguchi & ACH to win the last single-elimination junior tag tournament less than a month later, giving them what has to be the greatest first month in the history of any New Japan tag team, in any division. But the long-term dominance they looked to be on the precipice of never came to fruition: they followed that up by losing their titles to the Young Bucks on 1/4/18, before winning them back less than a month later. Just a little over a month after that, they lost the belts for a second time to the Suzukigun team of El Despeardo & Yoshinobu Kanemaru on 3/6/18. They settled in for a quiet year from that point until October, including an unsuccessful attempt to win the belts back from Suzukigun at Dominion. But finally, when the Super Junior Tag Tournament would transform into the first Tag League, they would again make their mark on the division, finishing with a 5-2 record and winning the three-way final. So they can go down in the history books forever as the winners of both the last Super Junior Tag Tournament and the first Super Junior Tag League, which is a nice accomplishment.
Unfortunately for them, they were unable to win the belts back yet again at Wrestle Kingdom 13, as the team of Shingo Takagi & BUSHI (who somehow wormed their way into the title match after failing to win the three-way final) were the ones to finally unseat Despy & Kanemaru instead. Roppongi 3K recovered and defeated Shingo & BUSHI a couple of months later though, winning the IWGP Jr. Tag Titles for a third time on March 6th. A rematch with the same team on April 26th gave them their first successful title defense ever, but they were once again unable to sustain that momentum, losing the belts to the new BULLET CLUB team of El Phantasmo & Taiji Ishimori on June 16th. They recently made a brief and interesting stopover in the heavyweight tag division, as YOH pinning both members of the IWGP Tag Team Champions, the Guerillas of Destiny, in multi-man tags lead to a title shot for them in Lowell on the Fighting Spirit Unleashed tour on September 27th. But as many expected they were unable to unseat the champions, and thus return back to the junior tag team division empty-handed. However, they’re still the reigning two-time champions of this tournament, so you look past them at your own peril. With their old rivals BUSHI & Shingo gone (Shingo graduated to the heavyweight division following his participation in the G1 Climax) and Desperado just coming back from injury, you’d have to consider Roppongi 3K to be perhaps the prohibitive favorites to make it a third win in a row here. Will they once again win the Super Junior Tag League and head back to the Tokyo Dome for another shot at becoming Junior Tag Team Champions? For the second straight year, they’ll have a tough opening battle with the aforementioned Desperado and Kanemaru, but I still like their chances.
Schedule: Desperado/Kanemaru (10/16), Birds of Prey (10/17), TJP/Connors (10/21), Taguchi/Romero (10/27), Volador/Titán (10/28), TMIV/Uemura (10/30), Phantasmo/Ishimori (11/1)
Chances of Winning (out of 5): 5
El Phantasmo & Taiji Ishimori
Unit: BULLET CLUB
Previous Appearances: 2016 (Ishimori w/ ACH, lost in finals), 2018 (Ishimori w/ Eagles, 3-4)
Next up is the reigning IWGP Jr. Tag Team Champions, El Phantasmo and Taiji Ishimori. Ishimori and Phantasmo are two of the newer members of BULLET CLUB, with both junior heavyweights joining on the same show in back-to-back years. Wrestling Dontaku is a big show for the BC, recognized as the event where the unit officially began way back in 2013 and treated every year as their anniversary, so it makes sense that it’s also become a place for the unit to introduce new members. First in 2018, after weeks of mysterious videos talking about the return of the BONE SOLDIER, Tama Tonga introduced us to the man who would quickly come to be known as BONE SOLDIER REBORN, Taiji Ishimori. Ishimori was actually not a stranger to New Japan fans due to their former partnership with his home promotion at the time, NOAH, and he actually competed in the 2016 Super Junior Tag Tournament alongside ACH while he was still a NOAH roster member. But after coming over to New Japan and BULLET CLUB he quickly showed a totally new personality. Later in the year, he was joined by a new BC recruit in the Australian Robbie Eagles (brought in due to Bad Luck Fale’s many connections to the region), who was added to be his partner in the first Super Junior Tag League. However, the team finished with a bit of a disappointing 3-4 record, failing to make the finals.
In 2019 another set of vignettes began airing in the spring, though this time they were much less mysterious, clearly showing us the face of Revolution Pro junior heavyweight El Phantasmo. Phantasmo coming over to New Japan really wasn’t that much of a shock, especially since he had won the British J-Cup in September 2018 that included New Japan wrestlers, but it was a little more surprising to see him debuting with the BULLET CLUB after he had been a babyface in RevPro. Phantasmo made his debut at Wrestling Dontaku on 5/4, teaming with Ishimori to defeat the team of Dragon Lee and Will Ospreay, pinning Ospreay in the process and making quite the statement with his debut. Right after Dontaku was the Best of the Super Juniors where we quickly learned that the abrasive and slimy newcomer didn’t get along with his more straight-laced BC mate Eagles, as the two disagreed over ELP interfering in his singles match with Ospreay. Things got even more awkward when ELP then basically stole Robbie’s tag partner, as he quickly challenged Roppongi 3K alongside Taiji for the following Kizuna Road tour. Somewhat surprisingly, ELP and Ishimori won the belts, thus accomplishing more as a team in little more than a month than Eagles and Taiji had been able to do since the previous October. One would have to guess this lead to Robbie’s decision to leave the BULLET CLUB just weeks later, during their tour of his native Australia. Eagles turned his back on BC and rejected ELP specifically to join up with his old rival Ospreay and CHAOS, forming the tag team known as Birds of Prey. They defeated ELP & Ishimori in a non-title match on the Royal Quest show in the UK in August, but the champions were able to retain their titles in the rematch on September 16th in Kagoshima.
So now Phantasmo and Ishimori enter this year’s league looking to be the first since the changeover from single elimination to win it as champions. I don’t quite think they’ll pull it off, but perhaps it would be better not to bet against them at this point. It’s also perhaps worth noting that ELP was on quite the run of singles accomplishments since joining NJPW (won the British Cruiserweight Title back in RevPro on May 10th, and the Super J-Cup tournament on August 25th). That came to an end at King of Pro Wrestling however, when he failed in his challenge for the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Title against Will Ospreay. But he won’t have to wait long to face off against Ospreay again, as they’ll be facing the Birds of Prey in their very first match!
Schedule: Birds of Prey (10/16), Desperado/Kanemaru (10/17), TMIV/Uemura (10/19), Taguchi/Romero (10/23), Volador/Titán (10/27), TJP/Connors (10/28), Roppongi 3K (11/1)
Chances of Winning (out of 5): 3
El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru
Previous Appearances: 2017 (as a team, lost in semifinals), 2018 (as a team, 5-2, lost in finals), 2014 (Desperado w/ Taichi, lost in semifinals)
The only returning team from last year’s Super Junior Tag League other than the defending champions Roppongi 3K is this Suzukigun pair, and without a little luck they may not have entered this year’s tournament at all. Desperado suffered a broken jaw at the hands of Jun Kasai back on May 7th of this year during a singles match at TAKATaichiMania, missing the last five months of action (including most unfortunately the Best of the Super Juniors). He’s only just returning at King of Pro Wrestling, two days before the start of this league, where he and Kanemaru will team with DOUKI to face the trio of Roppongi 3K and Ryusuke Taguchi in the opener. Desperado is essentially jumping right back into the deep end, as he gets just one match to prepare before immediately starting a grueling 7-match league. But I wouldn’t count he and Kanemaru out, as the crafty veterans just put up the second-longest reign in the history of the belts (304 days, only trailing the 348-day reign of Shinjiro Ohtani & Tatsuhito Takaiwa from 7/13/99 to 6/25/00). Desperado & Kanemaru always have a few tricks up their sleeves, and they may need every single one of them with their very difficult start, facing the defending champions and old rivals Roppongi 3K on 10/16 and the current IWGP Jr. Tag Champions Phantasmo & Ishimori on 10/17. If they manage to go 2-0 or even 1-1 in those two difficult matches, I like their chances to make the finals, but on the other hand, dropping both those tough ones and putting themselves behind the proverbial 8-ball is also very possible.
Schedule: Roppongi 3K (10/16), Phantasmo/Ishimori (10/17), Taguchi/Romero (10/22), Volador/Titán (10/26), TJP/Connors (10/27), TMIV/Uemura (10/28), Birds of Prey (11/1)
Chances of Winning (out of 5): 4
Birds of Prey (Will Ospreay & Robbie Eagles)
Previous Appearances: 2016 (Ospreay w/ Gedo, lost in 1st round), 2018 (Eagles w/ Taiji Ishimori, 3-4)
We’ve already covered the story on how this team came together back in the Phantasmo/Ishimori profile, but to briefly recap: Robbie Eagles left the BULLET CLUB in June to head to CHAOS and form a new tag team with Will Ospreay, an old rival from back in Australia. When Eagles defeated Ospreay for the first time on 8/11/18 in Australia, Ospreay ripped the Japanese flag off his tights and handed it to him in what has now become a bit of an iconic visual, representing his invitation to come join him in New Japan. Eagles took a bit of a roundabout way to get there with a detour in the BC, but at the end of the day, he and Ospreay have indeed come together. The question that has to be on everyone’s minds though is a pretty simple one: will they last as a junior tag team? Ospreay has already had some major success against heavyweights, including a win over Kota Ibushi for the NEVER Openweight Title at the Tokyo Dome and perhaps an even bigger win over the Ace, Hiroshi Tanahashi, in his last G1 block match at the Nippon Budokan. He seems destined for the heavyweight division full-time, so I tend to think this Super Junior Tag League run could be the last hurrah for the Birds of Prey, ending their short but eventful run as a team. I don’t think this team is going to be victorious, as a junior tag team title match at the Tokyo Dome just seems like a waste of Will at this stage. It looks like he’ll still be the junior singles champion and be busy at the Dome defending his title (maybe against Hiromu?? I can dream!), which will probably be the swan song for him in the junior division. Long-term I think Eagles was brought into CHAOS to ultimately be Ospreay’s junior replacement, not his junior tag partner, so enjoy these matches while they last.
Schedule: Phantasmo/Ishimori (10/16), Roppongi 3K (10/17), Volador/Titán (10/19), TJP/Connors (10/25), TMIV/Uemura (10/27), Taguchi/Romero (10/28), Desperado/Kanemaru (11/1)
Chances of Winning (out of 5): 2
Ryusuke Taguchi & Rocky Romero
Previous Appearances: 2010 (Taguchi w/ Prince Devitt, lost in finals), 2012 (Taguchi w/ Devitt, lost in finals), 2012 (Romero w/ Alex Koslov, lost in semifinals), 2013 (Romero w/ Koslov, lost in finals), 2014 (Taguchi w/ Fuego, lost in 1st round), 2014 (Romero w/ Koslov, lost in semifinals), 2015 (Taguchi w/ Mascara Dorada, lost in 1st round), 2015 (Romero w/ Beretta, lost in finals), 2016 (Taguchi w/ Fuego, lost in semifinals), 2016 (Romero w/ Beretta, won tournament), 2017 (Taguchi w/ ACH, lost in finals), 2018 (Taguchi w/ ACH, 3-4)
Whew! Just typing up all those previous appearances for Taguchi and Romero was quite the workout for my fingers; needless to say, their 11 combined appearances in the two versions of this tournament is by far the most for any team, though Romero has actually never been in the round-robin version. Interestingly enough these two have met on opposite sides of the Super Junior Tag Tournament before: Devitt & Taguchi, then known as Apollo 55, eliminated Koslov & Romero (apparently before they were even christened the Forever Hooligans) from the semifinals in 2012, but Romero got his revenge in a big way in 2016, when he and Beretta (Roppongi Vice!) defeated Taguchi and his partner Fuego (from CMLL) in the same round in 2016. That year saw Rocky win the tournament for the first time in his career, an accolade that Taguchi is still looking for despite having reached the finals just as many times as Rocky (three each). Rocky skipped the last two years of the tournament in favor of managing his new charges Roppongi 3K, but this year he has returned at the request of Taguchi, with the two forming what is essentially “Team Coach”. Taguchi was always the coach or manager of the Taguchi Japan mini-unit within Hontai (the main army, sometimes also referred to as Sekigun) while Romero is, of course, the coach of Roppongi 3K. Hontai and CHAOS deciding to team up late last year has made this possible, as the “coaches” of each unit join forces. Will all this experience lead them to an improbable victory? If it does it’ll probably mean Romero has beaten his own charges Roppongi 3K when their big showdown happens at Korakuen Hall on October 27th, the first time he’s ever been across the ring from both of them since the team started (he did face YOH in the BOSJ this year and YOH beat him, so he’ll be looking to even the score).
Schedule: TJP/Connors (10/16), TMIV/Uemura (10/17), Desperado/Kanemaru (10/22), Ishimori/Phantasmo (10/23), Roppongi 3K (10/27), Birds of Prey (10/28), Volador/Titán (11/1)
Chances of Winning (out of 5): 2
Volador Jr. & Titán
Previous Appearances: 2016 (Titán w/ Ángel de Oro, lost in 1st round), 2017 (Titán w/ Dragon Lee, lost in 1st round), 2018 (Volador w/ Soberano Jr, 2-5)
This year’s CMLL representatives come with a little bit of controversy, as the sudden firing of Dragon Lee (as well as his brother Rush) from the lucha promotion just before the lineup was announced likely changed the participants here. With all due respect to them, I doubt there’s any NJPW fan on earth who wouldn’t rather see Dragon Lee (who briefly held the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Title earlier this year) than either Volador or Titán, but ultimately the change probably doesn’t make much of a difference to the end result. CMLL wrestlers simply do not do well in this tournament, as you can see by the two first-round exits above and Volador/Soberano’s 2-5 finish in the first league last year; others from CMLL haven’t fared any better even when paired with NJPW regulars, with Mascara Dorada & Valiente (2010), BUSHI & Negro Casas (2012), BUSHI & Dorada (2014), Fuego & Ryusuke Taguchi (2014) and Taguchi & Dorada (2015) all exiting in the 1st Round as well. The only deeper runs were BUSHI & Valiente and Fuego & Taguchi each losing in the semifinals, in 2013 & 2016 respectively, so no CMLL wrestler has ever seen the finals of this tournament. I can’t say I see things going any better for them now that it’s a league, with Volador & Titán unlikely to do much better than the 2-5 record put up by Volador & Soberano last year. They’ll likely pick up wins over the two teams that each feature a young lion, and maybe will upset one of the other teams, but I think a 3-4 record is probably about their ceiling.
Schedule: TMIV/Uemura (10/16), TJP/Connors (10/17), Birds of Prey (10/19), Desperado/Kanemaru (10/26), Phantasmo/Ishimori (10/27), Roppongi 3K (10/28), Taguchi/Romero (11/1)
Chances of Winning (out of 5): 1
Tiger Mask & Yuya Uemura
Previous Appearances: 2012 (Tiger w/ Jushin Thunder Liger, lost in 1st round), 2013 (Tiger w/ Liger, lost in 1st round), 2014 (Tiger w/ Liger, lost in 1st round), 2015 (Tiger w/ Liger, lost in 1st round), 2016 (Tiger w/ Liger, lost in 1st round), 2017 (Tiger w/ Liger, lost in 1st round), 2018 (Tiger w/ Liger, 2-5)
Our friendly neighborhood Tiger Mask has unfortunately never had much luck in this tournament before, losing in the 1st Round every year it was single elimination and then going 2-5 during the first round-robin league last year. And that was with junior heavyweight legend Jushin Thunder Liger! With Liger preparing to retire at Wrestle Kingdom and spending his final days in a death feud with Minoru Suzuki, he apparently told poor TMIV to go take a hike this year for the Super Junior Tag League, leaving Tiger to pair himself up with a young lion instead. Yuya Uemura is coming off a Young Lions Cup where he finished last with a 1-6 record, behind his dojo contemporary Yota Tsuji. But Tsuji is simply too large of a human to enter a junior tag team league, which means Uemura gets his chance to shine. He’s made some waves with hardcore fans since his debut but struggled to stand out otherwise with the wildly popular Shota Umino and Ren Narita as his upperclassmen; now Umino and Narita are gone (to the UK and LA respectively), so this will be an important first moment for Uemura under more of the spotlight. Obviously the match to circle for this team would be their final one on Halloween, as both they and their opponents of TJP and Clark Connors could very well be entering that match winless. Which team of a veteran and a young lion will prevail, and which might just go 0-7?
Schedule: Volador/Titán (10/16), Taguchi/Romero (10/17), Phantasmo/Ishimori (10/19), Birds of Prey (10/27), Desperado/Kanemaru (10/28), Roppongi 3K (10/30), TJP/Connors (10/31)
Chances of Winning (out of 5): 1
TJP & Clark Connors
Unit: LA Dojo
Previous Appearances: None
Finally, we wrap things up with another team of a veteran and a young lion, TJP and Clark Connors. TJP made his return to New Japan after over 8 years away in the Super J-Cup, where he defeated his partner Connors in the 1st Round before losing to El Phantasmo in the quarterfinals. He then followed that up by participating in the Fighting Spirit Unleashed tour of the US east coast last month, where he and Connors got to try out their team in Lowell, albeit in a losing effort against Juice Robinson and Mikey Nicholls. This is the only team in the entire tournament this year where neither member has any previous experience in a Super Junior Tag Tournament or League; TJP has competed in a Best of the Super Juniors (just before he left the promotion in 2011, going 3-5) and even a Young Lions Cup (2004 as Pinoy Boy, going 2-2-3, yes 3 time limit draws!), but never a Junior Tag Tournament. As a trivia note, Connors isn’t even the only 2004 YLC entrant to also take part in the 2019 Super Junior Tag League. Can you guess who the other one is? Ryusuke Taguchi, who went 4-2-1 and then won the tournament! Taguchi beat Pinoy Boy along the way (yes, can you believe he had 3 draws and Taguchi had 1 and their match wasn’t one of them?! lotta draws in the 2004 YLC….), so TJP can try to finally avenge that defeat fifteen years later on October 16th.
Meanwhile, Connors is coming off a Young Lions Cup run of his own, where he went 4-3. He was the only wrestler to lose to Yuya Uemura in the entire tournament, however, so on 10/31 when they face Uemura & Tiger Mask he’ll be going for some revenge of his own. Needless to say I doubt they will be much of a factor in the final standings; perhaps the most interesting question for this team is how the Japanese fans will react to TJP, who basically got booed out of the building every night back in America, whether he played heel or not (which he sometimes did). Will TJP turn on the heel cockiness he’s very capable of showing, or will he play it straight and hope to get a few more cheers back in Japan, where presumably fewer people will have read his Twitter feed?
Schedule: Taguchi/Romero (10/16), Volador/Titán (10/17), Roppongi 3K (10/21), Birds of Prey (10/25), Desperado/Kanemaru (10/27), Phantasmo/Ishimori (10/28), TMIV/Uemura (10/31)
Chances of Winning (out of 5): 1
There are all your entrants for the 2019 Super Junior Tag League! Below I’ve compiled the full schedule of all the league matches this year. Note that we’ve got a much-expanded number of shows airing live on New Japan World compared to last year, so I’ve marked next to each show whether it’s a full live event or whether the league matches will be going up later via VOD. VOD matches usually go up around 11 pm EST each day.
Super Junior Tag League 2019 Schedule
Updated to reflect the cancellation of the Friday 10/18 Nagano show due to the typhoon; this is the only cancellation of the tour. The scheduled tag league match was moved to 10/19.
Wednesday 10/16- Korakuen Hall (LIVE)
- Roppongi 3K vs. El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru
- Birds of Prey vs. El Phantasmo & Taiji Ishimori
- Ryusuke Taguchi & Rocky Romero vs. TJP & Clark Connors
- Volador Jr. & Titán vs. Tiger Mask & Yuya Uemura
Thursday 10/17- Korakuen Hall (LIVE)
- Roppongi 3K vs. Birds of Prey
- El Phantasmo & Taiji Ishimori vs. El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru
- Volador Jr. & Titán vs. TJP & Clark Connors
- Ryusuke Taguchi & Rocky Romero vs. Tiger Mask & Yuya Uemura
Saturday 10/19- Tainai City Gymnasium (VOD)
- Birds of Prey vs. Volador Jr. & Titán
- El Phantasmo & Taiji Ishimori vs. Tiger Mask & Yuya Uemura
Monday 10/21- Akita terrsa (VOD)
- Roppongi 3K vs. TJP & Clark Connors
Tuesday 10/22- Iwate Prefectural Gymnasium (VOD)
- El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru vs. Ryusuke Taguchi & Rocky Romero
Wednesday 10/23- Tsurugajo Gymnasium (VOD)
- El Phantasmo & Taiji Ishimori vs. Ryusuke Taguchi & Rocky Romero
Friday 10/25- Gymnasium of Tokorozawa Citizen Main-arena (VOD)
- Birds of Prey vs. TJP & Clark Connors
Saturday 10/26- New Sunpia Takasaki (VOD)
- El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru vs. Volador Jr. & Titán
Sunday 10/27- Korakuen Hall (LIVE)
- Roppongi 3K vs. Ryusuke Taguchi & Rocky Romero
- El Phantasmo & Taiji Ishimori vs. Volador Jr. & Titán
- Birds of Prey vs. Tiger Mask & Yuya Uemura
- El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru vs. TJP & Clark Connors
Monday 10/28- Korakuen Hall (LIVE)
- Birds of Prey vs. Ryusuke Taguchi & Rocky Romero
- Roppongi 3K vs. Volador Jr. & Titán
- El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru vs. Tiger Mask & Yuya Uemura
- El Phantasmo & Taiji Ishimori vs. TJP & Clark Connors
Wednesday 10/30- Twin Messe Shizuoka (LIVE)
- Roppongi 3K vs. Tiger Mask & Yuya Uemura
Thursday 10/31- Toyohashi City General Gymnasium The Second Gymnasium (LIVE)
- Tiger Mask & Yuya Uemura vs. TJP & Clark Connors
Friday 11/1- EDION Arena Osaka #2 (LIVE)
- Roppongi 3K vs. El Phantasmo & Taiji Ishimori
- Birds of Prey vs. El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru
- Ryusuke Taguchi & Rocky Romero vs. Volador Jr. & Titán
Sunday 11/3- Power Struggle, EDION Arena Osaka (LIVE)
- Tournament Finals: #1 Ranked Team vs. #2 Ranked Team